Melanie Camacho joined KCBD NewsChannel 11 as an MMJ/Reporter in March 2019 and is excited to be reporting in the Hub City!
She comes from Miami, Florida and graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
At Emerson, she had the opportunity to work in the newsroom there for RTDNA student chapter, WEBN. There, she picked up a camera for the first time and learned how to report on stories, which led to her covering a couple of snowstorms, the Parkland high school shooting that devastated the country, the 2017 Boston Marathon and the 2017 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was also accepted to the Emerson Los Angeles program where was able to study and intern at E! News. She also later interned at E! News in New York City.
Melanie is eager to find and tell Lubbock’s news and tell the community what’s happening in the area.
If you have a story idea, you can shoot her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Facebook!
The Texas Education Agency reported three percent fewer students were enrolled in public schools this past October compared to October 2019 with more than half that reduction from students in early education, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students-- all of which are not mandatory in Texas.
From the Civic Center, 106,000 people so far have been vaccinated with around 30,000-40,000 others vaccinated at alternative Lubbock spots, according to Lubbock Health Department Director, Katherine Wells.
Last year, Easter was one of the first holidays impacted by COVID-19′s state and nationwide changes, but many Lubbock churches say services this Sunday will look more like pre-pandemic times, with some differences.
SPC President Dr. Satterwhite expects more than 2,000 students will be moving their studies to this new building, that will include student hangout spots such as a coffee bar and state-of-the-art technology in the learning spaces.
The community of O’Donnell is mourning the death of high school senior Conlin Small, who passed away in a car crash two miles south of the small town over the weekend. 18-year-old Vela Zaih was also in the car during the crash, and was taken to UMC with non life-threatening injuries.
Governor Abbott has been working to get homebound seniors vaccinated through the ‘Save our Seniors’ initiative and now on Tuesday, 35 signed-up Slaton home-bound residents will see the National Guard tomorrow at their homes, administering the vaccine to them.
Wednesday was the first day Governor Gregg Abbott allowed Texas prisons and county jails to have visitors again if they chose to do so, which had the lobby of the Lubbock County Detention Center full of visitors wanting to see loved ones.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is asking business owners to continue to wear masks in the workplace, develop plans to help get their employees vaccinated, and keep in communication with their customers about the latest CDC guidance.
It’s the first time the West Texas Homebuilders Association dedicated a “Hero Home” for a first responder. Dawson watched as friends, family, and sponsors all took pen to wood, writing notes of encouragement on the foundation of the home before sheetrock is installed.
Post citizens, Ryan Babb and David Riviera, drove out of the county with massive tanks to bring back gallons of well-water to distribute to Post residents with empty buckets ready to be filled next to the Fire Station, where the city was also distributing bottled water.
Local hospitals say so far, this recent cold weather blast hasn’t put a burden on their operations. In fact, hospitals say they have more space to handle victims related to cold weather events and other scenarios due to the decline of COVID-19 hospitalizations.