Pay It Forward: Wolfforth woman spreads cheer, joy during pandemic

Westex Federal Credit Union surprised a Wolfforth woman who was nominated because of her kindness. Jenny McDaniel nominated her friend, Lisa burrow, for this week’s Pay It Forward nomination.

  Renovations continue at Levelland’s Wallace Theatre

  Famous Faces of Levelland, Texas

  Levelland doctor entertains patients with 17-year-old pet piranha

  Levelland ‘haunted building’ converted into Mosaic Sandwich & Coffee Co.

  Levelland ISD prepares to reopen classrooms on Aug. 19

  City Manager says Levelland is ‘open for business’

Continued Coverage

  Bill’s Backpacks feeds Levelland ISD students in need

  SPC in Levelland excited to welcome students back on Aug. 24

  Brownfield Regional Medical Center is expanding, adding surgical suite and birthing center

  Famous Faces of Brownfield, Texas

  Brownfield ISD is getting a new high school

  Economic outlook for Brownfield, Texas

History of Brownfield, Texas

The first courthouse was built in 1906- a wooden building at the present location. The current courthouse was built in 1925 of brick and concrete. Officials say the jail was on the third floor of that building until 1999.

  Brownfield Winery prides itself on West Texas roots

In 2015, Governor Greg Abbott designated Terry County as the official grape capital of Texas, a title that will last through 2025.

  Down the rabbit hole at Krank Koffie Co. in Brownfield’s town square

Just a few steps away from Terry County Courthouse is Krank Koffie Company, but once you step into this coffee shop, you might just feel like Alice In Wonderland.

  Daughters recall deadly Goodpasture grain elevator explosion in Brownfield, 60 years later

July marks 60 years since the Goodpasture, Inc. grain elevator exploded, killing six people, forever changing the lives of the citizens of Brownfield.

Famous faces of Snyder, Texas

  Bernhard Bartels leaves lasting legacy in Snyder

Snyder is home to Western Texas College

  Miller Family builds community garden in Snyder

  Snyder ISD prepares to return to school, converts student center into ‘makerspace’

Cogdell Memorial Hospital expanding, providing health care for Scurry County

  Economic outlook of Snyder, Texas

Snyder Mayor Tony Woffard says the economy struggles from time to time, but the people of Snyder continue to stay united and work hard, saying tough times only make them tougher.

History of Snyder, Texas: KCBD Community Coverage Tour 2020

The town was originally named Hyde Town and then Robber’s Roost.

  Pay It Forward: Young man selflessly helps Lubbock family

On this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union surprises one young man selflessly helping a Lubbock family. Erma Jasper sent in a nomination form, wishing to pay it forward to a young man they say has helped them out, so much, during the pandemic.

  Famous faces of Floydada

The South Plains is home to many famous faces, but during the KCBD Community Coverage Tour, tonight we’re focusing on the ones from Floydada, Texas.

  The Scoop: a new, booming business in Floydada

There is a new business in Floydada that hasn’t been around very long, but has been booming since the day it opened.

  Floydada’s Plains Baptist Camp hopes community can help keep its gates open

Plains Baptist Camp & Retreat Center is launching a fundraising campaign in hopes of overcoming the effects of COVID-19 on the nonprofit.

  Floydada radio station reaches nationwide audience

There is one business that has brought national attention to Floydada - KFLP, a locally-owned radio station that features AM and FM channels.

Economic outlook of Floydada, Texas

The town of Floydada has not seen as much struggle as it expected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Floydada Whirlwinds 6-12th graders will go back to school in a new building

The Floydada Whirlwinds are set to go back to school on August 17, 2020 and the 6th through 12th graders will be able to start the school year in the new building.

  Floyd County Historical Museum is source of pride for Floydada

The Floyd County Historical Museum is a source of pride for Floydada. The museum hoses exhibits and genealogical records for Floyd County. Some of these artifacts are from the 1540 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado expedition in the Blanco Canyon.

  The hidden treasure of Floydada’s Boston Terrier Museum

There is a museum in Floydada that some residents may not know about. And it is entirely dedicated to Boston Terriers.

  Next generation of Floydada pumpkin producers discuss life in the family business

Producing 65 varieties of pumpkins on 750 acres of land in the Floyd County area is no small task for Pumpkin Pyle, a multi-generational family business in Floydada, so the kids pitch in to help.

  Floydada’s Don Hardy continues work on classic cars

It is probably a good bet that most Floydada residents know something about Don Hardy.

History of Floydada - KCBD Community Coverage Tour 2020

Floydada, also known as the pumpkin capital of the United States, can be found about an hour northeast of Lubbock.

  Hawaii native finds new home in Plainview as surgeon at Covenant Health

Dr. Wong is from the island of Molokai. He tells KCBD it’s a rural community, with the same feel of West Texas.

$76 million school bond will change, improve Plainview School District

The Plainview School District is now working on more than $75 million in changes and improvements to its campuses.

  Plainview is considered a Main Street city

Plainview became a Main Street city in 1981 and, aside from a couple of years, has remained one since then. The city was one of the first five Texas cities to be considered a Main Street City and is one of 89 Texas cities to receive this distinction.

  Old Plainview hotel reopens as Conrad Lofts

Just this past April, the old Hilton Hotel reopened in downtown Plainview but with a new name and guests who will stay a bit longer.

  Broadway Brew in Plainview serving up coffee since debut in ‘Leap of Faith’ movie starring Steve Martin

The Broadway Brew has been serving up coffee in downtown Plainview since 2008, after it was featured in the movie ‘Leap of Faith' starring Steve Martin.

  Plainview residents can look forward to a new aquatic center

A new aquatics center is something the Plainview community can look forward to.

  Wayland Baptist University established in 1908 was the first college in the region

Wayland Baptist University was established in 1908 when Dr. John Wayland donated the land and $10,000 to start the school.

  Old overhead projector transparencies at Wayland Baptist University being used in the fight against COVID-19

Remember the days of overhead projectors? They were in every classroom. Wayland Baptist University saved all of those clear, plastic sheets, also known as transparencies. It is a good thing they saved them, because they have now become useful in the fight against COVID-19.

  Economic outlook for Plainview, Texas

Plainview city officials are optimistic about its future economically, even as businesses work to overcome the hardships that have come with COVID-19.

History of Plainview - KCBD Community Coverage Tour 2020

Plainview was founded in 1888 and soon after, the first courthouse was built for only $2,500. Within a year, the population grew to 75 and the town had a hotel, church and a general store.

  The Fair Theatre in Plainview - KCBD Community Coverage Tour 2020

The theater originally opened as a silent movie house in 1925, but has since undergone a $250,000 restoration.

Downtown Plainview Walk of Fame - KCBD Community Coverage Tour 2020

Right outside of the Fair Theatre in Plainview, you will find the the Downtown Plainview Walk of Fame. The sidewalk with black stones features Plainview natives that have gone on to achieve national and international success.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Community Coverage Tour 2020 information

The KCBD NewsChannel 11 Live Community Coverage Tour kicks off on July 27. We will be visiting Plainview, Floydada, Snyder, Brownfield and Levelland.

City of Lubbock announces Rain Harvesting Development Program

The City of Lubbock Water Utilities Education Team is pleased to announce a program that will supply free rain harvesting barrels to the Lubbock community.

  Pay It Forward: Helping a program at Idalou ISD that provides snacks to students

On this Week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union went to Idalou to help a program that provides snacks for kids during the school year.

  Pay It Forward: Recognizing City of Lubbock’s Solid Waste Deparment’s hard work duing pandemic

On this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union wanted to recognize another City of Lubbock Department’s service. Lubbock’s solid waste department’s work usually goes unnoticed, which means a job well done in their case.

Strikes for Tykes bowling fundraiser, August 8, canceled

Due to the severity of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Community Partners of Lubbock is announcing the cancellation of its annual Strike for Tykes fundraiser event scheduled for 7:00 p.m., August 8, 2020 at Whitewood Lanes.

The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. to host virtual public COVID-19 forum

The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. are hosting a virtual public forum, Let’s Talk: Crime & COVID-19, An Adverse Impact on the Black Community on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

  Pay It Forward: WesTex gives back to City of Lubbock’s Health Department

For this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union wanted to stop by a city of Lubbock office to pay it forward to a group of workers, working hard to keep you informed with the latest COVID-19 information.

The Silent Wings Museum presents: Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas in WWII

Beginning July 14, 2020, the Silent Wings Museum will present Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas in World War II.

Panhandle South Plains Fair still on track for September

A manager with the Panhandle South Plains Fair has notified KCBD about the status of the Panhandle South Plains fair for 2020.

2020 State Fair of Texas has been canceled

The State Fair of Texas has been cancelled for 2020 due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

Prosperity Bank annual Catfish Fry cancelled

Due to COVID-19, Prosperity Bank has made the decision to cancel the 9th Annual Catfish Fry benefitting the South Plains Food Bank scheduled for August 6th.

Cooper United Methodist Church providing drive-thru diaper giveaway

The Cooper United Methodist Church will be holding a drive-thru diaper giveaway, July 11.

  Buffalo Springs Lake to require face coverings at Friday’s fireworks show

Face coverings will now be required for everyone attending Friday's fireworks show at Buffalo Springs Lake. Authorities say they will enforcing this rule along with social distancing.

  Pay It Forward: Teaming up with tea company to give back to the community

For this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union paid it forward to the community with the help of ‘Tea2Go.’

Wolfforth 4th on the 5th celebration postponed over COVID-19 concerns

The City of Wolfforth announced through social media the postponing of their annual 4th on the 5th celebration.

Danny Wrenn is back, new girls basketball coach at Kingdom Prep

Danny Wrenn is back as the new girls basketball coach at Kingdom Prep.

  Pay It Forward: WesTex Federal Credit Union teams up with Kona Ice to give back to Lubbock Community

This week’s Pay It Forward WesTex Federal Credit Union decided to team up with Kona Ice to help everybody cool off a little this summer.

Salvation Army to conduct Day of Hope in Plainview to provide rent/utility assistance to COVID-19-impacted residents

After months of limited service provision due to COVID-19, The Salvation Army of Plainview has planned a DAY OF HOPE for Wednesday June 24th to assist those impacted by COVID-19 with rent assistance.

  Pay It Forward: Hospice of Lubbock’s ‘We Honor Veterans’ program

On this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union stops by Hospice of Lubbock to Pay it Forward toa program that helps our local veterans. KCBD received a nomination from Angela Boyd. She said she works at the VA hospital and nominated the program called ‘We Honor Veterans’ through Hospice

Groundbreaking on North Lubbock Police Substation set for Friday, June 12

The groundbreaking for the North Lubbock Police Department Substation will take place on Friday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m.

City of Lubbock announces Kids Summer Meal Program, Senior Meal Program

The City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the South Plains Food Bank to feed children up to age 18 and seniors ages 60 and older from Noon until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at locations across the city.

The Buddy Holly Center announces I. LOVE. COLOR.

Join the Buddy Holly Center in the opening of the new exhibition, I. LOVE. COLOR. The Art of Kathryn Thomas.

  Pay It Forward: Salvation Army Employee gives back to others, community

On this Week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union visits The Salvation Army in Lubbock to surprise a worker who gives back in more than one way. Tammy Garcia works at The Salvation Army and was nominated by Evangelina Montez. Montez said she’s known Garcia for more than 25 years ...

  Pay It Forward: Wolfforth sisters

In this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union stopped by to surprise sisters in Wolfforth. Teresa Hernandez nominated her sister Rosemary Ibarra.

  Pay It Forward: Surprising a Lubbock pediatric nurse

This week, WesTex Federal Credit Union stopped by West Texas Pediatrics to surprise Stephanie Robertson.

Texas Tech Alumni Association announces 2020 top Techsan Honorees

The Top Techsan Award recognizes Texas Tech University staff members who display hard work and dedication to the Texas Tech community.

ABC Pro Rodeo to be postponed until 2021

The 78th ABC Pro Rodeo will be postponed until 2021.

Texas Tech Thetas host virtual 5K run/walk for CASA of the South Plains

Join the Texas Tech Kappa Alpha Thetas and CASA of the South Plains for a Virtual 5K Superhero Run/Walk May 9th through May 16th.

Free mobile COVID-19 testing coming to Garza County

The COVID-19 mobile test collection will be in Garza County Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Garza County Courthouse.

Groceries For Good: Covenant Health & United Supermarkets join forces to give back on the South Plains

Covenant Health and United Supermarkets are joining forces to give free groceries to six families on the South Plains.

DPS: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding motorists that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Follow The Faith: Prayer Request Form

During these trying times, we invite you to turn towards God and Follow The Faith. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, we invite you to submit your requests. View words of encouragement from our local religious leaders.