COVID-19: 3 new confirmed cases in Scurry County

Texas sports fans will soon be allowed to attend outdoor pro games, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Floyd County: 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 11 total

2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Lynn County

1 new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Plainview/Hale County, 57 total

  Lubbock Pediatrician Joins Covid News Conference

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Local Doctor of Audiology Uses New Technology to Reach and Treat Patients During COVID-19

  Lubbock County Judge talks about eviction proceedings resuming

Texas Supreme Court: Lack of immunity to coronavirus alone isn’t enough for mail-in ballot

Garza County reports 5 total cases, 4 of them recovered

  Governor Abbott says Amarillo can now move forward in reopening with the rest of Texas

  Masks still encouraged, not required, as COVID cases stay steadily low

Governor Abbott announces $3.6 million in funding to help connect nursing home residents with loved ones virtually

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced $3.6 million in funding for nursing facilities.

7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gaines County

Gaines County reports seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of May 27.

New reopenings from Gov. Abbott: Water parks, food courts and Driver’s Ed

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced additional reopenings under his executive order, expanding the list of businesses permitted to operate again.

Lubbock Fire Rescue assisting with COVID-19 testing of nursing facilities

After Governor Greg Abbott announced COVID-19 testing of all staff and residents in Texas nursing facilities, Lubbock Fire Rescue formed a task force to help get the job done as testing began today.

Terry County reports all 13 COVID cases recovered

Gov. Abbott suspends visits to all county, municipal jails in Texas

UMC drive-thru screening changing hours for Memorial Day Weekend

  COVID CRIME: LPD Sees Decrease in Overall Numbers

Bailey County: 15 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, May 26, 8 recovered

Frenship ISD to continue curbside food, 200,000+ meals for children served since March 23

Gov. Abbott Directs HHSC To Expand COVID-19 Testing To All State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers

Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand COVID-19 testing to all patients, residents, and staff at the 23 state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospitals and living centers throughout Texas.

WATCH: Anissa Centers agrees Gen-Xers were built to handle the pandemic

Thursday on East Texas Now, Anissa Centers talked about how her generation can handle social distancing and the pandemic.

Gov. Abbott terminating air travel restrictions related to COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order terminating air travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Lubbock, Lubbock Area United Way to sell Lubbock Strong shirts

The City of Lubbock and Lubbock Area United Way are partnering to sell Lubbock Strong t-shirts. The shirts both benefit the South Plains COVID-19 Response Fund and applaud the strength of the Lubbock community during this unprecedented time.

Lamb County reports new case of COVID-19 on May 21; 12 total

One new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Lamb County as of May 21, bringing the county’s total to 12.

PHOTOS: Last day of COVID-19 home school

COVID-19 home school is over!!! We want to see your last day of home school 2020 photos and watch Daybreak Saturday to see if you are featured.

COVID-19: 3 new Hockley County COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday, May 20

Hockley County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 19. This case, a Levelland resident between the ages of 20 and 30 years-old, is currently under investigation.

  Lubbock BBQ restaurants impacted by meat shortage

Locally owned Barbecue restaurants are feeling the impact of the meat shortage. Tuesday afternoon, The Shack BBQ in Lubbock posted on Facebook addressing the decreasing availability of meat.

LCU athletic schedules trimmed by NCAA Division II President Council’s decision

Lubbock Christian University has learned that the NCAA Division II President's Council lowered the maximum number of games for the 2020-21 season as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19.

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks voting by mail expansion in Texas

A panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals put on hold yesterday's ruling by a U.S. district judge that would allow all Texas voters to request mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

  City to use health, fire department for nursing home testing

Within the next two weeks those with the health department and Lubbock Fire Rescue will go into nursing homes around the city and help test residents and employees.

Governor Abbott, DSHS distribute antiviral drug Remdesivir in Lubbock to treat COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services is distributing three cases of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to two hospitals across Lubbock.

Yoakum County reports 3rd COVID-19 case

A third case of COVID-19 has been reported in Yoakum County, as of May 18.

USDA to provide relief to farmers, ranchers, producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has announced that the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to America’s farmers and ranchers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pediatrician Recommends Disaster Kit in Every Home

Dr. Tammy Camp is a Pediatrician and Texas Tech Physician who also serves as the President of the TPS. She says right now, while families are still at home most of the time, we should take the time to plan with our kids what we would do in response to a disaster.

  Football field split between two counties forces graduation on visitor’s side

Sands CISD might have been at home, but the district was forced to graduate on the visitor’s side of its football field, due to TEA COVID-19 guidelines. That side of the field is in Martin County, while Dawson County makes up the other half.

LCU Trustee donates rooms to healthcare workers

Alan Rhodes, attorney, business professional, and member of the LCU Board of Trustees has found a way to help local nurses, first responders, and doctors in Lubbock and Amarillo with one of their most basic needs—a place to sleep.

  Littlefield high school gives away car to student as part of attendance incentive

A Littlefield high school student will be starting the new year in a new car. The car giveaway was part of an incentive to help boost attendance at the school. The high school principal teamed up with John Roley AutoCenter in Littlefield, and other community sponsors, to provide a 2019 Chevrolet s

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott announces more openings across Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced his next wave of reopenings designed to restart the Texas economy during the coronavirus pandemic, saying child care facilities can reopen immediately, bars can open Friday with limited capacity and sporting events can return without fans at the end of the month.

  Latest Amarillo COVID-19 report shows 58 new cases, bringing total to 2,731, Moore County reports 8 new cases

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for May 15 shows 734 new cases, bringing total to over 2,600

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Lubbock spectators celebrate first responders at B-1 flyover

Spectators gathered north of Covenant Medical Center Hospital to watch the flyover Friday. Just before noon, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber flew over the hospital to show their support for those working on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus.

COVID-19 testing ending at Frenship, continuing at Covenant

Friday, May 15, is the last day that the drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at Frenship High School will be open.

Coronavirus in Texas: State reports largest daily increases in cases and deaths

Texas reported 1,448 more cases of the new coronavirus Thursday, an increase of about 3% over the previous day, bringing the total number of known cases to 43,851.

UMC offers antibody test at all clinics

University Medical Center is now offering COVID-19 antibody testing in its clinics with next-day results.

Comparing COVID-19 case numbers Lubbock vs. Amarillo

Our total case number for COVID-19 in Lubbock today is 614. Compare that to 1,939 in the Amarillo area.

  Lubbock gyms prepare to reopen on Monday

Starting on Monday, May 18, gyms across the state of Texas will be allowed to open their doors but will be limited to the 25 percent occupancy. During Thursday’s City of Lubbock news conference, Dr. Ron Cook said exercise is the best medicine.

Lubbock Economic Recovery Taskforce offers guidelines for gyms reopening

As more businesses will be allowed to reopen under Governor Greg Abbott's latest Executive Order, GA-22, the Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force (LERT) has updated guidelines on the Lubbock Safe! website.

  Canyon assisted living center now considered coronavirus ‘hotspot’

The City of Canyon says an assisted living center in the city is now considered a coronavirus hotspot.

  WATCH: City of Lubbock holds May 14 virtual news conference on latest COVID-19 information

The City of Lubbock hosted a virtual news conference on Thursday, May 14 regarding the latest information on COVID-19 in the community.

  Another Kidney, Another Miracle for Brixton Marshall

Doctors knew that someday, Brixton Marshall would need a kidney transplant to survive. Yesterday, Transplant Surgeons at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth decided he was finally big enough to handle a kidney transplant. That new kidney came from the best match they could find.

Texas meatpacking plant reverses course, will allow state to test workers

With its workforce at the center of a growing coronavirus outbreak in the Texas Panhandle, the massive JBS Beef meatpacking plant north of Amarillo said Wednesday afternoon that it would work with state health officials to begin testing its roughly 3,000 employees. This story from the Texas Tribune.

COVID-19 case in Dickens County now listed as recovered

The single case of COVID-19 in Dickens County is now listed as recovered as of Wednesday, May 13.

7 employees test positive for COVID-19 at Virginia Ramen noodle plant

Maruchan Virginia, Inc., the company that makes Ramen noodles, confirms seven employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at their Chesterfield facility.

Coronavirus tests are supposed to be free. Some Texans are still being saddled with large bills.

Congress directed most insurance companies to cover test costs for insured patients in March, and has promised to reimburse providers for testing those who are uninsured. But experts say there are gaps in the protection that can leave patients surprised with bills.

Texas JBS meatpacking plant rejects state effort to test workers

State health officials have identified a rapidly growing cluster of cases tied to the JBS Beef plant in Moore County. The area has the state's highest known coronavirus infection rate. But plant workers aren't being systematically tested.

  Free Program to Help Recovery from Chemical Dependency

A pandemic is stressful for most people but it is especially challenging for those who are struggling anyway to recover from an addiction. That’s why the timing may seem perfect for a new program underway now at Covenant Health.

Governor Abbott extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

Wolfforth company to pay back wages to worker denied paid sick leave

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), West Texas Paving – a road construction company based in Wolfforth - will pay an employee $1,200 in back wages after failing to provide them paid sick leave under the newly passed Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act aft

Walmart test center to change days, hours of operation

Starting Friday, the Walmart COVID-19 test center at 11415 Quaker Ave. will test people from 7 to 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Texas approved to provide SNAP benefits to families with children eligible for free, reduced-price meals

A USDA news release said the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program will provide SNAP benefits to families with children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

  Community-spread COVID cases still pose high risk

Though the number of active cases and new daily cases continues to decrease, those inside the City of Lubbock say the spread of COVID-19 still poses a great risk.

  FULL VIDEO: ‘The Gunfighters’ honor Lubbock health care workers

The Gunfighters, a squadron of the 149th Fighter Wing in the Texas Air National Guard’s F-16 fighter jets, will have a flyover at both major Lubbock hospitals from 9:30-10 a.m. Monday.

  Clients scramble for appointments as Lubbock salons open for business

Friday across the state of Texas, hair and nail salons were able to reopen their doors for their clients. Just remember to call ahead first.

Lubbock daycare employee tests positive for COVID-19

Parents were notified and the facility was closed on Friday for deep cleaning. Some children, based on exposure, will be quarantined. The City of Lubbock says the facility is following all health department recommendations.

  City Council Members offer Mother’s Day Advice

For the first time at the city’s bi-weekly news conference, Councilwoman Shelia Patterson-Harris and Councilman Juan Chadis took the mic in an effort to reach the people in their districts.

  Arrington congratulates UMC on 6,000th drive-thru test for COVID-19

Congressman Jodey Arrington was in Lubbock Friday, congratulating the staff at University Medical Center as they marked their 6,000th drive-thru test for COVID-19.

  Mayor Pope asking customers to stay safe, reopen ‘the Lubbock way’

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope spoke with Karin and Abner on Thursday, doing his part to build up consumer confidence as hair and nail salons open on Friday.

  Plainview family unites community with power of prayer

The Flores family hosted a prayer gathering at Covenant Health Plainview on Thursday, sharing a message of hope that began with a mural on their fence and continued with prayer stops all over town.

  President Trump praises Texas coronavirus efforts as Gov. Abbott visits White House

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was at the White House on Thursday, talking about the state’s effort to contain the coronavirus. President Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the governor’s containment strategy and his plans to reopen the Texas economy.

  Still too early to tell if economy re-opening has increased COVID cases

Though there has been no spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Lubbock County, the department of public health says it is still too early to tell if opening up the state and local economy has had an impact on the number.

Dawson County: 30 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of May 4

The South Plains Public Health District has reported as of Monday, May 4, there are 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Dawson County.

  Arrington posts video of virtual tour of Washington

As students work from home Congressman Jodey Arrington has shared a way to learn about our nation’s capital.

  Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force adds new guidelines for businesses opening Friday

The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force is adding to their Lubbock Safe Program guidelines for a second time after Governor Abbott announced more business openings this Friday, including nail, hair, and tanning salons and barber shops.

  All Saints Robotics Team creates face shield components for first responders

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, first responders here in the Hub City and beyond are getting help from a group of students at All Saints.

  With COVID-19, age is not the whole story

Dr. John Culberson specializes in geriatrics at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He has this important message to seniors, “There are many people who get Covid in their 70 s, 80s, and 90s who do recover. The majority of those individuals do recover and that needs to be stressed."

  Lubbock hair salon repainting, performing deep clean before reopening on Friday

Lubbock hair salons are doing deep cleaning this week, and they’re asking customers to be patient as they prepare to reopen on Friday.

  VIDEO: Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force reviews guidelines for businesses reopening Friday

The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force will host a 4 p.m. news conference to announce guidelines on businesses that will be allowed to open May 8.