CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Scurry County reports 20 new cases, 3 new recoveries

Texas Tech University: 74 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 39 recoveries

Lubbock Cooper ISD releases information ahead of first varsity football game

Plainview/Hale County reports 8 new cases of COVID-19, 55 new recoveries

Bailey closing county offices after COVID-19 exposure

City issues reminder about approval for tailgating, outdoor gatherings

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Terry County reports 5 new cases of COVID-19, 234 total

Floyd County: 1 new case of COVID-19, 118 total cases

USDA to provide additional direct assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott opens restaurants, retailers to 75%, visitation allowed in nursing homes

CVS expands drive-thru COVID-19 testing locations in Lubbock

Surendra Varma of Lubbock appointed to Governor’s Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

  WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference September 16

The City of Lubbock will host their weekly virtual COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m.

Shallowater football games at Childress canceled due to COVID-19

Officials with Shallowater ISD say the JV and varsity football games against Childress scheduled for this week have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Garza County reports 118 total cases of COVID-19, 4 total deaths

Garza County officials provide an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Recovered COVID-19 people asked to donate convalescent plasma with UMC Health System Lubbock

UMC Health System Lubbock joins a community effort by South Texas Blood & Tissue Center to encourage people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate convalescent plasma and provide hope in the battle against the illness.

Student seen in COVID-19 party video resigns from sorority

Yoakum County reports 20 new COVID-19 case, 183 total cases

COVID-19: Bailey County reports 1 new cases, 249 total

COVID-19: Hockley County reports 13 new cases, 2 new deaths

COVID-19: Lynn County reports 6 new cases, 3 new recoveries

COVID-19: 2 new cases confirmed in Dickens County, 1 new death

Cochran County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new recoveries

Cochran County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Cottle County COVID-19: 2 new cases, 20 total

Cottle County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

COVID 19: Lamb County reports 12 new cases, 1 new death

Lamb County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

Gaines County reports 15 new cases of COVID-19, 279 total cases

Gaines County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

  Donate Here: 37th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

The 37th annual Children’s Miracle Network telethon starts on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. We are raising money for the Children’s Hospital at University Medical Center.

  Cheerleader’s spirit and health lifted thanks to Children’s Miracle Network

A high-performing athlete’s worst nightmare became a reality for 18-year-old Addyson Newberry.

  Children’s Miracle Network: Brownfield child survives stroke, Leukemia with help from UMC

Eight-year-old Elizeth Andazola had a pretty rough start to childhood. She first arrived at University Medical Center for two weeks in May 2017, when she was five years old, after suffering a stroke more than likely caused by an autoimmune liver disorder.

  UMC Children’s hospital saves child who suffered internal decapitation

University Medical Center has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. So, it is no surprise Bethany Lee was airlifted to Lubbock from Hobbs, New Mexico after a crash that left her internally decapitated and with severe brain trauma.

  Child born with internal organs outside of body treated at UMC

Diana and Antonio Parra live in New Mexico and have three children. when they found themselves pregnant with their fourth child, Diana says she had a normal pregnancy. Then at 21 weeks along, they Parra’s found out their child had a birth defect.

  San Angelo area boating accident sends teen to UMC Children’s Hospital for life-saving care

Julian Potter couldn’t swim away fast enough as a boat was speeding his way on Lake Nasworthy. The accident that would follow required care nearly 200 miles away at University Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center.

  UMC Children’s Hospital makes healing & walking possible for Will Jordan after utility vehicle crash

It’s been two years since a crash near Snyder that changed the lives of the Jordan family. But, it’s been two years of challenges and healing.

Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

A local couple, married for 48 years, died from COVID-19 within four minutes of each other while holding hands in the hospital.

  WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference Sept. 9

The City of Lubbock will host their weekly virtual COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, September 9, at 11:30 a.m.

Idalou homecoming game cancelled after Brownfield player tests positive for COVID-19

Brownfield ISD was notified today that one varsity football player tested positive for COVID-19.

Slaton High School moving to virtual instruction plan due to COVID-19

Slaton Independent School District has announced due to confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff and students, Slaton High School will be implementing their virtual instruction plan.

TTU study abroad program will resume in 2021

After six months of being cancelled, the Texas Tech Office of International Affairs has announced the study abroad program will resume in 2021.

  Lubbock ISD reports 42 cases since start of school, Rollo ‘extremely proud’ of students and teachers

It’s been three weeks since school started for Lubbock ISD and Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo says she is pleased that cases in the district are from outside exposure, saying there is no evidence of community spread.

Motley County reports 7 total cases of COVID-19

Motley County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

  99-year-old COVID-19 patient released from hospital, days before her 100th birthday

On Wednesday, 99-year-old Anna Jo Thomas was released from Covenant Health after being hospitalized for COVID-19. She was hospitalized for a week and was sent home with a large celebration and a birthday cake. You see, she will turn 100 years old on Sept. 19.

COVID-19: Dawson County reports 9 new cases, 237 total

Dawson County provides an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Stanley from ’The Office’ told Lubbock Christian students to wear their masks

Leslie David Baker, also known as Stanley from The Office, reached out through a video message for the students of Lubbock Christian University to remind them to wear their masks and social distance.

  WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference for Sept. 2

The City of Lubbock will host their weekly virtual COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, September 2, at 11:30 a.m.

The United Family will open drive-thru flu shot clinics for the first time ever

Beginning Sept. 1, the United Family will launch drive-thru flu shot clinics at 18 locations across the company to create the safest and most convenient way to get a flu shot yet.

  Caregivers beat heat while giving COVID tests

Meteorologically, fall has started but that does not mean the weather will cool down instantly.

Brownfield ISD confirms first case of COVID-19 with student

Brownfield ISD has announced the first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed.

Shallowater ISD reports student with COVID-19

Shallowater ISD reports that a student tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, but the student has not been on campus since Aug. 25.

Lubbock ISD confirms first COVID-19 case at Mackenzie Middle School

Mackenzie Middle School has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 at the school.

Crosby County reports 10 active cases as of Sept. 2

Get the latest COVID-19 information for Crosby County here.

  WATCH: Mayor Pope promises to ‘enforce the law’ on house parties around Texas Tech

City and school leaders gathered for a virtual news conference on Wednesday.

One student at Frenship High School tests positive for COVID-19

A Frenship High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to school officials.

  Facing Mental Health with a Plan

The concern is that one in 5 adults in this country and 17 percent of youth experience a mental illness or mental health disorder at some point, and COVID-19 has become an easy trigger to make things worse.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares state of disaster in 23 counties ahead of Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura

With two storms gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday declared a state of disaster for 23 counties and requested assistance from the federal government.

Spur ISD reports multiple cases of COVID-19; classes to be remote learning only

Spur ISD reported multiple cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, including a staff member and multiple high school and junior high students.

Lubbock, Frenship ISD report COVID-19 exposures

Lubbock and Frenship ISD both reported COVID-19 exposures on Friday, the first for Frenship.

  St. Louis Encephalitis Virus and West Nile Virus found in Lubbock mosquitoes

The City of Lubbock Health Department has confirmed St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) from mosquito virus screening samples collected in Lubbock.

Out-of-work Texans could start seeing extra $300 in unemployment payments next week

On Friday, federal officials gave Texas the green light to provide the additional payments. States can contribute another $100, but Texas does not plan to do so.

  Texas Tech prediction model shows what it would take to eliminate COVID-19 in Texas

A new COVID-19 model developed at Texas Tech University predicts it could be possible to eliminate COVID-19 in Texas by increasing our mask and social distancing efforts by just 10%.

As the Texas restaurant industry struggles, so do farmers, truckers and others in the food supply chain

Economic experts say a slow recovery in the industry means problems will persist for the restaurant sector — and businesses in the supply chain on which it relies.

Texas will apply for federal program to get extra $300 per week for unemployed Texans

More than 10 states — not including Texas — have already been federally approved for additional jobless relief, providing an extra $300 or $400 in unemployment checks. On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he was directing the state employment agency to apply for the federal funding.

  WATCH : City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference for Aug. 19

On Tuesday the City of Lubbock confirmed 49 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 83 recoveries and two additional deaths.

First COVID-19 cases confirmed at Honey Elementary & Guadalupe Elementary in Lubbock

We regret to inform you that there has been a COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) exposure at Honey.

Texas Tech announce new COVID-19 screening platform

This new platform is designed to be used by students, faculty, and staff to report a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 by an off campus medical provider.

New Deal ISD staff member confirmed to have COVID-19

New Deal ISD Administration have notified the public that a lab has confirmed a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19: Bailey County reports just one new active case as of August 19, 12 new recoveries

Bailey County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Muleshoe ISD: Elementary school staff member, High School student test positive for COVID-19

Muleshoe ISD Administration has been notified that a staff member of DeShazo Elementary School and a High School student have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Lubbock bars reopening as restaurants under TABC rules

The Lantern Tavern in Lubbock is one bar that has registered as a restaurant by filling out a food and beverage certificate, agreeing to try and make more money from food sales instead of alcohol.

  Patterson Library back to normal operations

There will be a grand re-opening celebration for Patterson Library on Saturday morning, featuring a food truck and a stunt kite show.

  Back to School Advice for Parents

A new school year is scary for most kids anyway but mix that in with a pandemic and a lot of rules that keep kids behind masks and 6 feet apart from their friends, and school becomes an entirely new experience.

  EXCLUSIVE: SC woman’s death certificate lists COVID-19, but family says she never had it

The family turned to WIS to investigate. This is what we uncovered.

  Gov. Abbott praises local leaders, warns against ‘COVID Fatigue’ during Lubbock visit

Gov. Greg Abbott praised city and county leaders and warned residents about the danger of "COVID Fatigue" during his visit to Lubbock on Thursday.

Mayor continues asking those who do not feel well to get tested

The Mayor also highlighted the drive-thru site at Texas Tech University for staff and students, saying he hopes that is used, and encouraged the public to look at their high schools for testing sites that will arise there.

Lubbock COVID-19 testing sites, as of August 12

In a news conference Wednesday, Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope provided a list of current COVID-19 testing locations as of August 12.

State Senator Kel Seliger tests positive for COVID-19

State Senator Kel Seliger has tested positive for COVID-19.

Jayton Gridiron Classic has been cancelled for this season

The season opening Jayton Gridiron Classic has been cancelled for this year due to COVID concerns.

  WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference for Aug. 12

The City of Lubbock is scheduled to host their weekly virtual COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, August 12, at 11:30 a.m.

  Leg Pain? New Treatment May Offer Relief

A simple walk after dinner can bring excrutiating pain to some people with a condition called Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD. Now, there is something new in Lubbock that could make you feel like your old self again in a matter of days.

Two Snyder high school students test positive for COVID-19

Snyder ISD was notified that two Snyder High School students tested positive for COVID-19. According to Snyder ISD, these individuals have been quarantined and have not been on campus this week.

  WATCH: Governor Abbott holds August 11 COVID-19 news briefing

Governor Abbott is traveling to Beaumont and Victoria to meet with local officials and will host a COVID-19 news briefing August 11, at 11:30 a.m.