Lubbock man sentenced to 43 years for aggravated sexual assault of a child

Andrew Rey Ybaben, 25, of Lubbock pleaded guilty this morning to aggravated sexual assault of a child in the 137th District Court. He was sentenced to 43 years in prison and is required to register as a sex offender for life.

Hale County reports 5 new cases of COVID-19, 137 total deaths

Amber Alert issued for missing Texas child after mother found dead

  Spring warmth, wind, showers

  Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

  WATCH: Texas to open 100%, mask mandate removed

  TTUHSC Physician First in Region to Perform Procedure

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Hoop Madness Playoff Scores for Tuesday, March 2

  One Class at a Time: Lubbock Cooper West Elementary teacher, Lubbock Impact awarded $500

  Mayor Pope on state of City: “Lubbock Prevails”

  City of Lubbock Utilities, LP&L: There will be no late fees or power disconnections during transition to new system

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 18 new cases, no additional deaths on Tuesday

Area schools discuss mask mandate after Texas Governor rescinds executive order

  Builders hope to revitalize North Lubbock with housing development

Developers are filling in empty land in North Lubbock with new homes. Residents say it needs more development.

City announces additional appointments available for this week’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The City of Lubbock Public Health Department received an additional allotment of COVID-19 vaccines for this week’s clinics.

Suspect indicted in hit-and-run crash that seriously injured motorcyclist

A Lubbock grand jury indicted a man accused of a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist back in January.

Lubbock man with machete indicted after stealing chicken wings from United

Nicolas Gonzales, 24, of Lubbock has been indicted by a Lubbock County Grand Jury on a charge of robbery.

Water restored to City of Post, no longer under boil water notice

Limited appointments available for this week’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics

  Spring weather pattern

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Abbey

  Daybreak Today Tuesday Morning Brief

  Amherst mom hosts diaper drive in daughter’s memory

  ‘It’s a huge honor’: Head brewer at Brewery LBK reacts to national recognition

A public vote for the top spot will continue until Tuesday, March 16. You can vote every day once a day until voting is closed.

Housing Trust Group’s “Inn Town Lofts” project playing large role in downtown revitalization

The new housing center, “Inn Town Lofts,” will have 56 efficiency units with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom options offering reduced rent to qualified tenants.

  Hoop Madness Playoff Scores for Monday, March 1

Here’s Pete with your high school basketball playoff scores for Monday night!

  First criminal jury trial in a year

Jury selection began this morning at the Lubbock County Civic Center - a place where a jury can be selected, but where they can also be socially distanced.

Texas Rangers attempting to locate suspect in capital murder case

According to a report from DPS, Brett “Bubba” Lippert, a 37-year-old male, has been identified as a suspect in the murder of a 49-year-old man. Graham Police say the deceased victim was found inside his residence after they received a burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle call.

  Team Luke Hope for Minds fundraiser event to bring awareness to brain injury awareness month

March is brain injury awareness month, which is signified by a green ribbon or fabric. Here in Lubbock, March 3rd is Team Luke Hope For Minds Day. Tim Siegel is asking everyone to wear green on Wednesday, March 3.

  City to take ‘first proactive step’ in decades on abandoned East Lubbock apartment complex

“People are ready for action,” East Lubbock native Rosalind Priestley said. “They’re ready to see some bulldozers coming over here, some hard helmets and they are ready to see some changes.”

Public Utility Commission chair resigns after Texas officials criticize management of power outages

The chairwoman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the agency that regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, resigned Monday, according to a resignation letter provided to the Texas Tribune.

Chronic wasting disease discovered in Lubbock County

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been discovered in a free-ranging 8 ½-year-old mule deer in Lubbock County, marking the first positive detection of the disease in the county.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash backing up traffic on West Loop 289 and 34th

Lubbock Police are responding to a crash involving a Citibus vehicle in the southbound lanes of West Loop 289 near 34th Street. No injuries have been reported at this time, but traffic has slowed in the area.

Governor Abbott launches first week of Save Our Seniors Initiative in 26 counties

The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi last week to ensure more seniors are vaccinated throughout the state.

  LPD: 5-year-old seriously injured, shot by 3-year-old sibling

Lubbock police were called to the 1100 block of East Rice Street on Sunday afternoon, in response to a report that a 3-year-old shot a 5-year-old sibling.

Levelland police respond after car crashes into Dollar Tree building

Levelland police and firefighters are on the scene of a car that crashed into the front of a building Monday afternoon, according to the Levelland & Hockley County News-Press.

The Brewery LBK nominated top 20 brewpubs in the country

The Brewery LBK has been nominated by USA Today as one of the top 20 brewpubs in the country. Located inside the historic Pioneer Building downtown, it’s the only brewpub from Texas nominated.

Meadow murder suspect found dead in Terry County jail cell

Officials with the Terry County Sheriff’s Office say on Friday, February 26, a man who was charged in the November 2020 capital murder of 57-year-old Joe Casarez, was found dead in his jail cell.

Lubbock woman reappointed by Gov. Abbott to Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

Pam Alexander-Schneider of Lubbock is the founder and CEO of Lubbock Victim Assistance Services, Inc.

  Wintry reminder for the South Plains

Meteorologically, this is the first day of Spring. Snow and other wintry precipitation, however, has been falling this morning in the KCBD viewing area. Much more spring-like weather is knocking on the door.

  Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

Investigations continue after weekend shootings, city to start re-opening process, Johnson & Johnson set to distribute new vaccine

  1 injured in Sunday night shooting, 1700 block of E. Auburn

Police say a woman suffered moderate injuries in a shooting in the 1700 block of East Auburn Street on Sunday night.

  Some snow possible Monday morning

Expect increasing clouds overnight. Monday will be the chilliest and cloudiest before we’re back to sunshine and warmth.

More City of Lubbock vaccine clinics scheduled for Mar. 2 through 6

The City of Lubbock has announced additional vaccine clinics for Mar. 2 through 6. Registration begins Monday.

TTU Office of International Affairs hosts 6th annual Ambassador’s Forum

The forum will feature perspectives of four distinguished former, high-ranking U.S. diplomats to discuss U.S. and foreign policy.

  J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

  Cooler air on the way Saturday night

A cold front will pass through the area Saturday night.

  Hoop Madness Playoff Scores & Highlights for Friday, Feb. 26

Here’s Pete with your high school basketball playoff scores and highlights for Friday night!

  Friends, family hold parade for retiring SPEC lineman Ira Pickard

“Ira spent 43 years with South Plains Electric Co-Op. While we’re home safe in bed, these linemen are getting us electricity back.”

  Lubbock County vaccination rate more than double Texas average

Director of Public Health Katherine Wells was pleased to see data showing that Lubbock County’s vaccinated population is more than double the statewide average.

  Lorenzo strawberry farmer loses his ‘labor of love’ crop to winter freeze

This is Dakota Keyser’s second year growing strawberries, and this crop was expected to yield big.

#10 Red Raiders win first game of the season, 18-3

After opening the season losing three games to Top 10 teams, the 10th ranked Red Raiders let their bats do the talking Friday afternoon, when a 21 hit attack led to an 18-3 win over Houston Baptist at Rip Griffin Park.

Post residents advised to avoid water usage while crews work to restore lines

As of 1:45 p.m., parts of the city are receiving water but citizens should not use it. Crews are in the process of flushing the lines and there is still a limited water supply.

  One person in custody after deadly north Lubbock shooting, police identify victim

The Metropolitan Special Crimes Unit is investigating a murder that occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 300 block of Avenue T.

Littlefield prisoner who threatened to bomb Texas courthouse sentenced to federal custody

A Littlefield prisoner has been sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison after pleading guilty to sending a bomb threat to a Texas courthouse.

Plainview man sentenced after helping Bailey County inmate escape federal custody

After pleading guilty on Nov. 4, 2020, Juan Anthony Cordero, 25, of Plainview has been sentenced to 14 months in federal custody for assisting a Bailey County inmate’s escape.

Frenship senior selected as finalist for 2021 National merit Scholarship Program

Frenship High School senior Alejandro Gutierrez Fiol has advanced as a finalist for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

DPS Troopers conducting crash investigation on US 84 and FM 835

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety will be conducting a follow-up crash investigation Friday morning on US 84 and FM 835.

Lubbock health dept. latest COVID-19 vaccine clinic update

Through the Lubbock Public Health Department, 36,818 individuals have received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, and 16,677 have received their second doses.

Cooper recalls 430K light truck tires due to sidewall bulges

The recall covers certain Discoverer, Evolution, Courser, Deegan, Adventurer, Hercules, Back Country, Multi-Mile, Wild Country and Big O tires in several sizes.

1 dead after overnight crash

One person has died after a fatal one-vehicle crash in Central Lubbock Thursday night.

  Much above average highs!

Once again, weather today will be quite different than the day before. This time though, instead of dropping, temperatures will be climbing. However, the cold front I’ve mentioned the past few days remains on track to pass through the KCBD viewing area this weekend.

  Daybreak Today Friday Morning Brief

1 dead after overnight shooting, ERCOT executives talk on electric grid, Biden to make visit to Texas

  Hoop Madness Playoff Scores & Highlights for Thursday, Feb. 25

Here’s Ronald with your high school basketball playoff scores and highlights for Thursday night!

  Justice of the Peace clears ‘dozens’ of Texas Eviction Diversion Program submissions

The program focuses on individuals who can prove they’ve lost income due to the pandemic such as a job loss, and requires proof that you are trying to get a new source of income.

  Burrows introduces bill to pay first responders for COVID quarantine time

House Bill 2073 calls for firefighters, peace officers and EMTs to receive full pay and benefits while they are quarantined due to a possible or known exposure to COVID-19 or any infectious disease while on the job.

  Consider This: Atmos Energy deserves criticism too

We want to know what you think. Voice your opinion by commenting below, by e-mailing us at or by writing us at: KCBD-TV Attn: Consider This 5600 Avenue A Lubbock, TX 79404 ‘Consider This’ is a commentary by KCBD Vice-President and General Manager Dan Jackson.

  TTU Chancellor cites overwhelming number of applications for new vet school

As for the vet school, Chancellor Mitchell said the proof is in the numbers. It’s had 800 qualified applicants for 60 student spots.

  Rep. Arrington talks lessons from winter storm, criticism for ERCOT and praise for Lubbock response to COVID-19

Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington, joining calls for overhauling the state’s power grid. He told KCBD Thursday, there are lessons to learn from last week’s storm. The Congressman shared his criticism for ERCOT and his praise for Lubbock’s response to COVID-19.

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming “pretty soon”

“We’re working right now on evaluating when we’re gonna be able to remove all statewide orders, and we will be making announcements about that pretty soon,” Abbott said, without giving a specific time frame.

TTU Chancellor praises local vaccination efforts at Regents meeting

Texas Tech Chancellor Tedd Mitchell praised local efforts to vaccinate against COVID-19 at a Board of Regents meeting on Thursday.

  South Plains Food Bank fighting senior hunger in wake of winter storm

Before the pandemic, Texas ranked as the fifth highest state for food insecurity among seniors, according to Tusk Strategies. COVID-19 and last week’s storm has only made that worse.

  Lubbock man searching for owner of lost wedding ring

A Lubbock man is on a mission to return a lost wedding ring he found. Bill Dellinger said he found the ring last week in South Lubbock.

  Lubbock blacksmith forging ahead with full-time shop

Lockdowns, working from home and business restrictions have given many people a chance to pick up a new hobby, including a Lubbock blacksmith looking to share his craft.

Clovis man’s convictions for murder, rape of victim after death upheld

The state Supreme Court today upheld a Clovis man’s convictions for first-degree murder and sexually assaulting the victim after she had died.

  Lubbock Firefighters Association, 5-5-5 organization bring awareness with 48-hour marathon

March 5th through the 7th, firefighters will be running what they call a 4x4x48 - meaning they will run four miles every four hours for 48 hours, and you can follow along.

Daron Mann, Jr. named Coronado head football coach

Daron Mann, Jr. has been selected as athletic coordinator/head football coach at Coronado High School by Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo and Executive Director of Athletics Mike Meeks of the Lubbock Independent School District.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday night identified

The Lubbock Police Department Major Crash Investigation Unit is investigating a crash in which a vehicle hit a pedestrian around 9:45 p.m. Feb. 24 in the 2200 block of the Marsha Sharp Freeway eastbound access road.

Plainview - Hale County Health Department to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic Friday

The Plainview-Hale County Health Department has received an allocation of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the Department of State Health Services to provide to individuals meeting the Phase 1A or Phase 1B DSHS guidelines.

Texas Legislature to hold hearings on statewide blackouts, industry response

Both the Texas Senate and House of Representatives will hold hearings Thursday examining extreme weather condition preparedness and circumstances that led to the power outages directed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

  Gray, chilly, and possibly damp

Quite a change to a generally gray, chilly, and damp afternoon. Or if not actually damp, a damp feel. It will be followed by quite a warmup before the arrival of a cold front this weekend.