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Raider Ranch residents are asking for pen pals

Residents at Raider Ranch in Lubbock are looking for a pen pals. They love receiving mail.

UnitedHealthcare donating $175K to South Plains Food Bank

Margaritaville opens first resort in Texas

  Lubbock’s Jazz donates wall money to workers, wall money totaled over $6,000

  Alabama man travels 15 hours to congratulate South Plains kids for completing 50 Yard Challenge

Restaurants can open at 75% occupancy starting June 12, 2020

Joyland opens today at 10 a.m. with new COVID-19 safety measures

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Lady Chap refuses to let Coronavirus beat her

Lubbock dog parade brings smiles to residents in nursing, rehabilitation facilities

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

Whataburger now offers delivery

Lubbock PD Officer replaces girl’s stolen bike with a Royal Ride of her own

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

Raising Cane’s donates 300 box combos to West Texas hospitals

Here in West Texas, local restaurants have donated 300 Box Combos to various hospitals across Abilene, Amarillo, Midland and Lubbock. For a brand known for giving back, Raising Cane’s creativity to support their communities during this pandemic shows no bounds.

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.

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.

  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.

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

Musicians Wanted! Perform out loud for Lubbock-area health care, essential workers

  Arrington posts video of virtual tour of Washington

Kids can read with Spur Police K9 Dodger on Facebook live

Evie Mae’s and Las Brisas now available at Lubbock Market Street stores

Local grandfather creates Lubbock-based safari guide

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers donate $100,000 to area food banks

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman Injury Lawyers have donated $100,000 to area food banks Tuesday morning. That donation includes $20,000 donated to South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock. The South Plains Food Bank’s stated mission is “to alleviate hunger and give hope to the hungry.”

  Family of World War II veteran help him celebrate 97th birthday

social distancing is causing many to think outside of the box when it comes to celebrations. Monday afternoon, the family of Homer Jones surprised him for his 97th birthday but had to do his party a little bit differently this year.

United Supermarkets and Market Street donate 11,320 lbs of apples to the South Plains Food Bank

United Supermarkets and Market Street are celebrating a decade of giving to the Take a Bite Out of Hunger™ program with the delivery of 11,320 pounds of apples to the South Plains Food Bank on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

NOW HIRING! Workforce Solutions of the South Plains releases list of places hiring now

Here are current job openings in the South Plains Area, provided by Workforce Solutions of the South Plains.

  Covenant School of Nursing holds first ever virtual graduation ceremony

Covenant’s School of Nursing held a virtual graduation ceremony online Friday, a first for the school.

Brad Paisley crashes Miss. teachers’ video meeting

Country music singer Brad Paisley joined a group of teachers on a video meeting Thursday.

  VIDEO: Deputies, Fire Department offer birthday wishes for Lubbock girl

Representatives from the Lubbock Sheriff's Office and Fire Department drove by with birthday wishes for an 11-year-old girl on Sunday.

Covenant asks community to participate in #CrossesforCaregivers this Easter

Covenant Health is asking the community to provide their favorite bible verses and get creative in coloring in its cross through the Crosses for Caregivers campaign.

Muleshoe to host prayer parade Friday

The City of Muleshoe will have a prayer parade Friday night.

Restaurant supply store creates Lubbock restaurant bingo

Small businesses, mainly local restaurants, still cannot allow customers to dine in. However, that has not stopped a lot of them from offering curbside and carry-out services.

Churches hosting drive-in Easter services at Stars and Stripes Theatre

For the first time in nearly three weeks, churches will be congregating this Sunday... while still practicing social distancing.

  Sheriff’s office leads parade for 103-year-old

We have shared a few stories of communities holding birthday parades for those affected by the coronavirus restrictions. Now, we have a local celebration.

  West Texas family celebrates 104th birthday through window at nursing home

This year, Odee Kemp’s birthday is just a little different. She turns 104 today, April 7. She is celebrating, but is doing so without her friends and family in the room with her.

Schools stay closed but South Plains teachers and students are taking to social media

For many South Plains school districts the end of this week marks the first for online instruction. Some are even finishing up week two.

  Infant officially gets new family through virtual adoption in Lubbock

The first “virtual adoption” in Lubbock County took place Friday morning via Zoom.

Picoso’s pledges to feed 5,000 healthcare workers

Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen is pledging to feed at least 5,000 Local healthcare workers, truckers and first responders for free.

PHOTOS: The Good Stuff

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Company offering year’s worth of Disney Plus in ‘dream job’ giveaway

Reviews.org is offering people a year's worth of Disney Plus and a $200 Visa gift card for what they’re calling the “Disney Plus dream job.”

  Salvation Army to extend Hope Tote initiative to surrounding counties

The Lubbock Salvation Army is now extending its program that brings a box of essential goods to the senior and the vulnerable population outside of Lubbock County to Crosby, Garza and Lamb counties.

Recognizing the class of 2020

What happens for the rest of the school year is not known. Because of that, KCBD is offering a place for your senior to be recognized.

Neighborhoods set up ‘bear hunts’ to pass the time for children

Lubbock and Levelland neighborhoods, and probably more we do not know of, are setting up ‘bear hunts’ to keep their littles entertained during their extended spring break.