Severe drought in 2020 lead to economic strife for producers, some carrying over debt into the next season. To help make up that shortfall, the federal government is sending out emergency relief payments.
Extreme endurance athlete and Marine veteran Tom Jones is in Lubbock for a few days along his journey to run 76 marathons in 76 consecutive days. He says the run is for his love of the United States and to raise awareness and funds for a nonprofit building a village that will take children back in time to become part of America's story.
Driving around Lubbock on Monday, you may have noticed many American flags set along houses and businesses. The Lubbock Kiwanis Club placed flags around the Hub City as part of its fundraiser to raise money for Lubbock non-profits.
"Had a teacher come up to me just in tears and say 'For the first time, I was able to sit in church and focus on church instead of what I'm supposed to be doing tomorrow," Superintendent Jim Baum said.
The baby formula shortage is causing concern for one family native to Lubbock - not because of their infant, but their 13-year-old son. Teenager Eli Rouse has eosinophilic esophagitis, or EOE, and has relied on a specialized formula for most of his life.
It can be tough navigating advice from agencies, doctors, family and Facebook, as parents try to feed their babies amidst a nationwide formula shortage. One pediatrician is giving his advice to keep your children safe.
The Calf Canyon-Hermits Peak fire is now the largest fire in New Mexico history. It's burned nearly 300,000 acres, forced families out of their homes and destroyed several structures. Some of those are near and dear to families here in the south plains.
At the final regular meeting for this current Lubbock City Council on Tuesday, members made more decisions on how to spend federal pandemic relief dollars. The health and housing of the city and Lubbock County’s citizens dominated discussions.
In just a few weeks, high school seniors will cross the stage and embark on their next journey. In Slaton, the school hosted its first 'All Signing Day' to celebrate those seniors continuing their education through college, trade school or the military.