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Police searching for Lubbock woman missing since Friday

Lubbock police are searching for 79-year-old Dora Oberbrockling, missing since Friday afternoon from the Homestead Apartments at 5401 56th Street.

VFDs from McAdoo, Spur, Dickens fighting fires Saturday night

  3 charged with murder of Celestino Rodriguez, police searching for Heather Casias

Motorcycle rider critically injured in Saturday morning wreck

Overnight robbery at 7-Eleven at 34th & Frankford

Driver suffers critical injuries in crash near Hockley County line

  Citibus to unveil 2 new electric buses

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Dustin Burrows resigns as Texas House GOP Caucus chairman amid allegations of targeting Republicans

  Happy State Bank to acquire Lubbock’s Centennial Bank

  Man, dog dead after being hit by car on I-27 Friday morning

No injuries reported after truck crashes into Whataburger in South Lubbock

  Officer shot in line of duty grateful for closure as shooter begins life sentence in prison

  Warrant: Missing Slaton man beaten, left in field; 4 in custody

LCISD Board of Trustees Approves Tax Rate Reduction

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 15, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a seven cent tax reduction, decreasing the tax rate from $1.54 to $1.47 for residents of the school district.

  Plainview ISD proposes $76.62 million bond for school facility changes

The Plainview ISD Board of Trustees has sent a bond proposal to the November ballot, requesting voters decide on $76,620,000 in changes to the campus landscape of the district.

  Man convicted of shooting LPD officer sentenced to life in prison

After an emotional week of testimony, the man convicted of shooting Lubbock police officer Timothy Varner in October 2013, 38-year-old Jeremy Moor has been sentenced.

Law enforcement searching for pursuit suspects on US 84 south of Post

The Garza County Sheriff’s Office, Garza County Constables Office, DPS, and Lubbock Police are attempting to locate three suspects from a pursuit who bailed out of a vehicle on Thursday afternoon.

TEA issues mostly Bs to area school districts in accountability scorecard

BACK TO SCHOOL: Photo time!

  Animal control deputies rescue 35 dogs from West Texas home

  Brett Garza, suspect in case of missing Slaton man, arrested overnight

  Funeral services to take place for 2 Amherst sisters killed in crash

Two in custody, accused of using vehicle of missing Slaton man

  Muleshoe-native Dalton Kasel soaring up the world rankings for bull riding

20-year-old Muleshoe-native Dalton Kasel is making a name for himself in the world of Professional Bull Riding, after perfecting his craft for five years.

  Police use media, Crime Line to identify third person of interest in Celestino Rodriguez case

Captain Ray Mendoza of the Lubbock Police Department said he would estimate close to 98 percent of their cases are solved because of phone calls from people in the community.

Red Raiders fall to Bahamas National Team

Just four months removed from playing for the National Championship, Red Raider basketball looks quite a bit different. Today they opened a three game International tour in the Bahamas falling to the Bahamas National Team 63-57.

WANTED WEDNESDAY: Lubbock police searching for theft, vehicle burglary suspects

Lubbock police are looking for several suspects in this week's Wanted Wednesday.

  Jury pronounces Jeremy Moor guilty of shooting LPD Officer Timothy Varner; sentencing follows Thursday

It was an emotional second day in the trial of 38-year-old Jeremy Moor on Wednesday.

Police identify third person possibly connected to disappearance of elderly Slaton man

The Lubbock Police Department has identified the third person who is connected to the disappearance of 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez, who was reported missing on Saturday, Aug. 3.

City proclaims this week as El Paso Strong - El Paso Fuerte Week

The City of Lubbock has proclaimed this week — the week of Aug. 12 — as El Paso Strong - El Paso Fuerte Week to commemorate the tragic early-August mass shooting in El Paso that claimed the lives of 22 people.

Lubbock D.A. appointed to newly formed Texas Domestic Terrorism Task Force

Gov. Greg Abbott has formed a new Domestic Terrorism Task Force in the wake of the early August mass shooting in El Paso, and among those appointed to serve on the task force is Lubbock County District Attorney K. Sunshine Stanek.

Clovis library shooting survivors suing Nathaniel Jouett’s family, psychologist

The two survivors filed a lawsuit against Nathaniel Jouett’s family and a psychologist who was treating him.

At’l Do Farms debuts upcoming season’s corn maze design

As of Aug. 14, At’l Do Farms is one month away from opening.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Important dates to know

We’re in the final stretch of summer and schools across the South Plains are about to start their 2019-2020 school year. Here are the dates for the first day of school for some schools in the area.

AMBER Alert: Montgomery Police searching for 13-year-old girl

An alert was sent Tuesday with information on 13-year-old Kiah Miller. She’s described as having brown eyes, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds. If you have information, contact the Montgomery Police Department at 936-760-5800

  West Texas Farmers learn about hemp benefits and growing practices after July’s state legalization of industrial hemp

Today, hundreds of West Texas farmers met outside Lubbock today at Cook’s Garage to listen to presentations that regarded industrial hemp. Local farmers where there to meet out-of-state farmers that grow hemp, learn how hemp’s fibers can be used to make clothing and other materials, and speak to ot

  Non-profit in Lubbock helping students with back to school clothes

With all of the school supplies and other expenses, some families may be looking for some help getting clothes as students head back to school. There are many places in Lubbock that help residents get clothes including school uniforms.

Johnny Carino’s in Lubbock closes

There are usually two main reasons we see restaurants close. They’re either struggling financially or they close because of health violations.

Witnesses take the stand in trial of man accused of shooting Lubbock officer

On Tuesday, the court heard testimony from the State’s witnesses that were there on the night of the shooting that involved Lubbock police officer Timothy Varner.

ERCOT declares Energy Emergency Alert Level 1 for members in Borden, Dawson Counties

Lyntegar Electric Coop. customers in Dawson and Central Borden Counties, they announce ERCOT has declared an Energy Emergency Alert Level 1.

  Police seek third person of interest in case of missing elderly Slaton man

The Lubbock Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a third individual considered a person of interest in the suspicious disappearance of Slaton resident Celestino Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez, 79 was reported missing on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

  Lubbock ISD to roll out new mental health program to students this fall

Lubbock Independent School District will introduce a new program on 11 campuses that target students to learn social and emotional skills that they can use inside and outside the classroom.

Texas Governor appoints Lubbock man to Texas Funeral Service Commission

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jonathan Scepanski and appointed Kevin A. Combest and Melanie Grammar to the Texas Funeral Service Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025.

2 men indicted after man was shot during carjacking in central Lubbock

Brandon Cruz, 30, and Joseph Sanchez, 33, have both been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury. They are charged with aggravated robbery in connection to the July 2nd carjacking that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries. Cruz and Sanchez are the second and third suspects to be indict

  Worker killed by company truck at Wolfforth road construction site

The Wolfforth Police Department has identified 21-year-old Devon Dominguez of Hondo, as the construction worker who died after being hit by a dump truck at a road construction site in the 500 block of the westbound frontage road of U.S. Highway 62/82.

Second person arrested in Larry Fawver murder has been indicted

A Grand Prairie man has been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on a charge of murder.

Grand jury indicts man for murder of homeless military veteran

A Lubbock County Grand Jury has indicted 38-year-old Michael Jimenez on a charge of murder.

Lubbock County Commissioner’s Court unanimously proposes to keep current tax rate

The Lubbock Commissioner’s Court unanimously proposed a tax rate that will increase the amount of taxes paid on the average home by about $13.

  Motorcyclist killed after Monday night collision near Wayne Avenue, 38th Street

Garrett W. Bednarz, a 21-year-old man, died Monday, Aug. 12, after the motorcycle he was driving ran into a Pontiac Grand Prix near the intersection of 38th Street and Wayne Avenue.

  Firefighter released from hospital after Monday night rollover

A firefighter in Motley County was seriously injured Monday night after his fire unit rolled while he was responding to a lightning fire. He was flown to University Medical Center in Lubbock.

  Frenship ISD introduces new curriculum to build character and leadership

The new curriculum is called the Frenship Way. The acronym SERVE encourages students to smile, engage, respect, volunteer and encourage. One topic will be covered each six weeks.

4 arrested on prostitution charges at 2 Lubbock massage parlors

The Lubbock Police Department Special Operations Division, along with Agents from the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division conducted a joint investigation into complaints of prostitution in Lubbock massage parlors.

  Biggest TTU fan, former cheerleader, dies at age 98

According to the Texas Tech University Cheerleader & Pom Squad Alumni, Jane Kuykendall died Sunday. “Jane was a treasured cheer alum & was an inspiration to Tech Cheer for decades.#QueenOfTechSpirit,” said the Alumni group on social media.

Police actively looking for Slaton man after suspicious disappearance

Since 2007 the state of Texas started “Silver Alerts” to notify the public of missing older adults. The Texas Department of Public Safety has criteria that have to be met before they can issue a sliver alert.

Crash delays traffic on I-27 at 34th Street

A crash on I-27 at 34th street is causing traffic delays for southbound lanes.

  Remains found in Hockley Co. are believed to be missing man Jeffrey Duffey

Officials with the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office say they have found human remains near the Hockley County and Lamb County line.

Texas Rangers asked to investigate allegations against Speaker Dennis Bonnen

The Texas House General Investigating Committee voted Monday to request that the Texas Rangers look into allegations against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and one of his top lieutenants in the lower chamber.

Brittany Brewer and Team USA take silver medal

Lady Raider Brittany Brewer and the United States women's basketball team fell to Brazil in the finals of the 2019 Pan American Games, 79-73 to take the silver medal.

City’s Health Department hosts walk-in immunization clinic

The Lubbock Health Department is hosting a walk-in immunization clinic for those whose children need immunizations before school starts this week and next.

Chick-fil-A rolling out mac and cheese nationwide

Mac & Cheese, which is the first new menu item since 2016, was tested in five markets

  Cold front on the way

A cold front is now moving toward the KCBD viewing area. It will bring some cooling, but not much and not for long. My forecast begins before the front arrives.

Latina organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez enters Democratic primary to challenge Cornyn

Leading Latina organizer Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez is launching a campaign for U.S. Senate, entering a Democratic primary to oust Republican John Cornyn that has steadily grown throughout the summer.

  Helping your child deal with back to school anxiety

Dr. Esther Schwartz is a health psychologist at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She said children can vary a lot in their excitement or apprehension about school, and that is totally normal.

Motorcycle rider suffers life-threatening injuries in Saturday night crash

A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after striking a curb on 300 Research Blvd on Saturday night.

Reward offered for information about disappearance of 79-year-old Slaton man

The reward has been increased for information leading to the arrest of two men now charged with felony credit/debit card abuse in connection with the suspicious disappearance of Slaton, Texas resident Celestino Rodriguez.

  Library receives historic marker to honor George Mahon

Lubbock’s George and Helen Mahon Library, at 1306 9th St., received a historical marker from the Lubbock County Historical Commission, part of a ceremony that took place Saturday morning.

  Water Development Board getting public feedback for flood plan

The Texas Water Development Board is working to implement the state and regional flood plan. They’re asking for the public’s suggestions on how to do that and how to go about financing mitigation projects.

  Texas Sales Tax Holiday continues through Sunday

The annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-11.

  Lubbock-Cooper ISD providing iPads for all 7,000 students this year

Lubbock-Cooper is getting technology in the hands by of kids by issuing iPads to all 7,000 of the district’s students.

  District judge takes time to mentor Lubbock High football players

After success in the forum’s first year in 2018, 99th District Court Judge William C. Sowder again welcomed members of the Lubbock High School football team to the Lubbock County Courthouse for talks about life, law and leadership.

Most area schools receive A or B rankings for financial accountability

The Texas Education Agency released their financial accountability rankings on Friday, judging how well local school districts handle their finances.

Minivan rolls after being rear-ended, victims suffer non-life-threatening injuries

Five people were taken to a local hospital this afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 84, just west of CR 7200 – also known as 98th Street.

City clarifies no relationship with those selling solar panels

The City of Lubbock has been made aware of some people going around selling solar panels who have falsely claimed to have a partnership with the city.

2 Amherst sisters dead after 3-vehicle crash in Hockley County

Two people have died and six others were injured after a three-vehicle crash in Hockley County. Wendy Elle Payne, an 18-year-old from Amherst, and Aranza Payne, her 16-year-old sister also of Amherst, were killed in the crash.

  Lubbock ISD considers arming teachers

Lubbock Independent School District officials discussed the possibility of arming teachers on Thursday, following in the footsteps of other districts that have already done it.

‘Business as usual’ for county regarding new hemp laws

Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney, Sunshine Stanek, said they will continue to look at any case law enforcement sends to their office on a case by case basis, according to the current state law and the guidelines DPS has put in place.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle, killed in 4400 block of MSF

Police tell us 57-year-old Wayne Woodcock has died after being struck by a 2019 Cadillac Escalade in the 4400 block of MSF and Quaker on Thursday afternoon.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple vehicles involved in accident on Marsha Sharp Freeway

Emergency crews are responding to an accident involving multiple vehicles on the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

  Lubbock County dismisses thousands of cases in JP 2 backlog, issues notices to recent offenders

Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 Susan Rowley says the discovery of a backlog of nearly 26,000 cases in January has caused injustice and cost Lubbock County millions of dollars.

  Lubbock dietitian gives these tips to consider before packing your child’s lunch box

It can be tricky packing a lunch for your child that will keep their brains and bodies functioning at their best potential, which is why Lubbock dietitian is urging families to plan ahead when it comes to what foods you want to buy, cook, and send with your kids to school.

2 more suspects arrested in July carjacking

Brandon Cruz, 30, and Joseph Sanchez, 33, are now in custody and charged with aggravated robbery in connection to the July 2nd carjacking that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries. Cruz and Sanchez are the second and third suspects to be charged.