State Rep. Burrows announces re-election bid
State Rep. Burrows announces re-election bid

Lubbock State Rep Dustin Burrows announced his re-election bid Wednesday evening on Facebook, days after resigning as chairman of the House Republican Caucus.

LEDA awards 16 grants to retain and attract businesses downtown
LEDA awards 16 grants to retain and attract businesses downtown

To keep the revitalization of downtown, the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance gave 16 grants to invest in the depot. 

Lubbock Fire responds to storage unit fire near 4th and Ave. T
Lubbock Fire responds to storage unit fire near 4th and Ave. T

Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire near 4th Street and Ave. T Wednesday afternoon. 

Man takes plea deal for manslaughter in 2016 shooting death of his cousin
Man takes plea deal for manslaughter in 2016 shooting death of his cousin

A man responsible for the fatal shooting of his cousin in 2016 accepted a plea deal for manslaughter Wednesday. 

UPDATE: 2 new suspects arrested in Rodriguez murder
UPDATE: 2 new suspects arrested in Rodriguez murder

Monday morning, two additional arrest warrants were issued in connection with the murder of Celestino Rodriguez. 

Lubbock County fends off cyber attack after being one of many targets
Lubbock County fends off cyber attack after being one of many targets

22 cities in Texas are recovering from some form of cyber-attack. The state department calls them ransomware assaults. Lubbock County was one of their targets.

Marcos Ortiz
United Family donates soccer balls to Boys & Girls Club for new fall program
United Family donates soccer balls to Boys & Girls Club for new fall program

The Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock will launch a new program this fall with nearly 100 new soccer balls from the United Family.  

Better Business Bureau opens Launchpad Lab, serves entrepreneurs in the South Plains
Better Business Bureau opens Launchpad Lab, serves entrepreneurs in the South Plains

The Better Business Bureau's "Launchpad Lab" encourages growth, networking, idea-sharing and business development. 

Man indicted accused of setting house on fire while victim was inside
Man indicted accused of setting house on fire while victim was inside

Grand jurors indicted a man accused of setting a house on fire with someone asleep inside. 

Suspect charged with manslaughter, man died in April crash near 50th and Ave. Q
Suspect charged with manslaughter, man died in April crash near 50th and Ave. Q

The jury confirmed manslaughter charges against Joshua Guzman, 33, for a crash near 50th Street and Ave. Q. The crash killed Pedro Martinez, Jr., 61, and seriously hurt two other victims.

Shallowater ISD announces salary increase for every employee
Shallowater ISD announces salary increase for every employee

At Monday night's Shallowater ISD school board meeting, board members approved raises for every employee within the district.

LPD: K9 shot during Tuesday morning pursuit released from vet
LPD: K9 shot during Tuesday morning pursuit released from vet

The Lubbock Police Department says the K9 shot in an early Tuesday morning chase has been released from the vet.

Drivers urged to be extra cautious, alert as new school year begins
Drivers urged to be extra cautious, alert as new school year begins

The start of the school year also generates an increase in overall traffic in many areas, and drivers are urged to take extra precautions.

Southbound I-27 near 58th street closed for crash investigation
Southbound I-27 near 58th street closed for crash investigation

The Lubbock Police Department has shutdown the southbound lanes of I-27 to conduct a crash investigation. Traffic will be diverted to the southbound access road, exit US 84. 

UPDATED: 14-year-old accused of firing at officers, striking K9, during chase
UPDATED: 14-year-old accused of firing at officers, striking K9, during chase

A 14-year-old male is in custody, accused of firing multiple shots at Lubbock Police, wounding a K9, during a chase early Tuesday morning. Police believe the gun was stolen from Littlefield.

Kristin Carol
Free, reduced price adoptions at Lubbock Animal Services
Free, reduced price adoptions at Lubbock Animal Services

Lubbock Animal Services would like to thank the Lubbock community for making the Clear the Shelter event a success.

Good Day Good Dogs!
Good Day Good Dogs!

It was a 2 for 1 deal today!

Kristin Carol
Teen vaping on the rise: Schools taking strong action
Teen vaping on the rise: Schools taking strong action

E-cig use increased from 1.5% in 2011 to more than 20% last year.

Marcos Ortiz
Frenship ISD trustees approve avg. 10.5 percent pay raise
Frenship ISD trustees approve avg. 10.5 percent pay raise

Frenship ISD trustees approved raises for full-time teachers, librarians, nurses and counselors.

Lubbock County establishing veterans treatment court
Lubbock County establishing veterans treatment court

Lubbock County is in the process of establishing a veterans treatment court, and the specialty set-up would focus on treatment and rehab, rather than a prison pod.

Tori McGee
Texas Roadhouse to share profits with El Paso Community Foundation
Texas Roadhouse to share profits with El Paso Community Foundation

On Thursday, Aug. 22, Texas Roadhouse will donate all of its profit to an El Pao non-profit. 

Market Street to host flag signing in support of El Paso
Market Street to host flag signing in support of El Paso

This week United Market Street will host a flag signing in support of first responders and survivors in El Paso. 

Chief ME Andrews requests Court of Appeals to dismiss Ortiz suit
Chief ME Andrews requests Court of Appeals to dismiss Ortiz suit

Sam Andrews filed his argument Monday to get the panel to throw out Rebecca Ortiz's lawsuit. She claims Andrews ordered a pathologist to harvest her child's organs for research last fall. 

Police make seventh arrest in connection to Slaton man's murder
Police make seventh arrest in connection to Slaton man's murder

Police arrested a seventh suspect charged with the disappearance murder of 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez. 

Gov. Abbott brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack
Gov. Abbott brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

Texas' governor is bringing Google, Facebook and Twitter to the table in wake of a mass shooting in El Paso that left 22 people dead.

Gov. Abbott appoints new Texas Secretary of State
Gov. Abbott appoints new Texas Secretary of State

Gov. Abbott has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs as the Texas Secretary of State.

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