KCBD INVESTIGATES: Engineering qualifications for $99 million bond election

Voting is underway for a proposed $99 million road bond election. A year ago, 3 engineering firms were pre-qualified for those engineering designs. We spoke with County Engineer Jennifer Davidson to learn more about those qualification standards, and why the final results aren't public information.

  Remains found wrapped in plastic believed to be missing 5-year-old boy; Parents charged

  Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death

Heavy police presence at Berl Huffman Athletic Complex

Registration open for Peace. Love. Mud. Volleyball Tournament

WANTED WEDNESDAY: Police searching for porch pirate who stole wedding packages

Lubbock Parks and Rec to host Trees Across Texas Ceremony

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  Lubbock lawyers help high school students with law, responsibility in "Now You’re 18″ classes

  Sales tax, title relief now possible after Reagor-Dykes judgment

  Amarillo Fire Department working hazmat situation at Plains Dairy

Snyder man killed in motorcycle crash outside Sweetwater

Gray Television partners with Grand Ole Opry for new TV network

  Tech’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance to host Take Back the Night event

  Dryer and warmer, for now

Rain chances remain, but for most of our area the potential for additional measurable rainfall is slim. Here's our update, based on this morning's new data.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Daisy

Meet Daisy, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Daisy is a 1-year-old shepherd mix who has been with LAS since January.

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

Texas execution set for John William King in racist dragging death of James Byrd Jr.

It’s been more than two decades since an infamous hate crime in East Texas, where three white men were convicted of chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck, dragging him for miles and then dumping the remains of his body in front of a church.

  VA to host groundbreaking event for new Lubbock clinic

  Muleshoe shoes in top 50 for nationwide Vans art contest

  Levelland veteran honored with flag from Rep. Arrington

  Chief Greg Stevens talks about more than 25 years of service to Lubbock

  Wanted sex offender from El Paso arrested in Lubbock

Buddhist Monk walking across America on Route 66 aims to spread message of peace

Lubbock man indicted for South Plains Mall robbery

A Lubbock grand jury has handed down an aggravated robbery charge against a man who robbed someone at gunpoint inside the South Plains Mall last month.

5 federal search warrants executed in illegal game room operation

A total of five federal search warrants were executed on Tuesday afternoon as part of the ongoing investigation and enforcement of gambling laws.

Lubbock tops nationwide list for worst diets

According to the website 24/7 Wall St., the Gallup organization recently surveyed people in 189 communities across the country on their eating habits. From those results, Lubbock topped the list for cities with the worst diets.

Texas House votes to legalize the farming of industrial hemp

Hemp is a cousin of the marijuana plant, but it contains low levels of the psychoactive element in marijuana known as THC. The House's bill will now go to the Senate.

  Woman shows her behind, unleashes racist tirade on African American family on Easter Sunday

Jessica and Kevin Hollinger were charged with disorderly conduct among other charges.

Boy thrown over balcony at Mall of America showing signs of recovery

The boy plunged 40 feet when a stranger threw him over the third floor balcony.

  Father accused of shooting 2-year-old son in the face with a shotgun

The boy's father at first tried to shoot the toddler in the head with a pistol, but the gun malfunctioned.

One in serious condition after shooting in west Lubbock

A 20-year-old man is in the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting at an apartment complex early Tuesday morning at 7514 19th Street, which is between Alcove Ave. and Upland Ave. on 19th Street.

Man in critical condition after becoming trapped in his car following Monday night crash

The driver, 63-year-old Larry Lindsey, was trapped in the driver seat and Lubbock Fire Rescue needed the Jaws of Life to rescue him from the truck.

  Localized flooding possible through Tuesday

Significant rain totals are being reported around the KCBD viewing area, with a couple of locations coming in with greater than 2 inches. Additional heavy rain may result in localized flooding.

MJ Hegar, former congressional candidate, says she’s running to challenge U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

Hegar, the former Air Force helicopter pilot who mounted a spirited challenge to U.S. Rep. John Carter in 2018, is running for the U.S. Senate next year.

  March of Dimes to host Blue Sky fundraiser to benefit Team Luke

March of Dimes will host a fundraiser Tuesday in Blue Sky Texas, located at 4416 98th St., with a portion of the proceeds going to Team Luke.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Dean

Meet Dean, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Dean has been with LAS since March.

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Severe weather along South Plains

Severe thunderstorm watch in place until 2 a.m. for south and eastern part of the South Plains.

  Things to know about the second annual Mayor’s Marathon on Sunday

With the Second Annual Mayor's Marathon just around the corner this Sunday, there's a lot of details and we've got them covered for you.

  Daybreak Today Tuesday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

  The fidget spinner still serves a purpose

If you think your child may have a sensory processing disorder, there are many tools that can help kids clean out the clutter, even a fidget spinner.

  Community Engagement Task Force still seeking input from Lubbock residents

The Community Engagement Task Force was created to stay ahead of the curve during the height of police and citizen tension. It’s also designed to promote racial representation within law enforcement and first responders.

No injuries reported after lightning strikes home in south Lubbock County

Officials are saying no one was injured after lightning struck a home on County Road 7365, just north of Woodrow Road, behind Cooper Drive In.

  Parrish lays out $99.6 million Proposition A for county road work

Monday marked the first day of early voting for Lubbock County’s May 4 general election. On the ballot for the county is a $99.6 million dollar road bond to repair certain county roads under Proposition A.

  Official TTU class rings serenaded by Victory Bells

For the last 20 years, the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) has hosted Official Texas Tech Class Ring Ceremonies in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. This tradition will continue again this week, with ceremonies taking place April 22-25. However, these will be unlike any other as a new element

Man in critical condition after jet ski crash at Buffalo Springs Lake

Officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife say a 40-year-old man from Lubbock is in critical condition after a jet ski crash at Buffalo Springs Lake.

Jerrad Hofstetter takes the reins for Texas Tech Rodeo

In the fall of 2018, Jerrad Hofstetter took over a program that is rich in tradition but has gone through a coaching change in the last three years.

TTU Athletics Director and Coach Beard invite public to Basketball Celebration dinner at USA

Director of Athletics, Kirby Hocutt and head basketball coach Chris Beard have invited the public to enjoy dinner and drinks at the home court of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The dinner will take place Thursday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m.

New Mexico man holds a child, three adults hostage in stand off

Jared T Pendleton, 34, of Hobbs, barricaded himself in a residence in the 2500 block of Waylon Road near Hobbs, New Mexico with four hostages, including one child.

Coronado High graduate earns Texas Broadcast Education Foundation Scholarship at WTAMU

West Texas A&M University sophomore Digital Communication and Media student Katy Zimmerman, of Lubbock, has been awarded a $3000 scholarship by the Texas Broadcast Education Foundation for 2019-2020.

LCU professor to fill NFL white hat referee position

Lubbock Christian University professor and LCHS assistant basketball coach, Brad Rogers, has officially made it to the pinnacle of football officiating.

Lubbock Arts Alliance installs public art displays across the Hub City

The artwork is by Jeffie Brewer of Nacogdoches, Texas. Brewer is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University with an MFA in Sculpture and Metals. His first exhibition was in 1998, and since then his work has appeared in solo and group shows across America and in Mexico and Japan.

  Lubbock chapter of March of Dimes to host 2019 March for Babies on Saturday

In support of the health of moms and babies, the March of Dimes will host the annual March for Babies on Saturday, April 27.

  First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms, heavy rain possible Monday night

Severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and evening with a slight risk of severe weather. The main threats are wind and hail, though an isolated tornado or two is possible. More on the severe threat and rain outlook for the next few days follows.

  Amarillo police: Missing 12-year-old found safe

A 12-year-old girl who was considered missing by the Amarillo Police Department has been found.

Texas removes thousands of children from Medicaid each month due to red tape, records show

Most states check whether children on Medicaid still qualify for the program once a year. Texas checks more often, using an automated system that critics say lead to kids losing coverage even though they're still eligible.

6-year-old New Mexico boy found after AMBER Alert issued

UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m., New Mexico State Police confirm the young boy has been located and is safe. Thanks to all who shared information on this incident.

  Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman to block subpoena of financial records

Rep. Elijah Cummings issued the subpoena earlier this month to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Organization.

  Community Engagement Task Force to host public forum at 6 p.m. Monday

The Lubbock Community Engagement Task Force will host a public forum from 6-7 p.m. Monday inside Smylie Wilson Middle School at 4402 31st St.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Hank

Meet Hank, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Hank is a 4-year-old pitbull mix.

Daybreak Today Monday Morning Brief

Thanks for joining Sharon Maines, Steve Divine and the Daybreak Today crew for the most important news of the day. Watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 livestream to catch the latest information from Daybreak Today.

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

  Missing Lubbock woman found safe in Slaton

The Lubbock Police Department reports 22-year-old Marshayla Jaylnn Session has been found safe and is back with her family.

  Early voting for May 4 election begins Monday

The Cities and Schools General and Special Elections of Lubbock County is coming up on May 4. See what will be on the ballots.

  Pedestrian dead after being hit by vehicle in Shallowater

Law enforcement officials have identified 27-year-old Luis Rosales as the man who died after being hit by a vehicle on Clovis Road and FM 179 in Shallowater around 9 p.m. Sunday.

  Extra Innings Team of the Week: No. 4 New Home Leopards

The New Home Leopards are our first Extra Innings Team of the Week. Currently, the Leopards are 12-1 on the season and are ranked No. 4 in Class 1A.

  Lubbock furniture store donates blessing box to feed hungry people in Smyer

It’s out with the old and in with the new. A simple box in Smyer has already made a big impact in the community.

Over 1,200 customers affected by West Lubbock power outage

The LPL outage map indicates more than a thousand customers had power interrupted in West Lubbock around 4 p.m.

  Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday blasts.

Commissioners offer bond approval to voters for $100 million in county road improvements

Voters will get the opportunity to decide on this bond measure in May, that will approve a portion of the funds needed for improvements to county roads.

Average US price of gas spikes 13 cents per gallon, to $2.91

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline surged 13 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.91

Alaska authorities find body of missing Texas man

Alaska authorities say search and rescue dogs have found the body of a Texas man who went missing in Fairbanks

  Texas Tech group teams up with Family Promise in Lubbock to bring Easter to 20 families

On Saturday, about 20 families were able to celebrate Easter a day early, thanks to Family Promise of Lubbock and a group of Texas Tech students.

  Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru runs fastest time in the world for 2019

Texas Tech speedster Divine Oduduru became the first Red Raider to go sub-ten on the 100-meter dash Saturday evening in Waco.

  No. 16 Texas Tech baseball flexes their muscles in series finale

After two games that ended with a team winning by one run, the Red Raiders ended their series with Baylor with a bang.

  No. 12 Texas Tech softball beats Kansas to clinch series

It was a Guns Up series winner for the No. 12 Texas Tech Softball team on Saturday afternoon.

  Project Linus working to prove happiness is a warm blanket

Organizers of Lubbock’s Project Linus have never forgot the feeling of safety a blanket can bring, and are working to spread it to local children in need.

The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill to Bring Together Local Artists and Benefit Grace Campus

Students from the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University, Hearing the Homeless, leaders from Grace Campus, and artists with BLNKA are banding together to bring theatre and art to the clients of Grace Campus.

Schedule of Easter events happening through April

Here are some of the Easter events being held in Lubbock throughout the month of April.

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

InvestigateTV asked several people for their tax refund plans and got a variety of answers: Investing in businesses, paying off student loans and bills, and saving for college.

  Lubbock wounded veteran competes in Boston Marathon

Michael Vasquez was wounded during his service in Afghanistan, leaving him in a wheelchair. What started as a means of exercise turned into something so much more.

Driver of stolen vehicle leads police on low speed chase

The truck refused to pull over and moved through residential streets, colliding with cars before coming to a stop in the 2400 block of 52nd Street.