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  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.

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

  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

Snyder man killed in motorcycle crash outside Sweetwater

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

  Dryer and warmer, for now

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Daisy

Daybreak Today Wednesday Morning Brief

  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

On Tuesday afternoon an American hero was recognized by Congressman Jodey Arrington for his leadership and sacrifice during World War II.

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

Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens announced his retirement from the city last week. On Tuesday he spoke with KCBD about his quarter-century serving the citizens of Lubbock.

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

One in serious condition after shooting in west Lubbock

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

  Localized flooding possible through Tuesday

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

  March of Dimes to host Blue Sky fundraiser to benefit 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.

  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.

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Power restored to 960 customers affected by Central Lubbock outage

LP&L says power has now been restored after an outage that affected 960 customers in Central Lubbock as of Friday afternoon.

  Two Lubbock women honor Child Abuse and Awareness Month through donation drive

After reading about the 1-month old baby that was abused by his parents last month, one Lubbock woman wanted to make a change with a donation drive for Women's Protective Services.

  VIDEO: New Masked Rider takes the reins; Raider Red passes guns to new mascot

Texas Tech is welcoming a new Masked Rider and a new Raider Red on Friday afternoon.

Former Lubbock High swimmer sues Dallas company over tainted vitamins

A world champion swimmer, former University of Texas athlete and former Lubbock High swimmer Madisyn Cox is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition.

  One pronounced dead after serious crash at United on 50th and Ave. Q

Officials with police say one person is dead while two others were taken to the hospital to be treated with minor to moderate injuries. Two vehicles were involved.

  Easter: Cold, warm, or hot?

Though this Good Friday began chilly, even cold in some spots, the most pleasant weather of the week already is getting underway. And Easter Weekend? Details are in today's post.

  City Bank begins process to become publicly traded company

South Plains Financial, the Texas-based bank that created City Bank, has filed a registration statement that would allow it to sell shares of stocks to the public. If approved this would make it the first Lubbock community bank to go public.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Felix

Meet Felix, KCBD’s Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Felix is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair cat.

Daybreak Today Friday 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.

  Despite Saturday tornado, team from Franklin competing in Little Dribblers tournament

Last Saturday, an F-3 tornado tore through the Central Texas town of Franklin. 55 homes were destroyed, three of which belonged to players on the Franklin Little Dribblers team.

  Wedding gifts stolen from front porch of Lubbock newlyweds

A newlywed couple faced an unfortunate reality when they returned home Tuesday. Wedding gifts delivered to their front door had been stolen in broad daylight.

AeroCare called after construction worker injured at Hale Wind Farm

A construction worker at the Hale Wind Farm was injured on the job, according to sources with the Hale County Sheriff’s Office and Xcel Energy.

  Lubbock appeals to state to fund cleanup of abandoned recycling facility

Nearly a decade after it burned for a second time and was ordered to be shut down, Lubbock city and county leaders believe this may be the year when an abandoned recycling facility is cleaned up.

Lubbock veteran places 8th in Boston Marathon handcycle race

Mike Vasquez is no stranger to marathons. The Lubbock native, wounded in Afghanistan in 2009, has competed in races in Detroit, New York, and Washington. He now has another race in his collection - the Boston Marathon.

Crash on I-27 at Broadway causes traffic delays

A crash that happened just before 4 p.m. is causing some traffic delays for northbound motorists on I-27.

Former Roosevelt Eagle Colt Garrett announces his intentions to transfer from Texas Tech

Just two days after McLane Carter announced that he would be entering the transfer portal and leaving Texas Tech, another quarterback announced he would be leaving the program as well, Thursday afternoon.

United to celebrate Earth Day with free reusable bags

Celebrate Earth Day by helping The United Family reduce our carbon footprint with FREE reusable grocery bags.

Woman found dead during welfare check

Lubbock Fire Rescue and Lubbock Police Department were called to a home in the 2800 block of 63rd Street on Wednesday around 2 p.m. for a welfare check.

Hodges Community Center hosting babysitter training class for youth

Hodges Community Center will be hosting a babysitter training class on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for youth ages 12 and older.

Hockley County Sheriff asks for help to catch burglar

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a person believed to have committed two burglaries in the area.

  The most pleasant day is...

Windy and much cooler, and still a chance a few spots could see some rain, this afternoon. Here's my Easter Weekend forecast, and what I consider will be the most pleasant day of the week.

South Plains to host Peace Officer Memorial Service May 1

South Plains College’s Law Enforcement Technology program will host its annual Peace Officer Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, to commemorate officers who have died while in the line of duty.

  KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Louis

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

Daybreak Today Thursday 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.