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Crash at 34th and University sends 7 to the hospital Video included

EMS reports seven victims are hospitalized after a collision near 34th and University. 

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Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old Midland boy

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old Midland boy.

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Prosperity Bank donates more than $32K to South Plains Food Bank

Prosperity bank donates more than $32,000 raised during its annual catfish fry directly to the South Plains Food Bank. 

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Man accused of pulling gun on good Samaritans pleads not guilty to federal charges

A Lubbock defendant accused of federal weapons charges pleads not guilty in court Friday. 

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Sen. Ted Cruz says Texans don't care about 'noise, bickering' of politicians Video included

Sen. Ted Cruz met with the Farmers Compress Cooperative in Lubbock Friday on a tour of the state.

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Swarm of bees sends one person to the hospital

Lubbock Fire Rescue fights a swarm of bees in a garage near Temple Avenue and Clovis Road. 

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Democratic District 83 candidate says special session a waste of time Video included

The Democratic candidate for Texas House District 83 says the special session amounted to a big waste of time. 

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Warm weekend, some clouds around on Monday Video included

It'll be warm with a low chance for storms this weekend. Get the updated Lubbock and South Plains forecast here in the FOX34 Weather Blog.

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DPS reminds drivers to be aware of state's bus stop laws

As students start to make their way back to school, DPS cautions drivers to watch for children walking to and from school or waiting for buses. 

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Texas Tech student body president speaks out against discrimination

Texas Tech University Student Body President Robbie Meyer joined more than 160 collegiate student body presidents in signing a statement speaking out against discrimination and showing support for students at the University of Virginia and the residents of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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Look Around Lubbock: 2017 West Texas Bridal event Video included

West Texas Bridal hosting the 2017 Bridal Fair. It will feature Lubbock and West Texas vendors in the wedding industry. 

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Watch eclipse safely to avoid permanent damage Video included

Eclipse Eclipse

It won't take long to cause eye damage if you don't take the right precautions to watch Monday's eclipse. 

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Confederate flag no longer waves at Six Flags Over Texas

The Confederate flag will no longer wave at Six Flags Over Texas.

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Texas Tech president: Campus safety trumps demonstrators' rights Video included

Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said he does not want to see anything like the protests that took place on the University of Virginia's campus at Tech. 

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1 dead, another injured in late night shooting Video included

One person is dead, and another has moderate injuries after a shooting near 23rd Street and Avenue P.

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Is Lubbock's Confederate marker likely to be taken down? Video included

President Trump says it is foolish that confederate statues and monuments are being removed across the country.

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Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump's turbulent White House Video included

WASHINGTON (AP) - Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post. We'll update as we learn more. 

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Dallas Fed CEO Kaplan: "TX is 'bucking' national trend of economic challenges" Video included

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon with Dallas Federal Reserve President and CEO Robert Kaplan.

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Littlefield man arrested after mom discovers online relationship with her daughter

A Littlefield man is facing federal charges after a Lubbock mother learned of his online relationship with her 16-year-old daughter. 

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Gov. Abbott appoints County Court judge to Seventh Court Of Appeals

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Judy Parker to the Seventh Court of Appeals for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Judy Parker of Lubbock is judge of the County Court at Law #3 for Lubbock County. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, president of the Texas Tech Law School Inn of Court and a member and past president for the Lubbock Area Bar Association. She is past chair... More>>

The Latest: IS group takes responsibility for Spain attack

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The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district:

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Tech fans now allowed to bring bottles of water at outdoor venues

Texas Tech Athletics announced a change to its heat management plan Thursday as fans will now be allowed to bring in one unopened 20 ounce (or less) bottle of water per person to all outdoor venues. 

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Texas Tech responds to racially-insensitive social media post

Texas Tech has released a statement regarding a racially-charged video posted by a supposed incoming freshman. 

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U.S. Marshals arrest man suspected of beating former girlfriend

U.S. Marshals have arrested a man wanted in connection to girlfriend's assault. 

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Artist lineup, cover art revealed for Lubbock Music NOW

Civic Lubbock, Inc. reveals the music artist lineup for the new album of local songs, plus the cover art for the album

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Lubbock County school districts receive their report card Video included

There is no gray area in the just released STAAR scores. Public schools either met expectations or improvement is required. 

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Tickets on sale for Texas Tech Hall of Fame ceremony

LUBBOCK, Texas – Tickets are now on sale to see the likes of Tony Battie, Andre Emmett, Bobby Kohler, Connie Robinson and legendary head coach Marsha Sharp be inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor.

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HHS awards $4,755,625 to Texas

Health centers right here in West Texas will soon be able to provide even better care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services handed out more than $4.7M to health care facilities in the Lone Star State - 3 of those in our area.  

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Look Around Lubbock: Solar eclipse viewing party at Science Spectrum Video included

Science Spectrum is hosting a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, Aug. 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be free hands-on space science activities and experiment stations, Solar System and eclipse crafts, live stream of locations experiencing total eclipse, refreshments and more...

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INTERVIEW: Congressman Arrington on President's response to Charlottesville Video included

Congressman Jodey Arrington talked to FOX34 about the violence in Charlottesville and President Trump's ability to address the current political climate.

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Reagor Dykes: One of America's fastest growing companies

Reagor Dykes Auto Group made the 2017 Inc. 5000 list for being one of America's fastest growing private companies.

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Want to watch the celestial sun-sation? You need these eclipse tips

As next week’s total solar eclipse approaches, excitement is building. 

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Warmer next few days, low storm chance Video included

Warmer weather is in store with a low chance for storms. Get the complete forecast in the FOX34 Weather Blog.

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Former Brownfield ISD employee charged with improper relationship with student

A former Brownfield ISD faculty member is under investigation following allegations of misconduct. 

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Ten children will return to live with parents while CPS case is pending

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A Lubbock judge ruled Friday 10 children who have been in foster care since last year can return to live with their parents while their case with the Department of Family Protective Services is pending.  

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Pedestrian killed attempting to cross I-27

Police report the on-ramp northbound to Interstate 27 at 82nd Street is closed while investigators work the scene of a wreck.

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Texas special session whiffs on top conservative priorities

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Key conservative priorities fizzled yet again as Texas lawmakers abruptly concluded their month-long special legislative session, despite Republicans controlling both chambers and every statewide office.   

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Lack of Obamacare funding may prompt healthcare cost increases

Some sobering news for customers who use Obamacare exchanges to find health care. The congressional budget office says if President Trump stops funding a key set of Obamacare subsidies, insurers would hike premiums on Obamacare silver plans by 20% next year. 

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FOX34 Corner Kitchen: tuna pasta Video included

Registered Dietitian Brenda Duby shares an easy and budget friendly, tuna pasta recipe. 

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In a surprise, Texas Legislature ends special session a day early

A stalemate over property tax reform sent lawmakers home with a day to spare in the special session.

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Look Around Lubbock: Desserts First Lubbock Video included

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains hosts Desserts First, an evening of Girl Scout cookie dessert creations, complimentary wine and a silent auction. 

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Money Matters: Back to school shopping tips with blogger Cassie Rea Video included

Blogger Cassie Rea joins FOX34's Stacy Rickard in the Studio to chat about some fashionable items for high school or college students, how to save at the stores, and secrets to succeeding with your online shopping.

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FFA state officers make a stop in Lubbock Video included

They're the next generation of leaders in the Ag industry. President Cody McQueen and Vice President Taylin Antonick of the Future Farmers of America are touring the state of Texas.

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Lubbock ISD receives 2017 accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) accountability ratings today and Lubbock ISD continued to show improvement in the ratings. 

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Peoples Bank opens newest location

The Chamber of Commerce is welcoming a new bank to south Lubbock. Peoples Bank officially opened it's newest location on Quaker between 110th and 112th.

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Explosion reported at house on 76th Street

A house explosion rocks a south central Lubbock neighborhood. According to LFR, painters were spraying in a home at the 3300 block of 76th when fumes ignited, causing significant damage to the house and significantly burning the two workers. 

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Police: Woman arrested after child brought to ER with bruises, cigarette burns

A Lubbock woman was arrested after her child was brought to the emergency room with bruises and cigarette burns on her body, according to police. 

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Lubbock County commissioners hope to keep same tax rates

Despite the protests of bigger cities and counties as well as the proposed change in the legislature, Lubbock County commissioners propose keeping property tax rates the same. 

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Two arrested after undercover prostitution sting in Hobbs

An Amarillo woman is facing prostitution charges after an undercover sting operation in Hobbs, New Mexico. 

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95-plus percent of Texas school districts meet standards

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than 95 percent of Texas school districts, and around 89 percent of individual schools, have met minimum education standards - slight improvements over last year.    

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Dallas spends millions to settle police misconduct lawsuits

Records show that Dallas has spent almost $11 million in the past five years settling more than 20 lawsuits against police, a huge increase compared to the previous five years.   

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Stress can have long-term effects on the brain

There's growing concern about stress and your brain's health. A new study looks at how stress when you're young, can have damaging, life-long effects on the brain. 

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Look Around Lubbock: Market Street's Build A Better Lunchbox Video included

It's almost time to go back to school and that means many students will be packing their lunch. Market Street is hosting a Build A Better Lunchbox Expo August 19 & 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can try healthy lunch options, plus there will be a scavenger hunt for kids with a chance to win prizes. Bringing a nutritious meal is important. Market Street Registered Dietitian, Brenda Duby, shares tips on how to pack your lunch so that it's filled with nutritious items...

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Property tax reform one step closer to Gov. Abbott's desk Video included

Law makers finally send a number of bills addressing Governor Greg Abbott's special session priorities to his desk over the weekend.  

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UPDATE: Texas A&M cancels white nationalist rally scheduled for Sept. 11

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University has criticized the views of a white nationalist who is planning a "white lives matter" rally on campus next month.

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More storms this evening, warmer this week Video included

After strong storms last night, more are expected across the South Plains tonight. Warmer afternoons are ahead for Lubbock and the South Plains. 

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Lubbock airport hosting TSA pre-enrollment week of Aug. 28

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport will host a TSA Pre-enrollment from Monday, August 28 to Friday September 1 – excluding weekends and the Labor Day Holiday. 

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The Latest: Official: High number smuggled in rigs in Texas

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the discovery by officials in South Texas of 17 people locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station (all times local):  

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Crash at S. Loop & University injures 3

Officers said their injuries were originally considered minor, but one victim's condition worsened once they arrived at the hospital.

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Police investigating weekend hit-and-run

The Lubbock Police Department is investigating a hit and run crash that injured a pedestrian Saturday night. 

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One step can help stop the spread of Zika

Lubbock is much wetter than normal for this time of year, which is bringing more mosquitoes to our yards. The pests are more than a nuisance and may also be carrying the Zika virus. 

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Father says more needs to be done after son killed in drunken driving hit and run Video included

Josh Noble's father, John, heard the words no parent wants to hear. 

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Texas Boys Ranch surpasses goal at 42nd Telethon Video included

Generous donors from Lubbock, West Texas, and well beyond helped the Texas Boys Ranch surpass its goal at the 42nd annual Telethon. 

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First responders from across Texas in Plains to honor Deputy Jason Fann Video included

Law enforcement and first responders from across the state and New Mexico paid their respects to Yoakum County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Fann Saturday. 

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A bond beyond the badge: LPD K9 handler and his K9 Video included

A boy and his dog, it's always a great story.  Especially when the boy, wears a badge and the dog is his fiercely devoted partner.  Such was the case for Lubbock Police officer Joe Cook and his Dutch Shepherd partner, Robby. 

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Councilman: Not all water meters get read, LP&L on path to correction Video included

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope said, "We've got work to do." City council members are drowning in complaints from residents about their water bills.  Councilman Jeff Griffith said there is human error, and the issue needs to be addressed. 

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Allergy and Asthma Fair prepares residents for seasonal allergens

The fall season is fast approaching and so are the usual allergies.  Covenant Medical Group hosted its annual Allergy and Asthma Fair giving participants the opportunity to learn how to control their allergies and get the most common questions answered by doctors who specialize in these fields. "Fall season in West Texas is particularly problematic for a lot of patients with allergies and asthma," said Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Goutam Shome. "So we want...

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Local Habitat for Humanity takes in unwanted furniture

If you have old furniture in good condition and are trying to get rid of it, don't just dump it, donate it for a great cause.  The Lubbock Habitat for Humanity has opened a new location on the 800 block of Indiana Avenue giving anyone the opportunity to drop off and donate any unwanted furniture.  "This is a chance to give back to your community as well as shop," said Michael Fortner with the Lubbock Habitat for Humanity. "You know sometimes those ... More>>

Entertainment golf complex opens in the Hub City

4ORE Golf has 60 climate-controlled tee boxes, three bars and two restaurants. The manager of the facility said 4ORE is perfect for all ages, from those who are professional golfers to the little ones. "Our ownership group really felt like Lubbock needed something like this," said General Manager Patrick Wynn. "There is a big golfing community, but we also want to make sure we invested in growing th...

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LFR responds to house fire off of 49th

Four adults and a dog displaced after a house fire on the 4500 block of 49th St. The fire started in the carport of the home, and quickly spread to the next house to the west, causing damage to the sidewall and attic. House is believed to be livable.

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"Comedians on the Loose" bring laughs to Levelland

Comedians from New York are setting up shop in Levelland for a weekend of shows. This is the show's first time in Texas and the "Comedians on the Loose" are performing for a cause. The proceeds from the trio of performances are benefiting the Wallace Theater in Levelland. comedian says: "I think it's great to support Texas, for people to support themselves, and support their local theater," one comedian said. "I think it's very important for somet...

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Texas Tech breaks ground on School of Theatre expansion

Texas Tech celebrated a groundbreaking for the newest expansion of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The university system launched the first phase of construction for the School of Theatre and Dance Complex. That included the renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Junior Theatre, which was made possible by a $10 million donation from the J.T. and Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation. "I again want to express my extreme gratitude of J.T. and Margaret... More>>

Bus drivers in high demand as school year approaches

With the start of school approaching, districts around the nation are facing a shortage of bus drivers. Of the nation's 50 largest school bus operators, 22 percent call the shortage severe and five percent say they're desperate to find drivers. However, that's not the case with Lubbock ISD. "As far as the beginning of school, we are ready to go," said Nancy Sharp, Lubbock ISD executive director of communications. "We have drivers for all of the routes. But we en... More>>

Governor signs ballot fraud bill, sunset legislation Friday

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) to increase penalties for mail-in ballot fraud in Texas. 

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Multiple fire crews respond to fire in Lubbock County

Multiple fire crews have responded to a large structure fire in northeast Lubbock County. 

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Abernathy police chief terminated after allegations of unauthorized credit card purchases

The Abernathy Police Chief Cameron Bowman was terminated with cause and suspended without pay. Bowman has been the Abernathy police chief since 2012.

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Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after a yearlong NFL investigation of his domestic violence case in Ohio.   

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Funeral services for Yoakum Co. deputy Saturday

Denver City – The Yoakum County Sheriff’s Office will have funeral services for Deputy Jason Fann, 28, of Plains who was killed in the line of duty in a car accident, while responding to an accident call on August 5, 2017 around 6 p.m. on State Highway 214. 

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One dead, others injured in wreck on US 84

DPS reports one person died and two others are hospitalized after a wreck early Friday morning on US 84 at the FM 2641 intersection. 

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Plainview celebrates "Leap of Faith" movie anniversary Video included

From the City of Plainview: The City of Plainview will host a Leap of Faith 25th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday.

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Look Around Lubbock: Texas Boys Ranch Telethon Video included

Texas Boys Ranch hosts its 42nd Annual Telethon Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. The telethon is the Texas Boys Ranch largest fundraiser of the year to help abused and neglected children. There will be live entertainment and auction items...

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"The mural speaks volumes" Guadalupe neighborhood preserving historic artwork Video included

It's a landmark in Lubbock's Barrio de Guadalupe neighborhood. Atzlan Park and it's historic mural trace Lubbock's Hispanic culture to show how the community has grown over the years. 

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City Council gets an earful concerning LP&L

Lubbock's City Council is getting an earful during citizens comments over the usual suspect: LP&L. Joseph Lee authored the Change.org petition urging a breakup of the monopoly the utility has in the city. He said citizens should decide whether they want a regulated or de-regulated market for energy because they don't get a voice every time the city raises rates. Lee said he knows meter readers aren't doing their jobs each month. "Water meters are not getting read. I ... More>>

Ribbon cutting for Lubbock Complete the Streets Project

The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the its Complete Streets Project on Broadway coming to an end.  The project is designed to balance safety and efficiency for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The design elements include sidewalks, medians, curb extensions, bicycle lanes or wide shoulders.  Each complete street is unique to that particular street, such as the bike lanes on Broadway and Avenue N.  "Bicycle lanes become shared lanes a... More>>

Texas Boys Ranch Emergency Shelter at full capacity due to lack of available foster homes Video included

Texas Boys Ranch opened the emergency shelter in 2015. Since that time, the off-site emergency shelter has served 265 children, and 55 just this year.

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Lubbock Meals on Wheels builds on new expansion

The Lubbock Meals on Wheels has new digs. The non-profit moved in to phase one of its construction project. The new facility is right next door to its current facility. The new expansion includes a kitchen, freezer, cooler and a volunteer center.  "We started about 13 months ago expanding our current facility so we could feed more people in the Lubbock community," said Lisa Gilliland with Lubbock Meals on Wheels. "Today we are moving in to some of the e... More>>

Sales tax holiday this weekend

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-13. 

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Texas Tech hosts 18th annual Back to School Fiesta Saturday

Texas Tech’s 18th annual Back to School Fiesta (BTSF) returns Saturday to help Lubbock and surrounding area K-12 students and their families prepare for the upcoming school year.                 

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SMU to keep displays at prominent spot following controversy

DALLAS (AP) - Southern Methodist University has reversed course and says student exhibits and displays, including a 9/11 memorial, can continue to be featured at a prominent location on the Dallas campus.    

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City: Malfunctioning pressure transmitter caused water tower overflow

Last night the water tower located at 74th Street and Genoa Avenue experienced an overflow which resulted in tower expelling water. 

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Sugar can make men sad

Too much sugar can really bring out the blues in men. 

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Judge won't give Texas 'sanctuary city' ban early blessing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out Texas' efforts to have a new "sanctuary cities" ban declared constitutional before the law takes effect in September.    

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Lubbockite says native country of Venezuela is "gradually deteriorating" Video included

The future is uncertain for Venezuelans as the country suffers through an economic crisis spurred by political and social unrest.  "We feel so saddened and frustrated that we cannot do anything," said Liza Anselmi De Fromm who immigrated to the U.S. with her family a year ago leaving behind her home and other family members. She said its heartbreaking to watch her native country fall apart.  "The economic situation was not improving the economic measure...

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INTERVIEW: Steve Maines on the Maines Brothers concert this weekend Video included

To celebrate 51 years of making music, all the original members of The Maines Brothers Band are back together for a one-night only concert singing their favorite hits

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Look Around Lubbock: K9 SplashFest Video included

Lubbock Parks and Recreation hosts its annual K-9 SplashFest at Montelongo Pool on Sunday, August 13 from from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Dogs and people can swim together and dogs can compete in contests. City of Lubbock Animal Services will be providing microchips for dogs at the cost of...

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West Texas A&M officer dies at Lubbock UMC

The West Texas A&M University Police Department at WTAMU announced the loss of an officer. Corporal Monty D. Platt passed away yesterday evening at the Lubbock UMC. Corporal Platt had served with the University Police Department since 1996. The death of Corporal Monty Platt was a result of medical complications from being bitten by a feral cat while on duty, responding to a police call two weeks ago. Last Thursday he was not feeling well, and was taken to an urgent care ce... More>>

Senate not likely to pass House school finance bill Video included

It is a disagreement that has continued to rage since the end of regular session. 

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Family reflects on two years since Texas Boys Ranch adoption Video included

Even though they already had children of their own, a Lubbock family answered the call two years ago to adopt a brother and sister from the Texas Boys Ranch.  FOX34 first met Isaia Duenes in 2015. He had just left the Texas Boys Ranch, and was settling in with his new home and family. 

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Lubbock Boys & Girls Club visits Academy for back to school shopping spree

Thirty kids from the local Boys & Girls Club went on a shopping spree at Academy Sports and Outdoors.  Academy gave each kid a $100 gift card for back to school shopping. "Academy is all about getting involved with the community," said Store Director Tori Apel. "We do several give back events not just this one but we do a holiday giveback event and donations to our store, we just love staying involved in the community and mak...

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Local Kids Cafe Program aims to solve child hunger

The South Plains Food Bank will kick off it's Kids Cafe Program at the start of the school year. For the month of August, a donor has agreed to match dollar for dollar to reach a goal of $150,000. "We are really focusing on feeding programs, we have Kids Cafe, we participate in backpack programs, this summer we have been doing our Summer Food Service Program and the whole idea is that if we feed kids then they are going to perform better in school," said food ban... More>>

Local veteran recognized for his commitment to wounded warriors

Local veteran agencies honored American hero, Shilo Harris, with the Russ Murphy Ministry Service Award. Murphy is a Texas Tech alum who has written and dedicated many of his songs to wounded warriors and veterans. Shilo Harris has dedicated his life to helping fellow wounded warriors, specifically those who face challenges with post traumatic stress. "Russ Murphy not only is he a great friend, he was a mentor that helped me become the veteran advocate and motivational speaker...

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FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents looking for financial documents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, whose past foreign political work has been swept into the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

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Texas Tech unveils Honors College residence hall

Red Raiders have a new option when it comes to on-campus housing. The Honors Residence Hall, located at 901 Flint Ave. near the Rawls College of Business, opened today (Aug. 9) during a University Student Housing ribbon-cutting. 

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United, local school districts host school supply drive for students in need

(LUBBOCK, Texas) – The United Family® is again partnering with Lubbock-area school districts to host a school supply drive for local students in need. 

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One sex has a higher functioning brain than the other

You've heard men are from Mars and women are from Venus. 

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FOX34 Corner Kitchen: back to school snack ideas Video included

Registered Dietitian, Brenda Duby, shares two back to school snack ideas. Here are the recipes for peach salsa and peanut butter banana roll ups. 

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Look Around Lubbock: CHCL Back to School Fun Fest Video included

Community Health Center of Lubbock hosts Back to School Summer Fun Fest on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will help prepare families for going back to school for children who need school supplies and immunizations. There will be games, music, food and...

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INTERVIEW: Mayor Pope talks LP&L petition and budgeting for local projects Video included

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope talked to FOX34 about the online petition against LP&L and the potential solutions to the issue. "Electricity is a little bit more expensive this year than it was last year for us," Pope said. "We pay through the contract, we buy electricity through Xcel Energy." Pope said natural gas prices are up so naturally the electricity costs are up as well. "What I always want to remind folks of is the LP&L board is a group of cit...

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Crisis Incident Stress Management: Helping first responders handle every day stresses Video included

First responders give aid to the injured, investigate murders and put out the flames. They deal with humanity at it's worst, on a daily basis.  "Historically we all think of ourselves as tough guys because it's what we do everyday, so we deal with the violence, we deal with the tragedy's we deal with the terrible things that most people don't have to see everyday," Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe said.  

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Lubbock family adopts four kids through Texas Boys Ranch Video included

The Burch family of six used to be two. That is until Aaron and Laura decided to adopt. 

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WPS school supply drive provides for families in local shelters

Summer is almost over and parents are getting ready for the back to school shopping lists.  The Women's Protective Services of Lubbock is asking for donations for their Back to School Supply Drive to help women and children in the shelter who face tough times to meet those school supply needs. "Our children's ages vary from kindergarten all the way to high school so anything helps nowadays," said Steve Garcia, WPS communications coordinator. "These scho... More>>

Hispanic Association of Women welcomes new members

The Hispanic Association of Women is achieving empowerment through higher education, leadership skills, networking, and community involvement.   Today, the organization had a membership drive to welcome new members and discuss their main goals as an association.  "You get a network of incredible women who are willing to help you in whatever you need," said HAW Vice President Karla Vargas. "Everyone comes from such different backgroun... More>>

Clapp Park shooting suspect charged with aggravated assault

Donavan Acy, 29, is now charged with aggravated assault in connection to the Sunday morning shooting that sent one victim to the hospital with serious injuries.

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Trump warns NKorea of ‘fire and fury’ if it threatens US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned North Korea it could face “fire and fury” if it threatens the United States, after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence officials believe Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles. 

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UPDATE: Bicyclist killed, driver arrested in hit-and-run

A bicyclist hit on the South Loop access road early Tuesday morning has died from his injuries. Police have identified him.

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Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and spanned country, pop, television and movies, has died. He was 81.    

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Father of teen murder suspect indicted by grand jury

A murder suspect's father charged with hindering his apprehension has been indicted by a Lubbock grand jury. 

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Wagner Park shooting suspect indicted on murder charge

A Lubbock grand jury has indicted a suspect in connection to a deadly park shooting. 

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Texas Tech walk-on QB dies of cancer

 LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech football program mourns the loss of Luke Gonsioroski, who passed away Monday after a courageous battle with cancer. 

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Cause of fire at Hayashi Midtown unknown

An early morning fire at Hayashi Midtown has been ruled accidental. 

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Look Around Lubbock: back to school events at Dillard's Video included

Dillard's hosts Kid's Day on Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Kids are invited to show up dressed as their favorite super hero! There will b face painting from Bodyworks, arts & crafts,  a drop-down photo area... You can enter your child into 2 wardrobe giveaways, each valued at...

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Auction items up for bid for Bayer Museum of Ag benefit Video included

For the first time, there is online bidding for auction items for the Bayer Museum of Agriculture Benefit. 

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Texas Legislature yet to pass any legislation during special session Video included

The governor's call for a special session intended to complete unfinished business.  

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Texas Boys Ranch empowering staff and children alike Video included

The Texas Boys Ranch mission has always been to empower its children, providing a place where they can be themselves and grow. This happens because of a hardworking team that mentors and loves these kids.  

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Lubbock ISD welcomes new teachers

Lubbock ISD is hosting a new teacher induction event at Monterey High School.  

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Lubbock High grad identified as missing sailor

Lieutenant Steven D. Hopkins, a Lubbock High graduate, has been identified as the sailor who was missing in the South China Sea. 

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Texas Tech recognizes purple heart recipients

Texas Tech's Military and Veterans Program honored purple heart recipients.  Nine TTU campus students and administrators as well as 55 other Lubbock residents were given recognition in a ceremony at Memorial Circle.  "I just want to thank the community for supporting our military veteran community, purple heart recipients and our student veterans here on campus," said Lou Ortiz, the director of the Military and Veterans Program. More>>

Attorney general launches PSA for Child Support Awareness

AUSTIN –Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the launch of a public service campaign for Child Support Awareness Month in Texas. 

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K-9 SplashFest this weekend

Calling all dogs! Montelongo Pool will be hosting the K-9 SplashFest on Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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LPD: Man shot in leg while driving down the street

At approximately 3:30 Monday morning, Lubbock police officers responded to a residence near 36th Street and Elgin Avenue in reference to a male victim who had been shot in the leg. 

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Portales man in cockfighting case says it was 'poultry show'

   PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man facing charges in connection with a break up of an alleged cockfighting ring in West Texas says the busted event was just a private "poultry show."    

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Eppler: Calm down, "Dark Tower" isn't terrible Video included

No need for people to read "The Dark Tower" books before seeing this movie. The screenwriters obviously didn't. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Key eastern New Mexico water plan set to be released

   CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A key task force in eastern New Mexico is set to unveil its plan to conserve water from a massive groundwater supply that underlies parts of New Mexico, Texas and several other states.   

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Polar Express won't be back in Wolfforth

Last year's Polar Express train rides out of Wolfforth were the last. 

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UPDATE: Crash claims life of Abilene police detective; injured officers identified

A traffic crash killed an Abilene police detective Sunday evening.

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Look Around Lubbock: ThistleDew Lavender Farm Video included

ThistleDew Lavender Farm is a family owned and operated farm in Dickens that creates homemade lavender influenced products. You can find the lavender products at the Lubbock Downtown Farmer's Market every Saturday through October.  How it got started...

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5 things to watch for Monday

5 things to watch for Monday

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Friends and family remember Jonathan Pesqueda after fatal collision Video included

A family holding onto their faith and memories through a difficult time. The Pesqueda's lost a loved one in a wrong way head-on collision on Aug. 3.

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Yoakum County Deputy remembered after dying in the line of duty Video included

Law enforcement officers are in mourning after the loss of one of their own after Deputy Jason Fann, who also served as a Seagraves police officer, died in a crash while responding to another call.

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Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Dutch manufacturer of a thrill ride that broke apart and killed an 18-year-old man at the Ohio State Fair says excessive corrosion on a support beam led to a "catastrophic failure."

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Deaths of 2 Texas toddlers left in hot car ruled homicides

Autopsies show two North Texas toddlers died of heatstroke after investigators say their mother allegedly left them in her hot car for several hours to teach them a lesson.

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5th Annual David Montalvo Scholarship Jam honors former C.I.S. employee Video included

Communities in Schools of the South Plains hosted the "5th Annual David Montalvo Scholarship Jam."

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Some Texas community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

Some Texas community colleges are expanding their curriculums to offer bachelor's degrees and help meet the increased need for nurses and teachers.

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Family and friends celebrate the life of Tech coach Corky Oglesby Video included

Friends, family, and colleagues of long time Texas Tech coach Corky Oglesby gathered Saturday to honor the life of the coach. 

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Dem. railroad commissioner candidate: fracking here to stay, smarter ways needed

McAllen said his background as a city planner contributes to his long-term thinking, which he said is needed to preserve the state's critical resources -- namely water. 

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