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Freese and Nichols consulting on Lubbock land-use plan

The city has officially begun its year-long comprehensive planning process. City Council approved the hiring of Austin-based consulting firm Freese and Nichols.

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Producers urge Trump to keep agriculture in mind during NAFTA discussions

President Trump took the first step to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Texas farmers and ranchers want the Trump Administration to keep agriculture in mind when it comes to the discussions. 

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Sheriff's deputies search for suspect indicted on federal drug charges

Darnisha Unique Gibbs, 30, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base.

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Hobbs stabbing suspect in custody

Joshua Nava, 27, faces charges of attempted murder and abuse of a child.

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LFR looking for suspects in vacant church fire

Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office investigators are looking for suspects in a weekend fire inside a vacant church building. 

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Jury finds man guilty of of manslaughter

A Lubbock jury finds a defendant guilty of manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash in 2013. 

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Severe thunderstorm watch for western South Plains Video included

A round of storms will be possible tonight and then again early tomorrow morning as a cold front moves through. Get the live stream of our Vipir radar and detailed forecast in our Weather Blog.

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Angie's List Tip: Deck dos and don'ts Video included

May is National Deck Safety Month, so do your family a favor and get yours in shape for summer. That means a good safety check as well as basic maintenance.  Most wood decks are made of pressure-treated pine or red cedar. Make it a seasonal habit to check for weak spots, signs of wood rot and instability in posts and framework. Don’t let the surface suffer, either. “You should reseal your deck every two to three years with either a clear or semi-transparent stain...

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Eppler: Studio wants to win "Alien" fans back with "Covenant" Video included

The follow-up to "Prometheus" and prequel to "Alien" fixes fan concerns about the previous movie. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Look Around Lubbock: summer events with Parks & Rec.

City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation has a variety of summer events. In the city's May-September activity guide there are more than 600 activities, summer camps, butterfly release information, Yoga in the Plaza details, swim lesson information and what you need to know about K-9 Splashfest...

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5 things to watch for Monday

Texas revives 'bathroom bill,' but only for public schools AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all transgender people in the country's second-largest state use public restrooms according to the gender on their birth certificates sailed through th...

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Texas House approves schools-only 'bathroom rider' in separate bill

The amendment mandates children in public and private schools use the bathrooms according to their birth certificate, but allows students to be directed to a separate, single-occupancy restroom at their request.

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Cruz: NAFTA renegotiation, Farm Bill rewrite should include, focus on producers

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said both the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the upcoming Farm Bill should involve -- and focus on -- farmers, ranchers, and small businesses in West Texas.

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Class of 2017 enters the job market at a peak time

Graduates entering the workforce usually lag behind other demographics on the road to recovery from the Great Recession. Now, graduates are finally catching up.

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Chance for storms this evening; severe weather possible Monday Video included

Storm chances increasing this evening with severe weather expected tomorrow. Details in the FOX34 Weather Blog.

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Democrats try to cook, serve up party unity, spirit

The Lubbock County Democratic Party used a barbecue Saturday afternoon to try and unite supporters behind candidates the party intends to field in the midterms.

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Vets, supporters encourage attention to at-risk veterans, servicemembers Video included

One in 20 veterans faces some sort of struggle adapting and transitioning into civilian life; there are several organizations in the South Plains dedicating to providing support and resources for long-time veterans or those just returning from deployment.

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Volunteers clean up Legacy Play Village

It was mostly routine -- things like patching up boards, picking up trash, and fixing some safety problems. 

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Young entrepreneurs showcase innovations, inventions

Each student spent 30 weeks learning and preparing to own and operate their own businesses. 

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TxDOT's "Click It or Ticket" Campaign celebrates 15th anniversary

Lubbock TxDOT hosted a press conference to highlight the importance of their mission. Organizers said wearing a seat belt is the single most important step you can take to protect yourself.

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Live gospel music concert set for Saturday

A local non-profit organization called Each One Reach One will host a live gospel music concert featuring mo town recording artist, Paul Porter.

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Lubbock residents receive assistance with utility bills Video included

Lubbock's Neighborhood House partnered with Atmos Energy's share the warmth program to attend the needs of many area residents who are saddled with delinquent or current natural gas bills. 

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Local President supporters express their issues with the media Video included

 There doesn't seem to be much gray area. When it comes to the president you're either for him or against him. The president's advocates which far outnumber the opponents in conservative West Texas said there's a liberal agenda coloring everything he does, says, tweets or suggests. 

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San Antonio fire kills veteran firefighter

The blaze engulfed a computer repair store near the Ingram Park Mall and collapsed part of the structure. It trapped and killed Scott Deen.

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Bill to ban texting and driving passed by Senate

Midland Rep. Tom Craddick authored the bill and said he will concur with the changes the Senate made.

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Castro County rollover crash kills passenger

DPS reported Michael Rinne, 26, of Plainview was ejected when the van he was riding in veered off state Highway 86 East of Nazareth and rolled over several times.

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"Crime Watch Daily" to crack open Dixon murder case

A national investigative program will highlight the murder-for-hire case surrounding Doctor Thomas Michael Dixon.

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Local businessman awaits arraignment on bribery and money laundering charges

Lubbock businessman Vernon Farthing III is free on appearance bond until his arraignment on the May 31. 

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Burrell appeals aggravated robbery conviction

A Lubbock defendant could get a new trial in a 2015 aggravated robbery case. Jordan Burrell is serving 38 years in prison after pleading guilty in open court to beating Pablo Luna, 67, with a pipe while trying to rob him. 

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LFR reflects on San Antonio tragedy

A shopping center blaze in San Antonio that claimed the life of a firefighter has become a sobering reminder for all firefighters including Lubbock Fire Rescue on the dangers of the job.

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Look Around Lubbock: American Windmill Museum Video included

The purpose of the American Wind Power Center is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history.

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Six movies open including "Alien: Covenant" Video included

Half a dozen new movies arrive in Lubbock theaters this weekend including a number of indies to add variety to the summer's tent pole releases. FOX34's James Eppler has the full rundown.

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CATS Playhouse opens melodrama Video included

The C.A.T.S. Playhouse opens an original melodrama called "Goodnight, Sweetheart or The Saga of the Bar-B Dahl Ghosts" this weekend.

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Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner faces charges in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina.      The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan says the Democrat will appear in court at 11 a.m. Friday.      They declined to immediately release additional details about the charges against him.      The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after ... More>>

5 things to watch for Friday

SWAT standoff ends with children missing, later found safe The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office working to piece together details after a standoff triggered by a reported assault. A grandmother fled from her home in the 7400 block of Auburn, just west of Upland, and called 911 reporting she'd been assaulted and that the suspect was barricaded with six children possibly inside. Deputies responded in force including the SWAT unit. Nearby homes in the neighborhood were evacuated as a p...

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SWAT standoff ends with children missing, later found safe

A standoff near the 7400 block of Auburn Street ends with Sheriff's deputies searching for a number of children believed to be missing, only to be found shortly after with their mother. Deputies with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office responded to a victims reported that a subject had barricaded himself in a residents, with several children possibly inside

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The binge drinking epidemic: college campuses and beyond Video included

More than 38,000,000 adults binge drink, an average of once a week. "If we were to poll most of our college students, on paper, many of them binge drink," DB Education Alcohol education specialist Jessica Kelly said. 

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Dupre Elementary celebrates 90th anniversary

Lubbock ISD's oldest campus reaches a milestone as staff, students, and alumni at Dupre Elementary celebrated the school's 90th anniversary.

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LISD students compete in laundry relay

Lubbock ISD third graders learned a valuable lesson about washing and drying clothes.

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LFR kicks off Fill the Boot Campaign

More than 400 firefighters will be stationed across Lubbock at six different locations from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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'Aidan's Path to Braille': Teacher incorporates unique learning method for blind student Video included

A nine-year-old Frenship student is beating the odds with the help of his teacher, Sherry Airhart, who has been a part of his life for seven years.  Aidan Noyola proves that hard work pays off. 

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Suspect in custody after police standoff in Anton

Hockley County deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested Randy Juarez, 36, at a home in the 600 block of Main.

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TTU regents discuss plans for expansion

TTU Health Sciences Center El Paso is currently looking to grow their class size.

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All Saints headmaster retiring this year

The All Saints Episcopal School headmaster Dr. Mike Bennett is retiring at the end of the May. 

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Trees planted in honor of community beautification project

As an effort to beautify the community, the North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation planted 22 trees in Mae Simmons Park.

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Former Red Raider coach likens Lubbock to Iraq

He may be gone, perhaps forgotten, but Tommy Tuberville can't put Lubbock in his rear view mirror. 

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Texas House OKs requiring seat belts on new school buses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More Texas children could soon have seat belts on the buses they ride to school.     

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Man rescued from 15-foot hole 'alert and conscious'

First responders are working to rescue a man who fell 15 feet into a ditch. 

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Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others.     

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"Unseen" is the latest from Christ in the Arts Video included

Christ in the Arts is a local dance school that performs faith-based productions. There is only one chance to see the new performance.

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REPORT: Former FOX News chief Roger Ailes dead at 77

The family of former FOX News chairman Roger Ailes announced his death in a statement.

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Communities in Schools hosts 9th annual Peace. Love. Mud Volleyball Video included


Proceeds from the annual event benefit CIS of the South Plains dropout prevention initiative.

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Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52

According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy. As t... More>>

5 things to watch for Thursday

Texas' Patrick backs special session for 'bathroom bill' AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is clamoring for a special legislative session unless the Texas House approves legislation it was already expected to pass: a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" and property tax cuts. Only Gov. Greg Abbott can order lawmakers back after the Legislature adjourns May 29, and he's said previously he's hesitant to do so. Legislators in small-government-loving Texas meet only ev... More>>

LP&L to roll out smart meters Video included

"The meters that Lubbock Power and Light has right now are really based on technology that was relevant about 30 years ago," LP&L spokesman Matt Rose said.  The first step to updating the meters, is updating the 16 year old billing system, which comes with a price tag of about $38,000,000.  .

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Lubbock family strives to preserve Hispanic culture Video included

Speaking more than one language can open doors to a variety of opportunities. There seems to be a keen interest among many English only speakers in Texas to learn Spanish as a second language. 

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House fire on 35th

The Lubbock Fire Rescue reported high winds contributed to the rapid spread of the fire from the exterior of a home on 35th near Avenue X to its attic.

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Annual "Ride of Silence" reminds drivers to share the road

Bicyclists rode along Indiana from 19th to 98th and back.

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Hit-and-run suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody after a reported hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian.

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Vet Protection Act passes through House committee

A bill aiming to improve the care of veterans made it through its House committee.

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Lubbock businessman, state senator face federal conspiracy charges

A Lubbock businessman was named in an indictment along with State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio). 

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Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election.    

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New Baylor lawsuit alleges rape video, dog fighting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence.    

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UPDATE: Boil water notice issued for Paducah

A boil water notice is in effect for Paducah water users, because of a major leak.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month Video included

Health professionals advocate knowing your risks for stroke and offer resources for managing them.

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Austin man sues date for texting during "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Finding true love can be difficult, especially when you sue your date after a bad time. According to a petition filed in small claims court in Travis County, Brandon Vezmar is suing a woman for texting during a showing of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2." According to the Austin American-Statesman, Vezmar, 37, of Austin filed the claim Thursday against his date. He is asking for $17.31, which was the price of the movie ticket to a 3D showing of “Guardians of the Galax... More>>

Look Around Lubbock: Texas Boys Ranch Video included

Texas Boys Ranch exists to provide care for abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes through no fault of their own. The children are given a stable living environment in one of the four cottages. Each cottage has...

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5 things to watch for Wednesday

TX state senator, Lubbock businessman indicted on multiple felonies AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury in San Antonio has issued multiple felony fraud charges against a Texas state senator from a border district. Sen. Carlos Uresti, a Democrat from San Antonio, was charged Tuesday with bribery, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and securities fraud. If convicted, Uresti could face up to 20 years in prison on several of the charges. Federal officials say ...

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Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle says she is in conversations with the Trump administration about replacing Sean Spicer as White House press secretary.      The former first lady of San Francisco tells the Mercury News in San Jose, California, that taking that job or having another press role in the White House has been "raised by a number of people" in the Trump administration.      Guilfoyle, who is one of the co-hosts of the F.

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Trump and Nixon: a new Watergate? Video included

A new scandal, a new allegation comes to light seemingly everyday. Because of the recent trends in headlines, political pundits are starting dub the current situation the start of another Watergate era. 

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The Latest: House oversight chair seeking Comey memos

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on one-time FBI Director James Comey memo stating that President Donald Trump asked him to shut down an FBI investigation into ousted adviser Michael Flynn (all times EDT):     

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Study: Islam will soon be the most practiced religion in the world Video included

Jeremy Herrera's new found faith was difficult for his mother to accept. She raised him Catholic.

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Storms end overnight, windy and warm Wednesday

Storms will end overnight and then we will be left with a windy and warm Wednesday. Get the detailed forecast in our Weather Blog.

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Hockley Co. sheriff investigating reports of roadway shooting

Hockley County's sheriff is investigating several recent reports of shots fired by someone driving in a vehicle north of Smyer.

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Manslaughter retrial underway after April mistrial

The retrial underway for a defendant accused of manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash in 2013. 

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Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas Sen. John Cornyn has taken himself out of the running to be FBI director, telling the Trump administration that he'll stay in the Senate.     

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Drainage improvement project will impact traffic beginning Thursday

The City of Lubbock with S.J. Louis Construction of Texas will begin construction of Phase 2 of the Northwest Lubbock Drainage Improvement Project on Thursday, May 18, 2017. 

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Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says a healthy 16-year-old South Carolina high school student died from heart problems after drinking too much caffeine. 

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Look Around Lubbock: Bahama Buck's Video included

In the summer of 1990, Blake Buchanan opened the first Bahama Buck's in Lubbock. It turned into a tropical dessert franchise featuring a variety of Sno creations and Island Smoothies in it's island-inspired atmosphere.

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5 things to watch for Tuesday

Trump White House returns to crisis mode WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump White House has returned to crisis mode as it reacts to yet another bombshell. The feeding frenzy Monday was brought on by a Washington Post report that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials in a meeting last week. That led to closed-door emergency meetings, hallways packed with reporters, statements rushed out, but few questions answered. White House officials denied t... More>>

Experts explain massive global cyberattack and how to protect yourself Video included

At a time when cybersecurity fears are heightened, the aptly monikered "WANNACRY" virus is causing apprehension around the globe.

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LP&L responds to local power outage

At 6:45 p.m., Lubbock Power & Light experienced a power outage on two electrical lines feeding out of two substations serving the southwest portion of the service territory. 

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MLK Commemorative Council gives back to Lubbock high school students

To help further high school students' education, the Martin Luther King Commemorative Council awarded scholarships to students from the Lubbock area.

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SCOTUS: North Carolina voter I.D. ruling left to lower courts Video included

Voter I.D. laws in North Carolina and Texas took a hit after the the Supreme Court passed on hearing an appeal to a lower court decision made in 2016. 

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Report: Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday. 

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Texas looks to curb improper teacher-student relationships

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas lawmakers have given final approval to a measure cracking down on inappropriate relationships between teachers and students, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott.   

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Plainview Wal-Mart evacuated due to natural gas leak

Customers and employees at the Plainview Wal-Mart were evacuated this afternoon due to a reported gas leak. 

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Patrick Mahomes, 3 others allegedly robbed at gunpoint

Former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II was reportedly one of four individuals robbed at gunpoint in Smith County Friday. 

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Four new dramas, two new comedies coming to FOX Video included

FOX will debut four dramas, two comedies and two live musical events in the 2017-2018 season, along with returns of "The X-Files" and some other favorites 

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Angie's List Tip: Utilizing wasted space Video included

Harry Potter’s Cupboard under the Stairs wasn’t space meant to inspire joy. But these days, homeowners are turning nooks and crannies, and other formerly “dead spaces” into magical and creative territory. When Jaymie Shook and husband Corey moved into their new home, they made the space under the basement stairs a playroom for young sons Max and Mason. The area first needed a major clean out. “It was just chock full of junk. When we got here there was t... More>>

Eppler: Schumer, Hawn make "Snatched" passable Video included

Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer team up for a mother-daughter comedy. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

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Actor Powers Boothe, of Snyder, dead at 68

Emmy winner Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the movies "Tombstone," ''Sin City" and "The Avengers," has died. He was from Snyder.

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5 things to watch for Monday

New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has boasted of a successful weekend launch of a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead. Outsiders also see a significant technological jump, with Sunday's test-fire apparently flying higher and for a longer time period than any other such previous missile. Amid condemnation in Seoul, Tokyo and Washington, a jubilant leader Kim Jong Un promised... More>>

Lorenzo woman reunites with mother after more than 40 years Video included

Tisha Norman has been searching for her birth mother for more than 40 years.  

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INTERVIEW: Veterans to commemorate other vets' death by suicide Video included

"Stop Soldier Suicide" reports an average of 20 veterans and one serving soldier, sailor, airman, or marine commits suicide each day.

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Landry declares candidacy for House Dist. 83

During a stop in Tahoka, South Plains College professor Drew Landry said the area needs a representative that ensures "respect" and growth in Texas's public schools. He said he wants to focus on vocational and technical training, as well as encouraging students to teach afterwards.

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Perry 'will vote for the money' on Senate school finance, despite school choice amendment

The state Senate Education Committee tweaked the House's school finance bill -- HB 21 -- to add funding for educational savings accounts for students with disabilities. Lubbock Sen. Charles Perry said he will approve it because small, rural schools in his district need other funding the House measure offers.

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LPD responds to report of assault near Marsha Sharp

Earlier this evening, LPD responded to an assault near 2500 Marsha Sharp that turned out to be a road rage incident.

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Survey: Slight increase in Hispanic voter turn out

President Trump's negative remarks about illegal Hispanic immigrants during the campaign, led many to assume there would be an increase in turnout of eligible Texas Hispanic voters. Although census data indicates the increase was rather minimal.

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Lemonade Day achieves record success

While the total result numbers are still rolling in, it's looking like this year was even better than the last.

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LP&L prepares budget proposal

Lubbock Power and Light's finance sub-committee prepared a preliminary budget proposal to present to the full board next week. 

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LPD graduates four new officers

These officers previously worked at a different agency and underwent an abbreviated academy.

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12th annual Golf for Kids' Sake Tournament raises funds for BBBS Lubbock

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock is held its 12th annual Golf for Kids' Sake Tournament at the Rawls Course.

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Two suspects in connection with stolen guns investigation

Eldon Gatewood, 26, and Alfonzo Rashad Jackson, 26, have been held on charges including theft of a firearm and evading arrest.

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Senator Perry hopes the legislature can reconcile differences

Lubbock State Senator Charles Perry said the legislature may need a special session to reconcile its budget.

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City takes legal action against apartment owners

From the City of Lubbock: The City of Lubbock has taken legal action against the owners of the Coronado Apartments.

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Former Spur coach charged with sexual assault of a child

A former Spur I.S.D. coach is free on bond after his arrest on a charge of sexual assault of a child. 

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Accused gang member sentenced to more than 27 years on federal drug charges

LUBBOCK, Texas — Cruz Perez, a/k/a “Travieso,” 41, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 327 months in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. 

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Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will collect food donations in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger. 

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Local music album needs cover design

Local artists can submit cover designs for Lubbock Music NOW 2017, an album being produced full of current original local music.

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Welcome signs reflect 'all that's good' in Lubbock Video included

Imagine Lubbock Together unveiled five sign designs that will be displayed at each of the seven highway entrances to the city. And there's a contest involved.

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INTERVIEW: Christ in the Arts preps "Unseen" Video included

The Lubbock dance school Christ in the Arts will perform the original dance production "Unseen: The Story Behind the Story." FOX34's James Eppler has a preview

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Look Around Lubbock: Studio 19 Video included

Studio 19 Coffee Shop, Art Gallery & Recording Studio is all three of those in one place. It's located at 2138 19th Street in Lubbock. The coffee shop delivers coffee in the area. 

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Mother's Day spending to rise Video included

(CNN) – Mother’s Day is this weekend. Still looking for a gift for mom? This year, the National Retail Federation says shoppers are expected to spend – on average – $186. That’s about 14 dollars more than last year. The most popular gift? Flowers. 69 percent of moms will get them, giving the floral industry $2.6-billion. 56 percent of people will treat mom to dinner or brunch. But more money will go to getting Mom something sparkly. About $5-billion w... More>>

Trump's words contradict White House answers on Comey firing Video included

By Dan Merica (CNN) Washington - The White House can't get its story straight on why President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Trump told NBC News on Thursday that he was going to fire Comey with or without Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's memo criticizing the director. That statement contradicts at least 10 times Trump's top aides and advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence, tried to explain the how and the why the President decided to sack Comey. T... More>>

5 things to watch for Friday

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closed on a key midnight deadline Thursday to approve legislation. A proposal mandating transgender Texans to use public restrooms according to their birth certificate gender sailed through the Texas Senate weeks ago, but a similar measure that bans schoo... More>>

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. A proposal mandating transgender Texans to use public restrooms according to their birth certificate gender sailed through the Texas Senate weeks ago, but a similar measure that bans schools and local communities from passing ordinances to protect...

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1970 Tornado Memorial Project honors victims and survivors Video included

It is a day etched in stone, in Irasema Velasquez's memory bank. "I remember May 11th tornado so vividly. It is one of those things that stays with you no matter what, because it makes such a big impression on your life," Irasema Velasquez said.  

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TTU's National Wind Institute receives $350,000 grant for tornado damage research Video included

Professors with Texas Tech's National Wind Institute awarded a grant of $350,000 from the National Science Foundation to study tornadic wind damage.

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Texas Association of Business CEO stops by Lubbock

CEO Jeff Moseley is new to the assignment and was able to listen and hear from community leaders.

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Business expo provides professional networking

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Business Expo featured 200 exhibitors and attracted about 7,000 people to the Civic Center.

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City Council appoints Citizens Advisory Committee

City Council took the first steps toward setting priorities and long range policies to guide Lubbock's future growth.

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SPC graduates to walk the stage

A little more than 1,500 grads will take part in two ceremonies. The first starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the second at 1:00 p.m.

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New Lubbock I.S.D. principals

Two Lubbock I.S.D. assistant principals will now head up elementary campuses.

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Murder charges dropped, defendant pleads guilty to separate charge

A defendant charged with a 2008 murder pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in court Thursday. 

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UPDATE: Wilson boil notice lifted

A boil water notice is in effect for the City of Wilson. 

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UPDATE: Police identify body found in stormwater runoff ditch

Investigators are working to determine the identity of a person found dead in a stormwater runoff ditch off the interstate. 

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New movies open for Mothers Day weekend Video included

Four new movies arrive in Lubbock theaters for Mothers Day weekend. FOX34's James Eppler has the first look

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One injured in collision involving two semis

One man was taken to the hospital following a crash between to semi-tractors Thursday morning. 

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Lubbock man sentenced to 50 years for deadly beating

A Lubbock man is sentenced to 50 years in prison for beating a man so severely he later died.

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Council declares National Music Week in Lubbock

Recognizing Lubbock's music heritage, Mayor Dan Pope and City Council have declared May 7-14 National Music Week. Check out some resources to support local musicians.

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Look Around Lubbock: 2017 Business Expo Video included

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 Business Expo on Thurs., May 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.   The Business Expo is hosted annually by the Chamber and showcases over 200 exhibitors. Exhibitors will enjoy a private networking event...

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5 things to watch for Thursday

Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia's election meddling and the possible involvement of Donald Trump's associates. Days later, he was fired by President Trump. It is unclear whether word of the Comey request, put to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, ever made its way to Trump. But the revelation intensifies the pressure on the Wh... More>>

Local Representatives and Senators react to Comey's firing Video included

"They (The Trump Administration) thought there would actually be bi-partisan support behind firing the FBI director," Texas Tech political science professor Seth McKee said. The President's decision to fire Comey backfiring as Democrats blasted the move.  

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Bills protecting injured first responders pass out of the House Video included

Legislation that would significantly reduce the red tape entangling first who are injured in the line of duty clears a major hurdle by passing out of the House and into the Senate Business and Commerce Committee.

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Imagine Lubbock Together unveils welcome signs around the city

A year in the making, the signs will be placed in seven different entry points along the highways. 

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Hub City tourism on the rise

The consistent growth in tourism in Lubbock has impacted several communities around the city.

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TTU expanding animal and food sciences research

The Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will now be able to expand its' research efforts in animal and food sciences. 

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Foreign exchange student plants her roots in Lubbock community Video included

There is a world of difference between Nanjing, China and Lubbock, Texas, especially for one high school student who has decided to expand her horizons.

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Lubbock sales tax increase

Lubbock will be getting a bigger sales tax check this month compared to May of last year.

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Councilman Massengale to host town hall meeting

It will be Monday, May 22 at Honey Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. 

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Coffee with the mayor

Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope invites the community to discuss city issues over coffee next week.

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TTU students benefit from pet therapy Video included

Man's best friend is visiting the Texas Tech library to help students combat the stress that end of semester exams bring. 

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Father continues search for missing son

The father of a missing Lubbock man is asking for help to end the more than year long search for answers.

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The High Plains Wine Makers Video included

Trilogy cellars was an effort between three Hockley County growers, Steve Newsom, Rowdy Bolen and Chase Hill.

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Who will replace fired FBI director James Comey? Video included

By Dan Merica (CNN) By firing FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, President Donald Trump has created a near-impossible standard for his replacement. Some Republicans, in an attempt to protect Trump's decision to fire Comey in the midst of his investigation into Trump associates, Russia and the 2016 election, argued that his replacement will have to be someone who has unquestionable credibility with a deep background in law enforcement matters. Democrats agree, but argue Trump's ne...

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Free skin cancer screening offered by Texas Tech Physicians Video included

When caught early, skin cancer, including melanoma, is highly treatable.

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Look Around Lubbock: 6th Annual Lubbock Vines and Wines Video included

McPherson Cellars is hosting the 6th Annual Lubbock Vines and Wines on May 12 & 13. The event benefits Lubbock Meals on Wheels. There will be wine tastings, food trucks, live music, a chef competition, beer booth and more. Tickets are $20 for one day or $30 for two. McPherson Cellars is... 

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5 things to watch for Wednesday

Texas steroids bill could ban transgender prep wrestler AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would let state officials ban a transgender wrestling champion from competing. The measure comes after Trinity Euless junior Mack Beggs, who is transitioning from female to male, won a Texas state girls wrestling championship. Recently adopted University Interscholastic League rules required Beggs to compete as a girl, the gender listed on his b... More>>

UPDATE: Missing woman found in Dawson County

Alice Myers, 66, has been reported missing out of Palm Valley Texas.

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Bill would allow Texas adoption agencies to claim religious objections Video included

HB 3859 would allow adoption and foster care agencies in the state to claim religious objection without potentially losing state funds.  

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Local Baptist ministry hosts abuse prevention workshop

Texas baptists received proper training to ensure safe environments for children.

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House announces President Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. This story will be updated as details become available.   

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New Legacy Home gives women a second chance

The Lubbock Dream Center's future location for the new Legacy Home for women will assist women who find themselves struggling with life skills.

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Growth and Annexation Committee evaluating Lubbock properties

The Growth and Annexation Committee is looking at four areas in Lubbock and is requesting city staff to consider and begin the process for annexation.

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Report: Kansas, Texas lead nation on abortion restrictions

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A research group that supports abortion rights says more than half of women of reproductive age live in states with unneeded restrictions on abortion facilities.     

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ACLU warns Texas travelers about 'sanctuary city' law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a warning about traveling to Texas because of the state's new law banning so-called sanctuary cities.    

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After campus stabbings, Texas House eases knife restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A week after one University of Texas student was killed and three others injured in a knife attack on campus, the state House has voted to allow carrying large knives in many areas of the state.     

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Look Around Lubbock: Breedlove Foods Video included

Breedlove is a commercial-sized non-profit food processor that transforms lives by partnering globally to provide nutritious meals to the world's most vulnerable. The company operates it's own food plant, processing vegetable and grain products of all kinds...

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