COVID-19 causes concern for domestic violence in Lubbock

Families and experts are concerned about the ongoing challenges COVID-19 has created for domestic violence resources in Lubbock in 2021. In November 2020, 19-year-old Haven Trevino was shot and killed at Orlando’s – located at 6951 Indiana Ave. – after ending her relationship with Isaiah Mesa. Court records show Mesa had previously abused Trevino and their son.
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Plainview Daily Herald

Hale County COVID-19 case counts increase by 1

Just one case of COVID-19 was reported in Hale County last week and as of Monday afternoon, there were two active cases within the county. There is one active case in Hale Center and one in Plainview. Vaccination counts have changed very little. Of the 27,448 Hale County residents eligible...
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COVID-19: This is the Least Dangerous County in the Lubbock, TX Metro Area

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the novel coronavirus continues to spread through the United States. To date, 33,027,029 Americans have been infected with the virus — and 591,694 have died as a result. On a per capita basis, the U.S. has one of the highest known infections rates in the world. In the Lubbock […]
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 33% of people fully vaccinated

Lubbock County has administered more than 209,339 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of June 8, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. That's up 2% from the previous week's tally of 206,211 COVID-19 doses administered. In Lubbock County, 33% of people living in Lubbock County...
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Southcrest Baptist Church Is Hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Throughout June

The City of Lubbock Health Department has announced in a news release that free COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held at Southcrest Baptist Church throughout the month of June. Southcrest, located at 3801 South Loop 289, will host vaccine clinics every Wednesday throughout the month. On Wednesday, June 9th, the...
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

55 new COVID cases in Lubbock County this past week

The Lubbock Health Department confirmed 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Lubbock County this past week. No new deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in Lubbock County this past week. The total number of cases in Lubbock County since the pandemic began is 49,393, with 132 active cases, 48,531 people...
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

City, county to decide how to spend $116 million in COVID recovery funding

The City of Lubbock and Lubbock County will receive a combined $116 million to spend on economic recovery in the next few years. Signed into law on March 11 after a partisan vote with zero Republicans in Congress voting in support of it, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 included $350 billion in funding to state and local governments for economic recovery.
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Letter: Reason to get immunized

Living in Lubbock County but not the city makes it easy to criticize City of Lubbock residents. Lubbock wants to protect the unborn but apparently cares little for all the living people possessing a birth certificate. Lubbock, you are way behind the rest of the country in doing your part to end the pandemic.

Covenant Children’s to host COVID-19 drive-up vaccine clinic for kids

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - On Saturday, June 5, Covenant Children’s, in partnership with Covenant Medical Group, will hold a COVID-19 drive-up vaccine clinic for kids age 12 and older. Patients will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine currently approved for children under the age...