Lubbock, TX Government

Lubbock Tornado Ruins Are Slowly Being Demolished [Photos]

I've written about these tornado ruins a number of times and now it seems they are going away. I have driven past these tornado ruins on Mesa Road for a couple of decades. As I've detailed before, these ruins are/were a stark reminder of the 1970 tornado that changed Lubbock forever. Some attempts were made by at least one of the surviving homeowners to keep the property up, but nature had other plans.
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Raw sewage floods Lubbock home, what to do if it happens to you

LUBBOCK, TX– After raw sewage displaced a Lubbock family last week, a local plumbing company explained on Monday possible causes and what to do if it happens to you. Derrick Raybon did not know what to do when he noticed his bathtub filling with sewage, overflowing onto his floor in East Lubbock. It came from underneath the toilet, and bubbled up from the sink drain.
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock reports 8 more COVID-linked deaths since Friday

Lubbock reported eight more COVID-linked deaths between Friday and Monday, with a decline in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county in the past week. The entire South Plains region's COVID-19 hospitalization rate has generally decreased during the past week, dropping to about 7 percent as reported Monday compared to 9 percent last week, according to data provided by Texas Department of State Health Services. The city health department also reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, with a total of 1,303 active cases in the county.

Sample ballot items, both local and statewide, November 2 election

LUBBOCK, Texas — Voters in Lubbock will decide the fate of nearly $175 million in street projects while Lubbock County voters will decide the fate of a property tax hike to fund salaries in the sheriff’s office. Voters statewide will decide eight constitutional amendments. Early voting runs from Monday, October...

Early Voting Begins Monday, October 18th, 2021

Early Voting begins Monday, October 18th, ahead of the November 2nd Special Election for the City of Lubbock’s 2021 Street Bond Election. Back in August, the Lubbock City Council voted to put nearly $175 million in general obligation bonds to fund street improvement projects across the city. For information on specific projects, click here.

Texas Car Dealer Convicted in Federal Court

(WBAP/KLIF) — A Texas car dealer is convicted in Federal Court. The owner Reagor-Dykes Auto Group was convicted, Friday, after depositing $2.7 million into his personal accounts. The federal jury handed down the conviction, Friday, as 55 year old Bart Reagor was found guilty of making false statements to a...

Fire, EMS, Red Cross respond to townhome fire in Central Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock Fire Rescue, EMS and The Red Cross responded to a fire near 34th St. and University Ave. Monday morning. The fire was at Siena Townhomes at O’Neil Terrace. Lubbock Fire Rescue said the fire was contained to one unit and quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported, but three adults were displaced.