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WT A&M PD release info on terroristic threats

Officials with the West Texas A&M University Police Department released more information regarding Wednesday afternoon’s incident on its Canyon campus via its Facebook page. Officials with the department said they were made aware of an incident “involving a student making threatening comments to other students.” The statement, according to the post, constituted an offense under a portion of the Texas Penal Code that outlines “Terroristic Threats.”
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Fair booth with local ties hopes for continued community support

The best fried green tomatoes at the Panhandle South Plains Fair are at a different location this year. Booth organizer, Helen Aguocha, said Heavenly Hair Global Ministries snagged a building for the 2022 event. A team of volunteers has spent the last several days getting ready for the visitors expected to embark on the fair grounds throughout the next week.

More chilly mornings and warm afternoons for the South Plains

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - If you like our recent weather, you likely will give our forecast a thumbs up. On the other hand, if you are not a fan of our recent weather, I imagine you may give our forecast a thumbs down. The pattern bringing our recent mild weather...

Assiter welcomes visitors of all ages to Punkin' Ranch

There’s a lot of good news about Floyd County’s pumpkin crop this year despite the dry summer, said veteran grower Tim Assiter. 'The pumpkins are great. There’s some big stuff, and there are pretty pumpkins—and lots of yield.” Though much of the crop was late getting started, by now Assiter’s crews are pulling the pumpkins from the fields as fast as they can go. Trucks pulled in and out…

WT student placed in custody after report of threat Wednesday

A West Texas A&M University student was placed into custody Wednesday after reports of a threat. According to a WT statement, "West Texas A&M University Police Department sought a student of interest today on campus following reports of threatening statements. "Despite social media rumors, there was no active threat on campus. The student was placed into custody in Tulia by mid-afternoon Sept. 28. More information will be released as it becomes available." This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: WT student placed in custody after report of threat Wednesday

Time runs cut on Whirlwinds’ comeback against Hale Center

Friday night’s gridiron matchup between Floydada and Hale Center could have gone either way all four quarters. The Whirlwinds committed crucial penalties that knocked the wind out of promising drives, including two touchdown runs that were called back. It would be the host Owls who gave a hoot, taking the hard-fought 13-7 non-district win. Not until 3:46 left in the half did the scoreboard light…

PHOTOS: Fun at the South Plains Fair

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - From now until October 1, fairgoers will be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and entertainment that come with the annual event. The fair is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m., then 8 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The admission...

Join Dillard’s for “Fit for the Cure”

LUBBOCK, Texas- Fit for the cure will be held October 6 at Dillard’s in the South Plains Mall. Every customer who gets fitted for a bra and makes a purchase, the proceeds will benefit Children’s Home of Lubbock and help fight breast cancer.

Summer weather for the start of fall

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Another day in the 80s on most of the South Plains. There have been a few communities along and east of the Caprock that made it to 90 degrees and higher today. The temperatures will remain in the same range again on Wednesday with mostly 80s except for the eastern counties where highs around 90 degrees will continue.

Muleshoe Mules stomp Abernathy Antelopes

The Abernathy Antelopes traveled to Benny Douglas Stadium to face the Muleshoe Mules. Both teams came into this game 3-1, looking to take the next steps in their 2022 campaign. . Muleshoe’s defense forced Abernathy to cough up the ball on their first drive. Coach Richards gave the nod to sophomore...

Longhorns prepare for district schedule; bye week coming up

The Longhorns enjoy a bye week as they prepare for their district schedule to start when they travel to Crosbyton to take on the Chieftans on October 7. Lockney was hoping for a win to end their non-district schedule. However, the Comanches from West Texas had different plans and held their six-point lead to close the game. The Longhorns’ lone score was on a Dyllan Thiebaud pass connecting with…

Talking Points with Jen Phillips (9/25/22)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KAMC) — Are you a fan of South Plains politics? Here are your Talking Points for this week. Juvenile crime has been the focus of a lot of attention recently in the Lubbock City Council as councilmembers voted on a new budget. Is juvenile crime spiking in the Hub City? What can the tax dollars just allocated to the Lubbock Police Department do to help? We’ll discuss the matter with Chief Floyd Mitchell of the Lubbock Police Department.

Food deserts in the Panhandle area, 2005-2022

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the Texas Panhandle had 58 counties that had a lack of access to fresh food in 2005, but currently there are still more than 30 counties that are food insecure. Although there has been some improvement from 2005 to now, a decrease of 28 counties in 18 years is still not enough. According to Feeding America, the additional money needed to provide for the needs in impoverished counties would cost more than 1.6 billion dollars.

After nearly losing leg, Plainview senior makes full recovery

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Taylee Watson was a senior at Plainview High School in 2021, when a frightening incident with a show steer nearly ended her stock show career and much more. Now, she is thankful for a full recovery after treatment at University Medical Center and love from a...

CMN Miracle: Kolbi Ramos loses family but stays strong

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Three people were killed and two others were injured in a terrible crash south of Abilene about a year ago. Kolbi Ramos was the most severely injured and the most unlikely miracle. It was near the small town of Winters on Highway 153, about 45 minutes...