UPDATED: Criminal charges in vehicle fire that killed three-year-old
UPDATED: Criminal charges in vehicle fire that killed three-year-old

Plainview police have arrested one person on a charge of criminally negligent homicide. A three-year-old died in a vehicle fire Friday afternoon.

LPD, LFR sends crisis intervention team members to El Paso
LPD, LFR sends crisis intervention team members to El Paso

The Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock Fire Rescue sent members of their respective Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams to El Paso Friday, Aug. 16, to support first responders there after the mass shooting at a Walmart on Aug. 3. The CISM

Dunbar Prep aiming to transform its academic trajectory
Dunbar Prep aiming to transform its academic trajectory

Grading growth, performance, and achievement, the state handed Dunbar College Preparatory Academy an "F" across the board. However, Lubbock ISD Superintendent Kathy Rollo said those scores are an indication of the school's past, not its future. 

Jonah Tuls
TTUHSC School of Nursing dean receives highest faculty honor
TTUHSC School of Nursing dean receives highest faculty honor

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved the appointment of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing Dean Michael Evans as a Grover E. Murray Professor.

Citibus to unveil two electric buses
Citibus to unveil two electric buses

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, Citibus, in collaboration with the City of Lubbock and Proterra Bus, will host a press conference to announce the deployment of two electric buses.

3 die in Lea County crash
3 die in Lea County crash

On Thursday, Aug. 15, at about 10:45 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on State Road 18, mile post 41 between Hobbs and Eunice. 

Nicholas: 'College expenses include much more than tuition'
Nicholas: 'College expenses include much more than tuition'

Some financiers say student loan debt may be the next big bubble. Forbes reports more than 44 million Americans owe more than one and a half trillion dollars in it.

Jon Sokoloff
South Plains Food Bank receives $5,000 grant from Darden Foundation
South Plains Food Bank receives $5,000 grant from Darden Foundation

The South Plains Food Bank announced Friday it received a $5,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger-relief to families across the South Plains.

Texas Education Agency releases 2019 A-F accountability ratings
Texas Education Agency releases 2019 A-F accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released its 2019 state accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools

Happy State to acquire Centennial Bank
Happy State to acquire Centennial Bank

Happy State Bank will acquire and operate Centennial Bank.

Pedestrian and his dog killed trying to cross Interstate 27
Pedestrian and his dog killed trying to cross Interstate 27

A man and his dog were killed trying to cross Interstate 27 early Friday morning.

Kristin Carol
Comptroller Hegar: New law will benefit tax payers
Comptroller Hegar: New law will benefit tax payers

Starting this fiscal year, most taxing districts won't be able to raise their property tax revenue by more than 3.5% without voter approval.

Marcos Ortiz
Reagor-Dykes asks for more time, creditors object to specifics in plan
Reagor-Dykes asks for more time, creditors object to specifics in plan

Ford Credit, GM Financial and other creditors railed on Reagor-Dykes' disclosure statement in bankruptcy court Thursday, saying it lacks critical information.

Lubbock-Cooper board sets tax rate seven cents lower
Lubbock-Cooper board sets tax rate seven cents lower

Lubbock-Cooper ISD trustees set this year's property tax rate seven cents lower than last year.

UPDATE: Man convicted of shooting police officer sentenced to life in prison
UPDATE: Man convicted of shooting police officer sentenced to life in prison

A man accused of shooting and wounding a police officer in 2013 was found guilty Wednesday afternoon. 

Muscular Dystrophy with Lubbock Fire Fighters for Fill the Boot Campaign
Muscular Dystrophy with Lubbock Fire Fighters for Fill the Boot Campaign

The "Fill the Boot" Campaign helps support and fund research for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., family involved in small plane crash in Tennessee
Dale Earnhardt Jr., family involved in small plane crash in Tennessee

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter were hospitalized after a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday, his sister said.

Warrant: Missing Slaton man may have been beaten, car stolen
Warrant: Missing Slaton man may have been beaten, car stolen

Third arrest made tied to the disappearance of 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez from Slaton.

Shane Stephen raises expectation for Lubbock High FB in year two
Shane Stephen raises expectation for Lubbock High FB in year two

Lubbock High finished 1-9 during the 2018 season. This year, the second year head coach, Shane Stephen believes his guys will be "range ready".

Cassie Carlson
Roswell police issue missing endangered juvenile, person advisory
Roswell police issue missing endangered juvenile, person advisory

The Roswell Police Department seeks the public's assistance in locating Elyssa Winchester, 34, and her two children Riccie Winchester, 12, and Ethean Winchester, 11.

Frenship ISD hosts leadership summit for its educators
Frenship ISD hosts leadership summit for its educators

About a thousand of Frenship ISD's educators engaged in a leadership and innovation summit to share strategies about classroom instruction Thursday. 

Jonah Tuls
Spike in uninsured medical costs puts strain on UMC health system
Spike in uninsured medical costs puts strain on UMC health system

UMC administrators predict that the hospital system will pay about $84 million worth of services of unfunded care.

Marcos Ortiz
Northcutt: 'Smith among top QBs I have ever coached'
Northcutt: 'Smith among top QBs I have ever coached'

Jay Northcutt is entering year three as head football coach of Frenship. He saw progress last year in his second season, increasing the Tigers' win total by three. 

Jon Sokoloff
Judge Parrish: Lubbock County planning for growth with increased revenue
Judge Parrish: Lubbock County planning for growth with increased revenue

At the county level, commissioners want to set the tax rate the same as last year. This generates more money for the county because of increased appraisal values. 

Man reportedly planning mass shooting in Lubbock indicted
Man reportedly planning mass shooting in Lubbock indicted

The Federal Grand Jury has indicted a man reportedly planning a mass shooting in Lubbock.

Odessa police investigate shooting involving an officer
Odessa police investigate shooting involving an officer

The Odessa Police Department reports two people were injured during a shooting involving an officer near the intersection of South Sam Houston Ave. and Mable street Wednesday morning.