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Goodwill hires new CEO
"We are extremely honored to have Robin at the helm of this ever-growing operation", Chuck Parr, board president for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Texas, said in a news release.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Hats Off: Fifth-grader who practices hard is earning success as a violinist
Daniel Bae is only 11, but he's learned some things about hard work. He knows diligence leads to success, and he knows having fun with what you are doing makes the work much more enjoyable.
Attorney: West Texas Guar owes $4 million to farmers
West Texas Guar, Inc. of Brownfield, TX is said to owe nearly $4 million to 20 farmers, many of them located in the South Plains region.
Tech community calls tuition increase a 'necessary evil'
Since Texas Tech's Board of Regents approved a 3.95 percent tuition increase Tuesday, many Tech students have expressed concern about the extra $365 a year they will now have to pay.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Two more sentenced from feds' 2012 meth sweep on South Plains
Two men originally indicted last year as part of a six-person meth trafficking ring were sentenced Thursday, March 13, in federal court on charges related to the operation.
Cross-country walker urges government debt-reduction
Political Will, who goes by the moniker instead of his legal name, was midway through the South Plains Thursday, March 13. He's eastbound crossing the country to promote national debt-reduction, but left his car behind.
Roan Inish Damhsa returns for sixth annual St. Patrick's Day in Lubbock
A West Texas-based Celtic ensemble called Roan Inish Damhsa will host its sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Ceili from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, March 17, at Triple J. Chophouse & Brew Co., 1807 Buddy Holly Ave. A ceili is an interactive show for all ages that promotes awareness of the Celtic heritage and culture on the South Plains.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Fire season sparks up on South Plains
Warmer temperatures and dry conditions are both key ingredients for a grass fire and the South Plains is already seeing fires spark up in the area.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Lubbock advocates launch petition drive against 'government overreach'
The South Plains Advocates for Freedom will launch an information petition drive Wednesday, March 12, to encourage citizens to sign on to the document calling for Lubbock's City Council to "take actions to stop government overreach," said organization spokeswoman Mikel Ward.
South Plains under fire watch until Tuesday evening
A combination of sustained 20 mph winds and humidity values at 15 percent or less present a fire hazard for the area, according to the National Weather Service.
Red Flag Warning issued for South Plains until 10 p.m. Tuesday
A cold front will also move across the area after 6 p.m. which will bring an increase in wind speed and blowing dust.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
National Weather service preditcts drought will persist
According to the National Weather Service, the city has had 0.17 inches of precipitation so far in 2014.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
KCBD weather team recalls severe weather stories
In light of Severe Weather Awareness week, KCBD's own expert meteorologists take a look back at the most memorable severe weather moments on the South Plains.
The good, the bad and the unemployed: Businesses struggle to find employees
Nattea Nathan, left, listens to Vanessa Castillo and Carlos Castillo place an order at the recently opened Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Monday.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Broken mobility scooter leads to new faith-based ministry in Lubbock
David Graves was sitting in his pickup truck one day, waiting for his wife to come out of the South Plains Medical Services repair shop with good news about his scooter.
Lubbock listed as 4th lowest unemployment rate in Texas
With the fourth lowest rate in the state, Lubbock's unemployment numbers are down to 4.3 percent with a reported growth in the civilian labor force of about 2,300 jobs throughout last year.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Severe Weather Preparedness Week promoting storm education
The deadly tornadoes that devastated portions of Oklahoma last May are a dark reminder.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Dairy industry mooo-ves toward future with Greek yogurt craze
Greek yogurt - a thicker, higher-protein alternative to the traditional kind - is boosting an industry that suffered through drought with the rest of the agriculture world.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Commissioner candidates tied in Yoakum County; other counties report close races
Republican primary candidates Tim Addison and Alfred Martinez each received 236 votes, leaving the county with a tie for that seat and officials to research their next steps while other South Plains counties reported a handful of close contested races.