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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.
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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.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Wheat crop struggles in cold, dry winter
While cotton, corn and peanuts are off the ground and awaiting their next planting, a South Plains winter wheat crop remains in peak growing season.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Bill causes issues for Democrats in rural counties
One the Texas Legislature passed last year - designed to help voters in more than two dozen rural counties - is among those, at least for now.
Parts of I-27 shut down as police work multiple wrecks
Lubbock's Emergency Management office issued a travel alert on Sunday, warning that freezing rain is creating hazardous driving conditions in the area, urging people to avoid travel if possible.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Lubbock and South Plains area Democratic and Republican primary candidates
The United States Congress must pass immigration reform; including an earned path to citizenship for those individuals contributing to the economy and the dependents of those individuals.
Grass fire caused structure fires north of Lubbock
With warmer temperatures this afternoon, many West Texans were outside enjoying the weather.
Fire danger high across South Plains
The combination of gusty winds, warm temperatures in the 80's, humidity values at less than 10 percent and the ongoing drought have led to the development of rapidly spreading grassfires.
Storm to bring drop in temps, wintry weather to South Plains
Saturday afternoon temperatures soared into the upper 70's and 80's on the Caprock.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Hats Off: Post residents honor the short and tragic life of 2-year-old girl
Residents of our region have joined the people of Post in mourning the Feb. 20 tragic death of 2-year-old Alexandria Lee Courtney-Dean.