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Listen In, Lubbock: Policing In East Lubbock

The Lubbock Police Department increased their presence in an East Lubbock neighborhood following an uptick in gun violence earlier this year, and the data shows their tactics are working. While older residents welcome the added police presence, younger members feel it’s bordering on harassment. On this episode of Listen in, Lubbock, we look at the complicated relationship between police and the mostly minority, East Lubbock community—a relationship that has historical roots—and how the...

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With Half Of Eligible Texans Still Unvaccinated And Supply Exceeding Demand, Strategies Shift

From The Texas Tribune: At its peak, the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Williamson County was administering about 4,000 doses per day. Now it’s half that. County health officials will close the North Austin drive-thru hub in mid-May, shifting the responsibility to a growing number of doctors, pharmacies, public health offices and other smaller providers who have closer relationships with and easier access to the county’s estimated 200,000 eligible...

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In this episode of Music Crossroads of Texas Curtis pulled songs from his music archive about dance. It's a full hour and a variety of songs about dance from Joe Melson, The Maines Brothers, Tortilla Factory, and many more. Tune in and start dancing!

In this episode of Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier honors Ernesto Franco who passed away earlier this year.

En este episodio de Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier rinde homenaje a Ernesto Franco, quien falleció a principios de este año.

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From Houston Public Media: 

A contentious day at the Texas House of Representatives wrapped up just after 3 a.m. Friday with an omnibus elections bill set to pass, while Democrats repeatedly lashed out at the bill's author for pushing through legislation they say is meant to suppress votes instead of uphold election integrity.

 

Listen In, Lubbock: Policing In East Lubbock

May 6, 2021

The Lubbock Police Department increased their presence in an East Lubbock neighborhood following an uptick in gun violence earlier this year, and the data shows their tactics are working. While older residents welcome the added police presence, younger members feel it’s bordering on harassment. On this episode of Listen in, Lubbock, we look at the complicated relationship between police and the mostly minority, East Lubbock community—a relationship that has historical roots—and how the Lubbock Police Department is working to gain trust.

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From Texas Tech Public Media: 

From The Texas Tribune: 

Texas lawmakers are poised to enact sweeping restrictions on access to abortions, prohibiting the procedure before many women know they are pregnant, and opening the door for a potential flood of lawsuits against abortion providers.

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On a recent gray morning, nurses are waiting at Crossroads Church in Odessa for anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine to show up to a pop-up clinic, but so far it’s quiet. Small talk echoes through the chapel while medical staff meander around, their vaccination stations largely empty.

 

The event, held by Medical Center Hospital, is a stark contrast to earlier vaccination efforts in Odessa.

How A West Texas Auto Dealer Imploded: ‘Everything Points To Greed’

May 4, 2021

From The Texas Standard: 

The saga of Lubbock’s Reagor-Dykes Auto Group is a long one, filled with murky details and convoluted legal wrangling. Three years after the West Texas company went bankrupt, more than 15 people have been found guilty of fraud.

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From The Texas Tribune: 

At its peak, the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Williamson County was administering about 4,000 doses per day.

Now it’s half that.

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After a citizen’s vote, Lubbock is now the largest so-called “sanctuary city for the unborn” in the country. The city is the first to pass an ordinance like this that actually has a health center that offers abortions. 

 

Proposition A passed with 62% of votes on Saturday. Over 21,000 people voted in favor of the ordinance and 12,860 voted against it. In total, 34,260 Lubbockites voted on the measure, according to the Lubbock County Elections Office

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis Peoples presents the second of two shows featuring West Texas classic country music. It's a full hour of classic country songs for you from Hoyle Nix and the West Texas Cowboys, Redd and Betty Stewart, Jimmie Peters,and many more.

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