Volunteers circle the lobby of Lubbock Impact, preparing the day’s task. Krystal Bennett gives instructions for distributing 275 Thanksgiving meal kits. Cars have been lined up in the parking lot since 7:30 this morning. Each one gets a turkey and two sacks containing ingredients for casseroles and pies.
They’ve been feeding the community for 13 years. This year looks different for so many reasons. Because of the pandemic, all of Lubbock Impact’s operations are done by drive-thru....
Among a crowd of hundreds outside of Lubbock's Citizens Tower, three stood tall in the center holding signs. A bright pink one read, “I stand with the Planned Parenthood.” They positioned their messages to face Jim Baxa, the leader of West Texas Right to Life.
“We’re just here to pray over the men who are making decisions on the lives of little babies today,” he said.
Another man kneels in front of the three holding signs that advocate for abortion rights. His hands cast out towards...