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Recent snow helps, but not enough to dampen drought concerns on the South Plains

Earlier this week, snow fell across different parts of Texas. But, it didn’t do much to help drought conditions in the South Plains region. After a dry 2020, farmers and other agriculturists hope for more precipitation this year. On Wednesday, there was still snow on the ground at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Center, just north of the Lubbock airport. The South Plains may be known for cotton, but they also grow several other crops at the center for research. Rebekah Pustejovsky is a...

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How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Lubbock

Editor's note: This post will be updated regularly with where eligible Lubbockites can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find a map of providers and availability in each Texas county here. Updated 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 Appointments for the City of Lubbock's Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the week of Jan. 17 have been filled. Information about other vaccination opportunities will be shared here as it becomes available. The clinics will be: Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday...

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From Houston Public Media: 

An estimated 5,000 Texans died from COVID-19 and lost more than $7 billion during the pandemic due to racial and ethnic health disparities, according to a new report.

A pair of Willie Lusk boots for Lynn Forbess
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Willie Lusk, the expert bootmaker of Lusk’s Boot Shop, was honored last month at the Texas Tech Museum. Pairs of his boots were on display where visitors could see and learn about Lusk’s story and craft.

 

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Earlier this week, snow fell across different parts of Texas. But, it didn’t do much to help drought conditions in the South Plains region. After a dry 2020, farmers and other agriculturists hope for more precipitation this year.

 

 

On Wednesday, there was still snow on the ground at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Center, just north of the Lubbock airport. The South Plains may be known for cotton, but they also grow several other crops at the center for research. 

Houston Police cadets wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic while taking a class photo during a graduation ceremony at the Houston Police Academy, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Houston.
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From Houston Public Media:

A Houston police officer is under investigation after possibly taking part in the U.S. Capitol insurrection last week, Chief Art Acevedo said Wednesday.

Trump visits Texas to autograph his incomplete border wall

Jan 13, 2021
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From Texas Public Radio: 

Update at 4:30 p.m.

Speaking near Alamo, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, President Donald Trump addressed upcoming attempts to potentially remove him from office during the last eight days of his presidency. Trump called the conversations about impeachment taking place in Congress a hoax and revived claims of being the target of a witch hunt.

 

The Texas Legislature convenes for its 2021 session Tuesday. Here are 5 things to watch.

Jan 12, 2021
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From The Texas Tribune: 

The 2021 session of the Texas Legislature will commence Tuesday under pervasive uncertainty.

Lawmakers have been waiting for months to see how it will be conducted safely as the coronavirus pandemic rages. Both chambers are expected to convene at 12 p.m. Central time. Watch the House and Senate streams here.

From KERA:

Gov. Greg Abbott had a message for healthcare providers on Monday: Give out all the COVID-19 vaccine you have. Don’t hold on to it to make sure people get their second dose.

 

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, speak after Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona, during a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm the electoral votes cast in November's ele
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From KERA:

Cruz was one of the senators who objected to the ceremonial counting of Electoral College votes. He said he bears no responsibility for the riot and chaos that ensued on Wednesday.


Senator Ted Cruz played a key role in this week’s drama at the U.S. Capitol. Yet he denies responsibility and is aiming blame solely at President Trump. Like Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, Cruz is courting Trump’s loyal base and getting blowback.

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Lubbock

Jan 11, 2021
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Editor's note: This post will be updated regularly with where eligible Lubbockites can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find a map of providers and availability in each Texas county here.

Updated 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15

2020 Releases | Music Crossroads of Texas

Jan 10, 2021

Join Curtis Peoples as he serves up an hour of 2020 releases from a variety of west Texas musicians!

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