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COVID-19 disrupts an already complicated immigration process

For the undocumented community COVID-19 has complicated an already stressful situation. It’s easy to see why one would worry about what personal information might be needed to get a test. David Strange, an immigration attorney at Wittenberg Law Firm, says that while he understands that fear hospitals and doctors office are safe spaces. “Well, so of course, people in the United States without any status, they sort of live in this shadow of fear. But the government through ICE has said that...

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'We gotta go:' Parched Lubbockites welcome back bars

Patrons lined up at Lubbock bars Friday, looking to quench not just a literal thirst but also a need for social interaction. Texas bars could reopen at 25% capacity starting the long Memorial Day weekend, after about a two-month statewide coronavirus closure. Bar owners were frustrated to not be included in the first phase of reopenings in the state, as previously reported by Texas Tech Public Media . Guidelines call for no more than six people per socially-distanced tables. People are...

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As demand for help increases, evictions resume in Lubbock

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Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

It is almost the first of the month. Rent is due - and in Texas, evictions can resume after a two-month halt due to the economic effects of coronavirus.

 

Kaysie Ellingson/Texas Tech Public Media

The coronavirus pandemic has kept people home for months, itching for sunshine and social interaction. But favorite summer activities are going to be different this year.

More than 675 people in Lubbock have been diagnosed with COVID-19. But the worst of it seems to be over, said Dr. Prakash Shrestha, an infectious disease specialist for Covenant Health.

Lubbock has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total case count for the county to 680, with 162 listed as active, 50 deaths, and 468 listed as recovered.

From the City of Lubbock;

Lubbock has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total case count for the county to 677, with 166 listed as active, 50 deaths, and 461 listed as recovered.

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2020 Census: What to know, expect in Lubbock

May 27, 2020
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About 57% of Lubbock residents have responded to the U.S. Census. That’s pretty good – but there’s still a way to go with unique challenges to collecting this year’s data. 

 

 

For the undocumented community COVID-19 has complicated an already stressful situation. It’s easy to see why one would worry about what personal information might be needed to get a test. David Strange, an immigration attorney at Wittenberg Law Firm, says that while he understands that fear hospitals and doctors office are safe spaces.

Lubbock has confirmed 7 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total case count for the county to 674, with 172 listed as active, 50 deaths, and 452 listed as recovered.

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Professor, Christopher Smith gives nightly concerts at his home in Tech Terrace.
Kaysie Ellingson

It’s 7:30 on a Thursday night as I approach the front porch of Texas Tech music professor Christopher Smith. He leans back on his chair, banjo in hand and a glass of whiskey to his left.

We exchange helloes as the gravel crunches under my feet. The music fades to a halt and Smith takes a sip of his drink. He’s settling in for his nightly porch performance. It’s given him a daily routine and has become his way of connecting with his quiet neighborhood, Tech Terrace. But he doesn’t really remember when it started.
 

Lubbock has confirmed 3 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total case count for the county to 667, with 178 listed as active, 50 deaths, and 439 listed as recovered.

From the City of Lubbock;

Lubbock has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 today. This brings the total case count for the county to 664, with 175 listed as active, 50 deaths, and 439 listed as recovered.

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