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Volunteers at Lubbock Impact gather outside for a photo before starting the Thanksgiving meal distrubtion.
Kaysie Ellingson

Lubbock Impact pushes forward legacy of Rory Thomas

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....

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Lubbock City Council slams down sanctuary city ordinance 7-0

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...

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Steven Macias said when he first tested positive for the novel coronavirus in August, he felt like he had a bad, but manageable, case of the flu.

“The second time was the bad one."

Yes — you read that right. 

“It was on a whole other scale,” Macias said. 

Seventy-five days after his first diagnosis, Macias again tested positive for the coronavirus. He says he never tested negative in between his bouts with the illness. He quarantined until he no longer had symptoms and was declared recovered.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 406 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 261 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 32,236: 5,750 active, 26,137 listed as recovered and 349 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 PM cut off, 28 cases were identified as duplicates or assigned to the correct jurisdiction.  These cases have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

The 1960s | Music Crossroads of Texas

Nov 29, 2020
Texas Monthly

This week Curtis takes us back to the 1960s! You will hear music from the Crickets, Mac Davis, The Sparkles and others. Listen in for more!

From the city of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 338 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 312 recoveries and 4 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 31,858: 5,763 active, 25,746 listed as recovered and 349 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 PM cut off, 21 new cases were reported or transferred in from another jurisdiction.  These cases have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

Amelita Baltar | Noche de Tango

Nov 28, 2020
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Join host Charles Olivier as he unpacks the long-running career of tango singer, Amelita Baltar, and how she impacted the Tango Nuevo movement through her performance and collaborations with prominent tango composers. 

Únase al presentador Charles Olivier mientras explica la larga carrera de la cantante de tango, Amelita Baltar, y cómo impactó el movimiento Tango Nuevo a través de su actuación y colaboraciones con destacados compositores de tango.

Another 596 cases of COVID-19 confirmed, 6 deaths

Nov 27, 2020

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 596 new cases of COVID-19 and six additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 31,499 with 5,837 listed as active, 23,9316 listed as recovered, and 346 related deaths.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 596 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 370 recoveries and 6 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 31,499: 5,837 active, 25,316 listed as recovered and 346 total deaths.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 321 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 233 recoveries and 6 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 30,911: 5,694 active, 24,877 listed as recovered and 340 total deaths.

Since the 4:00 PM cut off, 8 new cases were reported or transferred in from another jurisdiction.  These cases have been adjusted into the cumulative totals.

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 538 new cases of COVID-19 and 9 additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 30,592: 5,677 active, 24,581 listed as recovered and 334 total deaths.

From the City of Lubbock:

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 538 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 407 recoveries and 9 additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 30,592: 5,677 active, 24,581 listed as recovered and 334 total deaths.

Texas Tech University website

Texas Tech students are heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday as COVID cases continue to rise throughout Lubbock. Despite the fact that COVID cases soared in the 18 to 25 age bracket at the start of the school year, city officials don’t believe the students leaving will impact current trends.

Texas Tech Public Media talked with the University President, Lawrence Schovanec, about the future of in-person events on campus, lessons learned and how he’s handled leading a university in the midst of a pandemic. Here are highlights from the interview.

Lubbock Impact pushes forward legacy of Rory Thomas

Nov 25, 2020
Volunteers at Lubbock Impact gather outside for a photo before starting the Thanksgiving meal distrubtion.
Kaysie Ellingson

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.
 

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