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Planned Parenthood reopened in Lubbock this fall for the first time since state budget cuts and anti-abortion regulations forced it to shutter in 2013.
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Planned Parenthood Returns to Lubbock

Editor's note: as of April 19, Lubbock's Planned Parenthood clinic now offers abortion services as early voting for the "sanctuary city for the unborn" ordinance begins. In an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, state leaders have dismantled Texas’ reproductive health care safety net over the last decade. This fall, the provider reopened a clinic in a mostly rural, Republican part of the state. By Kaysie Ellingson and Sophie Novack This story was published in partnership with t he Texas...

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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. April 16 Appointments are now available for the City of Lubbock's Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the week of April 5. Lubbock's Health Department received another 5,000 doses this week. Anyone over age 18 is now eligible to get a shot. Some walk-up appointments may be available each...

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This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas, the show is all early rock and roll. Curtis brings a full hour of early rock and roll songs for you. You will hear music from the Teen Kings, Four Teens, Hal Goodson and the Raiders, and many more.

In this episode of Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier explores the career of bandoneonista Fabio Hager. Thanks for listening y viva tango!

En este episodio de Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier explora la carrera del bandoneonista Fabio Hager. ¡Gracias por escuchar y viva tango!

Severe Weather This Summer Could Cause Another Texas Power Crisis

Apr 16, 2021
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From The Texas Tribune:

Electricity outages in Texas could occur again this summer — just a few months after the devastating winter storm that left millions of Texans without power for days — if the state experiences a severe heat wave or drought combined with high demand for power, according to recent assessments by the state’s grid operator.

From KERA:

Thomas Harris was on his way to work one morning, before the sun rose, when he got into an automobile accident.

Other cars had slowed to a stop behind him on State Highway 183 in Fort Worth. An 18-wheeler hit them, creating a five-vehicle wreck. The driver of the 18-wheeler didn’t have his high beams on, and didn’t see the cars soon enough to stop.

Photo: Keren Carrión

From KERA's Art & Seek: 

It’s spring cleaning season. You might find some old toys while tidying up your garage. Maybe some Beanie Babies, Hot Wheels or Cabbage Patch Kids?

If you discover any old Pokémon cards, you could have a small fortune on your hands.


A Wild Yungoos Chase

Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

From The Texas Tribune: 

The Texas House has approved a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit, marking a win for gun rights activists who have for years pushed the measure at the Legislature but a blow to El Paso Democrats who have been fighting for gun safety measures since the 2019 massacre in their hometown.

Broadband internet access isn't just a rural Texas issue, a statewide issue.
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It's estimated that nine million Texans don't have access to adequate internet, and it's not just a rural Texas problem. On this episode of Listen in, Lubbock, Texas Tribune reporter, Juan Pablo Garnham and Alex Driggers from the Floyd County Record, talk about what this looks like on the ground throughout the state and discuss what state leaders are doing to address the issue this legislative session.


Juan Pablo Garnham, Urban Affairs Reporter, Texas Tribune

Alex Driggers, Floyd County Record

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Mia Dzaferbegovic doesn’t like needles. Still, the sophomore business management major at Texas Tech University signed up for the first on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic earlier this month.

A nurse told her it’s just a prick. 

“OK, OK. I just won’t look at it,” Dzaferbegovic said before she nervously laughed. 




    This week on a Music Crossroads of Texas, Curtis brings you an hour of songs about Earth’s closest celestial body—the moon. You will hear music from The Flatlanders, Kimmie Rhodes, Jerry Serrano, Gypsy Jane and more.

On this episode of Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier presents music from Alejandro Fasanini's Contemporary Tango Trilogy from 2019.

En este episodio de Noche de Tango, Charles Olivier presenta la música de la Trilogía de Tango Contemporáneo de Alejandro Fasanini de 2019. 


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