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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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Jim Sowell Part 2

Oct 10, 2011


Marcela Garcia continues the Keeping It Local profile of TTU grad and former Regent, Jim Sowell. Learn about Jim's father, Billy Z., who flew a B-24 during World War II.

Jim Sowell Part 1

Oct 10, 2011


Keith Kohanek profiles TTU grad and former regent Jim Sowell. Hear the story of how he reconnected with his father, a WWII B-24 pilot, years after he passed.

Tier 1

Oct 6, 2011


TTU System Chancellor Kent Hance and ITT co-host Robert Giovannetti discuss Tech's goal to reach Tier 1 and become a National Research University. Guests include Lubbock National Bank President & CEO, Terry Key, and Overton Hotel Director of Sales & Marketing, Marcie Reno.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals

Aug 17, 2011


Keith Kohanek visits with actors in Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' The King and I.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Website


Off-the-radar Sports at Tech

Jul 20, 2011


Keith Kohanek take a look at some athletic clubs on the Texas Tech campus that may not be on you radar.

Raider Cricket Club Website

Tech Quidditch Website

Wiley's BBQ

Jul 7, 2011


Keith & Marcela visit Wiley's BBQ in East Lubbock and talk with Buford Wiley about what it takes to make great Texas Barbecue. 

Wiley's BBQ Website

Dirty Deeds Soap

Jun 17, 2011


Marcela Garcia and Keith Kohanek visit with two Lubbock entrepreneurs who make and sell soap and bath accessories out of their home.

Dirty Deeds Soap Website

Roller Derby

Jun 10, 2011


Marcela Garcia attends a bout for the West Texas Roller Dollz and suits up for a few spins around the rink.

West Texas Roller Dollz Website

Vietnam Center & Archive Part 2

May 27, 2011


Keith Kohanek talks to Kim Phuc, a former Vietnamese citizen whose village was napalmed in 1972 leaving half her body covered in third-degree burns. We learn about her journey to forgiveness.

Vietnam Center Website

Kim Foundation Website

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bas


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