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Bishop Van Buren


Bishop Van Buren is a reporter with KTTZ who hails from Houston but has developed a deep passion for local journalism since moving to Lubbock and becoming a Red Raider in 2020. Bishop enjoys reporting on sports, culture, and environmental issues.

  • After similar requests last year were largely ignored by the city council, leading to a rainbow sit-in protest, a community resource center for LGBTQ+ people in West Texas has started a letter-writing campaign asking the city to recognize June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
  • Texas Tech University's club hockey team just wrapped up its 2023-24 season, the first since its creation in 1999 without a roster consisting solely of men. Our reporter Bishop Van Buren spoke with junior Riley Phillips, the first female hockey player in the history of the Red Raiders intramural program.
  • While it can be easy to curse the cold and the mud, it’s important to realize the value this precipitation has to West Texas' most desperate resources.
  • Lubbock Power and Light completed its integration into the state-operated power grid system over the weekend, marking the largest single transfer of customers in ERCOT’s history.
  • It’s Election Day in Texas, and Lubbock County voters are deciding on a proposed bond for new “state-of-the-art” medical examiner’s facilities, designed to end outsourced autopsy contracts and change a yearslong problematic reputation that has kept qualified pathologists away.
  • The last week in October is International Bat Week. Our reporter Samantha Larned has more on bats migrating through West Texas in search of warmer climates, and what you can do to help these creatures essential to our ecosystem.
  • Reporter Samantha Larned has more as the Lubbock Public Health Department announces free updated COVID-19 vaccines available. Houston Public Media’s Rebecca Noel reports on a federal judge's permanent injunction against a law targeting drag shows in Texas.
  • With the start of early voting soon, there's still time to register. Our reporter Brad Burt has more on a bond measure to fund new medical examiner's facilities in Lubbock County. Texas Public Radio's Marian Navarro explains a recent call for suggestions of Latino artists to be added to the National Recording Registry.
  • Lubbock Lemur Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges facing lemurs and recognizing the efforts of a local nonprofit organization to rescue exotic pets.
  • Our reporter Brad Burt has details from one local expert on the intensity of flooding from last week's storms. The Texas Newsroom's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has more on what the future holds for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton now that he has returned to work.