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Brad Burt

Reporter

Brad Burt is a reporter for KTTZ, born and raised in Lubbock. He has made a point to focus on in-depth local coverage, including civic and accountability reporting. Brad's professional interest in local journalism started on set as a member of the technical production team at KCBD Newschannel 11 before becoming a digital and investigative producer.

  • An industrial zoning proposal in southwest Lubbock brought complaints from a crowd of citizens over impacts on their health, property values and quality of life, but controversial zoning in Lubbock is almost as old as the city itself. Some are still trying to turn the conversation to environmental justice.
  • Texas Public Radio’s Gaige Davila reports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public to weigh in on expanding two national wildlife refuges in Texas. KERA’s Bill Zeeble has more as North Texas school boards voted to let chaplains volunteer in district schools, but not serve as counselors.
  • After hearing from the public, Lubbock’s city council praised the civic engagement this effort motivated but voted to reject the ordinance because they felt obligated by their oaths to the Texas Constitution and state laws. Now, the proposal will be on the ballot in the upcoming May election for a decision from Lubbock voters, a strategy tried in the city before hoping to bring people to the polls.
  • Lubbock Power and Light completed its integration into the state-operated power grid system. Our reporter Bishop Van Buren has more on the largest single transfer of customers in ERCOT’s history.
  • Our reporter Samantha Larned has more on the city’s purchase of six new paratransit buses as the next phase of its “fleet replacement” plans. KERA's Bekah Morr reports on a growing number of abortion challenges in Texas as the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a case about whether to restrict access to a common abortion drug.
  • Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies reports Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is filing an appeal to prevent the release of public information connected to the response to the Uvalde school massacre. Our reporter Bishop Van Buren has more on Texas Tech’s senior running back Tahj Brooks foregoing next year’s NFL Draft and maintaining his final year of eligibility before Tech’s upcoming bowl game.
  • The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports constitutional amendments will be implemented, despite a handful of lawsuits challenging the election. KERA’s Bill Zeeble has more on the Texas Freedom to Read Project, a new statewide organization pushing back on school district book bans.
  • The Texas Newsroom’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports the Texas State Auditor is looking into expenses related to the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton. And Lubbockites will experience planned power outages over the weekend as Lubbock Power & Light connects the final 30% of its customer base to the ERCOT power grid.
  • Our reporter Samantha Larned has more on the tenth annual Soles for Souls drive, now collecting shoes for those in need. KACU’s Mae Williams reports officials with the Texas Broadband Development Office are seeking public input to determine where rural Texans' high-speed internet needs are greatest.
  • Lubbock’s Amortization & Strategic Downzoning Study Committee, or ASDS, held its second meeting on Monday, where committee members kept coming back to the same question: what exactly does amortization mean? Our reporter Samantha Larned has more.