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Samantha Larned

  • The organization’s program and volunteer coordinator described the literacy rate in Texas as part of the “profound educational crisis plaguing our state and city.”
  • Many are excited for the upcoming annular eclipse, but as our Bishop Van Buren reports, one Texas Tech ophthalmologist is advising viewers to prepare and take precautions. And Texas Public Radio’s Marian Navarro has more on a new poll that finds continued disinformation about so-called "open borders" helps spur migrant surges.
  • Supporters of a petition to decriminalize marijuana in Lubbock have a little less than a month to go to reach the threshold for signatures and get a vote from the City Council, but activists say registered voters will be the deciding factor.
  • 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.
  • After nearly 200 years of service, the Texas Rangers law enforcement agency names its first female major. As jury selection begins today, KERA's Toluwani Osibamowo reports on the murder trial of a 15-year-old who allegedly shot and killed a fellow student at his Arlington high school in March.
  • Lubbock Community Theatre’s executive director Heather May said with so many unknowns regarding the enforcement of the bill, organizations like hers are discussing how to protect themselves and their communities.
  • Reporter Brad Burt has more on a possible hike in Lubbock County’s property taxes, while two more contracts were authorized to house inmates out of the county. Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider tells us about one of the key issues going into the Senate impeachment trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.