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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. 




For Hard-To-Reach Texans, Virtual Doctors Visits Here To Stay

Apr 9, 2021
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An hour before the first patients arrive, Julie Chugh buzzes around The Free Clinic inside Lubbock Impact, making sure everything is ready. That includes the Zoom exam rooms. 



“We’re operating totally telemedicine,” Chugh, a first-year student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, explained. “So Wednesdays, we come in in the afternoon, follow-up with anyone who’s reached out to us in the past week. We get them in for an appointment.”

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From Texas Public Radio

With two months left in the legislative session, Texas state policymakers are split on two key issues related to the deadly power outages in February: electricity repricing and natural gas reforms.


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Lubbock is reviewing its city charter, an important document that has not changed much since it was adopted over a century ago. A committee has been tasked with modernizing the charter and making other suggestions. 



The first chance for citizens to have a say in this process was Tuesday night.

It was a room full of passionate people who were all on the same page, including many East Lubbock residents who said they felt left out of this process so far.


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The City of Lubbock’s Charter Review Committee will host the first of at least two public hearings at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Citizens Tower. This is one chance for citizens to have a say in updating the city’s guiding document - which hasn’t seen many changes in the over 100 years since it was adopted.


Senior Reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick has followed discussions about charter reform since they started last year. Here’s what you need to know as the process gets going: