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Start your morning with today's stories from Lubbock and around Texas.

  • Officials with Citibus are laying out their plan to improve Lubbock’s bus system over the next five years. Reporter Brad Burt has more from a nurse and local business owner who feels heard after asking for changes that make the rides better for people with disabilities and special needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The City of Lubbock has named an interim chief for the Lubbock Police Department, following the announcement Floyd Mitchell's resignation. Reporter Samantha Larned has more on the city's first Lubbock Lemur Day, meant to recognize the efforts of a local nonprofit raising awareness of exotic pets in Texas.
  • A Tarrant County Jail detainee who was housed under contract at the nearby Dalby facility in Garza County has died in custody. KERA's Paul DeBenedetto reports the unidentified man was one of hundreds of people transferred because of overcrowding.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Reporter Brad Burt has more from one Texas Tech Health Sciences Center psychologist, telling parents and caregivers that catching the early signs is key to prevention. KERA’s Elena Rivera reports on researchers across Texas who have come together to study depression among the state's youth.
  • Our reporter Samantha Larned has more on a new, local nonprofit holding its first Women’s United Festival. The Texas Standard’s Sean Saldana says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an updated COVID-19 vaccine for the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
  • With few details, the City of Lubbock announces that Chief Floyd Mitchell has resigned after four years with the police department. Houston Public Media’s Andrew Schneider has more from yesterday’s testimony in the ongoing impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton.