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Daily Newscast

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

  • Our News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick gives us an update from the Planning and Zoning Commission's meeting last night in regard to a contentious zone change request in Tech Terrace. We also reflect on the death of Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash 64 years ago today.
  • Our News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick tells us about the cold ice storm and how Texas is dealing with it. KUT's Maya Fawaz shares some reminders to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Twenty years ago today, NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated in midair not long before the ship would have made it home. All seven astronauts on board died, including two who had ties to Texas Tech University. Other Red Raiders were affected, too. Our News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick shares some of their stories.
  • Our Reporter Jane Davenport tells us how we can help stray animals when the temperatures plunge below freezing. KACU's Sheridan Wood tells us how a new report shows Texas could lead the way on geothermal energy.
  • The Texas Newsroom's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán reports a new poll from the Texas Lyceum found that fewer Texans now believe democracy works better than other types of government. KERA's Katherine Hobbs tells us how a federal judge has struck down a Texas law banning adults under 21 from carrying handguns in public.
  • Our Reporter Brad Burt tells us more about the annual point-and-time count which helps provide new data on people experiencing homelessness in Lubbock. We also learn about the town of Deer Park, and how it's recovering following a massive tornado.
  • Our Reporter Jane Davenport gives us more information on an anti-LGBTQ group from Amarillo that protested outside of two Lubbock High Schools this week. Texas Public Radio's Marian Navarro tells us about San Antonio researchers working together to find treatment for a type of brain cancer.
  • Our News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick tells us more about yesterday's snowfall. Also, Camille Phillips from Texas Public Radio reports on a Texas bill that would give teachers a pay raise.
  • After a mild winter, our News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick tells us more about today's winter weather. KERA's Kailey Broussard explains why protesters gathered outside a North Texas church last week.
  • With a new app that digitizes the Texas lottery, Texas Public Radio's Josh Peck explains possible risks with gambling constantly at a consumer's fingertips.