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Weekday Mornings at 7:19 and 8:19

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

  • KACU'S Ashley Henderson reports on a Lubbock man who was convicted of criminal charges in relation to the Jan. 6 Capitol Breach and is now challenging 19th Congressional District Representative Jodey Arrington. And KERA's Caroline Love has more on a Texas state representative undergoing fertility treatment, who is calling on Governor Greg Abbott to protect in vitro fertilization.
  • Crews continue working to contain what the Texas A&M Forest Service has called one of the largest wildfires in Texas history. Our reporter Brad Burt has more on the fire's spread and impact. And Samantha Larned reports on Lubbock Public Libraries' new outreach service.
  • The Texas Tech men’s basketball team hosts the University of Texas tonight for the last time before the Longhorns leave the Big 12 for the SEC. Our reporter Bishop Van Buren spoke with students who set up tents to secure a spot for this rivalry showdown. And Texas Public Radio’s Dan Katz has more as grand jury testimony is set to begin this week, part of the Uvalde District Attorney’s criminal investigation into the failed law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary School Shooting.
  • The United States Postal Service held a public meeting Friday regarding prospective changes to mail operations, which would see processing and distribution move from Lubbock to Amarillo. Our reporter Samantha Larned has more on what that might look like and public response to the proposal. USPS is accepting public comment until March 9.
  • Texas Public Radio's Paul Flahive reports the state continues to drag its feet in giving federal court monitors access to data on foster youth in unlicensed and dangerous placements. And KERA's Paul DeBenedetto has more on the tentative deal between Southwest Airlines and the union representing its airport service workers.
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is working to shut down a faith-based organization that provides temporary shelter for migrants in El Paso. KTEP’s Angela Kocherga reports Paxton alleges Annunciation House is encouraging illegal immigration.And KERA's Kailey Broussard has more on one Texas city where authorities are monitoring a park after a coyote bit three children.
  • Early voting for Texas’ primaries has begun and will run through Friday, March 1. A link to sample ballots and a list of polling locations can be found at votelubbock.org. More than five years since the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum closed down and about 16 years since the loss of Lubbock’s professional hockey team, the Cotton Kings, our reporter Olivia O’Rand has more on the revival of hockey and hockey fans in West Texas.
  • Our reporter Samantha Larned has more on how one local school district is hoping to get people informed about and connected with careers in education. Lucinda Breeding-Gonzales with the Denton Record-Chronicle reports a library on the University of North Texas campus was forced to cancel its Pride Week events, the latest casualty of the state's ban on campus diversity efforts.
  • Recent record-setting snowfall provided many Lubbockites with the snow day they’ve been wanting all winter. Our reporters Olivia O’Rand and Bishop Van Buren have more from experts on how the snow's impact on groundwater and agriculture will persist.
  • If you need to get to the airport this weekend, you may want to adjust your route. The main lanes of I-27 are going to be closed as TxDOT crews demolish and rebuild a bridge on the north side of Lubbock, part of a $24 million project to improve bridges along I-27. KTEP’s Angela Kocherga has more after U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the number of people crossing the southwest border dropped by half in January.