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Newscast May 11th, 2023

On this day 53 years ago, a powerful tornado tore through Lubbock. Our News Director Sarah Self-Walbrick tells us more. The Texas Newsroom's Sergio Martínez-Beltrán tells us a measure that would raise the minimum age to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in the state missed a key deadline in the Texas Legislature.

Julia is the Morning Edition Host and a radio producer with Texas Tech Public Media. She graduated with her bachelor's in electronic media and journalism from Texas Tech University, and her master's in mass communication also from Texas Tech University. She also is an adjunct professor of journalism at TTU's College of Media and Communication. You can follow her on Twitter @_julsew_.