A pair of Willie Lusk boots for Lynn Forbess
Julia Sewing

Willie Lusk, the expert bootmaker of Lusk’s Boot Shop, was honored last month at the Texas Tech Museum. Pairs of his boots were on display where visitors could see and learn about Lusk’s story and craft.


How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Lubbock

Jan 11, 2021
Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

Editor's note: This post will be updated regularly with where eligible Lubbockites can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find a map of providers and availability in each Texas county here.

Updated 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15

More demand than supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Lubbock

Jan 7, 2021
Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

The short line outside of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center looks longer because of social distancing. Some of the first citizens in Lubbock to get the coronavirus vaccine seem to be taking no chances when they’re this close to pandemic relief.


Once inside, Lubbock Health Department Director Katherine Wells said people fill out a one-page form. The city is operating on trust with the people currently eligible to be vaccinated- citizens don’t need to bring any documents. 

'29 wonderful years:' Lubbock bride lost to COVID remembered

Dec 15, 2020

On a late November afternoon, masked mourners fill Second Baptist Church in Levelland.

“Let’s be honest, none of us want to be here right now. We can think of 1,000 other places we’d rather be. But that’s not our reality.”

Minister Coby Colley addresses the friends and family of Stephanie Smith at her funeral. In the church she grew up in, they’re saying their final goodbyes.

Lubbock COVID data temporarily dips

Dec 8, 2020

The data may look better this week, but at Tuesday’s weekly COVID-19 news conference, Lubbock officials said they’re looking at it with “cautious optimism.”

The number of people hospitalized with complications of the coronavirus dipped this week, but bed capacity is still limited. 

The city reported a hospitalization high point on Nov. 29, when 360 patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, 283 people were hospitalized with the virus. Eighty-nine of those patients were in intensive care, according to data from the city.