Early voter turnout strong in Lubbock

Oct 19, 2020
Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

A week into the extended early voting period, more than a quarter of Lubbock County residents have cast their ballot. 


So far, 52,263 people have voted in Lubbock County, according to data from the Texas Secretary of State. That’s 28% of the total 183,394 registered voters. The majority of people have voted in-person at one of Lubbock’s 25 polling locations. More than 6,000 voters have returned their mail-in ballots.


As the city council headed into a regular meeting last month, more than 100 people gathered in front of Lubbock’s Citizens Tower for a rally. Maybe a dozen wore masks and kids ran around with signs and balloons. 


Flyers promoting white supremacy found in Lubbock

Oct 3, 2020
Weston Davis

Flyers promoting a white supremacist group were found on Lubbock lawns overnight.


The flyers were attached to plastic bags with rocks in them. Swastikas and a symbol that reads “white pride world wide” are on the flyer, along with messaging about defending the “white race.” 


Sarah Self-Walbrick/Texas Tech Public Media

The Moegle Family made their annual trip to the Panhandle-South Plains Fair on Saturday. In the parking lot, next to the tall, old sign marking the fairgrounds, Bobby, Carolyn and their two daughters took a selfie – continuing a 59-year tradition of taking a photo at the fair.  


Sound the sirens: Lubbock eyeing outdoor warning system

Aug 7, 2020
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Lubbock is one of the most-populated cities in the 16-state tornado alley that does not have an outdoor siren system, a 2014 citizens advisory committee reported. That’s likely to change under next year’s city budget. 

Jay Leeson has advocated for an outdoor warning system for years. He was on that 2014 committee that suggested Lubbock invest in one.