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Court Documents: 29 guns seized in Lubbock during FBI, ATF raid following Odessa mass shooting

Federal court documents state a September 4, 2019 FBI and ATF raid on a Lubbock house ended with 29 guns seized. Officials believe the owner of the guns could have sold one to the man who committed a mass shooting in Odessa just days before.

THHSC extends deadline for pandemic food benefits for families affected by COVID-19 school closures

  TxDPS offering in-person services at driver license offices

Two more suspects arrested for crimes related to monument vandalism at Texas capitol

  Missing Ft. Hood soldier: More remains found; family says man in apparent suicide linked

Texas’ Hispanic population grew by 2 million in the past decade, on pace to be largest share of state by 2021

TABC: Lubbock and other Texas bars being investigated after 17 violations found over the weekend

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  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Texas woman rescued from home seconds before it collapsed during storm

UMC sets new record for COVID-19 testing

WWII Veteran donates dozens of computers to the Boys and Girls Club of Texas

Infant found dead following Amber Alert, father arrested

Woman gets job at nursing home to see her mother

Amber Alert canceled, 7-month-old girl found safe

VIDEO: Gov. Abbott news conference on Tropical Storm Cristobal and COVID-19 response in Texas

Governor Abbott will hold a news conference about the state’s activity related to Tropical Storm Cristobal and the response to COVID-19 in Texas Friday, June 5.

Residents gather to protect Texas mall amid social media riot threats

Residents took it upon themselves to help protect the Killeen Mall Tuesday after social media threats of rioting and looting circulated.

Gov. Abbott warns out-of-state “agitators” are subject to federal prosecution

Governor Greg Abbott, along with all four United States Attorneys in Texas, announced today (June 1) that individuals who come to Texas from out of state to engage in looting, violence, or other destructive acts in violation of federal law will be subject to federal prosecution.

Texas sports fans will soon be allowed to attend outdoor pro games, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Starting Friday, most Texas counties will be able to host in-person spectators for outdoor sporting events in venues. But capacity will be limited to 25%.

Man accused of kidnapping Van Zandt County girl makes first court appearance

Patrick Mahomes delivers address at Texas Tech Virtual Spring Commencement

  Missing Van Zandt County, Texas, 14-year-old Willow Sirmans found safe

Governor Abbott extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties

President Trump praises Texas coronavirus efforts as Gov. Abbott visits White House

Rabbit Hemorragic Disease Virus 2 has been found in Lubbock and Hockley counties

Governor Abbott announces new TWC guidance for unemployment claimants

Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has issued new guidance for unemployment claimants.

3 dead, dozens injured after tornado blows through Polk County

Heavy storm damage has been reported in Polk County following Wednesday’s storm.

Man sentenced to 20 years in connection to beating death of 1-year-old child

A man involved in the death of a 1-year-old child in 2015 has pleaded guilty to injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Charles D. Flournoy, who is now 26 years old, is a co-defendant in the case and was the mother’s boyfriend.

Governor Abbott suspends regulations to increase EMS, first responder workforce

Governor Greg Abbott today suspended regulations to increase the amount of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and first responders in Texas during the state’s response to COVID-19.

Wichita Falls Man Charged for Threatening to Shoot Speaker Pelosi, Government Officials

A Wichita Falls man who posted threats about killing Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and other government leaders has been charged following an investigation by the FBI’s Dallas Field Office, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Gov. Abbott ordering quarantine for visitors from New York tri-state area, city of New Orleans

Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be issuing a new executive order on Thursday, requiring people from the New York tri-state area and the city of New Orleans into a mandatory quarantine for 14 days or until the end of their visit in the state.

WATCH LIVE: Governor Abbott providing update on COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott will provide an update on COVID-19 at the Texas Department of Public Safety warehouse facility.

Governor Abbott Requests Major Disaster Declaration from White House

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Trump requesting a presidential declaration of a major disaster in Texas based on the continued impact of COVID-19.

Act of Kindness Caught on Camera: Lubbock United Market Street employee helps man to flooded car

It was an act of kindness caught on camera that’s now gone viral. 80-year-old Bob Strong was not able to get to his car in the United Market Street parking lot at 19th and Quaker. That’s when he says Gary, an employee there, stepped up and helped him get to his car in a very unusual way.

Governor Abbott announces temporary closure of driver license offices

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately.

Gov. Abbott waives regulations to allow restaurants to deliver alcohol

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a waiver that will allow restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to patrons, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Police ID victim in fatal shooting near UT Tyler as Lufkin man

Police are searching for a suspect after a fatal shooting late Tuesday near the University of Texas at Tyler campus.

184 years ago today, Texas declared independence from Mexico

On March 2, 1836—184 years ago today--The Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted by the convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

Grand jury indicts Levelland couple in death of toddler

A Hockley County grand jury has indicted a mother and her boyfriend on charges of capital murder of a 2-year-old boy.

Injured firefighter Matt Dawson’s wife gives update on his progress

The following information is from Chanda Dawson, Matt’s wife, which was posted on the Lubbock Fire Department’s Facebook page

‘Raising them right’: Killeen mother goes viral after disciplining child with push-ups

A mother who ordered her child to do push-ups in the restroom of a Killeen Hobby Lobby is going viral on social media.

Amber Alert discontinued after missing Dallas-area baby found

Law enforcement have discontinued an Amber Alert for an infant abducted from the Dallas area.

Lubbock man’s tragic death brings miracle gift to brother who needed kidney

A Hale Center man has received the gift of life, a kidney, from his brother, who suffered a sudden, fatal heart attack, exactly one year after he was put on the transplant list.

Mother found guilty of killing 1-year-old son sentenced to 50 years

A mother accused of killing her 1-year-old son back in 2015 was found guilty on Wednesday. The jury is considering her sentence of as Wednesday afternoon.

Police: Man stabbed child at random in Texas McDonald’s

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities said he randomly stabbed a child while she was in the play area at a McDonald’s restaurant in El Paso, Texas.

Patriot Guard escorts remains of East Texan killed in Korean War in 1950

The remains of Army PFC Junior Evans were identified nearly 70 years after he was declared missing in action.

Meadow middle schooler shows Grand Champion Steer at Fort Worth Stock Show; Wins $300,000

A Meadow middle schooler is $300,000 richer after he showed the grand champion steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show this weekend.

2 charged with capital murder after child’s death

A mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with capital murder after a 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries. Levelland police say they were called to the Levelland Covenant Hospital to investigate.

Monday marks 4 years since death of Holli Jeffcoat

Police found 18-year-old Jeffcoat in her home on Feb. 10, 2016. She had multiple stab wounds, her throat had been cut and her uterus had been removed. Authorities said whoever killed Jeffcoat tried to set the house on fire to cover it up.

11-year-old boy from Florida running to benefit injured Lubbock firefighter

A boy from Florida who runs for our heroes says he's headed to Lubbock later this week to give a grant to injured Lubbock Firefighter Matt Dawson.

Murder-kidnapping suspect arrested in Dallas county, returned to East Texas

Bond is set at half a million dollars for an East Texas woman, in connection with murder, robbery and kidnapping. 30 year old Hannah McCartney was booked into the Gregg county jail on charges of kidnapping and murder. It stems from a December 15th robbery incident in Longview.

UPDATE: Firefighter Matt Dawson out of ICU

Family of Matt Dawson announced Wednesday that he is coming out of ICU and being moved to a long term care facility.

It’s official! City of Whitehouse declares Feb. 2 as ‘Patrick Mahomes Day’

Now they hope that he will become a Super Bowl champion on that same day.

Test results show Texas A&M student does not have coronavirus

The Brazos County Health District has received the results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Texas A&M student at center of Coronavirus investigation

The Brazos County Health District is investigating a suspected case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Texas A&M University and the health district confirmed the patient is also a Texas A&M student.

Father says toddler, teen shot by police while executing search warrant

Midland Police shot a teenager and a three-year-old during a house search Wednesday night, according to the children’s father.

Hundreds pay tribute to fallen LPD Officer Nicolas Reyna

27-year-old Nicholas Lee Reyna, married to his high school sweetheart, Christina Reyna, will be remembered as a loving brother, son, father, husband, and police officer.

Lieutenant Eric Hill’s family presented with Firefighter’s Medal of Honor

During the funeral service for Lieutenant Eric Hill of the Lubbock Fire Department, the president of the Professional Firefighter’s Association announced Hill’s family was presented with an award.

Lubbock police, fire chiefs grateful for 'overwhelming’ support at memorial for first responders

Although the weather was cold and windy, LFR Chief Shaun Fogerson and LPD Chief Floyd Mitchell said it was a beautiful night for a beautiful tribute to two fallen first responders, Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lt. Eric Hill.

First known vaping-related death in Wichita Co.

The Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health District has reported the first death in the county of an individual that was diagnosed with a probable case of E-cigarette or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI).

Unanswered text from fallen Lubbock officer prompts strong message of safety & support of first responders

CJ Wetzler, a Lubbock youth pastor at The Message, just wanted to share a message to his students and their families when he posted to social media a screenshot of a text message he said he sent his neighbor, Officer Nicholas Reyna.

  Lubbock firefighter/paramedic Matt Dawson doing ‘better than expected’ after surgery

Lubbock Fire Rescue posted an update about firefighter/paramedic Matt Dawson’s condition on Sunday. They say overall, Matt is doing “better than expected.”

Father in Roswell Amber Alert case charged with murder

An arrest warrant has been issued by the Roswell, New Mexico Police Department for 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira, who is accused of taking his 3-year-old son and murdering the boy’s mother.

Family mourns loss of 10-month-old stuffed in backpack

A family is distraught and a man is facing capital murder charges after he told police he stuffed his girlfriend’s 10-month-old child into a backpack and left her in his car for more than five hours on Tuesday.

Boyfriend charged with capital murder after death of infant stuffed in backpack

A Lubbock man has been charged with capital murder and is being held on a $2 million bond after he told police he stuffed a 10-month-old child into a backpack and left her in the trunk of his vehicle for more than five hours on Tuesday.

LPD provides update on Sunday morning officer-involved shooting

The Lubbock Police Department will host a news conference at 11 a.m. Monday to provide an update on an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday morning in the 3900 block of 96th Street.

5 Arrested in death of Midland teen Robert Duncan

Midland County Sheriff’s Deputies say five have been arrested in connection to the death of 17-year-old Robert Duncan, who was reported missing Monday.

Authorities believe body of Heidi Broussard found, infant found alive

Texas police are working to determine if the baby is the missing Margot Carey

Woman survives life-threatening crash, not found until 8 hours later

A Levelland woman is recovering after a car crash on December 5 just west of Lubbock left her lifeless in her car for eight hours before help arrived.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Approves Texas Tech’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a Texas Tech University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program on Wednesday.

Gunman apologizes before robbing victim at gunpoint

A victim told Lubbock police a gunman apologized before pointing a rifle at her and robbing her on Saturday night.

Hollis Daniels, charged with capital murder of Texas Tech police officer, may face death penalty

The former student charged with shooting and killing a Texas Tech police officer was in court Friday, as his lawyers tried to rule out the death penalty in his case.

Pair indicted, charged with aggravated robbery after man is robbed and dumped in cotton field

On Oct. 27, Lubbock Sheriff’s Office (LSO) deputies were called to a location outside the city limits in reference to an individual that was located in a cotton field by a passerby. The victim indicated he was beaten, bound and kidnapped by Marcques Reeder, 30, and Jessica Pena, 34.

NTSB report shows pilot attempted gender reveal flight before September plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a finalized report that shows two people were in a crop duster for a gender reveal flight before a crash in early September.

Pregnant woman shot during overnight incident at lower Depot District bar

A pregnant 19-year-old woman is recovering inside University Medical Center after being shot Friday morning.

Southwest Airlines Announces new non-stop service from Lubbock to Houston

Beginning in April 2020, Southwest Airlines will offer non-stop service from Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB) to Houston Hobby (HOU).

Hearing set for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group, FirstBank & Trust settlement

The Federal Bankruptcy judge granted a request for an expedited hearing on Reagor-Dykes Auto Group expedited motion for approval of compromise and settlement with FirstBank & Trust.

Dangerous inmate in custody after stealing Sheriff’s Dept. vehicle

“Please lock your doors and stay inside.” The Snyder Police Department warned residents a dangerous inmate had escaped from custody. It took less than 30 minutes for officials to find the suspect.

Pregnant woman killed in Lamesa shooting

A woman who was seven months pregnant was shot and killed in Lamesa on Saturday evening, according to the Lamesa Police Chief Dale Alwan.

Empower Texans CEO releases audio recording of secret meeting with Bonnen, Burrows

Michael Q. Sullivan has released audio of a secret three-way meeting in June between him, Speaker of the Texas House Dennis Bonnen and District 83 Representative Dustin Burrows.

Family, authorities searches for oil worker who went missing in Monahans

Monahans authorities are investigating after an oilfield worker went missing.

First Bank & Trust urges court to move forward with liquidation of Reagor-Dykes

First Bank & Trust has filed a motion asking the court to move the Reagor-Dykes companies from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, aimed at restructuring and preserving the dealerships, to Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which would liquidate all the assets and end Reagor-Dykes as a going concern.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.