The Story Behind the Story: Sarah Self-Walbrick

In this episode of The Story Behind the Story, Anna Holland is joined by Sarah Self-Walbrick, the business reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Self-Walbrick covered the shooting of campus Police Officer Floyd East Jr. at the Texas Tech University Police Department in October of 2017. She contributed on-site reporting over the developing situation before […]

Fentanyl: Investigations into the Dangerous Drug Scene in the South Plains

By Elizabeth Hale Lubbock police and addiction rehabilitation providers are in the midst of a battle against an extremely dangerous and deadly prescription pain medication: Fentanyl. “The patches are so highly concentrated to push the Fentanyl through the skin, that if they break open, and get on your skin, you’re dead. If you use a […]

Story behind the Story Podcast: Episode One

In the Story behind the Story podcast, which debuts with an interview of Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reporter Lucinda Holt, The Hub@TTU will explore how journalists find and report stories. The podcast’s content will be both local and national in scope, covering a variety of topics, from crime to sports to human interest and general news. Texas […]

Owning Guns Gives Some Lubbockites Peace of Mind

By Jessica Parrott Two Texas Tech University students, roommates Cole Guarisco and Hayden Hood, live on 28th Street, about three streets away from where a burglary occurred in October. During the burglary in the 3700 block of 28th Street, the suspect was shot in the abdomen by the homeowner. The students said they would have reacted the […]

Arson Cases on Campus Seemingly Unrelated

A campus alert issued on Tuesday detailing a fire on the fourth floor of Weymouth Hall may feel like a deja vu experience to Texas Tech students. Paper affixed to the outside of a dorm room door was lit aflame on May 2. A similar incident occurred on April 15 on the fourth floor of Gates […]

Whatcha Gonna Do: ‘COPS’ Films in Lubbock

By Callie Yardley Camera. Lights. Action. This is not what the job of police officers normally entails—unless, that is, they are filming for the reality-based show “COPS.” The Lubbock Police Department recently did just that, adding Hub City to the list of more than 140 cities featured on the Spike television show since 1989. The Lubbock episode is […]

Lubbock Police Department Develops Digital Map

By Victoria Landers In January, the Lubbock Police Department launched a free digital crime map, allowing citizens to view reported crimes in their neighborhoods. The map, which operates on RAIDS Online and is powered by BAIR Analytics, was created to give Lubbockites a simple way to see the types of crimes reported around them. “There are different vendors out […]

Making a Public Outrage

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoiler information from the Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” To many Texas Tech students, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is the county from the popular documentary series “Making a Murderer, described by Netflix as featuring “a DNA exoneree, who while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.” To Kelsey Cottrell, […]

Holiday Away: Try To Make It Look Like Someone’s Home

By Carley Banks and Amber Berry Haley Driskill, a nursing student from Austin, who lives in Tech Terrace, recalls coming home to a broken back door. Missing were three televisions, a laptop, jewelry and a stove. “I think since there are a lot of college students in the area, people who are less fortunate tend to […]

Texas Tech Student Mosque Vandalized

After the Texas Tech student mosque was vandalized Monday night, Adam Telfah started a gofundme, raising $625 in 19 hours. The senior electrical engineering major from Cypress, Texas, said the fundraiser is not only intended to raise money for repairs to the broken door and lights, but to raise awareness of the true message of Islam. […]

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