Super Bowl 51: Betting on More Than the Spread

For many, sports are about watching games they love played by teams they love. But, for millions more, it could mean wagers involving serious amounts of cash. Sports gambling is a big business in the United States. Over the years, Americans have thrown more and more money into what has become a goliath of an industry. […]

Documentary: (Un)Registered

By Anna Claire Beasley, Juan Gil, Justin Rex, Spencer Grzywacz and Allison Kowalczyk Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It happens everywhere, including Lubbock. Watch this documentary to learn more.

One Caught, More Suspects at Large in Arson Cases

By Victoria Landers After three cases of arson in Texas Tech residences halls put the campus on alert, police have caught one suspect but are still struggling to identify those responsible for other cases. A student found responsible for a case of arson on the fourth floor of Gates Hall, which was reported to the […]

Hollywood or Scam? Talent Pros Explain the Difference

By Julie Castaneda Lubbock has hosted several conventions with open casting calls that promise fame and fortune. But how do aspiring stars make sure they’re not being scammed? Brenda Becknell, who owns Robert Spence Model and Talent Agency in Lubbock, said not all calls result in jobs. “So what they’re doing is they’re coming into not […]

Weekly Poll: Fake IDs

Local bars have recently cracked down on fake ID use, with many Broadway establishments requesting multiple forms of identification before one is allowed to enter. According to a 2013 poll, a quarter of 1,000 students surveyed used a fake ID to obtain alcohol before they turned 21. The more frequently the respondents used fake IDs, […]

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