Reporting Live from the Tragedy

“I’m terrified and freezing,” is a text message Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Business Reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick sent from the scene of the murder of Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East on October 9. Self-Walbrick, who is a Texas Tech alumna and former Hub@TTU employee, only works the “night cop” shift on Monday nights. When she got a […]

True Crime or Truly Weird: Interest in Murder Shows

By Zach Bedair Being observant in today’s pop culture, it is easy to spot a particular trend in almost everything that is worth talking about. From television shows, movies, books, now even podcasts, this moving genre phenomenon has a lot of people hooked. Any guesses? It involves one type of crime: murder. Where does this […]

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 […]

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, […]

Murder on Broadway

A 20-year-old Texas Tech student died from a stabbing after an altercation at Mesquite’s Bar and Grill on Broadway Avenue early Thursday morning, according to a press release from Lubbock Police Department. The press release states police responded to a report of a stabbing victim at University Medical Center Emergency Room. The victim, Zachary Kafer, had been […]

The Scent of Sex

Steve Ballesteros, who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Maria Priscilla Perez, was sentenced to 80 years in the state penitentiary. There was a litany of defense testimony in the sentencing phase of his trial trying to portray him as a family man suddenly provoked by the post-coital scent of another man on his girlfriend. […]

Old School Scares Still Cause Shivers

It’s October and we all know what that means: colorful trees, football in full swing, and a candy corn supply that never seems to run out. Oh, yeah, and scary movies! This is that time of the year when it is not just socially acceptable to scream in a darkened movie theatre or living room, it’s expected. […]

Good News, Gay Rights, & Guns: 10 Things To Know – March 28

10 Things To Know – February 28

1. All Hail: Pope Benedict pledges his unconditional obedience to whoever takes his place. Reuters 2. Brothers In Battle: U.S. announces plans to aid Syrian rebels in a direct, non-lethal battlefield. NBC News  3. Mayoral Murder: Mississippi gay Mayoral candidate’s body found near Mississippi River. USA Today 4. Suffocation, No Breathing: Beijing air pollution reaches dangerous levels days before legislature opens annual […]

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