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. […]
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.
By Natalie Ortiz KLBK reporter Leslie Adami described the 2016 presidential election coverage for the KLBK and KAMC news duopoly as “chaotic.” Adami covered the Lubbock County Democrats watch party. This was Adami’s third time covering an election, but her first time without help from one of the station’s photographers. “Being a [multimedia journalist] means you […]
By Alyssa Chrisope Over 73,000 Lubbock County residents voted for president in this year’s election. Many of these voters cast ballots for parties they have never voted for before; others were firm in their vote. Of the 12 voters who openly shared their voting decisions, two had voted for Hillary Clinton, one for Gary Johnson, and […]
By Leigh Waldman and Violeta Trevizo The excitement was palpable Tuesday night at the Reagor-Dykes Auto Group headquarters as the Lubbock County Democrats occupied the space for their watch party of the presidential election. As it was announced around 7:30 p.m. that Texas, a traditionally Republican state, was split almost down the middle with Hillary […]
Political groups across the South Plains celebrated and commiserated the results of the 2016 presidential election Tuesday night. From campaigning to watching the results unfold, these groups made the night memorable.
By Kristen Barton The last time Texas elected a democratic presidential candidate was John F. Kennedy forty years ago, which means Texas Tech University students could witness Texas electing a democratic presidential candidate for the first time in their lives on Nov. 8. According to an NPR article, the presidential race is closer in Texas […]
Lubbock has struggled to support a comedy club for years, with many unsuccessful venues closing. Laugh Hub City, a local comedy show, is trying to fill the void left by the defunct clubs. Kendall Rodriguez and Steven Feldman, two local comedians, perform at Backstage Lubbock open mic night every Thursday. Although the comedy community in West Texas is […]
On a normal night just outside the southern city limit of Lubbock, a father had a situation on his hands. His rambunctious and fearless young daughter, Ava, just broke her leg and he had a decision to make. Far away from the Lubbock medical district, he had to decide where to take 4-year-old Ava so her leg would be […]
The Flatland Film Festival starts Oct. 6 and goes through the weekend, with multiple screenings of films with local connections. The festival is a celebration of Texas filmmaking. A short film screening on Friday night at Alamo Drafthouse includes films from nine local filmmakers. The feature programming block also includes films with local angles. Robert Peaslee, co-chair of the […]