Good Day Lubbock Thursday, Oct. 24

Good Day Lubbock Thursday, Oct. 24

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Good morning, here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.

 

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Some snow possible, but likely not in Lubbock

Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said to expect some showers with mostly cloudy skies today. There is a snow possibility northwest of Lubbock County. The high is 51 degrees in the late morning.

Clovis Fire trains in danger zone situation

The Clovis Fire Department came to Lubbock to train in a fossil fuel airplane burning simulation. It's one of only four left in the country. One of the exercises is leaving the station and spraying water in less than three minutes to save as many lives as possible. The main objective is to make a pathway for anyone to get off the plane and away from the danger zone. Lubbock holds these exercises frequently. It's already trained Amarillo and Midland. Hobbs is scheduled next. For the full story: click here.

Texas House turning blue in 2020?

Since 2002, Republicans have controlled the Texas House, but after losing a dozen seats last election, it appears democrats have an opportunity to regain the majority. That opportunity is even wider now with the announcement of House Speaker Dennis Bonnen stepping down next year. Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish said it couldn't have come at a worse time for republicans, as the implications of this election could last decades for our area. For the full story: click here.

Rep. Elijah Cummings to lie in state today

The late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings will be remembered by Congressional leaders and colleagues as he lies in state at the Capitol today. A sharecropper's son, Cummings rose to become a civil rights champion, committee chairman and a leader of an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Cummings, a democrat and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, died October 17 after complications from long standing health problems. 

Lubbock County announces two road improvement

Lubbock County's first big road projects will get underway next week. Crews will start paving the gravel stretch on Fiddle Wood Ave. between East Erskine and FM 40. Work is scheduled to being on October 28 and completed in the Spring of 2020. The second big project is Woodrow Road. Architects and designers will re-design the miles between Slide Road and Lubbock Cooper High. The plan is to upgrade it from a two lane to a five lane. For the full story: click here.

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