Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
Storms likely until tomorrow
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said today will be cloudy with the high in the mid 60's. Showers and storms will likely be in the area through the day, with storms becoming more numerous during the evening.
The Texas Constitution will change after last night in an election that was very low on voter turnout statewide. There were ten constitutional amendments on the ballot. The only amendment that didn't pass was prop one that allowed someone to be a municipal judge in more than one city at a time. Because no one earned higher than 50 percent of the vote for Mayor in Slaton, the top two will compete in the run-off. Charlie C. Hanyes, Jr. will take over the seat as the new Commissioner for Ward 4. For the full election results: click here.
City plans to expand Civic Center
Last year, the city conducted a feasibility study to determine if the Civic Center needed to be expanded. The plan is to add more exhibit, banquet and meeting room space. A hotel is also included in that plan on the North East side of the parking lot. The funds for the expansion are not yet set. For the full story: click here.
Drug Court: a second chance for citizens
In terms of solutions to drug addiction, the Lubbock County Drug Court has had hundreds of success stories in the last decade. It is a concept that has been in Lubbock for the last fifteen years, as a sentencing alternative for offenders. Judge Ruben Reyes, who presides over the drug court, said more than 480 people have graduated and only about 12 percent have been reported to be re-offenders. For the full story: click here.
L.P.D. to train in mental health responses
Lubbock Police will now be better suited to help with more than just typical crime calls. City Council accepted a grant to help train Police Officers for phone calls relating to mental health. The grant will help fund the training program.
Doss appointed to Seventh Court of Appeals
An attorney from Lubbock will fill a vacancy in the state's Seventh Court of Appeals. Governor Abbott appointed Larry Doss to that panel in Amarillo. Doss is board certified in Civil Appellate Law and a Texas Tech Law graduate. He'll serve until the end of next year and then he could run for election to that position or someone else will have to take over.
Couple asks Beard to officiate wedding
A big win for the Red Raiders last night and a big win for soon to be newlyweds. Back in August a Texas Tech student tweeted at Chris Beard asking how many retweets to get him to officiate her wedding in May. Beard said if the student section was 100 percent full at the home opener, he'd be at the wedding. 4,500 students was the magic number and that was well exceeded. For the full story: click here.
Look Around Lubbock: Science Spectrum BubbleFest
The BubbleFest at the Science Spectrum is on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Meredith Aldis will have all the details throughout the morning as well as science experiments making a ton of bubbles. For more information: click here.
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