Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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Cooler, mostly sunny
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said a cold front moved across the area last night and ushered in a gusty north wind. The high is near 53 degrees with a north wind of 10-18 mph in the morning and becoming an east wind of 6-12 mph by late afternoon.
First public impeachment hearing
Yesterday two career diplomats gave televised testimony into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Bill Taylor, top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified one of President Trump's aides asked Sondland what the President thought of Ukraine. Democrats want to prove Trump abused the power of his office. Republicans describe the allegations as hearsay. For the full story: click here.
El Paso Walmart reopens three months after shooting
Just over three months after a gunman entered the Cielo Vista Walmart, killing 22 people and injuring others, the store is ready to welcome customers once again. A 30 foot tall memorial honoring the victims will soon be unveiled on the south side of the store's parking lot.
Violence and video games
State lawmakers have their sights set on violence in the media, especially in regards to video games and effects they can have on our youth. However, with the emergence of E-Sports across the nation, the industry is more popular than ever with teenagers. The Head Coach of Lubbock I.S.D.'s E-Sports team, said these kids develop leadership skills they wouldn't have realized otherwise, adding the state is looking at the wrong thing to blame for mass violence. For the full story: click here.
Smylie Wilson public meetings
Lubbock I.S.D. scheduled two more public meetings to discuss turning Smylie Wilson into a magnet school. The transition would split enrollment, sending some students to Irons or McKenzie Middle Schools. A hearing is set for Monday at 6:30 p..m. at McKenzie Middle School and a meeting at Irons on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Hocutt: Wells handled process correctly
Texas Tech's Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt reiterated his support for Coach Matt Wells. He said during the hiring process, Texas Tech was aware of Utah State's handling of sexual assault allegations against someone who played for Wells there and Wells handled the process appropriately. Victims are suing Utah State for not taking action. Torrey Green is now serving 26 years to life to sexual assault.
No shave November for men's health
You've likely noticed the men on the FOX34 crew have stopped shaving to support a cause. The goal of No Shave November is to spark a conversation about testicular and prostate cancer and raise funds for prevention, research, and education. Dr. Ryan Owen, a Covenant Medical Group Urologist, said self examinations, even i you don't have symptoms, is a key part of early prevention. For the full story: click here.
Look Around Lubbock: Saddle Tramps
The Saddle Tramps are gearing up for the home game this weekend. Meredith Aldis will have all the details throughout the morning on the Texas Tech traditions they are involved in.
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