Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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FOX34 Football Friday
Each week we're at a different high school preparing for the week's football game. This morning we're at Roosevelt High School. The Eagles, led by Coach Matt Landers are 2-3 in district play going into the first play off game tonight against Alpine at 7:00 p.m. Meredith Aldis will have updates through the morning with the Eagles.
Warmer with a light wind
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said the "cool" temperatures from yesterday didn't last long as highs climb back in the low 60s today. The south west wind will be a light breeze of 10-18mph and sunny.
Marie Yovanovitch to testify today
The impeachment hearings resume this morning when the House will hear from Marie Yovanovitch, the Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. She was targeted by the President's allies in a "smear" campaign now central to the probe. The career diplomat who served both republican and democrat presidents is expected to relay her story of being recalled by Trump and told to watch her back.
Lubbock G.O.P. endorses Rep. Burrows
Despite the controversy surrounding his discussions with Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and a political activist, two dozen G.O.P. chairs in our area have endorsed State Rep. Dustin Burrows for re-election. They said they sent Burrows to Austin six years ago to fight for lower taxes and conservative government and he delivered. They said he was instrumental in securing the Texas Tech vet school. For the full story: click here.
Texas Rep. Nevarez admits cocaine use
Security cameras caught Democratic State Rep. Poncho Nevarez dropping an envelope containing several baggies of cocaine bearing his official state letterhead at an Austin airport as he climbed into a vehicle in September. Nevarez said in a news release that "the news is true" and he would seek treatment. Nevarez hasn't been charged, but he is suspected of third-degree felony drug possession, which carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison and total disbarment if convicted. For the full story: click here.
Climate study in Texas classrooms
Texas is one of ten states that haven't adopted new science education standards requiring the instruction of climate change in classrooms. A new poll shows more than 80% of U.S. teachers and parents support teaching climate change. Lubbock I.S.D.'s science curriculum coordinator, Michael Sizemore, said while studying the climate is not a required concept, it is offered as an elective in schools. For the full story: click here.
Two dead in California high school shooting
Around 7 a.m. yesterday, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, a student pulled a semi-automatic pistol from his bag, shot five people, then shot himself in the head. On his 16th birthday, he's now in grave condition in custody. A 16 year old and a 14 year old boy among the dead and three people were wounded. For the full story: click here.
Cold weather influences your health
There were some big temperature swings earlier this week and while sickness does have a strong correlation to the weather, it may not be for the reason we think. "This time of year the plants are changing, they're loosing their leaves, different things are happening, cotton is being harvested. So, there's a lot of allergens in the air, so that's part of it," Grace Clinic Family Medicine Dr. Chetlen Crossnoe said. For the full story: click here.
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