Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.
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More rain expected tonight
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said bring an umbrella with you when you're walking out the door. A cold front will slide across the area this morning and it may help produce a few showers. There is a slight chance for rain in this morning/mid-day.
Lubbock I.S.D. to decide on Smylie-Wilson conversion
This morning at 7:00 a.m. Lubbock I.S.D. trustees will meet in the board room at the Lubbock I.S.D. admin building to decide the future of Smylie-Wilson Middle School. They'll vote on whether to change it to a magnet school, open to students throughout the district. It's new curriculum would be a "steam" program, that's science, technology, engineering, art and math. For the full story: click here.
Dunbar Prep students learn life skills through after school programs
Students at Dunbar College Preparatory Academy are learning about finances, team work and accountability in after school programs. One of these programs is financial literacy through Alliance Credit Union. Through a 10 week lesson plan, students come up with a budget and make their own financial choices. Another program is track. The coaches, Sports Psychology students from Tech, hope this is something the students can look forward to and bring them back to school the next day. For the full story: click here.
Salvation Army services not impacted by Chick-Fil-A
Chick-Fil-A announced this week it would no longer donate to several Christian organizations including the Salvation Army. The organization has been criticized for supposed anti LGBTQ stances and the restaurant has caught heat for it. Starting next year, the fast food chain will instead give to organizations focusing on education, homelessness, and food insecurity. The Salvation Army relies on its Red Kettle Campaign, which kicks off today. For the full story: click here.
Sheriff Rowe leading statewide mental health recovery in jails
Drug addition is running rampant in our area. It's one of the reasons why Lubbock County has a 77% recidivism rate among felony drug offenders. This is why Sheriff Kelly Rowe has led a statewide effort on inmate mental health recover, a 40 hour officer certification program that has now been adopted nationwide. For the full story: click here.
House impeachment inquiry resumes today
House impeachment investigators will hear from two key witnesses today who grew alarmed by how President Trump and others in his orbit were conducting foreign policy in Ukraine. David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and Fiona Hill, American foreign affairs specialist, are the last scheduled for public hearings this week. For a recap of the hearings from yesterday, click here.
Look Around Lubbock: Tierra Planas Roasters
When founder Kerry Mayfield’s job, as a plant breeder, took him on worldwide travels, he discovered, tasted, and appreciated the many different ways to roast, brew, and use coffee around the world. Now, he has brought that knowledge back to Lubbock. Meredith Aldis will be with him learning all about coffee throughout the morning.
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