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Fog early, partly sunny during the day with highs near 60
Rain has ended but clouds persist this morning with possible fog developing reducing visibility. Partly sunny though the afternoon with the high near 60. Southwest wind this morning becoming northwest and breezy 12-25mph. Low tonight near freezing, mostly sunny Thursday and Friday with highs in the 50s/60s.
New bond proposed for Frenship ISD
Frenship ISD has proposed a nearly $300M bond for the upcoming school year to accommodate its "exponential" growth. Because the district is one of the fastest growing in the state, district leaders want to add a new high school, middle school and elementary school. The bond would add three cents to your property tax rate per $1000 of home value. An average home in the district is $185,000. So that would be another $48 in taxes a year. Most residents seem to be on board.The vote to pass the bond will take place on Saturday May 2.
Lubbock Mayor gives state-of-the-city address
Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope praised the city's resilience. He said the deaths of fire Lieutenant Eric Hill and Officer Nicholas Reyna are things Lubbock won't forget. Looking forward, the mayor's priorities for 2020 include staying on top of the city's debt, and neighborhoods. Paving roads will be a key aspect of that. The mayor says there are more than 50 miles of unpaved city streets in Lubbock. There's also a big focus on Citi-bus this year. A comprehensive study to improve it. The mayor is also focusing on parks and neighborhood development, Including using federal funding to grow home ownership in north and east Lubbock.
Megabus may come to Lubbock
The Chamber of Commerce is courting a new travel option for getting to the metroplex. Megabus is a city-to-city bus system that serves areas across the country. Representatives from the company met with the chamber's transportation committee about possibly bringing the service to Lubbock. Megabus is still in the early planning stages, and has a lot of research to do before making its decision. In Texas, its buses run in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio.
Importance of the census
In March, you'll receive an invitation to complete this decade's survey. The U.S. census plays a big role in the amount of federal funding our city receives. Each resident in the census is worth $150,000 a year to our area. That's why city leaders say it's crucial to be counted. The city is inviting residents to learn more about how the census affects our city at the 2020 census kick-off forum Thursday. It'll be at Texas Tech's International Cultural Center.
The U.S. Senate approved rules for the senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump
The vote came early this morning after a marathon day of arguments.
It was a party- line vote -- 53 to 47. The rules put off a decision about witnesses and documents until after opening statements are given. House impeachment managers and the president's legal team will have three days each to make their 24 hours of trial arguments. Democrats aren't satisfied with the changes, and accuse McConnell and Republicans of trying to rush through the impeachment trial.
U.S. troops in Iraq airstrike by Iran may have internal injuries
Military officials say more U.S. troops are now being evaluated for potential injuries from an Iranian missile strike.
Iran hit a base in Iraq earlier this month, in retaliation for the U.S. killing one of its top generals. Now, U.S. central command says several troops were transferred for observation to a medical facility in Germany. The pentagon initially said there were no casualties from the strike. But it later revised that statement, saying 11 troops were treated for concussion symptoms.
Look Around Lubbock: Krav Maga
Meredith Aldis is getting a preview of self-defense, fighting and fitness classes. There's a combination of techniques from boxing, wrestling, aikido, judo and karate.
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