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Highs in the 90s with a breeze of 10-20 mph.
The dryline will be east of our area today. Sunny, high nearing 92, with a light breeze 10-20 from the southwest. Clouds increase overnight with mild lows in the 60s, partly cloudy Friday with the high near 90. It could be another active late afternoon and evening for our eastern counties Friday with severe storms possible. This weekend we drop a few degrees in the mid 80s with some rain possible Saturday.
Yesterday, Citibus began testing a new service that would provide on-demand rides, to make up for lost services during the pandemic
The company debuted its "micro-transit" pilot project to city council Tuesday. Riders will be able to request a trip, using an app. The tentative launch date for "micro-transit", is Monday. It's expected to last for at least 6 months.
The City of Lubbock confirmed two new cases of coronavirus yesterday
That brings the city's total to 607 since testing began in March. 222 are active cases. Currently 17 people are hospitalized. So far, 335 people have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. More details here.
After rejecting efforts to test all employees, the massive JBS beef meatpacking plant north of Amarillo has agreed to work with state health officials to start testing its employees
At least one employee has died from the virus and more are hospitalized. The area has the state's highest known coronavirus infection rate - 14 times higher than that of Houston.
The Texas National Guard is activating "facilities disinfection teams" to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes
Six teams have already been sent to facilities across the state with more coming soon. Each team is equipped with unique supplies including advanced personal protective equipment, ionized sprayers, and vital oxide. In Lubbock, 232 of the city's confirmed cases are associated with nursing homes in our area. Of the city's 50 deaths attributed to the virus, all of them are people over the age of 50.
New Mexico will begin reopening its stores on Friday
With that, comes a masking mandate. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham amended her executive order and will allow retail stores to open at 25% capacity. This does not apply to restaurants, bars, gyms or salons. Those will have to stay closed. Starting Saturday... Everyone will be required to wear facial coverings in public, with exceptions for eating, drinking, and exercising. New Mexico has 53,00 confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 231 deaths. 62 of those have been in the past week alone.
South Plains College will reopen all administrative offices on all campuses Monday
Students are asked to call or email ahead of time to set up an appointment and to continue using online services whenever possible. Advisors will be available to meet virtually. Students can register for fall classes online using their "My-SPC" accounts. Face-to-face classes will resume beginning August 24.
The Reagor Dykes Auto Group is still working on liquidating and paying off its creditors
Yesterday, bankruptcy judge Robert Jones approved a deal between the estate and GM Financial. It allows the two to join up and seek millions of dollars in damages against AIM Bank.In the approved settlement. General Motors agrees to partner with the auto group's "special litigation counsel" and pursue AIM bank, claiming it ripped off an affiliate. Attorneys for the estate and the creditor say this will put an end to their combative relationship. Attorneys say the new claims against AIM Bank will get published soon, now that the court has approved the settlement.
Lubbock police are asking for your help finding the shooter who killed a teenager outside a nightclub New Year's morning
There's $5,000 out there for tips that can lead them to an arrest. Investigators are looking for the person who killed 17-year-old Garyontae Shephard outside "Club Level". Shephard was running outside, after shooting and killing another man inside. Someone shot Shephard in the street. No suspects have been identified. If you know anything, call crimeline at 741 1000. You can remain anonymous ad could be eligible for the reward.
The Supreme Court heard cases yesterday related to the electoral college - just months before the presidential election
At issue is whether states can bind presidential electors to vote for the state's popular-vote winner. There are law aimed at discouraging faithless electors, but until 2016, no state had ever punished or removed an elector because of their vote. That year - 10 of the 538 presidential electors tried to vote for someone other than their pledged candidate.
If you have an occupational license you could be exempt from renewal late fees
This applies to jobs like barbers, cosmetologists, electricians, pathologists, and some therapists. Governor Abbott is waiving those fees if they were accrued between March 13th and June 15th. This waiver only applies to licenses issued by the Department of Licensing and Regulation. Governor Abbott says this will remove any financial barriers that could prevent Texans from returning to work as the economy reopens.
Look Around Lubbock: Salons have been open for nearly a week
Meredith Aldis features our local businesses and an in-depth look at how their servicing the community while upholding the federal, state, and local orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we get a look at what business is like for a local salon since the reopening.
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