Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, May 20 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Wednesday, May 20

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Good morning! Here is what's on Good Day Lubbock this morning 5-9 a.m. on FOX34.   

Highs in the upper 80s low 90s

Not as hot, but still above average in our temperatures with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. We have lots of moisture and as we get into the afternoon heating more storms expected to develop. Starting across our western counties then pushes east exiting the area this evening. Some severe storms possible with hail and high wind gusts. Staying dry for the rest of the week with highs in the lower 90s.

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The 4th on Broadway celebration has been pushed back to Labor Day, September 7th

The day is planned to start off with the parade. Lubbock first responders - honoring Lt. Eric Hill and Officer Nicholas Reyna - will be the parade's grand marshals. The other annual events - the youth fishing tournament, eating contests, kids areas, concerts and fireworks are all on the books.The executive director and president of Broadway festivals hopes the celebration will be an example for what big events may look like post pandemic.

Tech professor improves mask filtration

As more businesses reopen, the use of face masks has become commonplace for many people. One Texas Tech professor is working to make them better. A mask or cover made of ordinary fabric may not have good filtration, and he says that can be improved using a non-woven material like cotton.. He says studies have shown it's more effective at destabilizing a virus compared to plastic.


You can get scheduled bus rides throughout Lubbock starting today

It's the pilot for the city's "micro routes" program. This "on demand" service is intended to supplement its fixed routes, not replace them. You can download the "Citi-bus On Demand app" for android and i-Phone, or call in your appointment. The rides are offered from 7 am to 11 pm weekdays. We have the number for scheduling here. 


The City of Lubbock has confirmed another six cases of the coronavirus

That makes for a total of 630 cases discovered since mid-March. There are 179 active cases. People in their 20s still hold the most cases from other age groups. The number of recoveries now stands at 401. There's a positivity rate out of testing of 6.5%. We have links to more detailed breakdowns on testing, case status, and demographics here.

Texas Tech will offer some in-person classes, starting in July

President Lawrence Schovanec says most of the classes offered during "Summer 2" Will be online. A few will be face-to-face on campus - mostly performance based studios, science labs, and field activities. It'll be up to each department to approve plans on how to do it safely.

A bar in Abilene has gone against Governor Abbott's orders to wait to reopen on Friday

A post uploaded yesterday on "The Whiskey Girl" Facebook page showed the bar opened last night. It claims the business is exhausted with waiting and can't last any longer without income. The statement goes on to say anyone who feels uncomfortable should stay at home.  City leaders said they will not enforce any of the governors orders, but businesses that go against them could lose state-issued licenses. All Texas bars will be allowed to open Friday at 25% capacity under phase 2 of the governor's plan.

Any Texan voter can apply to vote by mail in this year's elections

That's the decision from a federal judge. This preliminary injunction allows all registered voters to submit ballots by mail, citing worries over their health during the pandemic. The practice was previously limited to only voters 65 and older.

 

Starting next week, you can get tickets for Broadway at Buddy Holly Hall

The inaugural performance by the American Theater Guild will be "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story." That'll start in November.The hall will also put on "Cirque Dreams Holidaze," "An Officer and a Gentleman," "Beautiful, the Carole King Musical" and "Les Miserables."  There will also be special productions of "Rent" And "Jersey Boys". These shows are spread out from November through July of next year. Season tickets for the main shows are 180 dollars. They go on sale next Tuesday.

Look Around Lubbock:  4th on Broadway celebration moves to Labor Day

Meredith Aldis previews how the 30th anniversary of the event will be different this year than ever before.

 

Do you know someone celebrating a birthday? Let us know, so we can announce it on-air around 6:55 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. e-mail birthdays@fox34.com.

 
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