Good Day Lubbock: Friday, August 14 - FOX34 Lubbock

Good Day Lubbock: Friday, August 14

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

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Another very hot day with the high again near 105

A slight chance today for afternoon and evening showers and storms. Most of the area staying dry, but the areas to get rain may deal with high wind gusts too. Mostly cloudy tonight with the morning temperature of 74, then heating to near 100 Saturday. A better chance for rain looks to be Sunday through early Monday with lower 90s for the high.

Firefighter Matt Dawson, back on Texas soil for the first time in more than half a year

Dawson, the lone surviving victim of that crash on I-27 back in January, spent months in Colorado, undergoing surgery and physical therapy all with his wife by his side. At his homecoming, the Dawson family was gifted a home mortgage-free by 'West Texas Hero Homes'.  Dawson will undergo physical therapy in town at Moody Neuro-Rehabilitation.

Texas Tech is mourning the loss of Tommy McVay, a staff member who oversaw football operations for many years

From Spike Dykes, to Mike Leach, to Matt Wells, McVay was the constant. He died yesterday after suffering a fall earlier this week. He handled the logistics of moving the more than 100 players, coaches and staff from game to game. And he was involved with recruiting. He convinced Leach to sign a small kid from Oklahoma. That kid went on to play 12 years in the NFL:  Wes Welker.  Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said he - like so many in the tech family - is heartbroken by the loss and wished the family well. Tommy McVay was 76.


The NCAA will not hold any fall championships

That doesn't just affect football. The board of governors finds not enough schools are competing in soccer and volleyball to warrant the post-season. President Mark Emmert says the association will try to hold championships in the winter months and in the spring.


Texas Tech will limit attendance at its football games beyond the state's restrictions

Administrators have set a 25% cap on seating at Jones Stadium. That means about 15,000 fans can attend games in person. Masks will be required for all fans and staff.


While Lubbock is relaxing some of its restrictions on visiting long-term care facilities, some families say it's not enough

A social media group, "Caregivers for Compromise," claims the isolation is hurting facility residents. It's up to each individual facility whether to allow visitors under the updated restrictions. Under state orders, it can't have any staffers confirm positive for two weeks, no active cases in residents and each staffer has to get tested at least once a week. For other long term care facilities, the same rules apply, but there can be some indoor visits. They have to use plexiglass inside to prevent contact and spread.


The City of Lubbock has confirmed another death from COVID-19

That brings the total up to 85. This is the first death under the age of 50 - the patient was in their 30s. Staffers also identified 64 new cases. In all, about one in ten people tested return a positive result. 87 people are getting treatment in hospitals for COVID-19. 41 people are in the ICU.

 

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