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Good Day Lubbock Aug. 31, 2020

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City council votes to ease restrictions on historic brick roads

Last week, city council voted to loosen the restrictions on several of the city's brick roads. It's a move that has some preservationists concerned. Broadway, Lubbock's mainstay road, will be preserved as is according to a board member of the Heritage Society, Mary Crites. Not all streets will be offered the same protection.

Texas Tech athletes take part in Peace on The East event

Texas Tech athletes gathered at Butler Park to clean up the area, mingle with young athletes, and encourage people to register to vote. As part of a national effort, the team postponed its practices to have their voices heard. They weren't just taking a break. Many were seen picking up trash and helping register voters.

53 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lubbock Sunday

City staffers confirmed another 53 new cases yesterday. 27 more people reported recovering from the virus. The number of active cases is now 1700 as of Monday morning. 92,302 tests have been done. Of those, 7,397 have returned a positive result.

COVID-19 deaths surpass 12,500 in Texas

Texas health officials report the number of deaths due to COVID-19 has surpassed 12,500. On Sunday, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported there have been more than 610,000 coronavirus cases total in the state. The true number of cases in Texas is likely higher because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick. The department reported more than 98,000 active cases, a decline of more than 2,800 from a day earlier.



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