The Justice Department today announced that Jose Gomez III, 21, of Midland, Texas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on hate crime charges for attacking an Asian family he believed was Chinese and therefore responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.
While wind farms in the region could help power and lower energy costs for at least 9 million homes, significant infrastructure upgrades would be needed to supply electricity from the region to other parts of the state.
While the risk of exposure to monkeypox remains low, health experts say college students living in close proximity to each other could spur outbreaks. They encourage schools to share their plans and relevant information about the virus.
Today, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5313, Reese’s Law. Rep. Arrington introduced Reese’s Law in honor of Reese Hamsmith, a Lubbock toddler who passed away after ingesting a button battery in December 2020.
Extreme heat at Palo Duro Canyon State Park led to 47 recent rescue calls in under 48 hours. Every year, the park experiences a slew of distress calls during the hot summer months, stretching park staff and emergency services thin.
"While direct travel spending in Texas is recovering at a faster rate than national averages, allocating these grant funds paves the way for a more prosperous, brighter future for all Texas communities,” Gov. Abbott said.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Highway Patrol (THP) will be initiating two traffic safety campaigns during the holiday weekend looking for people violating traffic laws from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4.
A ban in effect before Roe v. Wade cannot be used, as threatened last week by Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a judge’s ruling Tuesday. However, the stopgap measure will, at most, extend abortion access in the state for two months.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, Texas stands poised to ban nearly all abortions within the next few months. But birth control and emergency contraceptives, commonly referred to as Plan B, are different from the drugs used to induce an abortion.
Lubbock lawmakers praised the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, while Lubbock Planned Parenthood condemned it, saying they will continue to provide family planning and birth control services that “just became even more essential.”
Congressman Jodey Arrington held a live event on Tuesday night, taking questions and comments from constituents as he laid out his position on proposed federal legislation in response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.