According to the Texas Department of Transportation, senseless deaths are on the rise due to distracted driving. Last February, TxDOT launched its annual ‘Talk, Text, Crash’ campaign to help curb the deadly trend. “Nearly 1 in 5 traffic crashes in Texas is caused by a distracted driver,” said TxDOT Deputy Executive Director John Barton. “Last year, […]
The Lubbock City Council approved a ban on synthetic marijuana Feb. 14, but there will be a 30-day period before the ordinance goes into effect, which will provide businesses a chance to rid their shelves of these products. Several businesses are still in the process of selling the rest of their inventories, so the substance […]
Karen Gibson’s mission to ban synthetic marijuana could be accomplished Thursday when the Lubbock City Council meets to vote on an ordinance that would criminalize the substance. Gibson, Lubbock’s mayor pro tem, championed the ordinance, which already has been voted for once, 6-0, on Jan. 31. Gibson said all ordinances require two readings. A second […]
Hail to the Chief, indeed. Did you vote in this year’s Presidential election? Photojournalist Chana Elgin spent the day touring Lubbock polling places. [nggallery id=65]
Welcome to this week’s MCTV Weekday Update, produced by students in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.
Texas drivers may have a new set of laws to follow in September regarding their use of cellphones while driving. Recently passed by the Texas House of Representatives, Bill 243 proposes making any “text-based communication” illegal while an individual is operating a motor vehicle, according to the text of the bill. According to the Texas […]
The Texas chapter of the Innocence Project is a group of volunteer lawyers and Texas Tech University law students. They investigate different convictions of possibly innocent people. According to the mission statement of the Innocence Project, it is a national litigation and public policy dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming […]
The Lubbock City Council recently voted to increase water rates by at least 40 percent beginning April 1, an increase that will affect local businesses and residents. Linda DeLeon, District 1 council representative, said the increase stems from a dwindling water supply at Lake Meredith, Lubbock’s primary water source, and council members’ desire to […]