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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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, […]

Businesses to take financial hit because of synthetic marijuana ban

Businesses to take financial hit because of synthetic marijuana ban

March 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Synthetic marijuana ordinance to receive second reading Thursday

Synthetic marijuana ordinance to receive second reading Thursday

February 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Lubbock residents exercise their civic duty

Lubbock residents exercise their civic duty

November 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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]

MCTV Weekday Update, November 4, 2012

MCTV Weekday Update, November 4, 2012

November 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Welcome to this week’s MCTV Weekday Update, produced by students in the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University.

Texting while driving could become illegal

Texting while driving could become illegal

May 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Innocence Project of Texas

Innocence Project of Texas

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

Conservationists Suggest Water-Saving Measures

March 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

  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 […]