Sarah Self-Walbrick, A-J Media

Sarah Self-Walbrick

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Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Self-Walbrick: Working at hometown newspaper was a dream, but so is my next move

Some may call me persistent, others would say annoying, but I wanted to work at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal so badly that I emailed management → Read More

9 new cases brings Lubbock’s COVID-19 total to 516

The City of Lubbock confirmed nine new cases of the coronavirus Wednesday - there were also 16 more people who recovered.The city has identified 516 cases → Read More

Lubbock businesses decide whether to open under new guidelines

Lubbock businesses allowed to open under Texas’ relaxed restrictions are grappling with if they should and what that looks like.Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that restaurants, retail stores, malls and movie theaters can open to a quarter of maximum capacity starting Friday.Officials will closely watch the first phase of reopenings and possibly allow higher occupancies and more industries to… → Read More

Self-Walbrick: Amid economic uncertainty, businesses open and close in Lubbock

Business re-openings are on the horizon as local and state leaders are expected to announce multi-phase plans to restart the economy this week.The stay- → Read More

Walmart COVID-19 drive-thru testing opens Friday in Lubbock

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opened Friday in the Walmart parking lot on 114th Street and Quaker Avenue.The site, supported by Walmart and eTrueNorth, will test those who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and all health care providers and first responders, whether they are exhibiting symptoms or not.Starting Thursday, those eligible for testing can sign up for an appointment via… → Read More

Another Lubbock facility sees coronavirus, but nursing home cases leveling off for now

Another nursing home facility has confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the high rate of diagnoses in Lubbock nursing homes is leveling off, local data suggests.On Wednesday, Wells confirmed two employees and a resident at Carillon Senior Living tested positive for coronavirus. Wells said once the health department is notified about a nursing home-related diagnosis, they test high-risk employees and… → Read More

Buddy Holly Hall worker tests positive for COVID-19, construction stalled

A subcontractor at the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences tested positive for COVID-19 this week, closing the construction site through at → Read More

Lubbock’s economic recovery taskforce meets, planning for data-based reopenings

The Lubbock Economic Recovery Taskforce held its first meeting Monday to begin the process of a data-informed reopening of the city.The 22-person group → Read More

Buddy Holly Hall organizers continue to plan for fall opening season

The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center was built to commemorate the tragedy of the 1970 tornado that devastated the city and killed 26. The venue was a part of → Read More

1 dead in Saturday morning domestic disturbance

One woman died in an early morning domestic disturbance in Central Lubbock.Police were called around 3 a.m. Saturday to the 2400 block of Quinton Avenue. → Read More

Meeting the demand: South Plains Food Bank sees spike in food insecurity

Demand at the South Plains Food Bank has more than doubled in the weeks of the “new normal.”Vanessa Morelion, communications manager at the → Read More

Lubbock confirms 37 more cases of coronavirus, 367 diagnoses total

The City of Lubbock confirmed 37 new cases of novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of diagnoses in the county to 367.Wednesday was the → Read More

The Lubbock ’helpers’: Hub City residents step up in time of need

A famous quote from Fred Rogers reminds us to “look for the helpers” when things are scary.“You will always find people who are helping, → Read More

Parking lot Wi-Fi aims to keep Lubbock students connected

Lubbock school districts are offering parking lot internet hot spots for students who do not have access at home, filling a gap in the learn-from-home → Read More

Covenant opening drive-thru coronavirus screening in Wolfforth

Covenant Medical Group will open a COVID-19 drive-thru screening clinic Tuesday at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth.The clinic is for adult patients only. → Read More

Market Street employee tests positive for COVID-19

A cashier at Market Street, 4425 19th St., recently tested positive for coronavirus, announced United Supermarkets and the City of Lubbock on Monday.The → Read More

Mighty Wash closing one location to build another, moving HQ

Locally-owned car wash company Mighty Wash will soon have a new location and headquarters.Mighty Wash closed its 78th Street and Quaker Avenue location → Read More

21 new coronavirus cases, 1 more death confirmed in Lubbock

The City of Lubbock on Friday announced 21 more confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county, for a total of 138.A fourth death was also attributed to → Read More

Lubbock Workforce CEO says some still hiring as state unemployment claims top 276,000

As measures to reduce spreading coronavirus impacts businesses nationwide, unemployment claims are reaching record highs.Nearly 276,000 Texans filed for → Read More

Inside Whisperwood, employees say facility had slow, poor response to coronavirus spread

Two employees of the nursing home in Lubbock that has experienced a coronavirus outbreak claim the facility put residents and employees at risk by not → Read More