The Lubbock Health Department says telling someone they've been infected with an STD is serious business, and it appears a prankster is trying to turn it into a joke. They say someone is prank-calling people and telling them they're infected with HIV. The caller claims to be with the Lubbock Health Department, and delivers the bogus, bad news. Officials with the health department say they never release medical information over the phone so, if you get a similar call, don't panic. Instead, they want you to realize it's someone playing a joke and they ask that you call them immediately at 775-2399 to report the prankster. They say they are looking into pressing criminal charges against the caller, if or when he or she is caught.
A frightened dog was rescued on Sunday from a guardrail along a busy
highway. Animal Care Services said the pit bull-type dog was found
padlocked with a weighted chain to the guardrail on the I-10 access road
near West Avenue.
Students returned to class in Cleburne Monday, five days after a tornado
severely damaged two school buildings. Strong winds from the powerful
EF3 twister ripped away part of the roof at Gerard Elementary School.