Sarah Self-Walbrick

Business reporter at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

    Business bulletins: Lubbock area companies, bankers on the move

    Lubbock area banks and other businesses announced numerous promotions and hires to start off the year. Here are several notable ones so far: Landtroop Strategies sells to EMW Digital Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public…

    Lubbock area banks and other businesses announced numerous promotions and hires to start off the year. Here are several notable ones so far: Landtroop Strategies sells to EMW Digital Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public…

    Lubbock area banks and other businesses announced numerous promotions and hires to start off the year. Here are several notable ones so far: Landtroop Strategies sells to EMW Digital Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public…

    2 children dead, 1 adult injured after icy Thursday night crash in Hale County

    Two children died and one adult was injured in a one-vehicle crash in icy conditions Thursday night in Hale County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on…

    Two children died and one adult was injured in a one-vehicle crash in icy conditions Thursday night in Hale County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on…

    Two children died and one adult was injured in a one-vehicle crash in icy conditions Thursday night in Hale County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on…

    2 children dead, 1 adult injured after icy Thursday night crash in Hale County

    Two children died and one adult was injured in a one-vehicle crash in icy conditions Thursday night in Hale County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on…

    Two children died and one adult was injured in a one-vehicle crash in icy conditions Thursday night in Hale County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on…

    Two children died and one adult was injured in a one-vehicle crash in icy conditions Thursday night in Hale County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 16-year-old driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on…

    51 deaths: Fatal crashes double in 2019, deadliest crash year so far this century in Lubbock

    Lubbock experienced a more than two-fold increase in fatal crashes in 2019, making it the deadliest year for crashes this century. There were 48 fatal crashes in the city last year, resulting in 51 deaths, according to data provided by the Lubbock…

    Lubbock experienced a more than two-fold increase in fatal crashes in 2019, making it the deadliest year for crashes this century. There were 48 fatal crashes in the city last year, resulting in 51 deaths, according to data provided by the Lubbock…

    Lubbock experienced a more than two-fold increase in fatal crashes in 2019, making it the deadliest year for crashes this century. There were 48 fatal crashes in the city last year, resulting in 51 deaths, according to data provided by the Lubbock…

    Lubbock multi-generational care facility brings seniors, kids together

    Lubbock’s first multi-generational care center celebrated a Lubbock Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon. Tiny Tots U Learning Academy at SouthHaven is connected to SouthHaven Assisted Living at 4613 66th St. The assisted living…

    Lubbock’s first multi-generational care center celebrated a Lubbock Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon. Tiny Tots U Learning Academy at SouthHaven is connected to SouthHaven Assisted Living at 4613 66th St. The assisted living…

    Lubbock’s first multi-generational care center celebrated a Lubbock Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon. Tiny Tots U Learning Academy at SouthHaven is connected to SouthHaven Assisted Living at 4613 66th St. The assisted living…

    Setting the stage: Wells Fargo stagecoach donated to National Ranching Heritage Center

    Described as a “Cadillac model,” the reproduction stagecoach that has been in the lobby of Wells Fargo’s downtown Lubbock building for 20 years was donated Tuesday to the National Ranching Heritage Center. Wells Fargo will soon move into a new space…

    Described as a “Cadillac model,” the reproduction stagecoach that has been in the lobby of Wells Fargo’s downtown Lubbock building for 20 years was donated Tuesday to the National Ranching Heritage Center. Wells Fargo will soon move into a new space…

    Described as a “Cadillac model,” the reproduction stagecoach that has been in the lobby of Wells Fargo’s downtown Lubbock building for 20 years was donated Tuesday to the National Ranching Heritage Center. Wells Fargo will soon move into a new space…

    Lubbock National Bank to open branch at Parkway Drive United Supermarket

    Lubbock National Bank will open a branch at the United Supermarkets store at 2630 Parkway Drive, filling a hole left in the community when the only bank east of Interstate 27 closed last year. Wells Fargo announced last summer it would close its…

    Lubbock National Bank will open a branch at the United Supermarkets store at 2630 Parkway Drive, filling a hole left in the community when the only bank east of Interstate 27 closed last year. Wells Fargo announced last summer it would close its…

    Lubbock National Bank will open a branch at the United Supermarkets store at 2630 Parkway Drive, filling a hole left in the community when the only bank east of Interstate 27 closed last year. Wells Fargo announced last summer it would close its…

    TABC shuts down Lubbock’s Level Nightclub for 90 days after New Year’s Day killings

    A Lubbock night club where two men were killed on New Year’s Day has been closed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for an additional 90 days. The TABC previously shut down Level Nightclub, 1928 Buddy Holly Ave., for a week following the…

    A Lubbock night club where two men were killed on New Year’s Day has been closed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for an additional 90 days. The TABC previously shut down Level Nightclub, 1928 Buddy Holly Ave., for a week following the…

    A Lubbock night club where two men were killed on New Year’s Day has been closed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for an additional 90 days. The TABC previously shut down Level Nightclub, 1928 Buddy Holly Ave., for a week following the…

    Self-Walbrick: Parma Ristorante serves authentic Italian in Lubbock

    Parma Ristorante Italiano, 4646 50th St., serves house-made Italian food worth a cheat meal on that New Year’s diet. The restaurant that opened last year at the former Stella’s location has lighter options for those who have more self control than I…

    Parma Ristorante Italiano, 4646 50th St., serves house-made Italian food worth a cheat meal on that New Year’s diet. The restaurant that opened last year at the former Stella’s location has lighter options for those who have more self control than I…

    Parma Ristorante Italiano, 4646 50th St., serves house-made Italian food worth a cheat meal on that New Year’s diet. The restaurant that opened last year at the former Stella’s location has lighter options for those who have more self control than I…

    Seeing 2020: ’Catalytic’ downtown projects to start construction, open this year

    Construction will start and finish on notable redevelopment projects in downtown Lubbock in 2020, a year stakeholders are calling catalytic. New projects that are expected to break ground this year include multiple housing concepts. Downtown Master…

    Construction will start and finish on notable redevelopment projects in downtown Lubbock in 2020, a year stakeholders are calling catalytic. New projects that are expected to break ground this year include multiple housing concepts. Downtown Master…

    Construction will start and finish on notable redevelopment projects in downtown Lubbock in 2020, a year stakeholders are calling catalytic. New projects that are expected to break ground this year include multiple housing concepts. Downtown Master…

    Ribbon cuttings Jan. 13-18

    1 p.m., Wednesday, Tiny Tots U Learning Academy at SouthHaven, 4613 66th St. 4 p.m., Thursday, Brookdale Senior Living - Grand Court renovation reveal, 4601 71st St.

    1 p.m., Wednesday, Tiny Tots U Learning Academy at SouthHaven, 4613 66th St. 4 p.m., Thursday, Brookdale Senior Living - Grand Court renovation reveal, 4601 71st St.

    1 p.m., Wednesday, Tiny Tots U Learning Academy at SouthHaven, 4613 66th St. 4 p.m., Thursday, Brookdale Senior Living - Grand Court renovation reveal, 4601 71st St.

    1 charged with murder at South Lubbock hotel

    A 25-year-old man reportedly admitted to a Jan. 3 shooting that killed a man at a South Lubbock hotel, telling investigators he acted in self-defense, according to an arrest warrant released Friday. Gilbert Cardona III has been held at the the…

    A 25-year-old man reportedly admitted to a Jan. 3 shooting that killed a man at a South Lubbock hotel, telling investigators he acted in self-defense, according to an arrest warrant released Friday. Gilbert Cardona III has been held at the the…

    A 25-year-old man reportedly admitted to a Jan. 3 shooting that killed a man at a South Lubbock hotel, telling investigators he acted in self-defense, according to an arrest warrant released Friday. Gilbert Cardona III has been held at the the…

    The latest sales tax permits issued in Lubbock

    Sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the week ending Jan. 6: Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store, 1301 Buddy Holly Ave. Action Trailer & Equipment, 1511 E. 19th St. Syl’z Nails and Beauty, 924 E.…

    Sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the week ending Jan. 6: Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store, 1301 Buddy Holly Ave. Action Trailer & Equipment, 1511 E. 19th St. Syl’z Nails and Beauty, 924 E.…

    Sales tax licenses issued in Lubbock by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for the week ending Jan. 6: Disabled American Veterans Thrift Store, 1301 Buddy Holly Ave. Action Trailer & Equipment, 1511 E. 19th St. Syl’z Nails and Beauty, 924 E.…

    12th RDAG-related guilty plea filed in Amarillo federal court

    A dozen people have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to financial wrongdoing at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. Mistry Canady, the twelfth person, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in an Amarillo court on Dec. 30. Canady faces up to five…

    A dozen people have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to financial wrongdoing at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. Mistry Canady, the twelfth person, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in an Amarillo court on Dec. 30. Canady faces up to five…

    A dozen people have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to financial wrongdoing at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. Mistry Canady, the twelfth person, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in an Amarillo court on Dec. 30. Canady faces up to five…

    12th RDAG-related guilty plea filed in Amarillo federal court

    A dozen people have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to financial wrongdoing at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. Mistry Canady, the twelfth person, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in an Amarillo court on Dec. 30. Canady faces up to five…

    A dozen people have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to financial wrongdoing at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. Mistry Canady, the twelfth person, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in an Amarillo court on Dec. 30. Canady faces up to five…

    A dozen people have now pleaded guilty to fraud charges related to financial wrongdoing at Reagor Dykes Auto Group. Mistry Canady, the twelfth person, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in an Amarillo court on Dec. 30. Canady faces up to five…

    6 downtown businesses receive nearly $900K in grants from Market Lubbock

    Market Lubbock Inc. on Wednesday celebrated six businesses that recently received downtown redevelopment grants from the organization, adding a collective private investment of $884,280 to the business district. The downtown program offers two kinds…

    Market Lubbock Inc. on Wednesday celebrated six businesses that recently received downtown redevelopment grants from the organization, adding a collective private investment of $884,280 to the business district. The downtown program offers two kinds…

    Market Lubbock Inc. on Wednesday celebrated six businesses that recently received downtown redevelopment grants from the organization, adding a collective private investment of $884,280 to the business district. The downtown program offers two kinds…

    Teenager dies North Lubbock crash

    A teenager died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on North Loop 289. Officers responded to a major crash at North Loop 289 and North Quaker Avenue around 8:35 a.m. Based on an initial investigation, investigators believe a Nissan Altima was…

    A teenager died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on North Loop 289. Officers responded to a major crash at North Loop 289 and North Quaker Avenue around 8:35 a.m. Based on an initial investigation, investigators believe a Nissan Altima was…

    A teenager died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on North Loop 289. Officers responded to a major crash at North Loop 289 and North Quaker Avenue around 8:35 a.m. Based on an initial investigation, investigators believe a Nissan Altima was…

    Air Force colonel returns home to Lubbock for promotion ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremy Reeves began his military career at Texas Tech, and on Friday afternoon he celebrated a new milestone on the same campus. Reeves was promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel during a ceremony at the Escondido Theatre in…

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremy Reeves began his military career at Texas Tech, and on Friday afternoon he celebrated a new milestone on the same campus. Reeves was promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel during a ceremony at the Escondido Theatre in…

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremy Reeves began his military career at Texas Tech, and on Friday afternoon he celebrated a new milestone on the same campus. Reeves was promoted from lieutenant colonel to colonel during a ceremony at the Escondido Theatre in…

    Self-Walbrick: New year brings changes to Lubbock area businesses

    To start off the new year, a Lubbock Tex-Mex staple has closed, a breakfast and lunch restaurant is changing its name and a local boutique has moved. El Chico’s Cafe El Chico’s Cafe, 4301 Marsha Sharp Freeway, permanently closed last week after 50…

    To start off the new year, a Lubbock Tex-Mex staple has closed, a breakfast and lunch restaurant is changing its name and a local boutique has moved. El Chico’s Cafe El Chico’s Cafe, 4301 Marsha Sharp Freeway, permanently closed last week after 50…

    To start off the new year, a Lubbock Tex-Mex staple has closed, a breakfast and lunch restaurant is changing its name and a local boutique has moved. El Chico’s Cafe El Chico’s Cafe, 4301 Marsha Sharp Freeway, permanently closed last week after 50…

    'Godfather of West Texas Music’ Tommy Hancock dies at 90

    Tommy X Hancock, the “Godfather of West Texas Music,” died Wednesday evening, family friends confirmed to A-J Media. He was 90. Hancock was a leader, singer and fiddler for bands on the South Plains. After serving in World War II, he performed with…

    Tommy X Hancock, the “Godfather of West Texas Music,” died Wednesday evening, family friends confirmed to A-J Media. He was 90. Hancock was a leader, singer and fiddler for bands on the South Plains. After serving in World War II, he performed with…

    Tommy X Hancock, the “Godfather of West Texas Music,” died Wednesday evening, family friends confirmed to A-J Media. He was 90. Hancock was a leader, singer and fiddler for bands on the South Plains. After serving in World War II, he performed with…