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Lubbock executive women build network of support By Jonathan Baker PROVIDED PHOTOS



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e celebrate women in this month’s issue. We’re thrilled to profile the work of three local women’s agencies that are focused on change in the Hub City. In this month’s cover story, we highlight the efforts of two organizations: Texas Women in Business and The Association of Women in Communications. A relative newcomer to Lubbock, TWIB serves as an overarching business group for networking, education, socializing, and community involvement. The local chapter of AWC was started in the 1950s with a focus on women in journalism. Now, AWC members come from all communication disciplines, and the group aims to empower women to create change in Lubbock. We also feature the work of the Inside Out Foundation, which was founded to help women recovering from trauma, be it cancer, burns or other tragic circumstances. The caring women at Inside Out provide compassionate care to their clients through transformation – with wigs, skincare, makeup, and handmade comfort items to use as they undergo treatment for cancer. My own mother fought breast cancer and it was heartbreaking to watch her deal with the loss of her hair, the effects of chemo and radiation, and the loss of her self-esteem. How I wish the Inside Out Foundation would have been there for her all those years ago. I am so grateful for their work, and the scope of it! These ambitious ladies plan to expand their program internationally as their reach grows. Our Women in Business Special Section features nine women from a variety of business backgrounds. While we ask similar questions of each woman, I enjoyed reading their diverse responses. As an editor, I have learned that everyone has a story and I always enjoy discovering it. These ladies have very different backgrounds but each one is determined to leave her mark on Lubbock. Join me in commending them on their dedication excellence!

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Jonathan’s copywriting has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Journal, and Popular Mechanics, and he reports on the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles for High Plains Public Radio. In his spare time, he writes crime novels.

Jason has written more than a dozen books and is the host and creator of “Hey Amarillo,” an interview podcast. Visit heyamarillo.com and jasonboyett.com.



Sara has been a photographer for more than 25 years, specializing in weddings, graduations, quinceañeras, family events, and portraits. Sara enjoys serving the community by capturing memories of events.


Darren is a graphic designer who has worked with newspaper, publication, website and advertising clients around the country for more than 20 years. He lives in McPherson, Kansas, with his family. See his work at dviso.com.



Shannon has been photographing commercial/ advertising work for more than 20 years. He has also published a photographic book about Route 66. See Shannon’s work at shannonrichardson.com and route66americanicon.com.

Jennie is a writer, designer and photographer living in the foothills of Tennessee. Learn more at jenniecreates.com.




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Around Town

4TH ON BROADWAY @MACKENZIE The annual 4th on Broadway @Mackenzie was held in downtown Lubbock. The all-day festivities included a parade, live music, fishing tournament, and fireworks show. PHOTOS BY SARA ESCOBEDO-CAMPBELL

Martha Garcia and Olivia Rojas

Ryan and Carcie Ballard

Micahly, Marquel and Rainy Moore

Israel and Clara Matus

Taylor, Xalie, Leroy and Yvonne Gonzales

London and Kennedy Ferran


Mayor Dan and Denise Pope

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ALL GROWED UP: SPACE NIGHT On July 18 the Science Spectrum hosted All Growed Up: Space Night. The adults-only event included live music, food trucks, and hands-on science activities. PHOTOS BY SARA ESCOBEDO-CAMPBELL

Mallory and Jack Mitchell, and Donna Price

Janelle Delgadillo and Sufyan Alomari

Dre Corrales, Rey Ramos, Bryan Wilkins and Brian Holt

Adicelli and David Cortez

Britton Gregg and Tabitha Sisson

Lindsay and Nathan Shrode

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Around Town

LUBBOCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF CLASSIC On July 22 the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Golf Classic at The Rawls Course. The tournament included morning and afternoon flights. PHOTOS BY SARA ESCOBEDO-CAMPBELL

Jesus Sanchez, Jeremiah Bretones and Allen Ruff

Clint Cryer, Russ Liner and Jeremy Howard

Bob Ralston, Bo Jackson and Mark Decker

Darrell Hill and Tony Pena

Adam Marquez, John Burk and Rich Smith

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Laying the Groundwork Lubbock executive women build network of support by Jonathan Baker


ut here in West Texas, we talk a lot about the glory of cowboys and oil men. But the truth is, women have long been accomplishing great things on the South Plains. This month, we’re proud to highlight two female-driven organizations that are working hard to ensure Lubbock women have a place at the table – and in the conversation.

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Texas Women in Business


he Lubbock chapter of Texas Women in Business first came into being a few years ago, after Paula Ann Pitifer moved to the city. Back in Austin, Pitifer had been on Texas Women in Business’s Board of Directors, and she immediately saw a need for a similar organization in the Hub City. “I started thinking, I don’t want to leave TWIB in Austin.” Indeed, outside of Austin, Lubbock’s is the first “chapter” of TWIB (pronounced “twib,” like it’s spelled). Pitifer approached her former colleagues in Austin and said, “Well, the name does say ‘Texas.’” This Lubbock “need” Pitifer saw was based in the fact that the city lacked an overarching business group for women. “There’s a lot of different groups here,” she says. “But there’s not really one group that covers the whole gambit under one umbrella.” Pitifer says what she liked most about working with Texas Women in Business back in Austin, was that she didn’t have to “go all over the place for social or networking or business or community involvement. It was all housed in TWIB. It really fulfilled all my needs. “To be honest,” says Pitifer, “Austin did a lot of the legwork when they created the group back in 2010. So I didn’t have to work with all of the legalities of it all – I just had to make people be aware that we were here.” To do that, Pitifer used many of her connections from her “day job” at Texas Tech (she was careful to note that her job in the Procurement Services Office at Tech is not related to her work with TWIB.) “[Through Tech], I kind of knew where to look for people. And then I went onto social media, which was very powerful. That’s where a lot of people are hiding. And Lubbock is still a large, small community. So, it spread pretty quickly.” Pitifer spent about a year, around 2017, establishing the organization. She went on Channel 13; she did radio appearances. After that groundwork was laid, people began to take interest. The entire premise of TWIB, explains Pitifer, is based around education. “Once women have the education, they have the knowledge, and that’s when they gain power. You have something concrete to grab onto. So we have education at No. 1, networking and business is No. 2, and after that, it’s about giving back to the local community.” One frustration Pitifer has noticed throughout her career is that “nonprofits don’t communicate with each other. To me, we all should be communicating within the local community. Because if I can’t use some information, maybe somebody else can.” For this reason, after starting the TWIB chapter, Pitifer began accruing partnerships. “I looked for local 501(c)(3) groups,” rather than large national nonprofits. “And we’ve been partnering ever since I’ve been here.” “I met Paula Ann Pitifer shortly after she moved to Lubbock from Austin,” recalls Christy Reeves, Lubbock director of Habitat for Humanity. Reeves was instantly


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excited about the idea of TWIB and helped Pitifer get it going by recruiting some local women for the initial brunch, making a donation to get the website going, and speaking at some TWIB events. “I’m thrilled with the influx of women taking on leadership roles in Lubbock,” says Reeves. “I love working with millennials because I feel like that age group is bringing the change. I am optimistic that things will keep improving as this age group starts to open up the minds of business leaders in terms of equality, empowerment and diversity.” One of TWIB’s strongest partnerships exists with the Inside Out Foundation (featured on page 22). The two groups have teamed up for an “interactive fashion show,” a different spin on a traditional fashion show. “We had a panel and we slanted it toward traditional business wear. And we had an open discussion between the attendees and the panelists.” Other local nonprofits that TWIB has worked with include Lubbock Habitat for Humanity, Refuge Services and Women’s Protective Services. “[TWIB is] just a great group of women, who are supporting other women in business at the local level,” says Alexis Arnold of the Inside Out Foundation. “We’re very excited to partner with TWIB and learn more about them and watch their membership grow. It’s actually quite remarkable what women can do when they have the support of their community.” And as far as women-run businesses in the city? Pitifer says some of her favorites are Tommy Klein Construction Inc., Built for Dreams, Flint Avenue Marketing, Identify Corporate Innovations, and J. Hoffman’s. “As a female small business owner,” says Christy Reeves, “it’s so important to continue to see groups like TWIB emerge and grow. The support of other women is tremendously helpful. Even though my kids are older now, it’s also important for Lubbock companies to help working mothers and young couples with flexible schedules, childcare options, great maternity leave, etc. I see so many young women who are putting off starting a family because they are starting their careers. It would be great to see a future workplace designed to accommodate working parents so they don’t have to do this. Of course, equal pay is always an important issue as well as preventing harassment in the workplace.” So what does the future hold for Lubbock’s chapter of Texas Women in Business? Pitifer says she hopes to continue community outreach on a larger scale. She also hopes to build stronger partnerships between local women-run businesses and nonprofits. Being on the South Plains, says Pitifer, there aren’t as many resources as there might be in Austin or Dallas. “And so, being involved with entrepreneurship, and helping to direct people to resources that I know are free. Helping them get started. I like to do that.”

“Once women have the education, they have the knowledge, and that’s when they gain power. ” – Paula Ann Pitifer

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“As a community, I see many women who have helped change the face of Lubbock and who are working to create change. All of this happens because of mentorship, hard work, tough conversations, commitment and paying it forward.”


– Donya Butler




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The Association of Women in Communications


he mission of the Association of Women in Communications is to champion the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. “It’s truly an inspiring group to be part of,” says the organization’s President, Donya Butler, “because we’re not only at the forefront of communications, but we’re consistently sharing our time and talents with the Lubbock community.” Lubbock’s chapter of the Association of Women in Communications had a bit of an unexpected beginning: It evolved from an honorary student journalism fraternity, Theta Sigma Phi Alumnae Club, back in the 1950s. But before a club could petition the national organization to become a chapter, it was necessary to have at least 15 members. So on May 1, 1956, 18 women petitioned for chapter status, and the Lubbock Professional Chapter was founded, to become the sixth in Texas. Some of those founding members included the late Louise Allen, then a journalism instructor at Texas Technological College, and the late Mary Faye Bonds Green, the club’s first president. In 1996, through a national reorganization, the group officially changed its name to the Association for Women in Communications, or AWC. For many years, the Lubbock Professional Chapter honored outstanding women journalism students graduating from the city’s high schools, while providing scholarship money and a professional liaison with the Texas Tech Student Chapter. In 1985, the Lubbock Chapter initiated its Celebrity Luncheon to honor community leaders, both women and men, with the George Mahon, Headliner and Gold Medal awards, and to raise funds for university-level scholarships. The Lubbock Chapter’s own members have also contributed inspiration to one another and to potential members by giving special programs and guided tours of their companies, and assisting one another in career development and shared accomplishments. In October 2005, the National Professional Conference was held in Lubbock, under the direction of the local chapter. Butler is also the co-owner of DesignEnvy, a creative firm where she serves as marketing and brand manager. Also a board member for the SHE Institute and American Windmill Museum, Butler joined AWC in 2007 for networking purposes. But she quickly realized that there were a number of women within the organization that she admired and respected. “Their passion for the communications field has only fueled my fire,” she says, driving her to become president of the organization. “Our mantra at AWC is ‘Empowerment Starts Here,’” explains Butler. “That means, it begins with me, it begins with us and it will not work unless we support one another. As a community, I see

many women who have helped change the face of Lubbock and who are working to create change. All of this happens because of mentorship, hard work, tough conversations, commitment and paying it forward.” When asked to name some of her favorite women-run businesses in Lubbock, Butler doesn’t hesitate. “Lisa Carson of Comfort Keepers comes to mind. Her company has been recognized nationally for providing the best in home care. I think of Bloomington Dry Bar and Beauty Salon, which Keri [Bednarz] operates with her two daughters. Valery Hlavaty and her family created Homestead Cotton Company, where they’ve been creating their own products from cotton grown on their 90-year-old cotton farm near Lubbock. “ Amy Wood, a member of AWC, raves about the organization, and its importance in her daily life. “One day, in the hustle and bustle of networking, lunches and power breakfasts, I noticed a missing connection. It’s probably no surprise that most of these events were chock full of masculinity, I mean I should’ve noticed it years ago. I guess a decade working in oil and gas desensitized me to the lack of women represented in these sort of events. But this particular day, I was literally the only woman in the room amongst a sea of men. It hit me – I needed some woman power, and it wasn’t happening in that space. I needed women who had capitalized on their strengths and supported one another. AWC is that representation I needed then, and I continue to need it! [The women at AWC] inspire, educate, share, encourage and believe in me. And me in them!” Kaley Danile says she joined AWC because it seemed unlike any other professional communications organization in town. “Where I’d previously felt the cold from trying to get in as a new member with the cliques already established in other organizations, AWC was a warm and welcomed change. I knew instantly that the ladies in my chapter were not only genuine in their want to know me and to get me actively engaged – not just another warm body! – but that they all knew what they were talking about, too! Being around people who speak my language is crucial to not only my own empowerment, but also to my creativity and, thereby, my success. Patti Douglass joined in 1984, after a professor encouraged her to join the Texas Tech University chapter. “Back then, we had regions, and several of us attended the Spring 1985 regional conference in Albuquerque. It was a magical experience. At the conference, it was announced that the next year’s conference would be in San Antonio, my hometown. Because I wanted to attend, I joined the Lubbock Professional Chapter as soon as I graduated a couple months later. I attended something like 11 regional conferences. By then, I’d made many good friends through the chapter, many of them still members. And I’ve never left.” L

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Turning Trauma

UPSIDE DOWN The magic of the Inside Out Foundation


by Jonathan Baker

or years, women on the South Plains who’d suffer traumas like cancer and burns often found themselves incurring unexpected additional expenses, from skincare treatments to costly wigs. But today, help is available. Through the groundbreaking work of the Inside Out Foundation, women across West Texas are receiving life-altering care at little to no cost. In fact, the organization is serving such an urgent and previously unmet need, that Inside Out is growing at a pace beyond the dreams of its three founders.

A Brilliant Idea




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“We were never really looking for it,” says Alexis Arnold, a cofounder of Inside Out and the organization’s executive director. “[Inside Out] really did fall in our lap.” The idea started after Arnold and cofounders Adair Murillo and Karla Morgan attended a “du party,” a gathering for women to learn about and buy wigs. The du party had two functions, to showcase wigs for purely cosmetic reasons, and to sell wigs to women who had suffered from cancer, burns, car accidents, mold exposure and other traumas. “Karla and Adair have been in the makeup and skincare business for decades,” says Arnold. “So she got invited, then invited [her daughter] Karla, and Karla invited me.” At the du party, the women grew interested in the need-based clientele, many of whom had lost their hair due to traumatic events like cancer. Because of this interest, the women were invited to a 2012 event held by a local oncology group. “We weren’t allowed to present; we weren’t allowed to sell [wigs].” Instead, the women simply sat in on the support group meeting. At the end, they were permitted to show the gathered oncology patients a handful of their wigs. “A lady there was going through chemo for the second time,” recalls Arnold. “She’d just purchased a wig that was very expensive, a short gray-haired one. I’ll never forget it. I have her face burned in my memory for all time … She was a very sweet-faced lady, there with her husband.” After examining the wigs, the woman pointed to

Adair Murillo and said, “I love your hair. I wish I could have something that color.” Karla happened to be wearing a wig that night. So she replied, “Well, I happen to have this color,” went into a box they’d brought with them, and produced the red wig. “It was perfect for her,” remembers Arnold. “When she saw herself in the mirror, she started bawling. We didn’t know if it was good or bad. Then, of course, her husband clued us in that she was very happy.” After putting the red wig on, the woman refused to take it off. “We had to cut the tag off of it while it was still on her head. That’s how much of a big impact it made for just this one woman who was battling cancer for the second time.” That moment resonated for all three women. “We just knew there was something to this.”

A Growing Awareness

After that first oncology event, Karla Morgan received repeated calls from patients who’d gotten her number from the oncology group welcome packet. She began doing house calls, taking wig options to women who were too sick to leave the house. “It would never fail,” recalls Arnold. “Karla would show up and do the fitting, and the woman would say, ‘I’m so glad you came and showed me what you have, but I have such-and-such bill coming up, or I’ve got to pay for my medication this week. Can I just write down the style number and contact you when I have more funds?’” Morgan simply couldn’t accept this as an answer. Instead she would tell the women, “This is a gift from me and my mom.” This same scene played out so frequently that Morgan and Arnold began to realize there was a huge need on the South Plains for affordable wigs for cancer patients.

A Serendipitous Realization

After discovering this urgent need for low-cost or no-cost wigs, Morgan and Arnold began discussing the possibility of starting a nonprofit. On a Wednesday afternoon in 2012, Morgan and Arnold met with Adair Murillo to propose the idea. Sitting at a picnic table behind their offices, Morgan and Arnold told Adair they had something exciting to propose. And Adair, in turn, said the same thing – then asked the two younger women to go first. “We told her we were thinking of starting a nonprofit,” remembers Arnold. “And she had a manila envelope with her. She pushed it across to us, on the other side of the table and said, ‘Done, and done.’” Murillo, it turns out, had been thinking the exact same thing as the other two women. What’s more, she’d already met with a lawyer and a CPA, and had obtained all the necessary paperwork to launch the nonprofit.

After that, the newly formed Inside Out Foundation began to branch out from wigs, helping women who’d gone through many different types of traumas, from disease to environmentally-caused conditions, to some cases of abuse. Both Murillo and Morgan are licensed aestheticians and makeup artists, so skincare was a natural next step. Inside Out began offering a 90-day skincare program for radiation patients, as well as burn survivors, to treat burned skin. They now also offer a body cream that heals and repairs skin during and after chemo – skin that can peel and crack during the painful process. “The pain is sometimes so bad that the patients can’t sleep,” explains Arnold. The skin treatment can help heal the skin, but it also helps these women get some much-needed rest. Through a powerful skincare line based in Germany, Inside Out is able to offer products that are just below pharmaceutical grade – the most potent products that patients can use without a prescription. Today, in addition to wigs and skincare, the Inside Out Foundation also offers care bags for mastectomy and burn survivors. “It’s actually the world’s only burn-survivor bag,” notes Arnold. “And it’s right here in Lubbock, Texas.” The Inside Out Foundation works with EMT burn units on the South Plains to pass the bags out to burn survivors. Both the mastectomy and burn bags are assembled by local volunteers, and they contain all manner of helpful and necessary items. The mastectomy bag, for example, contains more than 40 items, including a comfort kit, medical kit, drain bags, skincare kit, hot and cold kits, refillable water bottles, and a zipable folder for keeping up with patient discharge forms. The mastectomy bags are meant to accompany patients during the transition before, during and after surgery. One of the most important items in the bags is a heart pillow, handsewn by Inside Out volunteers. The pillows are perfect for putting in the armpit after mastectomy surgery, to prevent chafing and allow for healing. The pillow is also good for putting over chemo ports in the chest while driving, to prevent the seatbelt from covering the ports. “We’re very proud of those bags,” says Arnold. In addition, Inside Out also offers mastectomy bras to breast-cancer survivors. As a matter of fact, says Arnold, there are only four people between Lubbock and Dallas certified to fit patients for mastectomy bras. Three of them work at the Inside Out Foundation.

Low Cost, No Cost

“From the very beginning, we’ve said that we don’t believe in cost being a barrier to care.” Arnold says she and her partners refrain from using the word “free,” because “people don’t know the value of the word free.” Often, she explains, when people hear the word they think they’re being sold something, or that they’re being taken advantage of. Instead, Inside Out offers products and service “at no cost.” “Psychologically, what we figured out is that it resonates with people that it costs us something, just not the client. It costs somebody something. Just not the patient. AUGUST 2019 • thelubbockmagazine.com • Lubbock Magazine



“The first of everything we offer is given at no cost to the patient,” says Arnold. “After that, we ask that they pay our cost, so that we can provide continual care for them.” For a wig, that cost often means one-fourth of the cost that a patient would pay retail. In most cases, the cost is far below wholesale. Traditionally funded like all nonprofits, the Inside Out Foundation relies on a mixture of fundraising events, grants and corporate and individual donors. Arnold and fellow cofounders Adair Murillo and Karla Morgan are currently the only staff members, but Inside Out is largely fueled through the help of volunteers. “We have a whole crew of volunteers who come every single weekday,” says Arnold. “We rely heavily on our volunteers. We work with occupational therapy students over at Texas Tech; we work with local businesses during events.” This month, on Aug. 17 at the Lubbock Shooting Complex, the Inside Out Foundation will host its biggest fundraising event of the year, the “West Texas Shootout.” The event is the largest charity clay shoot in Lubbock, with prizes, awards and “complementary swag bags.” The organization started the fundraiser six years ago, as a way to reach out to men in the community. The fundraiser has grown into one of the most popular shooting events in the region, drawing 400 or more people. Another popular yearly event is Inside Out’s “Christmas in July” sale, held at the organization’s “Pay It Forward Boutique” at 4630 50th St., Suite 500. “We call it the Pay It Forward Boutique, because nothing is ever more than $35 in the whole boutique. And the proceeds go right back into our programming: wigs and skincare and things for our clients. So you’re giving back at the same time you’re getting things straight from market.” Inside Out’s boutique also holds pop-ups throughout the region, and other local vendors are invited to host pop-ups at Inside Out’s headquarters.

A Bright Future

“We’re really bad about remembering to stop and smell the roses,” Arnold chuckles. “We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount in just the seven years we’ve been around. And our board of directors have been there every step of the way, helping us, guiding us.” And when it comes to future ambition, the women of the Inside Out Foundation aren’t pulling any punches. “Eventually,” says Arnold, “we want Inside Out


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Foundation chapters all over the world. And we’ve already had chapters set up across the United States. We’ve had requests to be in Florida, Dallas, California, several other places.” However, the Inside Out crew is trying to get its operation down to a science before making the leap overseas. “Our skincare partners in Germany want us there yesterday,” says Arnold with a laugh. “But we don’t want to be in a situation where we have to turn people away for services because we’ve grown too fast.” And truly, the foundation has been very savvy about slow, sustained growth from the very beginning. In the near term, all plans for world domination aside, Inside Out would like serve every county in the State of Texas. “We’re currently servicing 62 counties, including Lubbock,” Arnold says. “But we’d like to be all across Texas within five years. And not only that, but we’d like to do more outreach within the areas that we do service. For instance, we service Amarillo and Odessa, but we’re so busy here at home base that we rarely have a chance to get out of the office and physically go to those places. We definitely want to do more of that in the coming years.”

Keepin’ It Local

“We’re all about local here,” adds Arnold. “We love if corporations write us a check, of course. But we love having the support of the local community because that’s what allows us to grow here and stay here.” Indeed, the women of Inside Out certainly aren’t bashful about their love for the Hub City. “Lubbock is the best place to live in the world if you’re in the nonprofit business,” says Arnold. “People here are just so incredibly generous. When you talk to other administrators in other cities, you realize how blessed we are here. Lubbockites really get behind a cause and push it all the way through. If they can see a light at the end of the tunnel, and they believe in what you’re doing, they will help you accomplish it. It’s just remarkable to me that we get to live in Lubbock.” South Plains residents can help the Inside Out Foundation by donating their time. Alexis Arnold says the organization loves to pair the skillsets of volunteers with the tasks the foundation needs. “We’ve found that this leads to longer and more fulfilled volunteer retention.” To donate to Inside Out, go to the foundation’s website at theinsideoutfoundation.org, or donors can also give with a credit card over the phone at 806-722-0750, or mail the foundation a check at 4630 50th St., Suite 500, Lubbock, Texas, 79414. L

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his downtown eatery caters to the lunch crowd. With convenient delivery, online orders, and gourmet-style offerings, Platform Restaurant is making its mark downtown. The made-from-scratch menu features salads, sandwiches and soups that utilize fresh, seasonal produce and house-smoked meats. Platform’s claim to fame is its Royale with Cheese, a sous vide-prepared premium ground beef burger atop a toasted, split-top bun. The Royale’s toppings and sauce change daily, and it comes with a choice of one side. During First Friday Art Walk, make a reservation for Platform’s engaging themed dinners that include signature entrees, live music, and Bingham Family wines.

1212 Avenue K 762.1088 platformlbk.com Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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RESTAURANT GUIDE 50 YARD LINE STEAKHOUSE A Lubbock mainstay for more than 50 years, the steakhouse offers aged steaks, seafood, and burgers in its football-themed dining areas. 2549 S. Loop 289, 745.3991, 50-yardline.com $$ ADOLPH’S GRILL & BAR Fill up on burgers and bar-bites before trying out your vocal skills during karaoke every evening. 5131 Aberdeen Ave., 785.2030, adolphsgrillandbar.com $ AMIGOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT Stand-outs at this small, casual eatery are the all-you-can-eat menudo and barbacoa burritos. 5001 34th St., 795.9552 $ ANNA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT It’s Tex-Mex heaven inside Anna’s bright and cheerful dining room. Start with fresh guacamole and move on to a generously portioned combination plate. 6909 Indiana Ave., 771.8783 $ ARANDAS TAQUERIA Specializing in Jalisco-style Mexican food, Arandas serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from an ample menu. Use the convenient drive-thru for tasty food on the go. 4001 34th St., 687.1939 $ ASPEN CREEK GRILL One of only nine locations nationwide, Aspen Creek’s Amarillo restaurant offers its signature madefrom-scratch food in a family-friendly atmosphere. 3012 W. Loop 289, 553.7930, aspencreekgrill.com $$ BACK 40 GRILL Back 40 covers all the bases: kid-friendly, great food, satisfying desserts, live music, and a patio area. 5214 98th St., 853.8715, theback40grill.com $$ BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S There’s something for every member of the family at Beef’s. Enjoy the game on multiple TVs while you

eat. 5510 Fourth St., 792.3337, beefobradys.com $ BIG E’S BARBEQUE This late-night haunt in The Depot District serves take-and-eat barbecue, specifically meat burritos with pork, sausage, chicken or brisket, and your choice of condiments. 1802 Buddy Holly Ave., 441.6703 $ BIGHAM’S SMOKEHOUSE Open for 40 years, Bigham’s serves its West Texas-style barbecue from two small, straightforward locations. 3312 82nd St., 797.9241/4302 19th St., 793.6880, bighamsbbq.net $ BLUE SKY TEXAS Blue Sky’s burgers and homemade fries are the perfect companions to a Lone Star Beer or an Oreo shake. Be prepared to share the one-size-feedsa-lot cheese fries. 4416 98th St., 368.7591/3216 Fourth St., 368.0750, blueskytexas.com $ BUNS OVER TEXAS If you’ve ever been to Buns, then you know “Your buns are up,” means dinner’s ready. The made-to-order burgers will fill you up fast. Pair one with some of the best cheese fries around, and wet your whistle with the refreshing ice tea. 3402 73rd St., 793.0012, bunsovertexas.com $ BURRITO TOWER Housed in a bright gold building, this small Mexican joint serves breakfast starting at 7 a.m. and lunch until 2 p.m. We’re hooked on the migas rancheros and gorditas. 3001 34th St., 791.5813 $ CANCUN GRILL & BAR This Lubbock mainstay has stood the test of time because of its reasonable prices, generous portions, customer service, and Happy Hour bargains. 7905 University Ave., 687.9048, cancunlubbock.com $-$$ CANTINA LAREDO Serving the tastes of “modern Mexico”, this international chain offers tapas, traditional Mexican entrees and a staggering number of top shelf margaritas. 114 W. Loop 289, Suite 200, 407.3355, cantinalaredo.com $$ CAPITAL PIZZA Don’t let Capitol’s nondescript storefront fool you. Quality


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ingredients, creative specialty pizzas, and hundreds of craft beers certainly impressed us. 2705 26th St., 368.3603, capitalpizzalubbock.com $$

sized and regular burgers with a variety of topping combinations. Try the namesake burger with pastrami and cheese for messy but delicious meal. 1111 34th St., 744.6833 $

CASA MANILA FILIPINO CUISINE This cash-only eatery serves breakfast and lunch buffet-style, giving diners the opportunity to try a variety of authentic Filipino items. 4917 34th St., 793.8839 $

CHUY’S A national Tex-Mex chain, Chuy’s serves big-as-your-face burritos on hand-rolled tortillas, cooked fresh to order. Funk and funky drinks in the lively dining room ensure a fun visit. 4805 S. Loop 289, 698.6264, chuys.com $$

CASA OLÉ Enjoy casual dining with Tex-Mex favorites like nachos, enchiladas and tacos. 4413 S. Loop 289, 793.9351, casaole.com $ CHILI DOG CAFE Despite the name, you’ll find more than hot dogs at the cafe. Feast on chili, oversized burgers, brats, sandwiches and a salad bar. 5903 82nd St., Suite 600, 712.3647 $ CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL What began as a small gourmet burrito shop in Denver in 1993 has grown into a chain with more than 500 locations. We’re crazy about the bowls – chock full of rice, black beans, corn, and your choice of meat – it’s a fast, filling and delicious lunch or dinner option. 2411 Glenna Goodacre Blvd., 744.4503/2912 W. Loop 289, 784.0083/8201 Quaker Ave., Suite 102, 783.0211, chipotle.com $ CHIPS SPORTS BAR & GRILL The simple menu at Chips contains standard sports bar fare: pub-style appetizers, burgers and sandwiches. Fill up on your favorites while you watch the game or play a game of pool. 5166 69th St., 794.1944, chipssportsbar.com $ CHOPPED & SLICED BBQ Chopped & Sliced has all the bases covered: premium barbecue and all the fixings, friendly service, delicious cobbler, catering and a food truck. We’re big fans. 3501 50th St., Suite 110, 317.1920, choppedandsliced.com $$ CHRISTAKIS BURGERS When you’re craving a burger, this is your spot. A favorite among in-theknow locals, Christakis serves jumbo-

COCINA DE LA SIRENA Located in the historic Cactus Alley courtyard, La Sirena serves modern Latin American food in a cozy dining room. The menu changes regularly to accommodate local produce, but it’s a delight no matter the season. 2610 Salem Ave., 368.7960, lasirenacocina.com $$$ COOK’S GARAGE Tuck in to Texas-style comfort food surrounded by classic cars and memorabilia. You can’t miss with the wings, burgers or nachos. 11002 Highway 87, 893.2491, cooksgarage.com $$ THE CRAFTHOUSE GASTROPUB Experience quality eats at this casual pub. Choose something from the Bites, Small or Large menus depending on your appetite. We’re taken with the dumplin’s and house Canadian bacon. 3131 34th St., 687.1466, crafthousepub.com $$ CUJO’S SPORTZ BAR & GRILL Watch the game at Cujo’s and enjoy daily drink specials, Happy Hour, and plenty of pub grub to while away the hours. 5811 Fourth St., 791.2622, cujossports.com $$ DION’S This Southwestern chain offers pizza, salads, and subway sandwiches in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. 2721 82nd St., 745.1010/6410 82nd St., 747.4800, dions.com $ DOUBLEDAVE’S PIZZAWORKS Feast on the buffet or order a whole pie at DoubleDave’s. Customers love the stromboli and generous portions.

6023 82nd St., Suite 4, 763.3283, doubledaves.com $$ DURANGO’S RESTAURANT In business since 2002, family-owned Durango’s specializes in traditional Tex-Mex fare, with customer favorites like enchiladas, queso and breakfast burritos. 5004 Frankford Ave., Suite 100, 687.7926, durangoslubbock.com $ E&J SMOKEHOUSE AND GRILL Nestled in Escondido Canyon, E&J is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday. Dine on plenty of barbecue and Texas-style sides and desserts at this little oasis. 701 Regis St., 762.6201 $$-$$$ EAST MOON ASIAN BISTRO East Moon specializes in Pan-Asian food, with a focus on Thai dishes, sushi, noodles and curries. Regulars love the affordable lunch specials and quick delivery service. 5028 50th St., 712.8888, lubbockeastmoon.com $ EDDIE’S BBQ Eddie’s is true West Texas kitsch. The historic lunch-only eatery offers authentic Texas-style barbecue and some of the tastiest Frito pie around. 1324 E. 50th St., 747.3736 $$ THE EGG & I Open daily for breakfast and lunch, this diner-style chain serves homestyle breakfasts, specialty juices, and soup and salad. 1910 Quaker Ave., 687.3447, theeggandirestaurants. com $$ EL PAISANO This mom-and-pop shop serves authentic Mexican food out of its small storefront. Expect fresh ingredients, flavorful cuisine, and excellent service. 1301 50th St., 771.2773 $ EL SALVADOR RESTAURANT Promising “a taste of El Salvador in Lubbock,” this quaint eatery west of the city certainly delivers. Pupusas, a thick, stuffed corn tortilla, are worth the drive. 9609 CR 6900, 885.2222, restaurantelsalvador.com $

ESTRELLA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT Estrella’s dishes up Tex-Mex and breakfast items, with daily specials and steaming bowls of caldo and menudo all day. 1905 50th St., 744.6674 $ FARM TO FORK GASTRO KITCHEN Serving farm fresh food, Farm to Fork’s creative presentation and gourmet offerings feature locally produced produce and meats. The seasonal menu changes often, with a variety of entrees, small plates and brunch on Sunday. The eatery is by reservation only, so plan accordingly. 8310 E. FM 3523, 829.2564, f2fgastrokitchen.com $$ FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES Order a la carte from the simple menu at this fast-casual eatery, choosing from burgers made to order with your choice of toppings. Plenty of fries mean you’ll need to loosen your belt! 4410 19th St., 368.3490/6076 Marsha Sharp Fwy., 771.4897, fiveguys.com $

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GATOR’S BAYOU CAJUN GRILL & BAR Gator’s Bayou’s fun atmosphere and extensive food and drink menus ensure that you’ll enjoy your experience. Fans of Gator’s enjoy the Sunday brunch and sheltered patio. 5217 98th St., 698.6900, gatersbayou.com $$

HOLLY HOP ICE CREAM SHOPPE This charming, old-fashion ice cream and soda shop also serves pizza, hot dogs and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. 3404 34th St., 792.2756 $

GILBERT’S BAR & GRILL With its Tech-themed dining room and generous patio, Gilbert’s is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a home-style meal. Enjoy family-style Chinese food on Saturday nights and brunch on Sundays. 2608 Salem Ave., 795.8791, gilbertslubbock.com $$ GIORGIO’S PIZZA Giorgio’s longstanding downtown location offers counter service and some of the city’s most beloved pizza by the slice, calzones, pasta, and daily lunch specials. 1018 Broadway St., 765.9330, giorgiospizzalubbock.com $

FORTUNE COOKIE CHINESE RESTAURANT Serving Cantonese-style food, Fortune Cookie is family-owned and -operated. Easy online ordering makes dine-in and takeout dining a breeze. 7006 University Ave., 745.2205, fortunecookietx.com $

GORDITOS This family-run eatery serves true Tex-Mex. Daily lunch specials and a variety of entrees less than $10 make it a great place to bring the whole family. 3410 98th St., Suite 11, 785.1087, gorditosmexicanrestaurant.com $

THE FUNKY DOOR BISTRO & WINE ROOM With everything from mac ‘n cheese to fondue, lobster to steak, and more than 800 wine labels, The Funky Door is a divine place to linger. 6801 Milwaukee Ave., 687.0505, thefunkydoor.com $$-$$$

HAYASHI JAPANESE HIBACHI AND SUSHI BAR RESTAURANT Featuring hibachi-style entrees, Hayashi also offers sushi and sashimi, bento boxes and a sake bar. 4220 82nd St., 792.6868, hayashisteakhouse.com $$

FUZZY’S TACO SHOP Options are endless at Fuzzy’s with everything from a variety of Bajastyle tacos to enchilada plates, oversized salads, tamales, and breakfast all day, every day. 10101 Slide Road, 797.8226/2102 Broadway Ave., 740.8226, fuzzystacoshop.com $

HEALTHY ESSENTIALS Part nutrition shop, part cafe, Healthy Essentials serves low-calorie breakfast and lunch items, coffee and smoothies. 8008 Abbeville Ave., 771.5959, healthytastegreat.com $

THE GAS LIGHT Relax with a handcrafted cocktail and one of the shareable plates while you listen to live music in the lounge.

HEFF’S BURGERS A winner in the Best Burger category of Best of Lubbock since 2010, Heff’s serves nine different fresh, halfpound burgers, and sandwiches, home-style fries, and ice cream. 5727 82nd St., 698.0900/

HUB CITY WINGS Offering more than just wings, Hub City also cooks up burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips and more. 1902 34th St., 687.3332, hubcitylubbock.com $ INDIA PALACE RESTAURANT A little aging gem, you’ll find cookedto-order Indian standbys like naan, samosas, masala and mango lassi. Be prepared to wait, but the food is worth every minute. 3021 34th St., Suite A, 799.6772 $ ITALIAN GARDEN Traditional Italian fare at this BYOB restaurant downtown. A variety of pasta, pizza and subs ensure a hefty carb fix. 1215 Avenue J, 771.2212, italiangardenlubbock.com $$ IT’S GREEK TO ME You’re in for a unique experience at this Greek and American food restaurant. You can’t go wrong with the falafel, gyro and sweet baklava. 7006 University Ave., 792.1949, itisgreektomelubbocktexas.com $ J&B COFFEE CO. Generously portioned sandwiches, baked goods and specialty desserts make the perfect complement for freshly roasted coffee or flavored tea. 2701 26th St., 796.1114/3334 66th St., 799.1996, jandbcoffeeco.com $ J & M BAR-B-Q For more than 25 years J&M has served its mouthwatering mesquitesmoked barbecue to the Lubbock area. Choose from sausage, ribs, brisket, turkey ham and more, with plenty of fresh sides and sweet cobbler. 7924 Slide Road, 798.2525/ 3605 34th St., 796.1164, jandmbbq.com $$ JAZZ, A LOUISIANA KITCHEN A national chain, Jazz serves New Orleans-style classics and features

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nightly live music. 3703 19th St., 799.2124, jazzkitchen.com $$

experience. 901 17th St., 744.3600, ladiosacellars.com $$

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS Jersey Mike’s stands behind its highquality, premium meats, cheeses and fresh-baked bread. Try a cold sub like the Famous Roast Beef and Provolone, a hot sandwich like Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly, or make any sub into a wrap or salad for a low-carb option. Order in-store or online and pick it up for a quick and tasty meal. 6319 82nd St., Suite 300, 590.4015, jerseymikes.com $

LA MADELEINE Charming chain La Madeleine keeps customers coming back for more with French-style baked goods for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 8201 Quaker Ave., Suite 118, 698.6313, lamadeleine.com $$

JIMENEZ BAKERY & RESTAURANT Jimenez has offered traditional Mexican baked goods to the Lubbock area since 1969. Breakfast items lean toward Texas-style comfort food, while lunch and dinner focus on more traditional items. Don’t leave without trying something from the bakery. 1217 Crickets Ave., 744.2685, jimenezbakeryandrestaurant.com $ JOSIE’S AUTHENTIC MEXICAN KITCHEN Josie’s three Lubbock locations serve a variety of fresh, handmade burritos for walk-up, dine-in and drive-thru service. Breakfast burritos are the most popular, but the Big Mama is a sure bet any time of day. 3312 Avenue Q, 744.8075/ 5101 Aberdeen Ave., 793.7752/ 6606 19th St., 793.1921 $ JUMBO JOE’S A true burger joint, Joe’s offers dine-in, carry-out and a convenient drive-thru. Extra-large portions and affordable prices keep diners going back for more. 3310 Fourth St., 747.7900, jumbojoes.com $ KING STREET PUB Nestled in a strip mall on Indiana, King Street Pub’s stark exterior holds a surprisingly charming Victorian English tea room meets traditional pub-themed restaurant. Inventive cuisine and a cozy atmosphere will keep you going back for more. 8004 Indiana Ave., Suite B18, 993.1010, kingstreetpub.com $$ LA DIOSA CELLARS From the funky decor to the perfectly prepared tapas to the extensive wine list, La Diosa promises a top-notch


THE LANTERN TAVERN A step above standard pub fare, The Lantern serves shareable appetizers, burgers and pizza in its casual dining room. Enjoy the dog-friendly patio and listen to live music on Friday nights. 3502 Slide Road, 785.2280, lanterntavern.net $$ LAS BRISAS SOUTHWEST STEAKHOUSE Elegant Southwestern-style fare awaits at Las Brisas. Feast on a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye paired with the perfect craft cocktail or a selection from the wine list. 4701 112th St., 687.6050, las-brisas.com $$$ LEAL’S TAMALE FACTORY AND MORE Leal’s serves dishes that blend the traditional flavors of Mexico with a few twists that will delight you. 6205 19th St., 780.5325, lealstamalefactory.com $$ LEE’S CAFE You’ll need to loosen your belt at Lee’s. Irresistible plates brimming with classic comfort food make choosing one item a challenge. We’re hooked on the meat loaf and pork chops. Finish your meal with a bowl of banana pudding. 1101 Main St., 368.8537/4919 34th St., 993.5337, leescafelubbock.com $$ LISA WEST’S DOUBLE NICKEL STEAK HOUSE Voted one of the top 10 best steak houses in Texas, the Double Nickel specializes in traditional steak-house fare. While beef rules the menu, you’ll find plenty of chicken, seafood and salads to delight the pickiest eater. 5405 Slide Road, 792.0055, doublenickelsteakhouse.com $$$ LITE BITE MEDITERRANEAN CAFE This simple Mediterranean diner also has a specialty market and deli on

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site. Customer favorites include the fresh gyros, baklava, and hummus. Order online for quick pick-up or delivery. 3624 50th St., 318.4533 $ LOCAL BAR AND GRILL Located close to the Texas Tech campus, Local’s bar menu includes pizza, burgers, street-style tacos, and shareable pub grub. Fill up on Big as Your Face nachos topped with white queso, chorizo, chili and jalapeños. 2420 Broadway St., 368.5127 $ LONE STAR OYSTER BAR A Lubbock staple for more than 30 years, Lone Star serves shrimp and oysters, and burgers and bar food. Listen to live music on the patio or watch the game on the big screens inside the restaurant. 5116 58th St., 797.3773 $$ LUBBOCK’S BREAKFAST HOUSE & GRILL Serving breakfast daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Breakfast House also serves lunch, and dinner until 10 p.m. A huge menu means you can go back again and again to discover a new taste treat. 7006 University Ave., 687.8912/2422 19th St., 701.5351, lubbockbreakfasthouse.com $ MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT Perfect for the whole family or a large group, the Main Event offers bowling, arcade games, mini golf and more. Feed the crew with madeto-order pizza or plenty of grill-style nibbles from the dining area. 6010 Marsha Sharp Fwy., 792.3333, mainevent.com $$ MAMA JOSIE’S KITCHEN A staggering amount of burritos for breakfast or lunch means making a decision will be difficult. Multiple locations help satisfy those pesky cravings for Tex-Mex. 5719 66th St., 741.0588/ 212 University Ave., 747.8546/ 318 N. University Ave., 744.6268 $ MAMARITA’S BORDER CAFE MamaRita’s fast casual Tex-Mex is a regular Best of Lubbock winner. In business since 1989, locals love the salsa bar, margarita’s, and affordable daily specials. 6602 Slide Road, 794.4778, mamaritaslubbock.com $

MANARA CAFE Family-owned and -operated, Manara serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Customers love the swarma and gyro sandwiches and saffron rice. 2623 34th St., 701.4190 $$ MI PUEBLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT This hidden gem is known for fresh, affordable Tex-Mex food. If you’re on the go you can’t miss with the quick and delicious burritos. 1308 50th St., 368.8718 $ MONTELONGO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT Dine in, takeout, or catering – Montelongo’s has you covered. Locals love the enchiladas and carne asada. 3021 Clovis Road, 762.3068, montelongosrestaurant.com $ NEWK’S EATERY Nick’s Sports Grill & Lounge With two locations in town – one beside the Overton – Nick’s specializes in sports bar fare like burgers, nachos, wings and pizza. Don’t miss the expansive Happy Hour during the week from 11 a.m.7 p.m. 9806 Quaker Ave., 794.6425/ 2323 Mac Davis Lane, 747.6425, nickssportsgrill.com $ NORA’S MEXICAN FOOD RESTAURANT A simple menu filled with Tex-Mex food is also easy on your wallet. Grab a package of fresh tortillas to go. 4102 34th St., 771.2047 $ THE OFFICE GRILL AND SPORTS BAR Known for great live country music, The Office offers all-day Happy Hour and a simple menu with grill items like sandwiches and burgers. 5004 Frankford Ave., Suite 900, 687.6242, theofficegrillandsportsbar. com $ O’HANA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Choose from hibachi service or fresh sushi when you dine at O’hana. Reservations are suggested for busy weekend evenings. 5510 Fourth St., Suite 100, 792.0144/ 5217 82nd St., 783.8298 $$

OLIVE GARDEN ITALIAN KITCHEN Olive Garden will tell you, “When you’re here, you’re family,” and that’s the truth. With endless salad and breadsticks, no matter the entree, you’ll leave satisfied. 5702 Slide Road, 791.3575, olivegarden.com $$ ON THE BORDER MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA On the Border’s made-to-order fajitas will knock your socks off. Of course, good Mexican food is even better with a cold beer. Go ahead, indulge. 6709 Slide Road, 686.1550, ontheborder.com $$ ONE GUY FROM ITALY PIZZA Fresh, hot, cheesy calzones are the star at One Guy, but the pizza, pasta, and garlic bread are also noteworthy. You’ll find traditional Sicilian recipes and great conversation when you dine in. 4320 50th St., 791.1210/ 1101 University Ave., 747.1226 $ O’REILLY’S IRISH PUB You’ll find an energetic bar with traditional pub grub like burgers, fish and chips, and Irish-style entrees. 3300 82nd St., 796.2893 $$ ORLANDO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Generous portions of Italian mainstays dominate Orlando’s menu, with a southwestern influence peppered throughout. Customers rave about the potato and green chile soup, burgers, and all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs. 6951 Indiana Ave., 797.8646/2402 Avenue Q, 747.5998, orlandos.com $$ OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Let’s just start with the Bloomin’ Onion. We could actually end there and be completely satisfied, but what’s a trip to Outback without a Victoria’s Filet Mignon and Bacon Bourbon Salmon? Speaking of completely satisfied, leave room for the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under. 4015 S. Loop 289, 788.0035, outback.com $$ PANCAKE HOUSE This cozy diner fills up fast, so expect a wait time. Enjoy home-style breakfast until 2:30 p.m. daily, with

lunch items available after 11 a.m. 510 Avenue Q, 765.8506 $ PANERA BREAD You can count on this beloved chain for seasonal entrees, hearty salads, and some of the best baked goods around. 3004 W. Loop 289, 797.0881, panerabread.com $$ THE PECAN GRILL Located inside the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, The Pecan Grill serves upscale breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re fans of the deconstructed lasagna and roasted quail. 2322 Mac Davis Lane, 776.7010, overtonhotel.com $$$ PEI WEI Pei Wei is always busy, but it’s certainly worth the wait. Your visit isn’t complete without the lettuce wraps. From there, delight your taste buds with beef ginger broccoli. 4210 82nd St., Suite 230, 792.4896, peiwei.com $$ PEPE’S PIZZA AND ICE CREAM Is there a better combination than pizza and ice cream? We don’t think so. Feast on hand-tossed pizza made to order, and ice cream loaded with your favorite mix-ins. 3704 98th St., Suite 900, 993.7373, pizzabypepes. com $$ PHO CALI Specializing in Vietnamese noodle soup, Pho Cali also offers barbecued pork chops, fried vermicelli, and coffee. 4636 50th St., 784.2882 $ PICANTES Known for its family atmosphere and fast, affordable Mexican food, Picantes has been serving its straightforward food to hungry locals for years. You can’t go wrong with one of the daily specials. 3814 34th St., 793.8304 $$ PICOSO’S MEXICAN KITCHEN This much-anticipated restaurant was founded by members of the Leal’s family. The eatery serves rustic modern Mexican food with a focus on street-style tacos and classics like enchiladas, chile relleno, tacos and quesadillas. 7611 Milwaukee Ave., 445.9560, picososmexicankitchen. com $$

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PINKIE’S BARBECUE In business since 1962, Pinkie’s specializes in brisket, pork ribs, ham, and sausage with all the fixings. 4704 Fourth St., 687.0795, pinkiesbarbecue.com $ PLATFORM RESTAURANT This downtown eatery caters to the lunch crowd by featuring gourmet salads, sandwiches and soups that utilize fresh seasonal produce and house-smoked meats. 1212 Avenue K, 762.1088, platformlbk.com $$ POLIBERTO’S TACO SHOP Find your favorite Tex-Mex items at Poliberto’s. Tacos and burritos earn top ratings at this simple drive-thru only restaurant. 107 Beech Ave., 763.5555 $ QUEEN OF TARTS BAKERY & CHEESE SHOP Handmade artisan baked goods are perfectly paired with a selection of gourmet cheeses. Put together a picnic basket-style takeaway for a romantic evening in. 8004 Indiana Ave., Suite B18, 993.1009 $$ RAIDER BURRITO Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Raider Burrito caters to those pesky Tex-Mex cravings. Locals love the street-style tacos and breakfast burritos. 2102 19th St., 771.1178 $ RAZZOO’S CAJUN CAFE Open in Lubbock since August 2018, Razzoo’s serves Cajun specialties in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Unwind on Winey Wednesdays with half price wine all day. 4805 S. Loop 289, 783.3032, razzoos.com $$ RIVER SMITH’S CHICKEN & CATFISH A Lubbock mainstay, Rive Smith’s serves fried catfish and chicken battered to perfection. Chargrilled options, and oysters, shrimp and crab round out the menu. 406 Avenue Q, 765.8164, riversmiths.com $$ ROYAL INDIAN CUISINE Feast on authentic Indian cuisine in a clean but quirky atmosphere. With a buffet for lunch and table service at dinner, popular stand-outs are the tikki masala, lamb biryani, and buttery naan. 3806 50th St., Suite 226, 993.0041 $


RUDY’S COUNTRY STORE & BAR-B-Q Rudy’s serves up the same original recipes they’ve used since 1989: brisket, ribs, turkey, pork loin and sausage slow-smoked over an oak fire, seasoned with a secret dry-spice blend and topped with “Sause.” 4930 S. Loop 289, 797.1777, rudysbbq.com $$ SAIGON CAFE An extensive variety of Vietnamese entrees fill the menu at Saigon Cafe. Photos of the food make it easier to choose something off the menu. 4515 50th St., 788.1367 $ SALTGRASS STEAK HOUSE Saltgrass has plenty of steaks to choose from and you can pair it with juicy Gulf shrimp or lump crab meat. Take our advice: Save room for the Two-Fork Cheesecake. Rich and creamy, it melts in your mouth. 6026 Marsha Sharp Fwy., 792.1004, saltgrass.com $$ SAMBURGERS A small dine-in space with a drive-thru, Samburgers offers oldfashioned burgers, onion rings, and fries made fresh to order. 4447 34th St., 799.1987 $ THE SILVER BULLET SPORTS BAR & GRILL This smoky little dive’s main draw is karaoke and billiards, but there are a few appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and other pub grub offerings on the abbreviated menu. 5145 Aberdeen Ave., 795.4122, silverbulletlubbock.com $ SMOKIN JOE’S Get your Tex-Mex fix at Smokin’ Joe’s. In-the-know locals favor the flavorful cheeseburgers and fruit waters. Head through the convenient drive-thru for a refreshing snow cone. 2001 Clovis Road, 749.5637/ 3331 34th St., 368.7394 / 3416 82nd St., 993.5487 $ SUGARBAKERS CAFE & BAKERY Open for breakfast and lunch, Sugarbakers offers light lunch fare, and can accommodate showers, birthday parties, and large groups. Try the sawdust pie – you won’t regret it. 4601 S. Loop 289, Suite 1, 797.0794, sugarbakerscafe.net $

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SUSAKI SUSHI STEAKHOUSE One thing is certain: You won’t run out of options at Susaki – although you might settle on a few favorite sushi rolls. If sushi’s not your thing, choose a traditional hibachi entree. 6301 82nd St., 794.8881, susakilubbock.com $$

TEXAS TACO COMPANY Try a signature taco or build your own with your choice of corn or flour tortillas meat, vegetables and toppings. Daily Happy Hour and an enclosed, sunny patio make Texas Taco Company a great spot to hang out in the evening. 4601 S. Loop 289, 701.4360 $

THE TAILGATE SPORTS BAR & GRILL Hefty chicken-fried steak, barbecue plates, meatloaf, burgers, nachos and daily specials are on the menu at The Tailgate. Save room for the Mason jar strawberry shortcake. 417 Frankford Ave., 412.7330 $

THAI PEPPER THAI FOOD RESTAURANT This bustling but small restaurant is a local favorite. Solid traditional Thai offerings like pad thai and chicken larb can be made extra spicy for the adventurous diner. 3702 20th St., 795.7444 $

TAQUERÍA AUTLÁN Part bakery, part taco shop, Taquería Autlán satisfies hungry patrons with its authentic street-style tacos, menudo and burritos. Save room for the huge tres leches cake, cheesecake or something from the bakery for dessert. 2722 50th St., 785.1717 $

TIKKA SHACK INDIAN GRUB This modern chain caters to Indian food connoisseurs and beginners alike. The simple, build-your-own menu takes the confusion out of ordering. Create kabobs, wraps and bowls to your liking and try a traditional sweet to end your meal. 6620 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 100, 771.0960/2407 Ninth St., Suite 500, tikkashack.com $

TAQUERIA Y PANDADERIA GUADALAJARA This modest eatery serves authentic fare with fresh baked goods. We love the street tacos and fresh-made chicarrón, crackling hot from the fryer. 1925 19th St., 765.8321 $ TECH CAFE The Tech Cafe serves breakfast all day and offers plenty of Texasstyle comfort food for hungry diners. With prices that are easy on your wallet, the ample menu has something for everyone. 4006 130th St., 701.5855/ 1524 50th St., 744.5990/ 11703 University Ave., 748.1999/ 2611 E. Slaton Road, 771.5048 $ TEXAS BURRITO For breakfast on the go, Texas Burrito is the spot. Generous portions and affordable prices keep loyal diners going back for more. 2167 50th St., 744.7373 $ TEXAS ROADHOUSE Bread lovers will rejoice over the rolls and steak lovers will drool over the meat on display as soon as they walk through the door. Be ready for a wait, but the food’s worth it. 4810 S. Loop 289, 799.9900, texasroadhouse.com $$

TOM & BINGO’S HICKORY PIT BAR-B-QUE In business since the 1950s, Tom & Bingo’s is a local staple. Feast on mesquite-smoked barbecue, sausage, burgers, and traditional sides. Grab a bottle of the famous barbecue sauce to go. 3006 34th St., 799.1514 $$ TOMMY’S FAMOUS BURGERS This family-run franchise promises the perfect fast food burgers, hot dogs and chili to end late-night cravings. Order a hot dog with the works – you won’t be disappointed. 117 University Ave., 763.5424, tommysfamousburgers.com $ TORCHY’S TACOS Start with the queso and a Happy Hour special and linger in Torchy’s hip atmosphere as the perfect end to a workday or for day-time weekend relaxation with friends. 2407 9th St., Suite 100, 368.8973, torchystacos.com $ THE TRIPLE J CHOPHOUSE & BREW CO. Owned and operated by the folks that started Bigham’s Bar-B-Q, Triple J serves lunch and dinner in its historic downtown location. Meat lovers will rejoice over the USDA Choice

steak options. 1807 Buddy Holly Ave., 771.6555, triplejchophouseandbrewco.com $$ TWISTED ROOT BURGER CO. This trendy burger joint offers a gourmet twist to its generous half-pound burgers. Experiment with non-traditional toppings like goat cheese, thyme caramelized onions, smashed fries and even a vegetarian option. Chill out with a delicious spiked milk shake. 116 W. Loop 289, 797.0532, twistedrootburgerco.com $ URBAN BRICKS PIZZA Fast, build-your-own pizzas from counter service enable guests to experiment with everything from the crust, sauce and drizzle to meat, cheese and vegetables. 7610 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 300, 993.7777, urbanbrickspizza.com $ THE WATERING WELL EATERY You can feel good about the offerings at The Watering Well. Predominately made from organic ingredients, most menu items are Paleo- and Whole 30-friendly, and there are also plenty of gluten-free options. 6303 82nd St., 224.1130, thewateringwelleatery.com $$ THE WEST TABLE KITCHEN AND BAR The West family’s hip eatery inside the Pioneer Condos building downtown serves outstanding, creative food. The menu changes daily to accommodate seasonal foods, but we enjoyed the crab hushpuppy starter, hearty burger, and roasted beet salad on our last visit. 1204 Broadway St., Suite 103, 993.9378, thewesttable.com $$

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WILEY’S BAR-B-QUE While it’s off the beaten path, Wiley’s is worth a visit. We’d go for just the ribs, but the brisket, sandwiches, and potato salad are also tasty options. 1805 Parkway Drive, 765.7818 $$


WORLD OF BEER World of Beer features more than 500 global beers, craft beer on tap, and tavern-style food. Enjoy “Beerunch” on Sundays and lunch on lunch and dinner daily. 2910 W. Loop 289, 785.1386, worldofbeer.com $ YAMAGATA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE Yamagata’s shabu shabu (hot pots) set it apart from other hibachi-style restaurants in town. Choose a variety of thinly sliced meats and vegetables to cook tableside. 5905 82nd St., Suite 104, 687.5620 $$ YELLOW HOUSE COFFEE On weekdays, Yellow House serves breakfast built on toast. Start your weekend with breakfast ingredients on fluffy buttermilk biscuits. And of course, there are plenty of specialty coffees to get that morning energy boost. 3017 34th St., 702.8997, yellowhousecoffee.com $



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Law Office of Angie Trout, PLLC ANGIE TROUT Year established: 2004 Claim to fame: I am most proud of my marriage to my husband, Tim Trout, a Lubbock firefighter, and our two children, Dax Trout (13) and Teagan Trout (10). We are additionally blessed with family and friends that continue to support us. With the busy lives of all families these days, I truly understand the meaning behind “it takes a village.” Business philosophy: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and then you will be ready for everything in between. Professional memberships: State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Texas Section member, Family Law and Collaborative Law; Former Parenting Cottage board member Community involvement: I continue to donate time, as well as raising awareness and money for the support of foster children in our community. Through work and volunteering, I have been blessed



to meet and spend a great deal of time with these children, and I am always amazed at their strength and character. I also participate in events that raise awareness for diabetes. My niece, Caisey, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 7, and her strength while living with this disease has inspired our family to raise money for a cure. Competitive edge: As an attorney who only practices Family Law, I comprehend the difficulties experienced by modern families and I love helping my clients find realistic solutions to their problems. I also take pride in the fact that I can navigate any family law case, including complex divorces, custody cases, and adoptions with integrity, finesse and tenacity. A word of advice: Tell those you love every day how you feel, always remember what your priorities are, and do not let the hard things in life keep you from becoming what God intended you to be.

LAW OFFICE OF ANGIE TROUT, PLLC 7021 Kewanee Ave., Bldg. 9-103, Lubbock 806.771.7177 • angietroutlaw.com







(From left to right) Brenda Rowan, Janet Gruner, Shelley Stroud and Jane O’Pry

Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers Year established: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers was established in 2007 by owner, Santos Moreno, who worked to ensure that when the doors opened to the public, every client would experience a new level of service and the highest standard of excellence. Claim to fame: Lake Ridge Chapel’s family care does not end after the memorial service. We offer classes and seminars, support groups, and our very own Lake Ridge Ladies’ and Lake Ridge Men’s groups. Business philosophy: Lake Ridge Chapel is committed to creating customized tributes around the needs of families and their loved ones. We work hard to provide services that allow the creation of ceremonies and memorials that reflect the passions, personality and accomplishments of 36 WO M E N IN BU S IN ES S


the life that was lived. Professional memberships: Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; The Association for Women in Communications Community involvement: American Cancer Society; Southwest Parkinson Society; Lubbock Meals on Wheels; Feed Seniors Now; Hospice of Lubbock Light Up a Life; Kindred Hospice Volunteer Program; Covenant Health SeniorCare Competitive edge: Innovation A word of advice: “God doesn’t comfort us to be comfortable, but so we can be a comforter to someone else.”

Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers 6025 82nd St. • 698.8085 memorialdesigners.net


Americot CHIREE FIELDS Current position: General Manager Years in business: 13 Education: Studied Agricultural Communications at Texas Tech University Claim to fame: I have never met a stranger; I am easy to talk to. Business philosophy: I value everyone. It takes a team of exceptional people to make our business successful. Greatest professional accomplishment: I started at the bottom, learned the business, proved myself and now I am the general manager of the second largest cotton seed company in the U.S. We haven’t always been No. 2. In fact, for most of the time we have been in business, we were not. Quality products and exceptional people helped us get to where we are. I am proud to be the person that gets to help lead Americot into the future.



Greatest personal accomplishment: After spending 10 years focused on my career, I met the love of my life and got married. My husband, Dink, and I now have 16-month-old twin boys. I had no idea what my life was missing before a husband and kids. Learning to be present for my family as well as Americot has certainly taken work, but I feel like I am in a place where I am able to be the wife, mom and general manager I want to be. Community involvement: I have only been back in Lubbock about nine months, so I haven’t had a chance to get plugged into the community, but I look forward to being able to do so. Competitive edge: I am willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done and I don’t expect anything out of my employees that I am not willing to do myself. A word of advice: Be true to you.

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MUDco Ready-Mix Concrete KRISTI EGENBACHER Current position: Chief Administrative Officer Years in business: I started my career in the restaurant sector in the early 1990s, launched my own bookkeeping business in 1997 to begin my journey of a “working-from-home mom,” began my concrete/ construction career in 2007, and most recently partnered to open MUDco in 2015. Education: Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Texas Tech University Claim to fame: I am proud of the fact that I have helped more than a dozen women begin their business careers and balance the joy of earning a living with the responsibilities that come with raising children. Being a stay-at-home mom who also works from home presents unique challenges. I’m fortunate that throughout my life some very special people have encouraged and supported me while cheering for my success. Business philosophy: Find great people and train them to pursue excellence through efficiency in every aspect of their role in the operation. 38 WO M EN IN BU S IN ES S


Greatest professional accomplishment: I was one of the first two women to pass an extremely challenging exam and receive a much-soughtafter certification through the American Concrete Institute and Concrete Foundations Association. Greatest personal accomplishment: Applying FlyLady, Marie Kondo, and 2-Second Lean Methods to balance the following titles: “Wife,” 24 years, “Mom,” 21 years, and multiple business owner/entrepreneur. Community involvement: Our business is always looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment through recycling efforts and limiting our footprint. Lubbock is my home and the entire MUDco team strives to keep it beautiful! Competitive edge: My desire is to look for ways to do things differently through innovation and technological advances. A word of advice: Know your “why.”

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Oller Engineering, Inc. WENDY A. RUIZ Current position: Vice President Years in business: Seven Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University Claim to fame: Bringing personality into an industry that has otherwise been thought of as technical, plain and “nerdy.” Business philosophy: To quote Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Be humble, be hungry, and always be the hardest worker in the room.” Greatest professional accomplishment: Leading our design team in designing innovative water and wastewater treatment facilities in Texas. Greatest personal accomplishment: I didn’t go straight to college when I graduated high school. I moved to Dallas and then Austin for a few years. I worked at different places in different industries. When I got the off-the wall idea to go to school for civil engineering and went through the steps to apply, get accepted, and eventually graduate, I felt a sense of accomplishment and direction in my life that I’ve never felt before! Community involvement: Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; Texas Young Professionals; AWWA; TBPE; TCEQ Water Operator; Alpha



Omega Epsilon-Texas Tech Chapter Alumnae; STEM Advisory Board for Coronado High School Competitive edge: Client responsiveness and personal attention gives me the ability to connect to our clients to show that we truly care about them and the work we produce. In our business, at the end of the day, clients just want someone on the other end of the line when they pick up the phone with a problem that needs solving, and someone who understands how to navigate regulatory requirements. A word of advice: Historically, engineering is a predominantly male industry. Today, more and more women are joining the engineering profession. Sometimes women tend to overcompensate in their communication and leadership techniques in order to prove we belong. In my experience, this tends to push colleagues and clients away rather than prove you are “worthy.” I believe it is important to stay true to who you are in all aspects: personality, leadership, communication, etc. After all, that is what got you this far to begin with and you “belong” because you choose to. Thoughts become things, so choose the good ones!

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enjoying the mountains, the lake, riding horses, riding motorcycles, running, gardening, volunteering, relaxing on a beach   A word of advice: Make the best of the challenges life presents. MOLLY A. MANNING Although we often do not want or welcome challenges in our lives, from them we typically learn and grow, and in the long run become Current position: Partner better, stronger or smarter. And of course, when necessary, seek timely Years in practice: 20 legal advice.    Main practice areas: Business and Commercial Litigation, Employment, Contract Drafting and Disputes, Construction, Estate Litigation Education: B.A. in Business Administration, Minor in Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University; Law Degree, Texas Tech University and Adoption School of Law Business philosophy: Work hard and think outside the box to try Professional memberships, honors, current community to develop unique ways to address the various challenges my clients involvement: State Bar of Texas; Lubbock Area Bar Association; Texas might face. Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Bar Foundation; Society of Human Greatest professional accomplishment: I enjoy the practice of Resource Management (SHRM); Texas Tech Law Review; Texas Tech Legal law and I don’t think I could narrow down professional accomplishments Research Board and Texas Tech Board of Barristers; named as “Texas to just one. I find great accomplishment in working alongside human Rising Star” 2006-2014, Supers Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, recognizing resource professionals, business owners and other clients to help them lawyers in Texas under the age of 40; member and director, Greater tackle the many issues they encounter in their business, dealing with Southwest Rotary Club; LHS Booster Club employment related matters and addressing whatever other legal issues, disputes or difficulties they might find themselves facing. Greatest personal accomplishment: To me there is no greater Mullin Hoard & Brown, LLP accomplishment than the blessing of being a mom. It’s my prayer that I 1500 Broadway St., Suite 700, Lubbock • 806.765.7491 help my children love others and grow spiritually. mullinhoard.com Interests and hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends 4 0 WOM EN IN BU S IN ES S



New Home Brokers CASSIE MARIE MITCHELL Current position: Real Estate Agent Years in business: Two Claim to fame: I have always been a people person! I love meeting new people and helping others. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most people will make in their lives. Being able to connect with people and help them turn a house into a home is one of the greatest feelings! Business philosophy: To make an income while making an impact Greatest professional accomplishment: Winning Best of the West within my second year of becoming a real estate agent! Greatest personal accomplishment: Becoming my own boss at the age of 25 and loving what I do every day! Community involvement: I volunteer with the local West Texas Home Builders Association and Auxiliary as well as the Young



Professionals Committee. Competitive edge: I think what sets me apart from the rest is that I started off as a real estate assistant for a year and a half before becoming an agent. Instead of jumping into the real estate world I started off behind the scenes, which gave me more insight into what goes into being a great agent. I learned what to do, what not to do, how to do it, what works and what doesn’t. A word of advice: Sometimes you have to stop being scared and just go for it. Either it will work out or it won’t – that’s life. There isn’t a single obstacle you will go through in life that isn’t meant to mold you, shape you, and make you stronger than you ever thought you could be. You can rise up from anything. You can recreate yourself. When you have a sense of who you are, you will attract the right things.

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(Left to right:) Rylee Mitchell, Inside Account Manager; Kala Sprabeary, Owner; Deborah McGlasson, Transaction Coordinator

HUB Funding Solutions KALAH SPRABEARY Current position: Owner Years in business: Six Claim to fame: Our ability to provide multi-faceted asset and working capital funding solutions to a variety of industries, including medical, transportation, tradesmen, industrial, construction, restaurant, and retail. Business philosophy: To turn what’s possible into what’s plausible. Professional memberships: BNI; Referral Hub; Texas Tech Alumni Association; Lubbock Chamber of Commerce; 1 Million Cups; Oilfield 4 2 WOM EN IN BU S IN ES S


Connections; AACFB; Lady Leaders of Lubbock Community involvement: Local LBK; Mosaic Community Advisory Board; Southcrest Baptist Church Competitive edge: Personal service and multiple options A word of advice: Our job is to work in excellence and diligence as unto the Lord, sowing seeds as we are led. Those are seeds sown, and they will reap a harvest.

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Coldwell Banker Rick Canup Realtors KELLY HARP Current position: Realtor Years in business: I have spent most of my professional life in either accounting or sales. I began my business career in accounting with a local industrial supply company, which was started by my father. After my second child was born, I took 11 years off to concentrate on my family. In 2003, I received a call from a longtime family friend about a part-time position in the accounting office at Malouf’s. I spent 13 years there. I advanced to one of the top performing sales associates, as well as being the ladies’ shoes and handbags buyer. After the founder and owner, Mr. John Malouf, passed away, I made the decision to make a move. I have always wanted to start my own business and decided to make the move to the real estate industry. In total, I have close to 25 years experience in various aspects of business. Education: BBA in Accounting, as well as a degree in Petroleum Land Management, Texas Tech University Claim to fame: My biggest claim to fame is being Arthur



Miller’s daughter. Business philosophy: Treat everyone with respect and kindness Greatest professional accomplishment: Being a guest of the Italian Trade Commission to attend their fall handbag market. I was one of 15 international guests. Greatest personal accomplishment: My three children. I am so proud of the young adults they have become. Community involvement: Parkridge Pregnancy Medical Clinic; Heartline; Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research; Operation Hope; Junior League of Lubbock; Texas Tech Alumni Association Competitive edge: Having worked in different types and areas of business, my sphere of influence crosses many different demographics of the Lubbock population. A word of advice: You never know what someone around you might be walking through, so treat everyone with love, kindness and respect.

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Calendar OF EVENTS


August 2019



he summertime production of “Mamma Mia!” will be presented by Moonlight Musicals this month. Held at the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, the actors in “Mamma Mia!” are all local performers. The adventurous Sophie Sheridan will be played by Madeleine Hale, and her fiancé, Sky, will be played by Keegan Peck. The dynamic Donna Sheridan will be played by Deanna Hurt. Sophie’s possible fathers, Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin, and Harry Bright will be played by Jeremy Barbee, Colin Hale, and Mike Meister. Jeremy Barbee will be played by Sam Carmichael. The mission of Moonlight Musicals is to “entertain, educate, and provide opportunity with live musical theatre, enriching lives in Lubbock and the South Plains.” Its vision is “to be the premiere performance, production, and educational musical theatre company of the South Plains.” Aug. 8-10, Aug. 15-17 and Aug. 22-24, 8 p.m. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre 413 E. Broadway St. 770.2000 moonlightmusicals.com

To have an event listed on the calendar, email details to mmcaffrey@lubbockonline.com.

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West Texas Taste of the Field 5-10 p.m. Funds will benefit Milestones Development & Play Park. Art Canyon, 701.5290

First Friday Art Trail 6-9 p.m. 511 Avenue K, ffat.org

2019 Great Epilepsy Steakout 6-10:30 p.m. Four Bar K, 302 E. 82nd St., 789.8682

Aug. 8-10

SPKF and The Texas Tech Club Charity Classic Gala 6-11 p.m. Funds will benefit South Plains Kidney Foundation of West Texas, Auggie’s Quest, and EPCF. The Texas Tech Club, Jones AT&T Stadium, 742.4496

Moonlight Musicals presents “Mama Mia!” 8 p.m. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway St., 770.2000

Aug. 9 Comedian Steve Treviño 7:30 p.m. The Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave., 762.3233

Josh Weathers with Hogg Maulies 10 p.m. Funds will benefit American Cancer Society. The Blue Light Live, 1806 Buddy Holly Ave., 762.1185

Aug. 15-17

Aug. 19

Moonlight Musicals presents “Mama Mia!” 8 p.m. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway St., 770.2000

Aug. 22-24 Moonlight Musicals presents “Mama Mia!” 8 p.m. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway St., 770.2000

Aug. 24 Felipe Esparza: The Hambre Tour 7 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 775.2242

Aug. 30-31 “The Tempest” 7:30 p.m. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th St., 503.4036

BENEFITS & FUNDRAISERS Aug. 3 Hub City Beach Party 6-11:30 p.m. Fourteenth annual fundraiser for Foster A Life. Event will include live music, hula hoop competition, live auction and more. The Depot Patio, 1718 Avenue E, 792.3181

Aug. 10 For the Kids Benefit 5:30 p.m. Cook’s Garage, 11002 Highway 87, 893.2491 Lubbock Community Theatre 2019 Gala 5:30 p.m. Watson Building, 1109 13th St., 749.2416 Pours 4 Paws 6:30-10 p.m. Four-course dinner with beer pairing from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Funds will benefit South Plains SPCA. Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, 776.7123

Aug. 17 10th Annual Swingin’ Slingin’ and Singin’ for Hope Golf Tournament 11 a.m. Meadowbrook Golf Course, 601 Municipal Drive, 765.6679


SPS 2019 Golf Tournament 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Benefiting Southwest Parkinson Society. LakeRidge Country Club, 8802 Vicksburg Ave., 794.4444

Jimmie Vaughan 7:30 p.m. The Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave., 762.3233 Chris Richburg 10 p.m. Recovery Room Lubbock, 3901 19th St., 792.5181

Aug. 2 ’90s Rock Night 7 p.m. The Garden, 1801 Buddy Holly Ave., 407.3636 Alissa Gilvin 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Aug. 3 English Newsom Patio Nights 6-8 p.m. Caprock Winery & Event Center, 408 E. Woodrow Road, 863.2704 Static Union 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Aug. 4

Aug. 22

Hwy. 87 Summer Bash 3-9 p.m. Cook’s Garage, 11002 Highway 87, 893.2491

United Way Campaign Kickoff Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 747.2711

Aug. 8

Aug. 23 Dîner en Blanc 7:30-10:30 p.m. Parisian-inspired fundraiser will be a picnic-style dinner. Guests wear all white clothing and bring everything needed for the dinner, including food, drinks, tableware, table decor, table and chairs. LHUCA will provide the entertainment. LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, 762.8606

Aug. 26 2019 Faces of the Future Golf Tournament 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Lubbock. LakeRidge Country Club, 8802 Vicksburg Ave., 794.4444

Summer Showcase Concert Series: Darren Welch Group 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave., 775.3560 McPherson Cellars Patio Night: Mike Pritchard 6 p.m. Live music and food by Farm 2 Fork. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., 687.9463

Aug. 9 Jesse Day & The Texas Knights 7 p.m. Ike’s Woodfire Grill, 4414 82nd St., 368.8036 Tanner Lane 7:30 p.m. Two Docs Brewing Co., 502 Texas Ave., 412.4888 Lindsay Boreing 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Aug. 29

Aug. 10

Restoration Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Habitat for Humanity. LHUCA Icehouse, 511 Avenue K, 763.4663

English Newsom Patio Nights 5 p.m. Caprock Winery & Event Center, 408 E. Woodrow Road, 863.2704


King George: A Tribute to George Strait 6:30 p.m. The Garden, 1801 Buddy Holly Ave., 407.3636

Aug. 1

Chris Colston 7 p.m. BierHaus Lubbock, 2009 Broadway St., 368.8324

Summer Showcase Concert Series: Wendy Colonna 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave., 775.3560 McPherson Cellars Patio Night: Kenny Maines 6 p.m. Live music and food by Cast Iron Grill. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., 687.9463 Chris Richburg 6 p.m. Cook’s Garage, 11002 Highway 87, 893.2491

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Zach and Cano 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Aug. 15 Summer Showcase Concert Series: Anthony Garcia 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave., 775.3560

McPherson Cellars Patio Night: Craig Elliott 6 p.m. Live music and food by La Diosa. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., 687.9463

Aug. 16 Sunny Sweeney 7 p.m. The Office Grill & Sports Bar, 5004 Frankford Ave., Unit 900, 687.6242 The Blackwood Quartet 7:30 p.m. The Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave., 762.3233 Dustin Garrett 7:30 p.m. Two Docs Brewing Co., 502 Texas Ave., 412.4888 Anthony Garcia 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Aug. 17 Rivers of Nihil 6 p.m. Jake’s Sports Cafe and Backroom, 5025 50th St., Suite A, 687.5253

Attila 6:30 p.m. Jake’s Sports Cafe and Backroom, 5025 50th St., Suite A, 687.5253 Peace & Love Tour 7 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 775.2242

Aug. 30 Touch of Soul 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400 Digisaurus 10 p.m. Bar PM, 1211 University Ave., Unit A, 747.2720

fishing, but lunch will be provided. Buddy Holly Lake, North University and Cesar Chavez Drive, 792.1212 Super Saturday 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest. Reunion event will include food, games, and family-friendly activities. RMHC, 3413 10th St., 744.8877 Fourth Annual Salsa & Sangria Fest 12-5 p.m. Event will include live music, salsa tastings, and sangria. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E. FM 1585, 745.2258

Aug. 31 20th Anniversary Street Party 7 p.m. The Blue Light Live, 1806 Buddy Holly Ave., 762.1185

Aug. 18

Ragland 9 p.m. Jake’s Sports Cafe and Backroom, 5025 50th St., Suite A, 687.5253 Digisaurus 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Food Truck Sunday Funday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. At Home, 4304 W. Loop 289, 817.894.7302

Aug. 21


Wreck ’Em Tech Athletics Breakfast 6:30 a.m. The breakfast will kick off the 2019 Texas Tech University fall sports programs. Guest speakers will include Matt Wells, Tony Graystone and Wes Kittley. Hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 775.2242

Summer Showcase Concert Series: Patricia Vonne 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave., 775.3560

Saturdays in August

Aug. 23

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market 9 a.m. 19th Street and Buddy Holly Ave., 441.8564

McPherson Cellars Patio Night: Black Cat Bone 6 p.m. Live music and food. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., 687.9463

Wolfforth Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 8924 County Road 7100, 746.2599

Hub City Comic Convention 5 5 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 775.2242

Aug. 23

Wolfforth Farmers Market 3-7 p.m. 8924 County Road 7100, 746.2599

English Newsom Patio Nights 6-8 p.m. Caprock Winery & Event Center, 408 E. Woodrow Road, 863.2704 Kevin Hoes 10 p.m. The Lounge at Cafe J, 2605 19th St., 743.5400

Aug. 22

Rodney Crowell 7:30 p.m. The Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave., 762.3233

Aug. 24

Monarch Band 10 p.m. Cujo’s Sports Bar, 5811 Fourth St., 791.2622

Aug. 24 Chicago Station Market Days 8 a.m. Chicago Station Market, 5507 126th St.

Tuesdays in August

Lubbock Pride Festival 12-10 p.m. Maxey Park, 3916 29th St.

Aug. 3

Hawthorne Heights 7 p.m. Jake’s Sports Cafe and Backroom, 5025 50th St., Suite A, 687.5253

Lubbock Second Chance Run 7-10:30 a.m. 5K, 1-mile and virtual run/walk. Supporty LifeGift and Donate Life Texas. Mackenzie Park, 301 N. I-27

Madonna Tribute Band 7 p.m. The Garden, 1801 Buddy Holly Ave., 407.3636

TTU2019 Back to School Fiesta 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Jones AT&T Stadium west side, 742.2420

Kandy! 9 p.m. Kong’s, 1707 Texas Ave., 781.6437

Aug. 6

Aug. 25

National Night Out 7 p.m. Maggie Trejo Center, 3220 Amherst St., 767.2702

The Frontier Big Band 7 p.m. Teddy Jack’s Hub City Grill, 7205 Milwaukee Ave., 698.6997

Aug. 28 Lance Fry 6 p.m. Cook’s Garage, 11002 Highway 87, 893.2491

Aug. 29 McPherson Cellars Patio Night: Jenni Dale Lord 6 p.m. Live music and food by La Diosa. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., 687.9463

Movies in the Park: “The Lego Movie 2” 8:30-11 p.m. Maggie Trejo Center, 3220 Amherst St., 767.2702

Aug. 10 11th Annual Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing Event 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration required. Free event hosted by Los Hermanos Familia and Latinio Lubbock Magazine. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own supplies for a day of

Arts Festival 12-8 p.m. Hosted by English Newsom Cellars. Event will include live music and food trucks. Caprock Winery & Event Center, 408 E. Woodrow Road, 863.2704 Landmark After Dark: Night Hike 8-10 p.m. Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky. Begin at the Interpretive Center and hike along the 3 ½-mile nature trail with a guide. Night hikes will begin at dusk, 30 minutes before sunset. This hike takes 75 to 90 minutes. Wear comfortable, sturdy, closedtoed shoes, and bring bug spray. This event is free of charge and open to all ages. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive, 742.1116

Aug. 24-25 Hub City Comic Convention 5 10 a.m. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 775.2242

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fter its incorporation in 1909, Lubbock began an expansive period of growth, quadrupling in size by 1920, when the population first exceeded 4,000 people. Texas Technological College was established in 1923 and, by 1930, the city had three banks and more than $5 million in deposits. One of those banks was First National Bank of Lubbock. The bank’s earliest headquarters was small. But 48

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soon after its founding, First National experienced rapid growth due to the success of its commercial customers, many of which were cotton farmers. Wanting a modern, impressive building, First National built the structure in this photo at the corner of Main Street and Texas Avenue, not far from today’s Lubbock National Bank building. Now gone, the First National headquarters was one of the first brick buildings in Lubbock. L

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