Lubbock, Texas: Heart & Soul of the Texas Panhandle
tanding on the plains of West Texas, as you feel the warm breeze on your face, you will be surrounded with the pioneering spirit that tamed this land known as Lubbock. The dancing yellows, oranges and purples of a West Texas sunset ease even the busiest mind. Witnessing nature is only one of the many reasons to visit the Texas you’ve always dreamed of.
History Lesson... On March 16, 1909, Lubbock officially became an incorporated community and the celebration of being a new town began. Soon, it became the center of commerce, medicine, education and entertainment for all of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico and was appropriately labeled the “Hub of the Plains.” Now, Lubbock residents are planning for a year-long Centennial Celebration which began in March 2008, and will culminate with a party and Lubbock legends concert in March 2009, featuring Lubbock-grown entertainers past, present, and future. With a growing population of more than 255,000, Lubbock is carving out a dominant role in the West Texas landscape. Already home to a thriving agribusiness culture, an eminent university system, and a regional medical powerhouse, Lubbock is forging a new reputation as a fertile setting for revolutionary enterprise and technology. Unlock the secrets that give Lubbock a unique spirit; from down-home country dining to unrivaled shopping and outdoor fun, Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, Buddy Holly and a legendary ranching and music heritage. Texas Tech University Texas Tech University is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas and also attracts visitors to Lubbock. With its red tiles blazing beneath boundless West Texas skies and a public art program ranked among the nation’s 10 best, Texas Tech’s beauty will jump out when you drive onto campus. Less visible, however, are Texas Tech’s other assets. The proud new host of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, Texas Tech houses 28,000 students and a world-quality faculty. Noted scholars and lecturers visit the campus throughout the year for presentations to students, faculty, staff and the public. Throughout the year, the University also offers a wide selection of theater, music and dance performances and, of course, Big XII sporting events. Musical Legends West Texas musicians forever impacted the music scene and Lubbock’s own Buddy Holly played a major role. The West Texas Walk of Fame featuring the Buddy Holly
Published on Jan 23, 2009
Published on Jan 23, 2009
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