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Raiders’ Choice 2018 Read about the winners, pages 1B-12B

Thank you Daily Toreador readers for voting J&B Coffee

Best Coffee Shop & 2nd place for

Best Place to Study

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“We’re excited to be your best coffee shop two years in a row! J&B Coffee is proud to foster a culture that is welcoming to anyone regardless of their background or stage in life. As Tech alumni, we know how important good coffee and a place to meet with friends can be. Thank you for your continued support!” Scott & Cristi Cline

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jandbcoffeeco.com 2701 26th • 806.796.1114 3334 66th (drive-thru) • 806.799.1996

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hat began as cooking for the family evolved into Evie Mae’s, which officially opened in February 2015 just outside the Lubbock city limits. Since then, the business has grown — as have the lines of people waiting for their delicious food. Evie Mae’s offers oaksmoked barbecued brisket, pulled pork, turkey, sausage, pork ribs and beef ribs by

the pound; sandwiches; combo plates; sides (including their specialty — green chili cheese grits); and homemade pies, cakes and other treats. All menu items are glutenfree except for sandwich buns and white bread. Twice a month Evie Mae’s offers smoked prime rib. Open from 11 a.m. until sell-out on Wednesdays through Saturdays, Evie Mae’s also offers catering.

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Rudy’s Bar-B-Q 4930 S. Loop 289, Suite 300 www.rudysbbq.com

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from scratch each day. Wash down your chips and salsa with one of our Ritas, the House Texas Martini or one of our domestic beers. Chuy’s is a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant serving authentic food in a fun-filled atmosphere that appeals to everyone. If you haven’t tried Chuy’s, you should.

Torchy’s Tacos 2407 Ninth St. www.torchystacos.com/in/lubbock

Taqueria Jalisco 2211 Ave. Q (806) 763-7605

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse 4805 S. Loop 289, #100 www.bjsrestaurants.com/locations/tx/lubbock

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hile we refer to our food as Tex-Mex, our menu is made up of a combination of flavors, with recipes and ingredients from across New Mexico, Mexican border towns, the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Austin and beyond. Chuy’s brings fresh to Tex-Mex. Every dish — including our chips and salsa — is made

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Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque, 217 Hwy. 62, Wolfforth www.eviemaesbbq.com

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Chuy’s, 4805 S. Loop 289, Suite 300 www.chuys.com/locations/texas/lubbock

ffering the area’s ultimate dining experience, Las Brisas serves premium Angus steaks — all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free — and seafood flown in fresh three times a week. It offers an awardwinning wine list with more than 650 selections, the most extensive in West Texas, as well as broad scotch, craft

beer and whiskey collections. Its patio, which overlooks a waterfall, frequently plays host to live music acts, and two private dining rooms are available for business and special occasions. Whether you’re dining with family, entertaining clients or meeting friends for cocktails, Las Brisas is the perfect choice.

Cagle Steaks 8732 Fourth St. www.facebook.com/caglesteaks/

Double Nickel 5405 Slide Road www.doublenickelsteakhouse. com

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Twisted Root Burger Co., 116 W. Loop 289 www.twistedrootburgerco.com/locations/lubbock

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Root. We offer a variety of unique half-pound burgers, from the Big Tex (cheddar, guacamole, fried onion strings and chipotle sauce) to the Freshman 15 (topped with smashed fries, melted cheddar and a fried egg and bacon). Or build your

own burger — exotic meats are available. Not in the mood for a burger? Try one of our delicious salads. Be sure to leave room for one of our homemade custard shakes. Beer, whiskey, wine and cocktails are available. Happy hour runs from 2:39 p.m. to 6:39 p.m. weekdays.

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One Guy from Italy, 1101 University Ave. and 4320 50th St. www.oneguy50thstreet.com

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e are known for our pizza and calzones. You could not ask for a friendlier, family-oriented establishment — in both locations. For more than 40 years our family has been serving our delicious Italian food in Lubbock. We are a family-owned and operated business and take great pride in using the

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Capital Pizza 2705 26th St. www.capitalpizzalubbock.com

finest ingredients for all our dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for an authentic Italian dinner, a slice of pizza or our delicious calzone, let One Guy fulfill your need for great food. Grazi to the many loyal and supporting customers we have had the pleasure of serving … bon appetite!

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Double Dave’s Pizzaworks 6023 82nd St. www.doubledaves.com/locations/tx/lubbock

Best Italian Food Blue Sky of Texas, 3216 Fourth St. and 4416 98th St. www.blueskytexas.com/lubbock.html

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e start with neverfrozen, 100 percent ground chuck for our handmade burger patties. Ground chuck is higher quality than regular hamburger meat and contains no fillers. Our buns are baked fresh daily and contain no preservatives. They are of the highest quality and perfectly complement the flavor of our beef.

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You may wonder why we go to all this trouble. It’s simple. We believe to have a premium product, you have to begin with premium ingredients. It’s a philosophy that has set us apart from the competition since 2003. Our customers expect the best, and we wouldn’t do it any other way.

Whataburger Multiple Lubbock locations www.whataburger.com

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rlando’s has been serving generations of Texas Tech Red Raiders its family recipes since 1965, earning us the title of Lubbock’s oldest full-service restaurant. Pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, desserts — only at Orlando’s. We provide extraordinary service, great Italian food and innovative “Tex-Italian”

menu favorites. Still owned and operated by Tech graduates, Orlando’s has been a great place to work for thousands of students. Come see why generations of Tech students have come to Orlando’s for “a little Italian and a lotta fun!” We offer take-out and delivery and can accommodate banquets at both locations.

Italian Garden 1215 Ave. J #102 www.italiangardenlubbock.com

Stella’s 4646 50th St. www.stellaslubbock.us

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or authentic Japanese food that’s hot off the grill and an unforgettable experience, there’s no better place to go than Hayashi. Our hibachi grill entrees are served in spectacular fashion, with soup, salad, appetizer shrimp, vegetables, hibachi-fried rice and your choice of meat or seafood — steak, chicken, scallops,

lobster and tuna. Our food is hot, fresh and authentic. Additionally, we have a full-service bar with a complete selection of domestic and imported beer, wine and spirits and sake cocktails. We offer space for private parties, including business events and special events. With exotic flavors and fresh choices, Hayashi is sure to satisfy your appetite.

Pei Wei 4210 82nd St., Suite 230 www.peiwei.com/texas/110lubbock

Thai Pepper 3702 20th St. (806) 795-7444

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Hayashi Japanese Hibachi and Sushi Bar, 4220 82nd St. www.hayashisteakhouse.com/

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Chick-fil-A, Multiple Lubbock locations (several on campus) www.chick-fil-a.com

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hick-fil-A offers a variety of items: the classic Chick-fil-A Sandwich, the Deluxe, the Spicy and the Spicy Deluxe; the Grilled Chicken Club and Grilled Chicken Sandwich; nuggets (grilled or fried) and strips; and the Chicken Salad Sandwich. Salads include the Cobb, the Grilled Market and

the Spicy Southwest. Chick-fil-A also has a menu of breakfast items, including chicken biscuits, breakfast burritos, Egg White Grills, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, Hash Brown Scramble Bowls and Sunflower Multigrain Bagels. Chick-fil-A also does catering — delivery or pick up.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Three Lubbock locations www.raisingcanes.com

Whataburger Multiple Lubbock locations www.whataburger.com

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Chimy’s Cerveceria, 2417 Broadway www.chimys.com/lubbock/

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Caprock Café, 3405 34th St. and 5217 82nd St., #109 www.caprockcafe.com/

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himy’s, located across the street from the University Avenue and Broadway entrance to campus, offers a variety of margaritas, many of which have become local favorites. The restaurant’s margarita menu includes the Cadillac Rita, the Benz Rita, the Porsche, the Lexus Rita, the Ferrari, the Lambo Rita and

the El Camino. Sidelining the popular beverages are Chimy’s mouthwatering nachos, quesadillas, fish tacos, soft tacos, Chimychangas, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and appetizers. Chimy’s also does catering. For more information about Chimy’s menu, visit chimys.com/menu/.

aprock Café has served Texas Tech Red Raiders cold beer, big burgers and hot music since 1997. We’re famous for frozen schooners — so refreshing on 100-degree summer days — and delivered by the friendliest wait staff in Lubbock. Sit back, relax and watch sports on the highdefinition projection TV inside or enjoy the enclosed patio

where you can watch the HD plasma televisions. Caprock Café is owned and operated by Tech graduates (and has been a great place to work for thousands of students). It’s a great spot to meet before or after on-campus games and events. Both locations are open seven days a week. Come see us — you’ll be glad you did.

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Cricket’s Draft House + Grill 2412 Broadway www.cricketsgrill.com

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Chuy’s 4805 S. Loop 289, Suite 300 www.chuys.com/locations/texas/lubbock

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 2102 Broadway and 10101 Slide Road www.fuzzystacoshop.com

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Mesquite’s Bar and Grill 2419 Broadway www.mesquiteslubbock.com

ach and every Whataburger ® is made to order — when it’s ordered. We use 100 percent pure beef and serve it on a big, toasted five-inch bun. We greet our customers with a smile 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We serve hot, fresh food — burgers, chicken, fries, onion rings,

salads, beverages, shakes and breakfast items — at more than 790 Whataburgers across the country, including several locations throughout Lubbock. So whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner, an in-between snack or something late night, we’re ready to serve you.

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IHOP 1627 University Ave. and 3911 S. Loop 289 www.ihop.com/

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of our domestic beers. Chuy’s is a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant serving authentic food in a fun-filled atmosphere that appeals to everyone. If you haven’t tried Chuy’s, you should.

Whataburger, Multiple Lubbock locations www.whataburger.com

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hile we refer to our food as Tex-Mex, our menu is made up of a combination of flavors, with recipes and ingredients from across New Mexico, Mexican border towns, the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Austin and beyond. Chuy’s brings fresh to Tex-Mex. Every dish — including our chips and salsa — is made from scratch each day. Wash down your chips and salsa with one of our Ritas, the House Texas Martini or one

McDonald’s Multiple Lubbock locations www.mcdonalds.com

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Blue Sky of Texas, 3216 Fourth St. and 4416 98th St. www.blueskytexas.com/lubbock.html

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ou’ll notice the difference from the moment you walk in. Our restaurants are comfortable and casual — just the kind of place where you want to hang out with family and friends. We start with neverfrozen, 100 percent ground chuck for our handmade burger patties. Our buns are baked fresh daily. We handcut our fries from #1 quality Idaho potatoes. Our onion

rings, chile sticks and jalapeño rings are hand-battered right before cooking. Our green chiles come from Hatch, New Mexico, and we blend gallons of homemade ranch dressing every day. You may wonder why we go to all this trouble. It’s simple. We believe to have a premium product, you have to begin with premium ingredients. And our customers deserve the best.

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Italian Garden 1215 Ave. J #102 www.italiangardenlubbock.com

Best Coffee House

J&B Coffee Co. 2701 26th St. and 3334 66th St. www.jandbcoffeeco.com/ Chick-fil-A, Multiple Lubbock locations (several on campus) www.chick-fil-a.com

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hick-fil-A does chicken — with a smile. Lubbock’s Chick-fil-A employees are known for their customer service and West Texas hospitality, which only makes the Chick-fil-A experience that much better. Our employees work hard to ensure our customers are happy, whether they’re dining

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United Supermarkets Multiple Lubbock locations www.unitedsupermarkets.com

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in or driving through. Drop by for a classic sandwich, a salad, some waffle fries, a breakfast biscuit or a cold beverage (try the lemonade or a milkshake!) — you won’t find a friendlier restaurant staff. To find the location nearest you visit www.chick-fil-a.com/ Locations.

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Chimy’s Cerveceria, 2417 Broadway www.chimys.com/lubbock/

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himy’s, located across the street from the University Avenue and Broadway entrance to campus, offers Happy Hour all day on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you get hungry during Happy Hour, Chimy’s special-

izes in Tex-Mex food: chips and salsa, queso, guacamole or Changa Mud; cheese fries; Mexican Pizza; sides; soups and salads; nachos; quesadillas; fish tacos; crispy tacos; soft tacos; Chimychangas; burgers; and sandwiches. To download Chimy’s full menu, visit chimys.com/lubbock/.

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Chuy’s 4805 S. Loop 289, Suite 300 www.chuys.com/locations/texas/lubbock

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 2102 Broadway and 10101 Slide Road www.fuzzystacoshop.com

Red Raider Donuts, 1018 Slide Road 780-8925

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rom online reviews: “I really enjoyed the taste of these donuts. It reminded me of a donut shop back home … . The kolaches are huge and the dough is very tasty.” “When it comes to cake donuts … they have a rich flavor and wonderful texture.”

“Great donuts served with super coffee.” “Awesome customer service.” “We try desperately hard to not eat donuts very often, but damn! This place makes it hard not to eat 13! Always fresh, warm and perfectly delicious!”

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City Donuts 2245 19th St. (806) 747-4450

&B Coffee offers a variety of hot and cold beverages, including coffee and teas of all types and flavors, as well as muffins, bagels, sandwiches, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls and other specialties. J&B Coffee also can cater your next event. Whether you want gourmet beverages served by our staff with our Full Service Mobile Espresso Bar or simply need House Coffee, hot chocolate or desserts and pastries, J&B Coffee can meet your needs.

The 26th Street location also has rentable meeting spaces — our Back Room accommodates up to 50, while our Upstairs serves groups up to 10. Contact us to reserve space today.

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Starbucks Multiple Lubbock locations www.starbucks.com

Yellow House Coffee 3017 34th St. yellowhousecoffee.com

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Daylight Donuts 2859 34th St. www.daylightdonuts.com

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Cast Iron Grill, 620 19th St. www.castirongrilllubbock.com

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t’s all about boots, pie and chicken fry.” Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, the Cast Iron Grill offers a delicious handbreaded chicken fried steak. Other made-from-scratch entrees include chicken-fried chicken, pork ribs, lemonpeppered salmon and a veggie plate. A variety of delectable salads, sandwiches and

burgers also are available. We also feature daily lunch specials. Top off your meal with banana pudding or a piece of one of the Cast Iron Grill’s homemade pies — pecan, Strawberry Fluff, Fabulous Fudge, Millionaire, apple, coconut cream and many more. Omelets, country breakfasts and breakfast sandwiches are served until 10:45 a.m.

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LongHorn Steakhouse 4805 S. Loop 289, Bldg. 500 www.longhornsteakhouse.com

Cotton Patch Cafe 6810 Slide Road www.cottonpatch.com

Best Chips and Salsa Chuy’s, 4805 S. Loop 289, Suite 300 www.chuys.com/ locations/texas/ lubbock

hile we refer to our food as Tex-Mex, our menu is made up of a combination of flavors, with recipes and ingredients from across New Mexico, Mexican border towns, the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, Austin and beyond. Chuy’s brings fresh to Tex-Mex. Every dish — including our chips and salsa — is made from scratch each day. Wash down your chips and salsa with one of our Ritas, the House Texas Martini or one

of our domestic beers. Chuy’s is a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant serving authentic food in a fun-filled atmosphere that appeals to everyone. If you haven’t tried Chuy’s, you should.

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant 4401 82nd St. www.abuelos.com

Taqueria Jalisco 2211 Ave. Q (806) 763-7605

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 4410 19th St., Suite 100, and 6076 Marsha Sharp Fwy. www.fiveguys.com/

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ive Guys offers delicious burgers (made from 100 percent fresh beef – no fillers or preservatives), dogs and sandwiches. Their mouthwatering fries and Cajun Fries are made from fresh-cut potatoes cooked in no-cholesterol, 100 percent peanut oil. Five Guys’ handspun vanilla milkshakes are avail-

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able with or without whipped cream. Mix-ins include bacon, bananas, cherries, chocolate, coffee, malted milk, Oreo Cookie pieces, Oreo cream, peanut butter, salted caramel and strawberries. Everything at Five Guys is hand prepared to “bring your craving to life.” Skip the line and order online: fiveguys.com.

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ur delicious handbattered onion rings come in two sizes — regular and large. Some customers describe them as a sort of shoestring onion ring, as we hand-cut the onion nice and thin. Served fresh and piping hot, these onion rings are popular with the locals. “The greatest handmade

onion rings,” wrote one online reviewer. “My favorite place to get a burger in Lubbock. Great fries and onion rings too,” another online post states. Dine in or call in your order and pick up at our drive-through. Our customers expect the best, and we wouldn’t do it any other way.

Twisted Root Burger Co. 116 W. Loop 289 www.twistedrootburgerco.com

Teddy Jack’s Hub City Grill 7205 Milwaukee Ave. lubbock.teddyjacks.com

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reddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers serves “America’s tastiest meals,” including steakburgers, hot dogs, Chicago dogs, patty melts, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, a veggie burger, chicken tenders, chili and more. Sides include Freddy’s Shoestring Fries, cheese fries, chili cheese fries and

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onion rings. Freddy’s specialties include their custards — Signature Turtle, Dirt ‘n Worms, Hawaiian Delight and Chocolate Brownie Delights — and concretes, shakes and malts. More than 30 toppings are available. Other classics include sundaes, custard cookie sandwiches, cones and custard cakes.

McDonald’s Multiple Lubbock locations www.mcdonalds.com

Choc’late Mousse Pie Bar, 6620 Milwaukee Ave., #950 m.facebook.com/piebarlubbock/

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his coffee house-style dessert shop offers a unique take on sweets. We specialize in customizable pie treats. First, choose your build (Pie Bite, Double Bite, Pie Flight or Cookie Bite); then, choose your crust (graham cracker, vanilla wafer and pecan, pretzel, Oreo or Thin Mint), filling (a variety of chocolates, candies, cob-

blers, cakes/cookies, fruits and others; options change daily) and toppings — or feel free to go with a traditional pie slice. “You can buy pie by the slice, but building your own pie bite is so much more fun,” one reviewer wrote. “Don’t be afraid to mix up your flavor choices — and they offer free tastings of the filling.”

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Marble Slab Creamery 4210 82nd St., Suite 204 marbleslab.com

Chick-fil-A, Multiple Lubbock locations (several on campus) www.chick-fil-a.com

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hick-fil-A offers chicken served up a variety of ways: the classic Chick-filA Sandwich, the Deluxe, the Spicy and the Spicy Deluxe; the Grilled Chicken Club and Grilled Chicken Sandwich; nuggets (grilled or fried) and strips; and the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap. Salads include the Cobb, the Market and the Spicy Southwest. Sides in-

clude waffle fries, fruit cups, chicken noodle soup and a Greek Yogurt Parfait. Chick-fil-A also has a menu of breakfast items, including chicken biscuits, breakfast burritos, Egg White Grills, breakfast platters and Sunflower Multigrain Bagels. Chick-fil-A does catering — delivery or pick up.

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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Three Lubbock locations www.raisingcanes.com

Slim Chickens Three Lubbock locations slimchickens.com

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Nothing Bundt Cakes 5217 98th St., Suite 300 www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Sonic Drive-In, Multiple Lubbock locations www.sonicdrivein.com

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onic serves up a variety of tasty burgers, chicken (sandwiches, wraps, popcorn chicken, strips and boneless wings), hot dogs, coneys, corn dogs, snacks and sides (tots, fries, onion rings, chili cheese fries or tots, mozzarella sticks and Ched’R’Peppers). Breakfast items — burritos, Toasters, CroisSONIC sandwiches, French Toast

Sticks and Cinnabon Cinnasnacks —– are available all day long. Frozen drinks, lemonades, limeades, soft drinks, iced teas, Ocean Water, and hot or iced coffees also are available, along with a huge number of flavors. Shakes, ice cream sundaes and cones, floats and slushes also are popular menu items.

Wienerschnitzel Multiple Lubbock locations www.wienerschnitzel.com

Holly Hop Café 3404 34th St. www.facebook.com/HollyHop-Ice-Cream-Shoppe162920075094/?ref=hl

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Cici’s Pizza, 2821 50th St. and 5102 60th St. www.cicis.com

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njoy an endless buffet of pizza, pasta, salad, soup and desserts. We serve up more 100 percent real cheese, more meat toppings and a garlic butter crust for one low price. Our pizza is created with dough made from scratch — every single day. Craving something tender and flavorful to go along with your pizza? Try our new

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Double Dave’s Pizzaworks 6023 82nd St. www.doubledaves.com/locations/tx/lubbock

Boneless Wings in the same flavors as our Traditional Bone-In Wings. Add an order of five, 10 or 20 wings to your buffet or get ’em to go. Download the My Cicis loyalty program app (iOS or Android) to earn credit toward free food, coupons and other offers. We also offer food to-go and a catering menu to help create that perfect event.

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Gatti’s Pizza 5001 50th St. gattispizza.com

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and dinner options — fresh salads, appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, entrees and sweet treats. L u b b o c k ’s B r e a k f a s t House & Grill does catering. Consider us the next time you’re planning a gettogether. We also offer gift certificates.

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Rain Cafe on 50th 2708 50th St. placeweb.site/rain-cafe-1

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Caprock Café, 3405 34th St. and 5217 82nd St., #109 www.caprockcafe.com e serve our ice-cold draft beer in frosty glass schooners delivered by the friendliest wait staff in Lubbock. Sit back, relax and watch sports on the high-definition projection TV inside or enjoy the enclosed patio where you can watch the HD plasma televisions. Hungry? Order one of Caprock Cafe’s famous half-

pound char-broiled burgers and some Twisted Taters. Or maybe some Pecos Queso and Tex-Mex Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. Caprock Café, a favorite with Tech students, is a great spot to meet before or after on-campus games and events. Both locations of Caprock Café are open seven days a week. Come see us — you’ll be glad you did.

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Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant 4401 82nd St. www.abuelos.com

L u b b o c k ’s B r e a k f a s t House & Grill has been serving quality, home-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner creations for more than 15 years. It’s always breakfast time here! Choose from a variety of omelettes, eggs, pancakes, waffles and skillets, as well as more traditional lunch The Pancake House 510 Ave. Q pancakehouse.restaurantsnapshot.com/

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Lubbock’s Breakfast House & Grill, Multiple Lubbock locations www.lubbockbreakfasthouse.com

Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse 4701 112th St. las-brisas.com

McDonald’s, Multiple Lubbock locations www.mcdonalds.com

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c D o n a l d ’s o f f e r s its $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu for customers who value good food as much as they value good prices. Thanks to the $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu, you can have both — a meal with quality ingredients that’s easy on the wallet. Items costing $3 include the Happy Meal, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, New Classic Chicken Sandwich

and the Triple Cheeseburger. $2 items include the Bacon McDouble, the two-piece Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, Sausage McGriddles or a small McCafe. For $1 you can get a cheeseburger, McChicken, Sausage Burrito or any size soft drink. Can’t make up your mind? Try the Dollar Menu Meal Randomizer to suggest a meal for whatever situation you find yourself in.

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Sonic Drive-In Multiple Lubbock locations www.sonicdrivein.com

Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory Multiple Lubbock locations www.rosascafe.com

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United Market Street, three Lubbock locations www. marketstreetunited. com

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arket Street is a unique, one-stop shopping experience that combines shoppers’ everyday grocery needs with the gourmet and specialty items, whole-health products and freshly prepared foods they crave. We strive to offer our guests the best experience possible. Market Street grew out of a desire to make life easier for our busy guests who want high-quality, nutritious foods without running all

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Target 6064 Marsha Sharp Fwy. and 7302 University Ave. www.target.com

Cavender’s Western Outfitters, 5620 W. Loop 289 www.cavenders.com

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over town. With one stop, you can pick up chef-prepared meals to go, household necessities, gifts, locally grown and organic produce, floral arrangements, bakery goods, beer, wine and much more.

avender’s stores carry “ranch-tested” work wear, classic western styles, the latest trends in women’s and men’s apparel, hats, accessories, home décor and, of course, boots. We have gift items for just about everyone in your life: fragrances, knives, cases, books,

coolers and accessories, and other miscellaneous items. At Cavender’s, we take exceptional care of our customers, striving to provide the best value, selection and service in the business. It’s true — Cavender’s has something for everyone. Don’t just wear it. Live it.

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Dollar Western Wear 5011 Slide Road www.dollarwesternwear.com

Boot Barn Western Wear 6002 Slide Road www.bootbarn.com

Walmart Multiple Lubbock locations www.walmart.com

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aider Burrito serves up a full, affordable menu of hot and fresh Tex-Mex from early morning to late night, all at a location that’s easily accessible from the Texas Tech campus. “Best in Lubbock. Great chips and salsa. I’ve tried the fajitas and enchiladas. Both are the best that I’ve had in a long time. It’s cheap too,” said

one online reviewer. “Raider Burrito is great for late night tacos … . Carnitas are our go-to. We especially love their salsa bar: three different salsas, limes, radish, cucumber and jalapeño. It stays open late most nights of the week,” another reviewer posted. Check out the restaurant’s Facebook page for more details.

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Picantes Restaurante 3814 34th St. (806) 793-8304

Rosa’s Café & Tortilla Factory Multiple Lubbock locations www.rosascafe.com

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Tea2Go, Multiple Lubbock locations www.tea2go.us

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t Tea2Go our slogan is Healthy Tea 4 Healthy Living. Our mission is to help people build a healthy lifestyle through the benefits of our loose-leaf tea and Tea2Go energy drinks. We have 120 different flavors of tea that we can brew hot or cold, sweet or unsweet or you can purchase the leaf to go home.

Tea2Go also has the best energy drink around. Our Tea2Go Energy drinks are made from green tea and coffee extract and give you more sustainable energy for the day. We love helping our community live a healthy lifestyle through the delicious and flavorful teas and drinks we serve.

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McAlister’s Deli 2415 19th St. and 4210 82nd St., #212 www.mcalistersdeli.com/

Pure Water Ice & Tea Co. 404 Frankford Ave. and 3333 82nd St. www.purewatericetea.com

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Raider Burrito Tex-Mex Restaurant, 2102 19th St. www.facebook.com/pages/Raider-Burrito/ 627789457238069

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Red Raider Outfitters, 2416 Broadway, 413 University, Suite 100 and two additional locations www.redraideroutfitter.com

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illed as “The Fan’s Favorite Since 1975,” Red Raider Outfitter is a destination stop for Texas Tech fans and alumni. Hosting thousands of fans on game days, the store is a platform where stories of legendary victories are shared and celebrations are reminisced about. Every campus has the shop that has seen it all ... we’re that store and take pride in it. We have a longstanding

tradition of exceptional products, top-notch service and a fun shopping experience. Our in-house design team creates quality apparel with the most innovative designs and highest standards of craftsmanship. We are alumni-owned, student-operated and local.

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Barnes & Noble at Texas Tech Student Union Building, 17th Street and Boston http://texastech.bncollege. com/

Target 6064 Marsha Sharp Fwy. and 7302 University Ave. www.target.com


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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, 6072 Marsha Sharp Fwy. www.dsw.com

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illard’s focuses on delivering style, service and value to its shoppers, as well as exceptional customer care. The men’s store has everything today’s well-dressed man needs — from contemporary clothing, professional wear, formal wear, a golf shop, outdoors (fishing and

hunting), a slim shop and a Non-Iron Shop. Big and Tall sizes are available in many styles. Shop at Dillard’s for a wide selection of active wear, jeans, shorts, shirts, sleepwear, swimwear, accessories and shoes. Footwear, grooming, sunglasses and watches also are offered.

SW, the destination for shoe lovers everywhere, offers a wide selection of brand name and designer footwear and accessories for women, men and children. Located in the Canyon West Shopping Center, we offer everyone’s favorite brands: Birkenstock, Bill Blass, Betsey Johnson, Born,

Calvin Klein, Dolce Vita, Katy Perry and many more. You’ll find a huge selection of dress shoes, boots, sandals, athletic shoes, handbags and accessories in our store. DSW also offers a free rewards program — get points on every purchase, birthday and exclusive offers, and double points twice a year.

American Eagle 6002 Slide Road www.ae.com

Express Factory Outlet 6002 Slide Road www.expressfactoryoutlet.com

Dillard’s 6002 Slide Road www.dillards.com

Chrome 2601 19th St. shopchrome.com

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illard’s ranks among the nation’s largest fashion apparel, footwear, lingerie, cosmetics and accessories. The company focuses on delivering style, service and value to its shoppers by offering compelling items complemented by exceptional customer care. Women’s (from petite to

plus size), men’s (including Big & Tall, formal and golf wear), juniors’, young men’s, kids’ and baby apparel are available. Dillard’s stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products from both national and exclusive brand sources. The store also offers bridal, baby and gift registries.

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J.C. Penney 6002 Slide Road www.jcpenney.com

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xpect more. Pay less. Target offers a wide range of products, including accessories, clothing, jewelry and watches, shoes, home, bedding, appliances, decór, kitchen, patio and garden, furniture, electronics, toys, health and beauty, school and office supplies, and

sports items. Shop in one of our local stores or online. Every time we open our doors we continue a commitment that’s been growing since 1946: a brighter future for our team members, our communities and the world in which we live.

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TJ Maxx 7020 Quaker Ave. tjmaxx.tjx.com

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cademy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The local stores feature a great inventory of Texas Tech apparel and products,

as well as barbecue grills and other items needed for great tailgates. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling what you need at everyday low prices.

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Cardinal’s Sports Center 6524 Slide Road www.mycardinalssports.com

Cabela’s 3030 W. Loop 289 www.cabelas.com

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Kohl’s 3307 98th St. www.kohls.com

Target, 6064 Marsha Sharp Fwy. and 7302 University Ave. www.target.com

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Academy Sports + Outdoors, 5802 19th St. and 11445 Quaker Ave. www.academy.com

Walmart Multiple Lubbock locations www.walmart.com

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pec’s, your go-to for good times and gourmet foods, offers the best selection of wines, spirits and beers on the South Plains. Need some food to go with that party? Try one of our “party trays that will amaze.” Wine consultants are on hand to answer questions

or provide assistance with party planning. Custom gift baskets also are available, as are many types of gift items, including glassware and bar accessories. Visit us online at specsonline.com/ for information on party planning, recipes, events, expert reviews or details about our wine club.

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Pinkie’s Multiple Lubbock locations www.pinkiestexas.com/lubbock

Ollie’s Liquor 3411 34th St. olliesliquor.com

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illard’s stores offer a broad selection of shoes, including athletic, sneakers, boots, boat shoes, casual shoes, dress shoes and oxfords, canvas, drivers, outdoor, sandals and slippers. Socks, shoe accessories and extended sizes also are available, as are big and tall socks. Popular brands include

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DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse 6072 Marsha Sharp Fwy. www.dsw.com

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Ecco, Cole Haan, Sperry, Johnston & Murphy, Born, Ugg, Birkenstock, Rockport, Kenneth Cole New York, Polo Ralph Lauren, KIZIK Design, Tallia, Nike, Domani and Steve Madden. Visit www.dillards.com/c/ shoes-men-shoes to see the current selection or to shop by color or size.

illed as “legendary shopping,” Chrome is a boutique that carries an eclectic range of designer clothing, denim and footwear — “Fashion for the Humbly Hip,” according to the store’s website. Chrome offers apparel and accessories for women, men and kids, as well as gifts —

books, cards, games, candles and Tech accessories, just to name a few. Home items available include kitchen wares, home décor, party décor, barware and supplies, cards and stationery, throws, towels and pillows, and pet accessories. Visit Chrome’s new online shop and start a wish list.

Footaction 6002 Slide Road www.footaction.com

Dillard’s 6002 Slide Road www.dillards.com

J. Hoffman’s 4918 50th St. www.jhoffmans.com

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othing sets the mood quite like fresh flowers. Whether you’re taking home one of our arrangements or selecting fresh-cut stems, you’re sure to find a showstopper in our floral department. Planning a wedding? A special date? Forgot Mom’s birthday? Let our experts design a custom arrangement

to match your event theme, a special someone’s favorite colors or your mood. Many of our stores offer FTD service so you can browse bouquets, place your secure order online and have your flowers delivered. Visit www.marketstreetflowers. com/ to start your online order or drop by one of our stores to pick out something special.

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The Fig & the Flower Co. 2019 Broadway www.thefigandflower.com

Devault Floral 3703 19th St. www.devaultfloral.com

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Café J, 2605 19th St. www.cafejlubbock.com/

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s the ultimate destination restaurant, Café J is where inspired cuisine meets impeccable hospitality and service. Daily creations are served in twin dining rooms showcasing oil and acrylic artworks; a Santa Fe-inspired décor transports guests to the finest bistros of the Southwest.

The Lounge at J’s offers comfortable cocktail time with friends or live music on the weekends. Star-filled nights fill the sky overhead as you enjoy the patio al fresco. Savor the unexpected, enjoy the art of fine dining and experience the romance. Café J is unrivaled.

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Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre 5101 Clovis Road driveinusa.com/lubbock

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Stella’s 4646 50th St. stellaslubbock.us/

Chimy’s Cerveceria, 2417 Broadway www.chimys.com/lubbock/

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himy’s, located across the street from the University and Broadway entrance to campus, hosts Happy Hour all day long on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Our margaritas, including the Cadillac Rita, the Benz Rita, the Porsche, the

El Camino, the Lexus Rita, the Ferrari and the Lambo Rita, are local favorites. Pair your favorite beverage with some Chimy’s Tex-Mex eats (nachos, quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, burgers and more) and you’ll be glad you dropped by. Download Chimy’s full menu at chimys.com/menu/.

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Bash Riprock’s 2419 Main St. 806-762-2274

Cricket’s Draft House + Grill 2412 Broadway www.cricketsgrill.com

James Avery Jewelry, 8201 Quaker Ave., #132, and 6002 Slide Road www.jamesavery.com/ James Avery Jewelry is a family-owned company offering finely crafted jewelry designs in sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow and white gold, as well as gemstones for women and men. We offer more than 1,100 designs and maintain some 14,000 separate jewelry items in our product line, each origi-

nated by skilled artisans in the Texas Hill Country. Our pieces are created to reflect things that are important in life, and we offer jewelry for special occasions or everyday wear. Whether it’s a wedding band or a commemorative charm, every piece is crafted with the same care and attention to detail.

J. Keith’s Jewelry 8001 Quaker Ave., Suite H jkeithjewelry.com

Jared 5013 Milwaukee Ave. www.jared.com

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Death & Taxes Tattoos, 1943 19th St. deathandtaxestattoo.com

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iving residents of the Hub City and surrounding communities great tattoos and body piercings, Death & Taxes Tattoos offers a professional, friendly atmosphere. We have thousands of designs for you to choose from, but we do custom pieces as well. Our location is clean; all needles are single use. Hospi-

tal-type sterilization is utilized in our shop. From an online review: “This is the only tattoo shop I’ll go to. It’s amazing … . It was my first tattoo and me and both my best friends got one together. We had so much fun. I would 100 percent go back. His prices are reasonable too.” Come in and let us set up an appointment for your next tattoo.

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Black Door Studio to all my friends.” “My friend and I went in as walk-ins, … greeted nicely and felt welcomed. Very clean place … . My tattoo is perfect.” “Everyone knows Black Door is the place to go if you want a really well-done tattoo.” “Best tattoo shop in Lubbock.”

Big Buddha Tattoo Studio 1913 19th St. www.bigbuddhatattoo.com

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Collision King Auto Body Repair Center, 4905 S. Loop 289 www.collisionking.com

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ar collision repair requires expertise, accreditation, craftsmanship and diligent care — all part of the foundation of Collision King Auto Body Repair Center since its opening in 1998. Each of our technicians is ASE and I-CAR factory trained and certified. Our estimating management has a combined 100-plus years of professional auto

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repair experience. We have seen and repaired just about everything to pre-accident condition. We are also the preferred repair center for major insurance companies. We service all makes and models, specializing in paintless dent repair, complete structural repair, precision down-draft painting services and professional glass installation.

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he Cottages of Lubbock Apartments offers exceptional two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom apartments, townhomes, duplexes and condo-style living for students — just minutes from Texas Tech. No matter which you choose, you’ll find an open and spacious design with beautiful wood flooring and fully equipped kitchens with

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granite countertops. Every apartment has a full-sized washer and dryer in unit, as well as walk-in closets. We have a fully equipped fitness center and resort-style pool. Our upscale clubhouse features study spaces, a billiards room and recreation lounge, as well as a theater room. We provide free cable and Wi-Fi. Come see us today.

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olton Oil Change, which is locally and family owned, has served Texas Tech students and Lubbock residents since 1949. Bolton’s trained technicians are supervised by mechanics with decades of experience, and they specialize in caring for your engine’s oil system.

Fast service is offered on most models, and you can have peace of mind in knowing that Bolton’s backs its work with a customer satisfaction guarantee. Bolton’s offers oil changes, vehicle inspections, fuel and more. To find a location, visit www.boltonoil.com/oilchange-home.

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Rapid Oil Change 7302 Indiana Ave. roccarcare.com

(TIE) Express Car Care 7235 Quaker Ave. expresscarelubbock.com/ (TIE) Grease Monkey & Monkey Splash 10405 Slide Road w w w. gre a s e m o n k e y l u b bock1050.com/

Best Car Wash 1ST Scott’s Complete Car Care & Tire Center, 2506 34th St. and 7002 Indiana Ave. www.scottscarcare.com

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are here to get the job done right the first time — on both domestic and foreign vehicles. We offer free courtesy pick up and delivery; free 10-point inspections; comfortable waiting areas with free Internet access; and same-day service on most auto repair services. Scott’s has been providing outstanding customer service for more than 20 years.

Big Daddy’s Collision Center 4645 50th St. www.autobody-review.com/shop/4270/big-daddys-collision-center

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25Twenty, 2520 Marsha Sharp Fwy. www.americancampus.com/student-apartments/ tx/lubbock/25twenty

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Twenty has floor plans designed with you in mind. Apartments feature hardwood-style flooring; fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances; flat panel TV with HD; washer and dryer; walk-in closets; private bedrooms and baths; and Internet, cable, water, sewer and trash included. 25Twenty is a gated com-

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The Suites at Overton Park 2300 Glenna Goodacre www.suitesatovertonpark.com/

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eing arrested is a troubling and embarrassing situation, but you don’t have to face this situation alone. Our professional bail bondsmen can assist you. We can secure your bail quickly and discreetly. Lubbock Bail Bond, dedicated to getting people out of jail quickly and affordably, has been bonding people out of

Lubbock County jails for more than 55 years. We have more than 100 years of combined experience. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we offer flexible terms and conditions. Our unrivaled experience and professionalism will help you cope with what can be an extremely difficult experience. Let us help.

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National Bail Bond 804 Main St. nationalbailbondlubbock.com

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munity with a 24-hour on-call staff and courtesy patrol officers. Walk or bike to class. We’re also on the Tech shuttle bus route. The 25Twenty community has a pool, fitness center, grills and many other amenities, and we’re pet friendly. Visit our website for more details about how you can make 25Twenty your home.

he Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center offers fitness, wellness, outdoor pursuits, intramurals, sports clubs, aquatics and more. An undergraduate student taking one or more academic hours on the Lubbock campus pays the Rec

Sports Fee, providing access to the Rec Center facilities. Some students may have a fee waiver in place and must purchase a membership. For our hours or to learn more about specific programs or the many opportunities at the Rec Center, visit our website.

Crunch Fitness 6205 Slide Road www.crunch.com/locations/ lubbock

Planet Fitness 3249 50th St. www.planetfitness.com

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acer Classic Car Wash offers full-service interior and exterior cleaning for your vehicle at our 50th Street, Frankford Avenue and Mac Davis Lane locations. At our 74th Street/ University Avenue and 101st Street/Slide Road locations, we provide express exterior washes. Racer Classic Car Wash

always has towel finished every vehicle at no extra charge, as well as hand-applied tire shine and cleaning. We provide comfortable, clean waiting areas and convenient monthly passes for unlimited washing starting as low as $20. We live by the Golden Rule: We’ll always treat your car the way we’d treat our own.

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Quick Quack Car Wash Three Lubbock locations www.dontdrivedirty.com

Mighty Wash Multiple Lubbock locations mighty-wash.com/

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Lone Star Bail Bond 820 Main St. lonestarbailbondtx.com

Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, 3219 Main St. www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/

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ells Fargo is a provider of banking, mortgage, investing, credit card, insurance and consumer and commercial financial services. Our mission is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. If you need help

with your account or a service, you can make an appointment online to meet with a banker. ATM services, safe deposit boxes, notary service and foreign currency exchange also are offered locally. Visit www.wellsfargo.com/locator/ search/Lubbock_TX/ to find a location near you.

Bank of America 1901 University Ave. www.bankofamerica.com

Happy State Bank 4402 19th St. and 4411 98th St. www.happybank.com

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oes your fur-baby need a new stylist? Petsmart has academytrained, safety-certified pet stylists who provide handson grooming for dogs and cats. Grooming is offered seven days a week and appointments can be booked online. Petsmart is a one-stop shop

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Heavenly Paws Grooming & Spa 3410 98th St., #8 www.heavenlylubbock.com

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for all of your pet care needs, whether you have a dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile or other small pet. The local stores also offer a number of other pet services, including doggie day camp, training with accredited trainers and a pet hotel. The store also works to facilitate pet adoptions.

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Dog Gone Beautiful 3821 34th St. doggonebeautifulgrooming.com

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Redeemer Church, 6402 Elgin Ave. redeemerlubbock.org

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edeemer Church desires to center people’s lives on the good news of the person and work of Jesus Christ and know how this reality transforms our hearts, motives and everyday life rhythms. We are a very simple church, and we do not want to overload your calendar with church activities. But we do want to help you worship and

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St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church 2316 Broadway stelizabethlubbock.com

enjoy God in all that you do. Our college ministry aims to be gospel-centered, studentled and staff-supported. We offer College Gospel Communities, College Gathering, Late Night, spring break trips and other programs to help mentor college students. Come visit Redeemer Church. We welcome new faces into our family.

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First United Methodist Church 1411 Broadway www.fumc.com

Texas Tech Library, 2802 18th St. www.library.ttu.edu

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he Library is open 24/5 during each semester, 24/7 during finals, and offers the most computers with the latest software. The University Libraries includes the Library, the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, the Architecture Library and the University Press.

Personal Librarians dedicated to each major are available to assist patrons. The Library has a Digital Media Studio, hundreds of online databases, the Makerspace Lab with 3D printing and numerous other resources that make it the center of your academic success.

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Best Beauty Salon 1ST J&B Coffee Co., 2701 26th St. www.jandbcoffeeco.com/

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ook good and feel good with a superior experience at our automated spray and spa. Planet Beach offers sunless spray tans and UV, anti-aging and skin care, massages, fitness and weight management, beauty and wellness, and stress relief and relaxation. Try Hotworx, the first fusion of infrared heat and isometrics. The virtually in-

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Always Tan 4601 S. Loop 289 alwaystanlubbock.com

structed exercise program is designed for users to experience the benefits of infrared absorption while completing a workout. We offer several Hot programs, including yoga, Pilates and more. “Love everything about this place,” one online reviewer wrote. “Friendly, knowledgeable staff, great spa services and just an all-around incredible place to feel rejuvenated.”

Blo Blow Dry Bar, 4511 98th St. blomedry.com eady, set, Blo! Welcome to the world of Blo Blow Dry Bar. Walk in or book online — our expertly trained Bloers (a.k.a. stylists) will transform your tresses right before your eyes. You’ll be runway ready in no time. Services include blow-

outs; up-do a la carte; hidden assets (blow-out plus clip-in extension installation); head massage; and braid. We also offer bridal services, in-home service and Blo parties. No cuts, no color. Just wash, Blo and go. Prepare to be Blo-wn away.

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Andropolis Hair Salon 1315 University Ave. (806) 747-8811

Toni & Guy 2910 W. Loop 289 www.toniguy.com/hair-salons/ lubbock-tx/west-end

Body Bronze 4134 19th St., #8 806-788-1301

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features a dry erase board, making it perfect for small study groups. The Back Room can accommodate up to 50 and is perfect for business/class meetings, personal events and other activities. It features a pull-down projection screen. Catering is available in both rooms.

Starbucks Multiple Lubbock locations www.starbucks.com

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Best Nail Salon 1ST Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289 www.drafthouse.com

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wned and operated by musicians, Louie Louie’s Piano Bar offers a Country Jam beginning at 9 p.m. Sundays. Shows start at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. No cover on weekdays. Perfect for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate events and private parties, Louie Louie’s is a local favorite and offers weekly drink specials.

Join the Birthday Club for some great perks (two-forone cover charge for up to 10 friends, complimentary bottle of champagne and a free drink for the birthday boy or girl). Got a party you can’t bring to us? Don’t worry — we’ll load up the show and come to you: private parties, golf tournaments, weddings, corporate events or whatever event you’re planning.

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The Roof 2252 Marsha Sharp Fwy. www.rooflubbock.com/

Charley B’s 5402 Fourth St. www.charleyb.net

Orchid Nail Salon, 4410 19th St., Suite 160 (806) 368-8813

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rchid Nail Spa, open seven days a week, offers manicures (shellac manicures, UV gel manicures, French manicures and polish changes) as well as pedicures. “This place is first class all the way. I love the way the staff are so kind and always do such an excellent job at pedicures, waxing and solar

nails. They are professional, clean and always make you feel pampered. I would recommend this place to anyone, male or female. It’s just awesome,” one online reviewer wrote about Orchid Nail Spa. “The place is really nice, big and clean, and you never have to wait! Everyone is very friendly,” another online review stated.

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Best Nails 10101 Slide Road, Suite 300 (806) 783-0000

old beer, hot movies and delicious snacks and meals — the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Every show features crisp, bright digital or 35mm presentations with booming surround sound. We also program repertory titles and special events you

won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy yelling out your favorite lines at one of our Quote-Along events. Or enjoy classics on the big screen in an auditorium filled with likeminded fans. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema also is available for your next meeting or party. Visit our website for show times or more information.

Cinemark Tinseltown Lubbock 2535 82nd St. www.cinemark.com/west-texas/ cinemark-tinseltown-lubbockand-xd

Cinemark 16 and XD 5721 58th St. www.cinemark.com/theatre-69

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(TIE) Nails 2000 6816 Slide Road, #11B http://nails2000lubbock.com (TIE) Venetian Nail Salon 4505 98th St. venetiannailsandspa.us

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Carol of Lights www.depts.ttu.edu/housing/caroloflights/

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ith the flip of a switch, more than 25,000 colored lights illuminate 18 buildings around Memorial Circle, the Engineering Key and the Broadway campus entrance during Texas Tech University’s Carol of Lights®. The annual event, sponsored by the Residence Halls Association, is attended by more than 20,000 and is one of

Tech’s largest, oldest and most beloved traditions. It started in the 1950s when an administrator/faculty member and a small group of students gathered in Memorial Circle to sing carols and drink hot chocolate. The 60th annual Carol of Lights® is set for Nov. 30. Lights will be on nightly through Jan. 1.

Wrapping Will Rogers & Soapsuds www.ttu.edu/traditions/rogers. php

Fight Song www.ttu.edu/traditions/ fightsong.php

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ecreational Sports employs more than 350 students each year in positions such as intramural officials, Rec Center employees, Aquatic Center lifeguards, Outdoor program and Fitness/Wellness employees and fitness instructors. Additionally, student assistants work in our offices, maintain our fields and work in a wide va-

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riety of other capacities. Minimum wage or better is paid for these on-campus, easily accessible jobs. All employees must be registered for classes, and various positions become available at different times throughout the year. For more information, visit www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/ facilities/employment.php.

Chuy’s 4805 S. Loop 289, Suite 300 www.chuys.com/locations/texas/lubbock

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Soccer, John Walker Soccer Complex www.texastech.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc

he Texas Tech men’s basketball squad made its first trip to the Elite Eight in March, losing 71-59 to No. 2 Villanova, the eventual NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament winner. Tech defeated Stephen F. Austin, No. 23 Florida and No. 11 Purdue on its way to the NCAA East Regional final. The Red Raiders logged

27 wins, the second-most in program history for a single season, behind the 30-2 season recorded by the 1995-96 squad, according to the team’s website. Tech earned a No. 6 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll released after the tournament. Chris Beard serves as head coach of the Red Raiders.

Football Jones AT&T Stadium www.texastech.com/index. aspx?path=football

Baseball Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park www.texastech.com/index. aspx?path=baseball

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he Texas Tech Women’s Soccer team finished its spring schedule with a 4-1-1 record. The team plays its home games at the John Walker Soccer Complex, a 1,500seat grandstand designed to keep fans close to the action. The complex is located at

10th Street and Texas Tech Parkway. The team is coached by Tom Stone. Gibbs Keeton is the assistant coach. Laura Gentolizo is director of operations. For a team roster, schedule, statistics or news, visit our website.

Volleyball United Supermarkets Arena www.texastech.com/index. aspx?path=wvball

Track & Field Terry and Linda Fuller Track & Field Complex www.admin.texastech.com/ index.aspx?path=track

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Chris Beard, Basketball www.texastech.com/coaches. aspx?rc=713&path=mbball

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hris Beard ended his second season as head coach of the Texas Tech men’s basketball program in a particularly notable way — his team made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in March. Beard, hired as head coach in April 2016, previously spent 10 years at Tech, including seven seasons as

an assistant coach under Hall of Fame Coach Bob Knight and three seasons as an associate head coach under Pat Knight. Between stints at Tech, Beard served as head coach at South Carolina, McMurry, Angelo State and Little Rock. Beard grew up in Irving and earned a kinesiology degree from the University of Texas in 1995.

Kliff Kingsbury Football www.texastech.com/coaches. aspx?rc=2050&path=football

Tim Tadlock Baseball www.texastech.com/coaches. aspx?rc=2040

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ocated at the heart of campus is Memorial Circle and original to campus, the Memorial Circle was dedicated in 1948 to Tech students who served in World War II. In 1967, the flagpole, which previously stood in front of the Industrial and Textile Engineering building, was moved to Memorial Circle. In 2001, the Student Sen-

ate decreed that students should avoid walking on the circle’s grass as a means of paying respect to Tech veterans. Pfluger Fountain was added to the circle in 2002. In 2005 the SGA began a scholarship campaign that allowed donors to purchase inscribed bricks for the creation of a sidewalk stretching from the Administration building to the circle.

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”Riding into the Sunset” Statue www.ttu.edu/traditions/rogers. php

Texas Tech Student Union & Activities, 15th Street & Akron Avenue www.depts.ttu.edu/sub

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tudent Union & Activities always is looking for bright, friendly students to assist with SUB events and activities. On-campus jobs offer flexible schedules and part-time hours (up to 20 hours per week). Positions include Allen Theatre and AV tech; office student assistants; graphic de-

sign, marketing and social media; information desk; set-up crews; building maintenance; and information technology. Visit www.depts.ttu.edu/ sub/jobs.php for an online application for these positions, as well as more information about jobs at the Barnes & Noble store or SUB food service locations.

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he Market at Stangel/Murdough offers a food court atmosphere and strives to satisfy all appetites: Subs & Wraps, The Carvery (carved meats, grilled fish and rotisserie chicken), Wings, Toss’d Salads (design your own salad), Tacos y Mas (Mexican foods), Red & Black Grill (grilled favorites), Chopstix (Asian/ wok foods), Spuds & Top-

pings, The Corner Market (drinks and snacks), Yo2Go and Flav’r (rotating menu items). The Market also features the first Fazoli’s ® (Italian food) on a college campus, and Daybreak® Coffee Roasters & More brews a special coffee, Café Del Matador. Everything at The Market is available for dine-in or carryout.

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The Commons @ Talkington Hall 1803 Boston Ave. www.depts.ttu.edu/hospitality/ commons.php

Student Union Plaza Food Court 2625 15th St. www.depts.ttu.edu/sub/hours. php

Traditions and a beautiful campus are among the hallmarks of Texas Tech and what help make this campus great. So, what did we forget to recognize on campus? Email us at dailytoreador@ttu.edu or tweet @DailyToreador using #RC18.


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Delta Gamma, 5 Greek Circle www.deltagamma.org

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elta Gamma, built on the motto to “Do Good,” was colonized at Tech in 1953 and has been an active part of the Greek system for more than 65 years. DG’s Foundation, Service for Sight, promotes sight preservation and conservation and has been part of its mission since 1936. Delta Gamma hosts Anchor Splash in the fall and Anchor Slam in the spring, two fund-

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Pi Beta Phi 17 Greek Circle www.pibetaphi.org/pibetaphi/ ttu/

raising events to raise awareness and money toward the Service for Sight Foundation. Tech DGs are involved in many activities on campus: hosting date parties, teaming up for Homecoming events; participating in fraternity mixers, Bible studies, mom’s and dad’s weekends and formals; and helping fraternities raise money for their philanthropy events.

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Tech Advertising Federation www.techadfed.com

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he Tech Advertising Federation, a chapter of the American Advertising Federation, is designed to provide advertising majors opportunities to be successful in the industry and enhance their learning outside of the classroom. TAF brings in guest speakers from agencies across the U.S. TAF also takes its mem-

bers on tours of agencies as well as hosts a student advertising competition and other fundraising/philanthropy events. Networking opportunities, critique of portfolio work and the sharing of internships/jobs/industry knowledge also are available. To sign up for TAF news and updates, visit our website.

Saddle Tramps www.ttu.edu/traditions/ tramps.php

Tech PR www.facebook.com/TxTechPR/

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ing sales experience and has been with The DT for more than 17 years. She enjoys volunteering and serves as the vice president of awards for College Media Business and Advertising Managers; a Junior League of Lubbock sustaining adviser; Lubbock Symphony Guild secretary; and Lubbock High School PTSA president.

Bill Dean www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/ faculty/faculty/bdean.php

Richard B. Verrone www.depts.ttu.edu/history/ faculty/profiles/verrone_richard. php

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ichael Cantu, a senior electronic media and communications major from New Deal, is The Daily Toreador’s news editor. He has worked for The DT since early 2015, having served as a features reporter and opinions editor prior to assuming his current post. His focus is writing news and columns, as well as producing in-depth video pieces for www. dailytoreador.com. Cantu has earned numerous awards while working

with The DT. In addition to his duties with the student publication, Cantu works as a part-time digital content producer at KCBD-TV. Following graduation, he will begin a full-time position with KCBD-TV.

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Stangel/Murdough, 3211 Main St. www.depts.ttu.edu/housing/halls/stangel.php www.depts.ttu.edu/housing/halls/murdough.php

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tangel/Murdough, located on the central western edge of the main campus, is a coed space with builtin, non-movable furniture and a sink in each double room. The Health Sciences Learning Community is located in Stangel Hall. Murdough Hall is home to the Media and Communication, First-Gen, Pre-Law and the

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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources learning communities. The complex houses a TV lounge, piano lounge, study lounges and laundry facilities. The Market, a multi-option food court, and two sand volleyball courts are part of the Stangel/Murdough complex.

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Talkington Hall 1803 Boston Ave. www.depts.ttu.edu/housing/ halls/talkington.php

Tech Your Walls Welcome to one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

IT Help Central, 407 Flint Ave. www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral

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hrough collaboration and professionalism, IT Help Central provides the highest possible quality technical support and assistance to the Texas Tech community. IT Help Central offers a wide variety of services, including phone and email support (eRaider accounts, TechMail and general computer maintenance); walk-up

support for virus/spyware removal, network troubleshooting and other issues; on-site support for residence hall occupants; classroom technology maintenance; and self-support instructions and purchase recommendations. A complete schedule of our phone/email support and walk-up services is available at www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral/hours/index.php.

he Advertising program gives students the training and background to become leaders in advertising and strategic communications. Our curriculum emphasizes both the creative and business-related aspects of advertising, ultimately preparing students for careers in account services, brand management, account planning and research, copywriting,

design and layout, media planning and advertising sales. Advertising majors learn to think critically and creatively in a collaborative and handson learning environment. They also showcase their work, hear from industry professionals and gain experience through internships, student organizations and our stateof-the-art ideation lab, Think Tank.

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University Advising Holden Hall 079 www.depts.ttu.edu/advising

College of Media & Communication Media & Communication building www.depts.ttu.edu/comc

Public Relations College of Media & Communication www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/programs/publicrelations

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