Visit Lubbock: enjoy Lubbock & Texas Tech’s resources & tours!

www.VisitLubbock.org  Come visit the Texas you’ve always dreamed of.  Invigorate & rejuvenate yourself as you watch the sun dip below the horizon while sipping a glass of wine from one of our award-winning wineries.  Or challenge yourself to a round of golf at the championship Rawls Golf Course.  Or learn about the impact that gliders had in affecting the outcome of WWII at the Silent Wings Museum.  Check out the music scene in our Depot district & listen to West Texas musicians (past, present & emerging) or stroll down memory lane at the Buddy Holly Center.  

When your friends, family, in-laws, out-laws; prospective/current faculty/family, students, donors, business partners, venture capitalists, angel investors, customers, consumers, advocates or devil’s advocates, collaborative partners, businesses, associations; civic/ service/ fraternal/ volunteer organizations, reunion buddies & others visit you in Lubbock and reserve 10 or more hotel rooms, then you are entitled to free services from www.VisitLubbock.org: signs at airport/hotel (e.g. “Welcome, XYZ Corporation/Convention/Association!”) or for meeting rooms (“Plenary Session, 2:00 – 4:00 pm; Workshop #1 …); expert advice about: popular tour destinations, local speakers or topics for presentations during your convention or conference, referrals to successful meeting planners locally who can help you plan your meeting, tour, event or special occasion; about spaces/places for your events, best-fit hoteliers for your occasion, gift baskets, assistance with registration, Visit Lubbock booklets & more). 

Multiple living units for retired, physically active women 65 or better:  independence among friends at The Sherick/2502 Utica in Lubbock:  806-799-8600. 

Bonuses for all: get onto the e-invitation list for free, quarterly luncheons to share/compare successful meeting-related tips, resources & contacts; link your Web site with ours; ask us to post your events & resources on our Web site or to connect you with our mass media contacts; let us provide or suggest fascinating tours of Lubbock for your visitors/guests & tell us about your favorite tourist-friendly places in & around Lubbock: Erica@VisitLubbock.org 

www.FFAT.org First Friday Arts Trail, every first Friday 6-9 pm & always free. The hottest trail in Lubbock starts downtown: from the Depot District to the Civic Center Cultural Arts District to Texas Tech & beyond. Hop aboard the free First Friday trolleys, which make a tour of stops on the trail. One trolley leaves from The Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K & the other from the Buddy Holly Center at 19th Street & Ave. G. Both trolleys depart at 6:20 pm & return to those locations at the evening’s end. Paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry & mixed media. Galleries, studios, stores, restaurants, car dealerships & Neuroscience Institute. Live music, unique foods & drink. For further information: Dawn.Wolf-Taylor@LHUCA.org 806-762-8606 or 806-741-1590. 

www.RoyOrbison.com Lubbock’s music-scene influence. 

www.CactusTheater.com or 806-762-3233 Live concerts & theatrical productions every weekend. Where West Texas’ finest musicians & actors present the best in family entertainment in a historic theater with state-of-the-art lighting & sound. Theatrical productions include Always … Patsy Cline; Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story; Honky Tonk Angels; Bye, Bye, Love; & more. Local, regional & national concerts. 

www.PlayLubbock.com Throughout Lubbock: something fun for everyone

www.ScienceSpectrum.org or 806-745-2525. OMNI Theater, museum, science shop, educators’ resources, events & facility rentals (classes camps, birthday parties). Whether you are five or ninety-five, great discoveries await you at the Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater. The 250+ hands-on interactive science exhibits, the giant-domed screen or daily live science shows will reveal the explorer in you! On the south side of South Loop 289 between Indiana & University Avenues. 

www.MyLubbock.US Discover City of Lubbock resources

www.TicketSage.com/_Lubbock/ or 806-770-2000 to Select-a-Seat ticket information for events in Lubbock

Lubbock, Texas:  the land of giant dreams that stretch from horizons as wide as the eye can see.  From the wide open spaces to our downtown Depot district & everywhere in between, Lubbock is the ideal place to live, work & play.  www.EverythingLubbock.com Get to know Lubbock. 

www.LubbockFunClub.com What’s going on in Lubbock & to arrange a tour: Steph@LubbockFunClub.com. Parents/families & kids! Sign up for kids’ summer fun in Lubbock: www.LubbockFunClub.com or Steph@LubbockFunClub.com or 806-928-1160. 

www.ReeseCenter.com Take a virtual tour of a potential site for your business or research or contact TReno@ReeseCenter.com for more details. 

www.LubbockEDA.org  Commercializing research (seeking venture capitalists, angel investors & your ready-to-take-to-market research); Foreign Trade Zone cost-savings’ benefits; five higher education institutions with 40,000+ college students; plenty of space & customizeable places to expand your research & development.  West Texas’ low cost of doing business helps your company grow. 

Work for the City of Lubbock: www.Ci.Lubbock.TX.US & select “Job Opportunities” from the right-hand menu & then scroll downward through job postings or call 806-775-2299. 

Volunteer with Lubbock’s meetings & conventions, sporting events & tour groups: Scott@VisitLubbock.org or 806-747-1419. 

www.TIEHH.TTU.edu  Discover the human, environmental, economic development & public policy impacts of a high-performance research team. 

www.hs.TTU.edu/Skyviews or 806-744-7462  Experience elegance & fine dining along with a six-story, panoramic view of tree-filled Lubbock & the South Plains beyond.  Because the Texas Tech student-operated restaurant is so popular, please make reservations in advance for the lunch (Mondays through Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 pm during academic semesters) & the dinner series.   

See your friends, meet some new friends & enjoy the warm, personal welcome by Paula.Garner@TTU.edu (806-786-7077) at the Rawls Golf Course Snack Bar — a friendly, fun, casual place to enjoy a variety of sandwiches, beverages, plate-bustin’ chicken fried steaks, chicken strips, popcorn shrimp or crawfish baskets & a dozen or more choices of salad dressings.  Home of the Texas Tech golf teams.  Watch the golfers coming & going or select golfing mementos for the golfer in you or the golfers in your life. 

Schedule a convenient time for you to visit Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, USA: www.Visit.TTU.edu/Schedule/default.asp & a tour of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center:  Amanda.Reeves@TTUHSC.edu  

Texas Tech among pretty campuses: www.MSNBC.MSN.com/id/20200955 Admire Texas Tech’s six photos & submit your own Texas Tech photos! Your photos might get added to the “pretty campuses” line up. 

Tour our National Ranching Heritage Center:  www.NRHC.TTU.edu/Menu.htm or Emily.Arellano@TTU.edu or RanchHC@TTU.edu 806-742-2498. 

Heather.Hernandez@TTU.edu Texas Tech University’s Therapeutic Riding Center in service to special populations (& for Texas Tech speech & occupational therapy, counseling, psychology, agricultural, health sciences & public service/volunteer-management majors). 

Tour the Texas Tech University library to find out about borrowing privileges & other library services; library cards for classes; research demonstrations & use of the library computer:   Erin.Ellis@TTU.edu 

Tour the Preston Smith TTU Health Sciences Center Library to find out about health & medical databases, view the art & historic collections & inquire about meeting-room availability:  Barbara.Ballew@TTUHSC.edu 

Schedule a tour of the Vietnam Centerwww.Vietnam.TTU.edu or Steve.Maxner@TTU.edu  The Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University is to support & encourage research & education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience:  promoting a greater understanding of this experience & the peoples & cultures of Southeast Asia.  Its threefold functions are [1] the collection & preservation of pertinent source material; [2] education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs & publications; & [3] encouragement of scholarly research through exchanges, publishing of noteworthy research, symposia & financial support. 

For a tour or more details about the International Textile Center & its laboratories at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas: www.ITC.TTU.edu or Michael.L.Stephens@TTU.edu or 806-747-3790: see cotton-seed research in action, watch the new spinning technologies, experience new frontiers of fiber technology: collaborative research with academic, commercial & government entities; contract & proprietary research, international partners, technology transfer & industry consultations; an annual, two-week intensive, merchant-friendly seminar that overviews every way to make money from cotton — from seed to clothing rack; & a semester-long, master’s-level, distance-learning course; workforce training, customized seminars & more. 

To visit Texas Tech’s mass-media production labs: www.depts.TTU.edu/MassCom/programs/IHIC/index.php or Kent.Wilkinson@TTU.edu Promoting research & better understanding of Hispanic-related & international mass communication & the significant connections between them. 

www.TTU.edu/Emergency  Stay informed about emergency-related conditions in & around Texas Tech High Plains’ campuses, centers, institutes & sites. 

Celebrate 12-step recovery during fall & spring semesters on Thursdays at 7:00 pm at Texas Tech University/Lubbock in 125 Human Sciences Building or call 806-742-2891 for additional, on-campus 12-step meeting times. 

www.AgricultureHistory.org or AMADirector@door.net or 806-239-5796  Preserving the history & telling the story of American agriculture:  machinery, artifacts & more.  350 toy tractors entertain the children while adults enjoy seeing how American agriculture became what it is today. 

www.RaidersRojos.org/pages/Juanitas_Diary/jd_dvd.asp to order a DVD, script & curriculum guide for Juanita’s Diary, an endearing & inspiring story about young Juanita Garcia as she follows the crops with her migrant-farming family & ends up graduating from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Juanita’s Diary curriculum guide includes community-friendly conversations, activities & TAKS-friendly lessons for ages pre-kindergarten through sophomores in college. Observe the struggles of migrant families in the 1960s & learn about the social, economic, political & educational atmosphere of the times: www.RaidersRojos.org 

Send us your events, news, messages so that we may effectively connect you/your organization with the youngest, fastest-growing one-third of Lubbock’s population — Hispanic audiences; get Latino Lubbock magazine delivered regularly to your sites; get your information, events, services, opportunities published in Latino Lubbock; let me help you get your messages paid attention to by & acted upon by Hispanic audiences; advertise with our magazine: ChristyMartinez@SuddenLink.net 

Arrange your six-stop tour of higher education opportunities in the Lubbock area: Texas Tech University, TTU Health Sciences Center, South Plains College, Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock Christian University & Covenant Health System: [1] www.GoToTexasTech.com; [2]www.TTUHSC.edu; [3] www.SouthPlainsCollege.edu Where academic & technology opportunities merge: to achieve an associate’s degree, transfer to continue toward a four-year degree & beyond or to begin a new technical career. Nearly 100 programs to allow you to achieve your dream, plus the personal attention you deserve: KQuinn@SouthPlainsCollege.edu; [4] www.WBU.edu Christ-centered learning environment, evening and internet classes for working adults & affordable costs two-year/associate’s, four-year/bachelor’s & six-year/master’s degrees; business administration, counseling, education, public administration, pre-nursing, justice administration, religion & other fields; new, state-of-the-art science labs: HogueJ@WBU.edu or 806-785-9285; [5] www.LCU.edu Quality education that imparts a system of values (faith in God, well-being of students, faculty, staff & churches), continuous improvement & team spirit: Kelli.Childre@LCU.edu; [6] Nursing, radiology, surgical technology programs & a program to help students get into health-related fields (e.g., paid employment during school & partial reimbursement of education costs by working for Covenant Health System after graduation): www.HealthTraxx.com or EShepard@COVHS.org or 806-725-6673 or DReid@COVHS.org

806-761-7000 to find out about a successful Employer Health Plan with 619 groups (13 large & 606 small) accounting for 7,058 lives; saved one business $180,000+ the first year; typical savings from groups in 2007: 70-employee group: $100,000; 15-employee group: $12,000. 

County*-eligible employers may call 806-783-9654 for health insurance details & coverage; & 806-761-7000 for details & application for Lubbock Chamber of Commerce membership. 

Affordable: small & medium business enjoy the benefits of membership in a large group plan. Rates are guaranteed until June 30. On July 1, rates will not increase by more than 10%. 

Employer requirements: Member of the Lubbock (Texas) Chamber of Commerce (*available in Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn & Terry Counties); plan must be purchased from a FirstCare-qualified agent who is a Chamber member; employers must participate & retain health insurance membership for 24 mos.; minimum of two verifiable empoyees per business; 75% of eligible employees must participate; employer must cover 75% of employee-only premium. 

Choices of Plans & Flexibility: HMO Plans contain NO pre-existing condition exclusions; extensive provider network locally & nationwide; 4 Plan designs (HMO; PPO; HMO High Deductible Health Plan; Hospital Coverage); dual-option plans allows employer flexibility; no referrals required; with evidence of creditable coverage, PPO pre-existing condition exclusion periods may be reduced or eliminated; PPO Plans provide out-of-area coverage through the extensive network. 

 www.HighGround.org Discover a 51st state of mind –in communities with Texas Tech campuses, sites, centers & institutes. Opportunity. As far as the eye can see. Enjoy the coffee-table magazine showcasing the beauty, vitality & opportunities throughout West Texas: www.ImagesHighGround.com 

If you want other places to travel in Texaswww.youtube.com/v/scjb_f95diA 

Just Texas Pep 79353;  Smiley 78159; Paradise 76073; Rainbow 76077; Sweet Home 77987; Comfort 78013; Friednship 76530 

Need to be cheered up?  Happy, Texas 79042; Pep, Texas 79353; Smiley, Texas 78159; Paradise, Texas 76073; Rainbow, Texas 76077; Sweet Home, Texas 77987; Comfort, Texas 78013; Friendship, Texas 76530. 

Outer space:  Venus ,  Texas   76084;   Mars ,  Texas   79062  

Love the sun?  Sun City, Texas 78628; Sunrise, Texas 76661; Sunset, Texas 76270; Sundown, Texas 79372; Sunray, Texas 79086; Sunny Side, Texas 77423. 

Want something to eat?  Bacon, Texas 76301; Noodle, Texas 79536; Oatmeal, Texas 78605; Orange 77630; Rice 75155; Pearland 77581;  Turkey, Texas 79261; Trout, Texas 75789; Sugar Land, Texas 77479; Salty, Texas 76567; Rice, Texas 75155; ; Ding Dong, Texas; and top it off with Sweetwater, Texas 79556. 

Why travel to other states?  Texas has them all!  Detroit, Texas 75436; Cleveland 75436; Colorado City, Texas 79512; Columbus 78934; Denver City, Texas 79323; Klondike 75448; Nevada, Texas 75173; Memphis, Texas 79245; Miami, Texas 79059; Newark 76071; Boston, Texas 75570; Pasadena 77506; Pittsburg 75686; Santa Fe, Texas 77517; Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861; Reno, Texas 75462. 

Feel like traveling outside the country?  Don’t bother buying a plane ticket:  Athens, Texas 75751; Canadian, Texas 79014; China, Texas 77613; Dublin 76446; Egypt, Texas 77436; Ireland 76538; Italy 76538; Turkey, Texas 79261; London, Texas 76854; New London, Texas 75682; Palestine 75801; Paris, Texas 75460. 

No need to travel to Washington, DC:  Whitehouse, Texas 75791. 

We even have a city named after our planet:  Earth, Texas 79031 … & a city named after our State:  Texas City, Texas 77590; named after the state line:  Texline, Texas 79087. 

Exhausted?  Energy, Texas 76452; Hoop And Holler, Texas.  

Cold? Blanket, Texas 67432 or Winters, Texas 79567.  

Like to read about history?  Santa Anna, Texas; Goliad, Texas; Alamo, Texas; Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147; Robert Lee 76945; Cut n Shoot, Texas 77303.  

Need office supplies?  Staples, Texas 78670. 

For the kids:  Kermit, Texas 79745; Elmo, Texas 75118; Nemo, Texas 76070; Tarzan, Texas 79783; Winnie, Texas 77665; Sylvester, Texas 79560. 

To make you smile: Frognot, Texas 75424; Bigfoot, Texas 78005; Muleshoe, Texas; Hogeye, Texas 75423; Cactus, Texas 79013; Notrees, Texas 79759; Best, Texas 76932; Veribest, Texas 76886; Kickapoo, Texas 75763; Dime Box, Texas 77853; Old Dime Box 77853; Telephone, Texas 75488; Telegraph, Texas 76883; Whiteface, Texas 79379; Twitty, Texas 79079. 

… not really an anti-Al Gore City:  Kilgore, Texas 75662. 

Just Texas:   Pep , Texas 79353; Smiley , Texas 78159; Paradise , Texas 76073; Rainbow , Texas 76077; Sweet Home , Texas 77987; Comfort , Texas 78013; Friendship, Texas 76530;

Last, but not least:  Farewell, Texas.   

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas 


If someone in a Lowe’s store offers you assistance and they don’t work
there, you may live in Texas ; 

If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ; 

If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a
wrong number, you may live in Texas; 

If ‘Vacation’ means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend, you may
live in Texas; 

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas; 

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Texas; 


If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both
unlocked, you may live in Texas ; 

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them,
you may live in Texas 

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph –you’re going 80 and
everybody’s passing you, you may live in Texas ; 

If you find 60 degrees ‘a little chilly,’ you may live in Texas ; 

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all your Texas
friends, you definitely live in Texas .. 

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about  Texas . 
1.  Beaumont to  El Paso : 742 miles. 

 4.  World’s first rodeo was in Pecos, July 4, 1883.  

5.  The Flagship Hotel in  Galveston is the only hotel in  North America
built over water. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008!
 

6.  The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at  Rice University in  Houston.  

7.  Brazoria  County has more species of birds than any other area in North
America.
 

8.  Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of  North America ‘s only
remaining flock of whooping cranes.
 

9.  Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978. 

10.  The worst natural disaster in  U.S. history was in 1900, caused by a
hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on  Galveston Island.
 

11.  The first word spoken from the moon, July 20,1969, was “Houston,” but the space center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time. 

12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than  Rhode Island. 

13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a  U.S. rainfall record of 43″ in 24
hours in and around  Alvin in July of 1979.
 

14.  Texas is the only state to enter the  U.S. by TREATY, (known as the
Constitution of 1845 by the  Republic of  Texas to enter the  Union )
instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same
height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.
 

15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1,500 years old. 

16.  Caddo   Lake is the only natural lake in the state. 

17. Dr Pepper was invented in  Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper.

18.  Texas has had six capital cities:  Washington-on-the-Brazos,  Harrisburg ,  Galveston ,Velasco, West Columbia and Austin. 

19… The Capitol Dome in  Austin is the only dome in the  U.S. which is
taller than the Capitol Building in  Washington   DC (by 7 feet).
 

20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the
world and it is taller than the  Washington monument.
 

21. The name ‘Texas’ comes from the Hasini Indian word ‘tejas’ meaning
friends. Tejas is not Spanish for  Texas.
 

22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of trivia about
the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which
splits into four, and they either have four males or four females).
 

23. The first domed stadium in the  U.S. was the Astrodome in  Houston. 


2.  Beaumont to  Chicago: 770 miles.
 
3.  El Paso is closer to California than to  Dallas.

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