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Three Reasons Why Lubbock is a Slam Dunk for Basketball Tournaments

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Finishing with a No. 6 ranking, the Texas Tech University men’s basketball team made history after landing in the Elite Eight during March Madness. Needless to say, the Red Raiders and Lubbockites, alike, have a love for basketball; in fact, the “Hub City” hosts a multitude of basketball tournaments every year because of the abundance

Foodie Favorite – Jimenez Bakery and Restaurant

Jimenez Bakery

For nearly fifty years, Martha Jimenez has been baking and cooking traditional Mexican pastries and dishes. Her father, Lucio Cruz Jimenez, immigrated with his family to Lubbock from Piedras Negras when Martha was 10 years old. In 1969, he opened up a panaderia in downtown. There are few downtown businesses that have a history prior to the

Venue Spotlight: Sports Performance Center at Texas Tech University

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As a part of The Campaign for Fearless Champions, Texas Tech Athletics envisioned an indoor performance venue that could host highly-competitive meets and provide a facility for the athletes to train.  As one of only three indoor track facilities in Texas, The Sports Performance Center offers athletes a 200-meter banked track, 100-yard football field, an

Foodie Favorite: Lisa West’s Double Nickel Steakhouse

Double Nickel Steakhouse

A couple centuries ago, we Americans developed a keen taste for beef. Inns and bars in New York and Philadelphia ventured into this new type of dining establishment that became what we now know as a steakhouse. In Texas, this gave rise to an enormous cattle ranching industry that has shaped this land and culture

10 Large Venues to Consider for Your Next Conference in Lubbock

When it comes to planning a conference, convention or tradeshow in Lubbock, planners can impress by entertaining in Jones AT&T Stadium, where the Red Raider football team plays, or by ending the day with a stunning West Texas sunset. Regardless of what impresses your attendees, each of Lubbock’s venues offers true West Texas hospitality. To

Six of the Best Venues for Small Groups in the “Hub City”

The 6 Best Venues for Small Groups in Lubbock As they say “everything is bigger in Texas,” but not every event is a large affair. If you’re planning a meeting, dinner, cocktail party or any other small event for approximately 50 people, we’ve picked out six venues for you to consider in the “Hub City.”

Live Love Lubbock with Booga Bradshaw

Booga Bradshaw is a hip-hop artist making waves in the “Hub City.” When he’s not onstage or in the studio, you’ll find him “shining all Summa 7 Teen,” chowing down on the sweetest breakfast sandwich in town and checking out a local coffee shop’s art gallery. Booga shares a few of his favorite up-and-coming artists with

Evie Mae’s Lands on Texas Monthly’s List of Top 10 Barbecue Joints in Texas

If it’s melt-in-your-mouth brisket you’re searching for, Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue has it covered. Named No. 9 on Texas Monthly’s List of Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas, this local dive impresses with monstrous beef ribs, green chile-cheese sausage, gluten-free sides and desserts, including a strawberry pie with more than two pounds of strawberries. Check out this video

Destination Spotlight: The Garden

The nice folks at Disney World may have it wrong. For me, the happiest place on Earth is in front of a live band, the outdoors, with delicious food in one hand and an ice-cold beverage in the other. The Garden provides all of that in an amazing atmosphere, making it my new happy place.

Live Love Lubbock with Ryan Todd Garza

Ryan Todd Garza is a local photographer, producer and songwriter who has recently returned home from L.A. My icebreaker question to Ryan was, “What is your favorite reptile?” He answered, “An iguana. We had one in elementary school, and he taught me that it’s okay to be yourself and just relax under the heat lamp sometimes.” We