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Gong Cha

Bubble tea-now open

Paleta Bar

Now open, dessert, in South Plains Mall

In Town Inn

Opened in 1964, the In Town Inn is significant to the commercial history of postwar Lubbock. The motor inn was the realization of the Chamber of Commerce to have a new hotel in downtown that would serve business travelers and provide additional meeting space to accommodate conferences and small banquets. Leading West Texas businessmen, at

Great Plains Life Insurance Company Building

At twenty-one stories, the Great Plains Life Building still marks the highest peak of Lubbock’s skyline. When completed, it was hailed as the tallest building between Fort Worth and Denver. Daniel Boone, the designer in Abilene-based David Castle’s office, organized the slender tower like that of the International Style PSFS Building in Philadelphia (1932, Howe

Buddy Holly

Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holley was born in Lubbock on September 7, 1936, to Ella Pauline (Drake) and Lawrence Odell “L.O.” Holley. The youngest of four children, Buddy grew up in a musical household, with his mother and siblings singing and playing instruments. Buddy showed musical aptitude, taking violin, piano and steel guitar lessons. He took