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Double T Insider – Episode 23 – Season II

Check out the semester's last Double T Insider, hosted by Bret Brown and Kaitlyn Kravik. In this week's edition of the Double T Insider, we talk with Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt. We sit down with Texas Tech Baseball's Zach Davis, and we … [ More ]

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Emmy Fashion: Fab or flop?

From Gustavo Cadile to the Haute Couture designs of Giambattista Valli, the 66th Emmy Awards displayed show-stopping ensembles and a few fashion faux pas. "Orange Is The New Black" has been gaining a lot of attention, just like Laura Prepon last night in her turquoise gown. While Prepon is catching a lot of flack for her choice of outfit, I think it looks different. It has a shape that is not "cookie cutter" and definitely caught … [Read More...]

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Parking Development Includes Growth, New Technology

As one of the most contentious departments on campus, Texas Tech's Transportation and Parking Services is largely known for being despised by many who get caught parking illegally on campus.  But the department operates with millions of dollars, deals with thousands of students and cars on campus each day, and plans for growth years in advance. The following is a five-part series of the issues that make up the transportation on Tech's campus, and … [Read More...]

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TTU Parking: By the Numbers

Texas Tech University Transportation and Parking Services has issued 135,332 parking citations since January 2012. That's the equivalent of nearly a ticket per student per semester for the last four semesters. By comparison, Texas State University - which has a slightly larger enrollment than Tech - issued just 36,761 citations on its San Marcos campus in 2013. In the same time, Texas Tech issued nearly twice that number - a difference of … [Read More...]

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TTU Parking: Enforcement

Using a system that issues nearly 34,000 tickets per semester on Texas Tech’s campus, Transportation and Parking Services has its work cut out when it comes to catching parking violators in any of the nearly 20,000 parking spaces on campus. The 10 most ticketed areas on campus 1. Rec Parking lot (C11 rec) - 10,097 2. Library parking lot (R03 Restricted Area) - 7,069 3. Lot behind Sam's West (R19 area parking)- 7,040 4. SUB/library … [Read More...]

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TTU Parking: Money

Although many students complain about a $25 parking citation, Eric Crouch has bigger numbers on his mind. Among million-dollar projects and operating costs in the hundreds of thousands, Texas Tech's Transportation and Parking Services's budget is enough to keep Crouch, the managing director, more than busy. Citations Crouch said the department's revenue budget is heavily supported by citations and permit sales since he began working there. … [Read More...]

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TTU Parking: Garages

While the seemingly vacant but always sold out Flint Parking Garage may currently be the only garage on the Texas Tech University campus, the Texas Tech Transportation and Parking Services Department has plans to build a second garage in the near future. Eric Crouch, the managing director of parking services, said the department is eyeing a location on the southeast side of campus for the future parking garage, and the Weeks Hall location … [Read More...]