When West Texas comes to mind, the first thing you think about may not necessarily be wine. However, many wineries in the Lubbock area have rich histories, like Llano Estacado, that are leaving their mark on the growing Texas wine industry. In 1983, the winery decided to replace all its equipment, and installed state-of-the-art tanks, […]
By Mary Onishi “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon was blasting through my car’s speakers when I pulled up to the Islamic Center of the South Plains, one of two mosques in Lubbock. I walked into the quiet entrance of the mosque where I was asked to slip off my Chuck Taylors and leave […]
According to the South Plains Homeless Consortium, more than 400 people in Lubbock were counted homeless last year. Cesar Hernandez, a junior mechanical engineering major at Texas Tech, and three of his friends decided they wanted to do something about it. It was about a year ago that Hernandez noticed the amount of people living on the […]
You may not find it hard to believe that the popular cocktail Manhattan originated in Manhattan, New York or that the sweet taste of a Long Island originated in Long Island. However, you might be able to thank Lubbock, Texas for introducing the refreshing cocktail known as The Chilton. History of The Chilton According to a […]
By Anna Claire Beasley, Juan Gil, Justin Rex, Spencer Grzywacz and Allison Kowalczyk Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It happens everywhere, including Lubbock. Watch this documentary to learn more.
By Violeta Trevizo For many, Christmas is a stressful time. But the season also presents the opportunity to experience exquisite beauty. This is just what J. Cruse Christmas Gallery & Decor tries to do. With the help of traditional decorations, the store’s goal is to transform the holiday rush into joy. The artist behind the gallery is […]
By Violeta Trevizo According to Nails Magazine, Vietnamese-Americans make up 48 percent of workers in the nail industry. Hung Dong is part of that statistic. He along with his wife Melissa own Dove Nails Salon in Lubbock, Texas. The couple bought the business in 2001. Their business is something Melissa refers to as a “mom […]
By Haley Davis Though tarot reading originated on the streets of 14th century Western Europe, this alternative form of spirituality has become an outlet for individuals in the Lubbock community. Modern tarot card decks evolved from European game cards referred to as Mamluk, a game utilized for playful divination in which players were dealt predictive cards […]