Food Insecurity: How Does Hunger Affect Our Communities?

By Amanda Castro-Crist More than 13 million children in the United States lack reliable access to adequate amounts of affordable and nutritious food. They are part of the population known as “food-insecure.” Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows food insecurity among average U.S. households sat at 12.7 percent in 2015. At colleges and […]

Mr. Peanut is Probably a Texan

By Laura Duclos Texas is the fourth largest peanut producer in the United States, and a lot of peanut farms are on the nearby plains. The Texas Peanut Producers Board, located in Lubbock, is a group of peanut farmers from across the state that promotes awareness for its crops. Hallie Bertrand, director of communications for TPPB, said the group is […]

Texas Boys Ranch: Fostering Hope

By Megan Reyna In 1972, concerned citizens of Lubbock came together for an important cause. The number of homeless, neglected, and dependent boys of the South Plains was substantially growing. Three years later, the Texas Boys Ranch officially opened its doors. Since then, it has provided a chance for young children to grow and develop into productive […]

Festival Brings Awareness to West Texas Wine Production

Texas is the seventh largest wine grape producer in the country, and the South Plains is home to more than 80 percent of those grapes. “It is a good place to grow grapes,” said Jason Centanni, Llano Estacado Winery’s winemaker. “We have minimal instances of rot or mildew, we also have low pests. The dryness keeps away […]

KTTZ-TV Wins Two Emmys

Paul Hunton, KTTZ-TV station manager, remembers the feeling of winning his first major industry award. “Winning was a surreal experience,” Hunton said. “They call the nominees, then they called us out as the winner, and I really don’t remember much after that. You go on stage, say a speech, and they whisk you backstage, and the statuettes […]

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