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Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center is Raising Awareness of Autism

Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center is Raising Awareness of Autism

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

April is Autism Awareness Month and the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech has been busy raising funds and awareness. Christopher Ramos, a learning specialist at the Burkhart Center, teamed up with local businesses, Culture Clothing and Capitol Pizza, to give back 20 percent of their revenue to a scholarship for the Burkhart Center. “Working with […]

Warm Weather Brings Sibling Weekend New Life

Warm Weather Brings Sibling Weekend New Life

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

David Talley contributed to this work.  This past weekend, more than 150 grade school-aged children swarmed the Texas Tech University campus. Now in its seventh year, Texas Tech’s Sibling Weekend had the university play host to its students’ younger brothers or sisters. “When I went to college I had a younger brother that was in kindergarten, […]

45th Annual Ranch Day

45th Annual Ranch Day

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  The National Ranching Heritage Museum, with the help of over 150 volunteers, held its 45th annual Ranch Day to bring the skills of living on a ranch to life. Each volunteer served as a docent at each historical structure, and led visitors through activities based on a history narrative or demonstration such as roping or […]

Come and Smell the Roses

Come and Smell the Roses

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Ranch Day Celebrates Texas’ History of Ranching

Ranch Day Celebrates Texas’ History of Ranching

April 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Texas Tech’s National Ranching Heritage Center celebrated our state’s rich history of ranching with its 45th annual Ranch Day on April 11. The yearly celebration, which draws in over 4,000 visitors and 150 volunteers annually, brings alive the ranching history of Texas with historical interpretations and hands-on experiences for guests of all ages. The event […]

Lubbock Dream Center Makes Dreams Come True at Prom Queen Event

Lubbock Dream Center Makes Dreams Come True at Prom Queen Event

April 2, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Article by Regine Cliatt, video by Cara Vandergriff and Kaitlyn Kravik, audio story by Taitum Trees, and photos by Sarah Schmidt. You are all beautiful inside and out, according to the video participants and parents watched at the “Prom Queen” event, hosted by the Lubbock Dream Center and Church on the Rock. More than 250 […]

Walk for Wishes

Walk for Wishes

March 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Wish Makers on Campus, an organization registered with the North Texas Make A Wish affiliate, will be hosting a 5k event to raise money for a deserving Lubbock child’s wish. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a national organization dedicated to granting wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. According to their website, Make-A-Wish grants […]

Science Spectrum Opens New Treasure Exhibit

Science Spectrum Opens New Treasure Exhibit

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Cara Vandergriff, Janet Moreno, and Danielle Hathcoat contributed to this story. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock opened a limited-time special exhibit on February 14 called Pirates & Treasure. The exhibit focuses on the lives of pirates as well as modern-day treasure hunters, and displays the many different types of treasures that people value. The exhibit includes both […]

15th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March & Celebration

April 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Lubbock Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee hosted their 15th annual march and celebration for the accomplishments of the civil rights leader. Chavez, co-founder of the National Farm Worker Association, was honored for the work he did within his community and his fight to improve the working conditions for farm workers. The event, held Saturday […]

Burkhart Center encourages awareness during autism month

Burkhart Center encourages awareness during autism month

April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Matt Dotray and Mike DuPont II The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that one in 68 U.S. children have autism, a 30 percent increase from the estimates two years ago. The data could not have been released at a more relevant time, being that World Autism Day, a day that […]

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