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Big Game Brings Business

Big Game Brings Business

January 29, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Alana Kiker, Kaitlyn Kravik, David Talley, and Stacie Wirmel contributed to this article.  Daniel Archibeque is preparing for his 28th Super Bowl party in Tech Terrace. He has the essentials — steak, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and dip — and, most importantly, his friends and family. Archibeque, a painter, said he has started stocking up […]

Students struggle with high gas prices

Students struggle with high gas prices

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As Spring Break approaches Texas Tech students are begining to plan their exodus from Lubbock. Whether students are heading to the beaches in South Texas or the east coast beaches in Florida, there is a lot of planning that goes into the annual party week. As plans are being made, students that are driving to […]

Life after graduation

Life after graduation

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When Dez Hood started her freshman year at Texas Tech, she expected that four years later, she would graduate and head to grad school. Now with graduation around the corner and an economy still on the downturn, Hood is being forced into the job market that barely hires even the most qualified people. “I was originally […]

Blockbuster announces possible bankruptcy

Blockbuster announces possible bankruptcy

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Texas based Blockbuster Inc. has been in operation for over 20 years, but it is now facing the possibility of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “The increasingly competitive industry conditions under which we operate has negatively impacted our results of operations and cash flows and may continue to in the future;” Blockbuster Inc. […]

Alcohol sales rise during sporting events, holidays

Alcohol sales rise during sporting events, holidays

February 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Now that people can purchase alcohol inside the city limits, sporting events and holidays have a larger impact on alcohol sales in Lubbock. John Jameson, store director at United Supermarkets on 50th and Indiana,  said alcohol sales represent 4 to 5 percent of the overall sales. “Our best days for alcohol sales are Tech games,” […]

Spending Continues Despite Economic Downturn

November 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Home sales dropped 18.4 percent in August 2009, according to the Lubbock Economic Index, and the amount of money spent on automotive sales dropped 25 percent, but even during these economic times, most people are still finding ways to spend money on the things they love.

Economy affects student loans

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With the economy in a slump, there are numerous problems with the markets in the United States. With the credit markets practically frozen, it is making it much more difficult for students to get approved for student loans. Nearly 90 percent of students rely on loans and financial aid to get through college. Joseph Tsai, […]

Local agriculture’s current economic impact

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Local farmers fight the weather and sagging national economy as the harvesting season comes to a close.  A study by The Texas Tech University Cotton Economics Research Institute estimates a possible 28 percent reduction for this years local cotton crop due to early-season high winds and late-season cool temperatures.  According to the study such a […]

Weather affects gas prices

September 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

    Meterologist Troy Christensen said bad weather can affect gas prices.   People don’t have a lot of options when filling up their gas tank; expensive, more expensive, most expensive. Most of people’s pay checks are going into their gas tank and they’re getting fed-up. OPEC collects gas prices from every city in the United […]