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Timothy Cole Granted Posthumous Degree

Timothy Cole Granted Posthumous Degree

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The opportunities and life experiences most people get to enjoy were taken too early from Timothy Cole. Marriage, children, growing old, are just a few on the long list of things he will never get to experience, but the one experience he is getting back, is his degree. Once pardoned by former Governor Rick Perry, his family asked Texas Tech to grant their […]

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 […]

Child Abuse Awareness Month Educates Lubbock

Child Abuse Awareness Month Educates Lubbock

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Each year, 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States. Today, 185 Texas children will be victims, and four children are abused or neglected everyday right here in Lubbock. Lubbock continues to rank among the counties with the highest cases of child abuse or neglect reported to child protective services in […]

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, […]

Social Media Outreach and the Digital Era

Social Media Outreach and the Digital Era

April 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D., former assistant professor of journalism and electronic media at Texas Tech, and Rebecca Ortiz, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of advertising at Tech, give their take on the impact of the outreach of social media in the digital era. The professors also discuss the growing connection between journalism and social […]

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 […]

The Largest Collection of Windmills

The Largest Collection of Windmills

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Windmills: they come in all shapes and sizes, and colors. A staple of the West Texas region for hundreds of years, they are a dying breed the people at the American Wind Power Center are trying to protect and preserve. With a wide collection of windmills inside the museum and out, Coy Harris, director of the […]

Come and Smell the Roses

Come and Smell the Roses

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High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

High Winds and More Rain Means Fire Danger

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  While recent rains may have improved drought conditions in the South Plains, Slaton Fire Chief Freddie Rainwater said the wet weather has not exactly made his job easier. “With the good, we take the bad,” Rainwater said. “With the rain, we have a lot of vegetation growth.” Once the wind picks up, taller weeds […]

Apple Blossom Festival in Season

Apple Blossom Festival in Season

April 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Alana Kiker and Stacie Wirmel With a West Texas farming culture that is mostly surrounded by cotton, one family decided to break the mold and invest in something different. Susan and Cal Brints decided to buy land and plant apple trees, at the location that is now known as the Apple Country High Plains […]

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