Big In Texas: Where Is The Biggest Stretch Of Texas Road?
Here we are again showing off not only the biggest things in Texas but also that things are bigger and better in Texas. A lot of people outside the Lone Star State do not realize how big the state is. Texas is estimated at 268,597 square miles. A figure like that is impossible to wrap your head around. It won't help much, but let's look at in relation to another country. At 50,301 square miles, England would fit into Texas FIVE times.
New Study Reveals The Best Cities To Buy A Home In Texas
A new study by AllStarHome revealed the cities in America with housing markets that give you the best bang for your buck. They based the study on factors like neighborhood noise level, homes being too close together, and weird, rude, and nosey neighbors. They also looked at local crime rates and whether or not homeowners were still happy with their purchase years down the line.
Lubbock’s Holiday MugShot Monday (13 Caught)
It's that time of year to break out the holiday mugs! That's right, since December has arrived, all of our coffee cabinets will undergo a transformation to boring everyday mugs to festive ceramic decorations aka "holiday mugs." There are many type of holiday mugs, that's why we've decided to present to you the first "Lubbock's Holiday MugShot Monday!" So let's start with a classic...
Does It Even Matter That Texas Tech Is Going To The Independence Bowl?
After a 6-6 season Texas Tech became bowl eligible and they will now face the University Of California in The Independence Bowl. Let's just say that the haters are out online. I've heard Tech's bowl appearance referred to as everything from "The Toilet Bowl" to "The Participation Trophy Bowl". It also seems that genuine excitement is hard to find. I suppose all of these things could just be the social media bubble that I'm locked into. I have to say, all of this is quite unfair to the players who gutted it out through some tough times and tough games.
Texas, Why Are We Obsessed With The Shape Of Our State?
Growing up, macaroni brands could market to me with ease. If you made the pasta in the shape of a unicorn or a Care Bear, I would beg for it. As an adult, I'm no different because I'm 100% interested in Texas-shaped macaroni, named Texaroni, now that I know it exists. I've also purchased Texas-shaped tortilla chips, and gone crazy at hotels with a Texas-shaped waffle maker.
Texas Flu Season: Healthy Habits to Protect Yourself from Getting Sick
Flu season is in full swing, and no one wants to be stuck at home during the holidays because they are sick. So, it is important to take steps to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Fortunately, the CDC has a guide on how to keep yourself safe during...
Lubbock Families Can Enjoy a Very Tasty Breakfast with Santa
We are officially in December so that means it's time to get ready for Christmas, if you haven't already. That does mean making holiday cookies, watching holiday movies, and if you celebrate Christmas then meeting Santa. The South Plains Mall is inviting all families to join them for their Breakfast...
Can You Get Fired In Texas For Acting Up at The Office Christmas Party?
Ahh, the Holidays - family, fun and the Office Christmas Party! Over the years, I've gone to every office Christmas party and have seen some wild things. Cheating husbands called out, inappropriate dancing, drunken rants about employee performance...you name it I've seen it. Recently I've been to some calm parties where it turns into a waiting game for giveaways throughout the night. That's what I'm there for...that new 4K TV I've been eyeing for the drawing before everyone leaves.
Some Of Lubbock’s Best Food Is In The Most Unexpected Place
During the World Series, the unthinkable happened at my house. The TV stopped working. My honey was distraught and panicking, and I could see the beginnings of fear sweat drip from under the brim of his bright blue Rangers hat. Adding to the panic I'm sure was the fact that...
The Texas Electric Grid Could Suffer Blackouts Every Few Years
New simulations show that while progress has been made on the Texas power grid, the risk of outages is still there. According to a report from KVUE, ERCOT's latest simulations show that the Texas power grid could have blackouts every few years if Texas were to see a major winter storm. A major winter storm would be like one that Texas saw in February of 2021 or similar to that of December 2022 according to KVUE.
Lubbock Last-Minute Plans: Christmas Shopping & Carriage Rides
December is finally here and so is the weekend. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend or want to get going on Christmas shopping, here are a few options around Lubbock. If you are looking to get in the holiday spirit and do some shopping, this...
The Circus is Back in Lubbock but This Time With a Spooky Flare
Spooky season is over but it never really ends if you keep that spirit in your dark little heart. The Paranormal Cirque has officially made their way to the Hub City bringing some much needed spooky, and dare I sexiness, to town. We spoke with Benjamin Holland the general manager,...
5 Christmas Tree Farms in West Texas 2023 To Check Out
It is time to pick out your perfect Christmas tree and if you are looking for a tree farm you came to the right place. There aren't a lot around anymore so they may be hard to find but here are the West Texas tree farms you should check out and pick out a tree. I loved and looked forward every year.
15 Ways Everyone Can Tell You’re Definitely From Lubbock, Texas
It wasn't until I moved far away from Lubbock, Texas that I began to miss and appreciate it. I had to do a little growing up before I realized just how special this place is...and just how much CHEAPER it is to live here vs. a bigger city. I enjoyed my time in Austin, but Lubbock will always be home. Most of my friends who moved away when they turned 18 have found their way back. It's a bit of a black hole, but it's home, and we are making the best of it.
Big In Texas: The Largest Steak In Texas Is Not Where You Think It Is
Texans love beef, and some love a LOT of beef. Here's something very emasculating that I have to tell you. I usually only eat about half a New York Strip. Don't get me wrong, I have to have some meat with every meal, but I guess it doesn't have to be a lot. I still don't begrudge anyone who can pack that beef away though.
Texas is Home to More Ghost Towns Than Anywhere in The U.S.
If you've driven across Texas, chances are you've driven through several abandoned towns. There are more ghost towns in Texas than in any other state in the United States, roughly 511, according to a recent study by GeoLab. What's the definition of a ghost town?. Ghost towns are defined as...
Here’s How Much Snow You Can Expect This Winter In Lubbock and West Texas
So far we've seen a few snowflakes in the Hub City, but most of those were just plastic Christmas decorations. People still get a little antsy when the Christmas ads come on the radio and televison wondering when they might see some snow, will it be here for Christmas, and how much snow will we get?
Chipotle Sets Lubbock Opening With Brand New Chipotlane
The new Chipotle Mexican Grill is ready to open in Lubbock but it is adding a new feature that is a game changer to the area. The new location will be the fifth one in the city and will offer the new Chipotlane. This feature is a drive-thru pickup lane that allows guests to conveniently pick up digital orders without leaving their cars. Now that sounds right up my alley.
Popular Holiday Plants That are Toxic to Dogs
If you have a dog and are starting to decorate for Christmas, it is important to keep their health and safety in mind. Many popular plants that are put out as décor during the holiday season are actually toxic to dogs. If ingested they can cause gastrointestinal upset, lethargy, intestinal blockages, and even seizures.
Small Arena, Giant Price Tag, New Details On The Lubbock County Expo Center
Randy Jordan, Chairman of the Lubbock County Expo Center Board, joined Chad Hasty on Thursday, November 30th to discuss the progress and details for the Lubbock County Expo Center. Lubbock County voters in 2018 approved an increase in the HOT tax to pay for a portion of the project with the board of the Expo Center responsible for the rest of the cost of the project.
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