Staff Picks

Precision PilotingApril 2014

When you're in the mood for a story about courage and determination, head to Lubbock's Silent Wings Museum and revel in the tales of America's World War II glider pilots. Read more >

Sweeter Than Sweet CrudeMarch 2014

Sure, Texas is best known for sweet crude but we think there's something even sweeter in production – and it predates the Gusher Age by a good three centuries. It's Texas viticulture, which traces its history to 1662 when Franciscan missionaries introduced winemaking to an area near El Paso. Read more >

Cowboy CoutureFebruary 2014

Think cowboys wear the same boots day after day, year after year? Think again! The National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University presents “Cowboy Couture,” a look at the apparel and accessories that give cowboys their special swagger. Read more >

Beatles Fan FrenzyJanuary 2014

In a departure from its classic core, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra shines the spotlight on the 50th anniversary of the “British invasion” – aka the U.S. arrival of the Beatles – with an epic one-night event on January 31. Read more >

A Look at Buddy HollyDecember 2013

The Buddy Holly Center pays tribute to an American icon from Lubbock, whose contributions to music have endured for decades after his death. The Center features exhibitions about Holly — celebrating his hopeful, uplifting songs — as well as other musicians who’ve contributed to a distinctive West Texas music tradition. Read more >

Santa SightingNovember 2013

The elves are working round-the-clock in their North Pole workshop so Santa and Mrs. Claus can kick up their heels down south at our first-ever Breakfast with Santa. Read more >

An Amazing MazeOctober 2013

What would fall be without a really good corn maze? You know the kind we mean – a curvy, complicated labyrinth that spreads out over a 12-acre cornfield and has more twists and turns than Stephen King’s newest best-seller. Read more >

Artistic ExpressionSeptember 2013

Did you know that Lubbock is at the forefront of the Texas art scene? It’s thanks in part to the First Friday Art Trail, a fun (and absolutely free) showcase of art in the Cultural District’s downtown galleries, museums and art centers. Read more >