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Day Trips
The Texas Panhandle has many treasures to behold
"...from Quitaque, angle through the small farming communities to Lubbock. The Buddy Holly Center remembers the hometown boy with..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Letters at 3am
Obama won the election through a uniquely American combination of inspiration and cash
"...In Lubbock on Election Day, I saw two boys, maybe age..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Magic 8-Ball Sez: Horns Win Out, Tech Tumbles
A battered, beaten Longhorns team limped out of dusty Lubbock with chapped lips and their first loss
"...battered, beaten Texas Longhorns team limped out of dusty Lubbock with chapped lips and a first loss of the..."

Nov. 4, 2008 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Day Trips
A short history of grain elevators in Texas
"...arrive at the plant about 60 miles northwest of Lubbock by railroad car from around the world, not just..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The year 2007 came in as a lamb and went out as a tired, old goat
"...In Lubbock, the divide between the city and Buddy Holly's estate..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Joe Ely Interview on NPR
"...on NPR.org. Key-word his name. Austin will love it. Lubbock will, too. You will, too...."

Oct. 19, 2007 Postmarks

So Much for Transparency
When will Texans find out what happened at Lubbock State School?
"...deaths at the Department of Aging and Disability Services' Lubbock State School (you can read the DOJ report here..."

April 5, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters @ 3AM
When your novel crawls along at about a paragraph per night and your apartment is tired of your company, then hooray for Hollywood and trans-fat popcorn: A summary of the movies seen by Ventura in 2006.
"...than two or three of the 10 best played Lubbock (where I see most movies). So here's an everything-I-saw..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

The Cowboys Get a Special Talking to (Cue the Sentimental Music)
"...only someone like myself, or perhaps Coach Graham T. Lubbock from Just the Ten of Us, could provide. Just..."

Dec. 28, 2006 Sports Post by Jeremy Martin

Day Trips
Mandola Estate Winery pairs handmade Italian-style wines with a Texas accent to an Old World-style Italian market and restaurant
"...vineyard management experience on the High Plains south of Lubbock...."

Dec. 1, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Media Watch
KXAN staffers fear the baseball bat to the head
"...new morning anchor and recently hired Ellen McNamara from Lubbock as a morning "traffic reporter," reporting on morning traffic..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...with words, but also because I grew up near Lubbock (Petersburg), and his letters on that area's culture cause..."

June 2, 2006 Column

Once Again Ventura Hits the Nail on the Head
"...with words, but also because I grew up near Lubbock (Petersburg), and his letters on that area's culture cause..."

May 31, 2006 Postmarks

Letters at 3AM
No matter if it's an unknown young singer like 17-year-old Sahara Smith in a little club on South Lamar (the "unknown" part won't last long in her case), no matter if it's in the room of an unknown poet destined to remain unknown, no matter – there are acts of creation, however desperate, that cannot be stopped.
"...I took many friends to hear. Two were from Lubbock. When I visited them (I believe it was later..."

March 31, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...consensus and would divide the Legislature. Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, said the public perceived the Legislature as doing nothing..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature

The Mad Parent PAC Funding Report
Texas Parent PAC reports raising nearly $56,000 since starting up six months ago
"...accountant, a Jasper educator, a Tyler veterinarian, and a Lubbock cotton merchant. Many donors made online contributions through the..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Rex Castle, senior vice president of human resources at Lubbock's State National Bank and president of the Lubbock Red..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

Letters at 3AM
Are the Panhandle's many roadside monuments to Christ testaments of faith or unadmitted doubt, or some of both?
"...On I-27, not far north of Lubbock, on the southern edge of Abernathy – another town..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Lege Notes
Odds and ends – mostly odds – from under the pink granite dome
"...• State Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, has been a passionate proponent of shifting regulation of..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Column

Howard Swindle, Reporter
'Dallas Morning News' reporter loved a good mystery
"...communications specialist. He began his journalism career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, where he solved his first murder, retired A-J..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

After a Fashion
Stephen in overalls?? Can you see it? Billy Jack can ...
"...bulk of our fortune on bus tickets – to Lubbock, I recall, because that's as far as our money..."

March 25, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...– U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla, on Lubbock's KFYO radio, announcing that he'll run for U.S. Senate..."

Feb. 4, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Brandon Moon latest Texan exonerated by new DNA evidence
"...the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab in Lubbock...."

Dec. 24, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

In Memoriam: Robert Ellis Patterson
Robert Ellis Patterson, artist and owner of the Robert Ellis Patterson Gallery in South Austin, died Friday, Nov. 19
"...Friday, Nov. 19. He was 34. A native of Lubbock, he took to art at an early age and..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Whole Bow
Alvin Crow fiddled it his way
"...and one of its major proponents hailed from nearby Lubbock. Buddy Holly hit the charts with countrified rock and..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...appreciate his talents and tremendous contributions to the whole "Lubbock scene." I've always been proud to claim Meadow as..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Column

Another Proud Son of Meadow, Texas
"...appreciate his talents and tremendous contributions to the whole "Lubbock scene." I've always been proud to claim Meadow as..."

Oct. 20, 2004 Postmarks

Letters at 3AM
The White House resorted to scare tactics, terror alerts, and slander following the Democratic Convention in order to avert the public's attention from newly released statistics documenting the country's economic downturn
"...long morning line at a designer coffee joint in Lubbock, Texas. The man behind me is maybe 67, large-bellied,..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Column by Michael Ventura

The Class of 1985
The 69th Legislature, 1985, marked a turning point in the future of Texas politics
"...Shallowater" – a bend in the road north of Lubbock –"he put me on the fast track to committee..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...his virulent homophobia to that well-known sin city of Lubbock. According to Phelps' latest incoherent press release, both the..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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