Lubbock is the place to be!
July 10, 2014

pic indexLubbock is a city full of commonwealth assets. For starters the cotton industry is a huge business in this area. This area has the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world. Much of the water for these crops are irrigated from the Ogallala Aquifer.

For recreation we have the South Plains Mall, different movie theaters, and several more shopping centers located all over town. There are many parks in Lubbock as well. Mackenzie Park is one of the main parks and is home to Joyland Amusement Park.

This city is rich with art and culture. One event that I recently attended was the annual 4th on Broadway, an Independence Day festival. There is a morning parade, food stalls lining a street fair that goes on for several blocks, live music, a street dance, and finally a spectacular firework show at the end of the night. The best part is that this event is entirely free to participate in. Lubbock is well known for being the birthplace of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly. There is a Buddy West Texas Walk of Fame to honor musicians from the area. The National Ranching Heritage Center, which is a museum of ranching history, features many authentic ranch buildings, railroad depots, and other historic buildings.

Lubbock is full of education opportunities from high schools to private schools, or higher education. Texas Tech University is the place of higher education that Lubbock is known well for. It houses an undergraduate program, law school, and medical school. Other school of higher education in Lubbock include South Plains College, Wayland Baptist University branches, and Lubbock Christian University, which is where I attended to obtain my pre-requisites for Covenant School of Nursing. Another source of higher learning that I am currently enrolled in.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the commonwealth assets Lubbock has to offer.