Named for Texas Ranger, Confederate army solider, and signature on the the Texas Declaration of Independence, Thomas Saltus Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas was born as a city in 1876. It is located in West Texas, the South Plains and the Llano Estacado. It is number eleven on the list of the largest cities in Texas. According to CNNMoney.com, Lubbock, Texas is the twelfth best city to start a small company in. They made their decision based on the facts that there is plenty of affordable commercial space, location of the city, relations with government, and a business atmosphere conducive to growth and longevity.
There is an excellent and vast education system located in this growing and quickly vascular metropolitan city. For instance, Texas Technological College, which is now Texas Tech University, is located here and has been in place since 1923. Major periodical Newsweek has lauded Lubbock for three years in a row because of Lubbock High School which has an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. And it is the only one in this region. Also located in Lubbock are Lubbock Christian University, Sunset International Bible Institute and branches of other educational institutions.
There is plenty to see and plenty to do and if you are there without a vehicle, you will be happy to pay a nominal fare on the city bus. After having Lubbock, Texas online, have a look at the city's web site and you will see an impressive listing of coming events to entertain the weary traveler. Entertainment venues and arenas include the City Bank Auditorium and Coliseum, City of Lubbock Civic Center and the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre. And the little ones are not overlooked! There is plenty to sate and pique their juvenile curiosities as well. Interesting note, there are several famous people who were born in Lubbock, Texas. Included in the list are television actor Chace Crawford, singer Mac Davis, Craig Ehlo, singer and songwriter Pat Green, rock and roll artist Buddy Holly, singer Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks fame, Delbert McClinton, Petra's Pete Orta, and sportsman Daniel Santiago. Rock to roll, Country to Soul, Lubbock, Texas has it all.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan