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Cotton – Charting New Waters
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Greenhouse Gas Debate Continues
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Pigweed Hits North Alabama
Air Quality Rules Help Farmers
Ginning In The West Continues To Change
Calif. Ag Summit Focuses On Key Industry Issues
What Customers Want: Today’s Consumer Won’t Accept Poor Quality
Cotton Board: Enemy Becomes Friend
Missouri’s Parker Elected Chairman Of NCC For 2011
Editor's Note: Want Some Advice? Talk To A Farmer
Industry Comments
Web Poll: ‘Combo’ Approach For Weed Control
Specialists Speaking
Cotton Ginners Marketplace: Don’t Wait Too Long To Schedule Gin Repairs
Industry News
Cotton Consultants Corner: ‘Don’t Wait Too Late’
My Turn: A Fond Farewell
TCGA SECTION
TCGA Schedule of Events
President's Report
TCGA’s ‘Ginner of the Year’
Scholarship Awards Announced
Trust Continues Profitable Trend In 2010
Incoming TCGA President
Q&A with Jim Bradford
TCGA Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
CF / TCGA Alliance
Civic Center Map (PDF)
TCGA Staff
NFL Referee To Address PCG Annual Meeting
TCGA’s New Home: Overton Hotel
TCGA Officers/Directors
What To Do In Lubbock
Georgian To Lead National Cotton Ginners
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What To Do In Lubbock

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TCGA Schedule of Events
President's Report
TCGA’s ‘Ginner of the Year’
Scholarship Awards Announced
Trust Continues Profitable Trend In 2010
Incoming TCGA President
Q&A with Jim Bradford
TCGA Exhibitors and Booth Numbers
Civic Center Map (PDF)
CF / TCGA Alliance
TCGA Staff
NFL Referee To Address PCG Annual Meeting
TCGA’s New Home: Overton Hotel
What To Do In Lubbock
Georgian To Lead National Cotton Ginners

Even if a person has visited Lubbock many times, there is always something new to discover in this Texas city. Although the word “unique” is used a lot today, it seems to apply perfectly in this case.

This bustling city with a population of more than 200,000 is a blend of agriculture, Texas culture and music. For that reason, a visitor will never have any trouble finding a different restaurant or historical building to explore while in town.

More than 200 years ago, Lubbock was covered with tall grasses and roaming buffalo. Today, it is at the center of a thriving cotton production area in the High Plains. In 1902, the area produced four bales of cotton. By 1932, in the middle of the Great Depression, that figure had increased to 100,000 bales.

Today, it is obvious that Lubbock has come a long way since those early days. In short, it has become a major center for agri-business activities.

Thousands of visitors come to Lubbock every year to experience the great music,

shopping, fine arts, performing arts, dining, Big 12 sports and entertainment. However, no matter how much Lubbock grows, it still offers visitors that small-town hospitality and West Texas charm.

For those visiting Lubbock for this week’s Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show, there are ample opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of the city.

From award-winning wineries to an archaeological preserve and the largest cowboy symposium in the world to its rich musical heritage, an array of unexpected adventures await travelers.

One of the most famous Lubbock musical heroes from the past is legendary singer Buddy Holly. He is remembered in numerous musical venues and programs across the city.

Lubbock is known as the Hub City, and there is a reason for that name. The city is surrounded by five major Texas highways, giving the appearance of a hub on a wagon wheel – hence, the nickname “Hub City.”

One of the best kept secrets in Lubbock is its growing list of wineries. Included in this list are: Cap Rock Winery, La Diosa Cellars, Llano Estacado Winery, McPherson Cellars Winery and Pheasant Ridge Winery.

Most of the grapes used in wine production are grown in areas adjacent to Lubbock.

The center of activity in the city is Texas Tech University with a student population of more than 30,000. It is one of the larger universities in the state.

Ironically, this year’s TCGA headquarters hotel, The Overton, is located adjacent to AT&T Jones Stadium where Texas Tech plays its home football games.


Want some other outlets for family entertainment?
How about these choices?

Allen Theater at Texas Tech – This theater operates year-round and offers a charming space to present concerts, dance performances, movies and plays.

Cactus Theater – Once a popular downtown movie theater, it now produces one-of-a-kind performances.

Lubbock Lake Landmark – An archaeological and natural history preserve.

Vietnam Archive – Encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the
American Vietnam experience.

Public Art Collection Walking Tour – Designated as one of the 10 best in the United States.

Legacy Play Village – A unique facility where children can play while learning about the long legacy of the South Plains.

Antique Mall of Lubbock – Offers 150 showcases and 50 booths.

South Plains Mall – The largest mall located between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Albuquerque.

Canyon West – Lubbock’s newest, largest shopping/entertainment venue featuring premium retailers, including Target, Cost Plus World Market, Ross, PetSmart, Kirkland’s, Main Event, Cracker Barrel, Ultra and more.

KK’s Craft, Gift and Collectable Mall – Where locals come to sell their wares, and customers from near and far travel to get the best merchandise for the fairest prices.

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