Fun Facts About Lubbock, Texas

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Most residents of Lubbock manage to see Oklahoma at least once a year as it flies by them in the form of a dust storm.

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The most famous Lubbockite was rock pioneer Buddy Holly. A bronze statue of Holly was approved by the city after two and a half decades which was how long it took to convince residents that he wasn’t a tool of Satan.

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Lubbock’s biggest export? Fierce and well-reasoned political and philosophical discussion. I’m just kidding… it’s cotton…

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Tornadoes never hit Lubbock, except when they do, which is often…

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If you are in Lubbock and a tornado does drop, try to find a big pile of hail to hide under…

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Lubbock has a half-dozen wineries, because the climate and soil in the Lubbock area are perfect for creating a subtle blush wine that tastes like your mouth after a dentist has put in a filling.

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The average annual rainfall in Lubbock is nearly twenty inches and usually all falls within the same forty-five minute period.

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Lubbock can claim Texas Tech University as its own, a school that managed to avoid any winning seasons sports-wise until I had graduated and left the area.

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Until fairly recently, you could not buy packaged beer or liquor within the Lubbock city limits, keeping people from the evils of alcohol until they reached the dozen or so liquor stores ten feet outside the Lubbock city limits.

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Mac Davis released a song in which he sang, “I thought happiness was Lubbock, Texas in my rear view mirror”, which was kind of mean when you consider that most cars in Lubbock have lost their rear view mirrors to severe weather.

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3 thoughts on “Fun Facts About Lubbock, Texas

    1. As you can guess, Robyn, I lived there for a while as a teen and young adult. My first jobs all revolved around cotton. Early on, I worked in a cotton gin ninety-six hours a week. To say the job was “fun” would involve fully redefining what the word “fun” means…

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