Lubbock residents gather for a game of Pickleball.
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Inside Texas Tech: Pickleball

You don’t have to be highly athletic or particularly agile to play Pickleball, a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Pickleball was named after a dog whose owner was one of the game’s founder in 1965. A group of Pickleball players in Lubbock – the city’s lone member of the USA Pickleball Association - stakes its home at Davis Park.

“Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the country. It has its own pros, its own Pickleball channel and...

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Renowned climate scientist and TTU professor, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, will be part of the first Presidential Lecture and Performance Series on Oc.t 12, to discuss climate change.
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Inside Texas Tech: Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

There will something for most everyone in the upcoming 13th season of Texas Tech’s Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. The lineup has music, contemporary dance, some comical Shakespeare and a discussion of possible solutions to climate change.

Jo Moore, director of the series, says this year’s opening event on Friday, Oct. 12, features world-renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a professor at Texas Tech who leads the university’s Climate Science Center. She’ll...

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On any given day more than 79,000 children in Texas are sexually exploited. A group of concerned Lubbock women have stepped up to help some of them to recover from their traffickers’ abuse. In May, the nonprofit One Voice Home used $450,000 it had raised to purchase property in West Texas that will house and help underage girls mend their lives.
 

This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas we devote the entire show to the West Texas super group: The Flatlanders. Along with the group, he also explores some of the solo music from the group’s three-principle members: Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock.
 

Music Crossroads of Texas: The Flatlanders Playlist

Lubbock residents gather for a game of Pickleball.
Betsy Blaney

You don’t have to be highly athletic or particularly agile to play Pickleball, a racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Pickleball was named after a dog whose owner was one of the game’s founder in 1965. A group of Pickleball players in Lubbock – the city’s lone member of the USA Pickleball Association - stakes its home at Davis Park.

There’s a new goal for the Texas Tech University System endowment. It’s not a capital campaign - just a mark that officials at the system’s four component institutions and Chancellor Robert Duncan are hoping to meet by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the university.

Duncan estimates the endowment by the end of this year will be about $1.3 billion. The goal now is to increase that to $2 billion in five years.

Feliciano Guimarães from Guimarães, Portugal

West Texas Guitarists

“Caveman” – Jesse Taylor
“It’s So Easy” – Tommy Allsup
“Little Lonely Summer Girl” – David Box
“Hometown” – David Halley
“Jazz Vignette” – Susan Grisanti
“Souvenir” – Susan Grisanti
“Devil’s Hand” – Dustin Garret
“Ain’t Worried” – John Sprott
“Ricky’s Boogie” – Robin Griffin Band
“War Baby” – John X. Reed
“Still Breeze” – Mesquite-O-Bytes
“Born Again” – Pete Orta
“Get a Rope” – Doug Stapp

Texas Hunger Initiative helps support South Plains Hunger Solutions- a coalition made up of South Plains Food Bank, the Lubbock and Frenship Independent School Districts and the YWCA of Lubbock.
Photo courtesy of Andy Black

Feeling hungry is a physical sensation. Being food insecure is different and a more daunting challenge to those aiming to help. One in four children in Lubbock County and one in three in neighboring counties are food insecure.

The US Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. A coalition in Lubbock is working to help children 18 and younger have access to healthy meals this summer.
 

Noche de Tango Playlist: June 29, 2018

Tanda 1 – Osvaldo Pugliese
“Inspiracion”
“Julie”
“Recuerdo”
“Parlamento”
“Sentimental y Canyengue”

Tanda 2 – Osmar Maderna
“El Bajel”
“Aromas”
“Don Juan”
“Charamusca”
“Cancion Desesperada”

Tanda 3 – Diego Schissi Quintet Album – “Tanguera”
“Uno”
“Cristal”
“Taquito Militar”
“Cada Vez Que Me Recuerdas”
“Tanguera”

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This week on the Music Crossroads of Texas hear songs from various West Texas artists—some have been previously featured on the show, and others make their debut. This week you will hear music from The Robin Griffin Band, Brandon Adams, Gypsy Jayne and the Travelers, Lesley Sawyer, and Bob Livingston, among others.

Playlist from the Week

“Snake Bit” – Robin Griffin

“Then We Left Town” – Brandon Adams

“Running From You” – Carin Mari

“I See Stars” – Charlie Stout

“Eden (The Tomb)” – Jere Lowe

Saba Nafees was 11 when her parents brought her to the US from Pakistan in 2004. Her grandfather in the country already had filed a visa petition to allow Saba and her family to come to America. But her grandfather died before they traveled here. Despite the death of their petitioner, Saba’s parents decided to come any way.

Today, the situation for Nafees, a doctoral student at Texas Tech and one of about 800,000 Dreamers, and her parents is quite different.
 

Four years of logistical hurdles have paid off for Texas Tech. The university opens its first international campus in Costa Rica in August. Tech President Lawrence Schovanec says when fully operational there will be about 1,200 students enrolled in Texas Tech University at Costa Rica.

“The people in Costa Rica saw some of their most able students, academically and financially, going to the United States, paying 50 thousand dollars a year and in some instances not come back and they want to keep that brain power there [in] San Jose,” he explains.
 

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