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Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock Texas
Full nameCity of Lubbock
Official nameCity of Lubbock
Settlement typeCity
MottoThe Giant Side of Texas
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMarch 16, 1909
MayorTom Martin (R)
City CouncilVictor Hernandez (D)
Floyd Price (D)
Todd R. Klein (L)
Paul R. Beane (R)
Karen Gibson (R)
Jim Gilbreath (R)
City managerLee Ann Dumbauld (I)
Total Area123.5 sq mi (320.0 km2)
Land Area122.4 sq mi (317.04 km2)
Water Area1.1 sq mi (2.96 km2)
Elevation3256 ft (992.4 m)
Total Population229,573 (87th) (2010)
Density (pop.)717.4/km2 (1858.1/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)276659
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes79401-79416, 79423, 79424, 79430, 79452, 79453, 79457, 79464, 79490, 79491, 79493, 79499
Area code806
FIPS code48-45000 
GNIS feature ID1374760 

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Lubbock (c-eniconˈlʌbək)

is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically as the Llano Estacado, and the home of Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University. At the 2010 census, Lubbock had a population of 229,573, making it the 87th most populous city in the United States and the 11th most populous city in Texas. The city is the economic center of the Lubbock metropolitan area, which had an estimated 2009 population of 276,659.

Lubbock's nickname is the "Hub City," which derives from it being the economic, education, and health care hub of a multi-county region commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world and is heavily dependent on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer.

Lubbock was selected as the 12th best place to start a small business by They mentioned the community's traditional business atmosphere, less expensive rent for commercial space, and its central location and cooperation from city government.

Lubbock High School has been recognized for three consecutive years by Newsweek as one of the top high schools in the United States. Lubbock High School is home to the only International Baccalaureate (IB) program in the region. The IB program is one of the criteria examined by Newsweek in formulating their list of top high schools.

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Texas Senate's 'easy' money to help pay for budget generates some static - Dallas Morning News Tweet this news
Dallas Morning News--Fellow senators hurled thinly barbed criticisms at Duncan, R--Lubbock-, for proposing faster tax collections for everything from alcohol to businesses and daring to suggest a higher tax on “little cigars,” which some said could pu - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 04:11:51 GMT+00:00
Texas' Covenant Health Names Dr. Craig Rhyne CMO - Becker's Hospital Review Tweet this news
Becker's Hospital Review--Craig Rhyne, MD, FACS, was named CMO for -Lubbock-, -Texas--based Covenant Health System, a member of St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif., according to a hospital news release. Dr. Rhyne most recently served as trauma - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:57:34 GMT+00:00
Sherri Dawn Tindol - Tweet this news was born August 19, 1970 in Amarillo, Texas to Ron Hays and Jackie Cross Hays. She grew up in -Lubbock-, -Texas- and was a graduate of Coronado High School. She spent many years working in the restaurant business, but her skills and - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 06:38:05 GMT+00:00
Experience the Thrill of Texas With All-Suite Lubbock Hotels - (press release) Tweet this news (press release)--Excite your imagination with a trip to -Lubbock-, -TX-, where the fun begins with a host of Spring and Summer events that greet visitors with West Texas charm, big city opportunities and warm, small town hospitality. With great - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:57:26 GMT+00:00
Tech AD: Tuberville committed to program - ESPN (blog) Tweet this news
ESPN (blog)--Talk has largely ended since, but new -Texas- Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt sat down with the -Lubbock- Avalanche-Journal over the weekend and addressed Tuberville's future. The coach reportedly expressed interest in the vacancy at - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 13:46:35 GMT+00:00
Bernice Rachel Jackson - Tweet this news Rachel Jackson, 85, of Bedford, Texas, formerly of -Lubbock-, -Texas-, passed away on April 18, 2011 in Bedford. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 10 am in the Mausoleum Chapel at Resthaven Memoria - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:43:28 GMT+00:00
Texas Senate maneuvers to boost revenues by $4.2 billion - Houston Chronicle Tweet this news
Houston Chronicle--Robert Duncan, R--Lubbock-, on Tuesday outlined a much-anticipated list of so-called non-tax revenue items that would add more than $4 billion to spending. Two big-ticket revenue items match those backed a day earlier by House budget-wr - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:49:21 GMT+00:00
Drought in Texas continues - Tweet this news is in the middle of its driest period from November through April since those six months in 1925, the National Weather Service in -Lubbock- reported, and the drought is expected to get worse. By Alyssa Dizon -Lubbock- is in th - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 05:20:06 GMT+00:00
Wildfires continue to burn across Texas - MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM Tweet this news
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM--The massive wildfire southeast of -Lubbock- that's consumed land across Kent, Stonewall, Scurry and Fisher counties is 50 percent contained. The latest -Texas- Forest Service report shows it's burned 152000 acres. Four homes ha - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:33:27 GMT+00:00
One cigarette can do a world of damage - Fort Worth Star Telegram Tweet this news
Fort Worth Star Telegram--But in -Texas-, the punishment for tossing a lit cigarette is only a littering ticket. -Lubbock- fire officials are already cracking down. With West -Texas- and the South Plains burning around them, they warned last week that any - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 04:46:40 GMT+00:00

City government (as of June 2010):
Municipal government :
Mayor =Tom Martin (R)
District 1 Victor Hernandez (D)
District 2 Floyd Price(Mayor Pro Tem) (D)
District 3 Todd R. Klein (L)
District 4 Paul R. Beane (R)
District 5 Karen Gibson (R)
District 6 Jim Gilbreath (R)

Municipalities and communities of Lubbock County, Texas

County seat: Lubbock
CitiesAbernathy * Idalou * Lubbock * Shallowater * Slaton * Wolfforth
TownsNew Deal * Ransom Canyon
VillageBuffalo Springs
CDPReese Center
Acuff * Heckville * Roosevelt * Slide * Woodrow
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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