History of Halloween

Halloween Sara Maples Halloween, as we know it today, has evolved from a blend of ancient Celtic, Roman, and Christian traditions. Its origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, celebrated around October 31st in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and parts of France. Here’s a brief overview of […]

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos Mia Harrington ia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates deceased loved ones. It is a vibrant and meaningful cultural event that combines indigenous practices with Catholicism and has deep historical and spiritual significance. Here’s an overview of the history and […]

Fall Gardening

Gardening this Autumn Grace Morgan Lubbock and the surrounding areas are in the USDA Hardiness Zone 7. We experience relatively mild winters with average minimum temperatures between 0°F (-17.8°C) and 10°F (-12.2°C). This gives us a great opportunity for nearly year-round gardening. In fact, many of the crops below do much better in the fall […]

BBQ Musts

BBQ Ideas to Try Lily Ostrander Hosting a successful barbecue (BBQ) involves more than just grilling food. Here are some BBQ musts to ensure a memorable and enjoyable outdoor gathering: Quality Ingredients: Start with high-quality meats, vegetables, and other ingredients. Fresh and well-marinated food will contribute to delicious results. Safety First: Prioritize safety by having […]

Teaching the Value of Money

Teaching the Value of Money Bella Mitchell Teaching kids the value of money is an important life skill that can set them up for financial success in the future. Here are some effective ways to teach your kids about money: Start Early: Introduce basic concepts about money from a young age. Even preschoolers can start […]

Start the School Year off Right

Start the School Year off Right Susan Grant Starting a new school year on the right foot can set a positive tone for the months ahead. Here are 10 tips for a successful start to a new school year: Organize Your Supplies: Make sure you have all the necessary school supplies, textbooks, and materials well […]

Autumn Recipes

What to do with your fresh produce… Margret Weburg TORTILLA SOUP 30 oz chicken broth 1 C diced onion 2 cloves garlic 1 t and 1 T fresh parsley or cilantro ½ t salt 1/8 t pepper 8 oz chopped chicken 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 T green chilies 2-3 juiced limes Cheese Tortilla strips […]

Local Fall Fun

Lubbock Area Fun Kara Hyden The fall season usually brings thoughts of bonfires, football, cooler temperatures, and almost anything made with pumpkin. Whether you’re a sports fan, a carnival fan, or just a fan of hanging with family, Lubbock has something for everyone. We’ve searched high and low to bring you a list of fun […]

Falling For You

Local Date Nights Kara Hyden Fall means cooler weather, boots and sweaters, cozying up by a fire, and enjoying things flavored with pumpkin. Fall is also a great time to go out with that special someone to explore all the fun that only the fall season brings. We’ve cultivated a list of local date night […]

The 806 Explorer: Tahoka

The 806 Explorer: Tahoka Alice Briggs Love to travel and experience new things? Has the economy and inflation put a crimp in your budget? There are fun and interesting things to do and see outside of Lubbock, but close enough that a hotel stay is not required. Welcome to The 806 Explorer, where we find […]