Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

March 26, 2024 | By

Good Line Beer Co. Dazzles on the Dust Coast

February 26, 2024 | By Eric Puga

Beyond West Texas’ ranch-style manors and Seventh Day Adventist churches, past the Caprock’s monolithic, ever-revolving windmills, and across the cosmic plains of lotebush and shin oak, there is a destination: the Texas Dust Coast.

Searching for Home at Lubbock’s Joyland Amusement Park

October 24, 2023 | By LaToya Watkins

How Amarillo Became a Mecca for International Cuisine

October 24, 2023 | By Claudia Kolker

Chasing the Wind Across the Texas Panhandle

October 24, 2023 | By Lauren Hough

Lubbock’s Culinary Evolution Brings Something New to the Table

October 24, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Lunch Is Served at Lubbock’s Prairie Dog Town

August 10, 2023 | By Christopher Collins

Call it a prairie dog potluck, because everyone who visits Lubbock’s Prairie Dog Town comes with provisions.

Dry January? These Texas Counties Are Dry Year-Round.

January 20, 2023 | By Omar Gallaga

When January rolls around, many people participate in the monthlong sabbatical from alcohol known as Dry or Sober January.

In the Texas Panhandle, a Farmer Turned Woodcarver Chisels Out a Name for Himself

December 30, 2022 | By Kathy Straach

In the front yard of a house in Tyler’s Brick Street Historic District stands what was once a dead tree.

The Biggest Hit at the American Windmill Museum Is the Smallest

November 23, 2022 | By Dina Gachman

The tagline for the American Windmill Museum in Lubbock is “Walk Among the Giants,” which is ironic considering some of the most impressive structures on display inside the 66,000-square-foot space are itty-bitty.

A Foodie Oasis Emerges in Lubbock

October 27, 2022 | By Rebecca Deurlein

Joe Ely Looks Back on His 50-Year Career Ahead of Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction

October 21, 2022 | By Joe NIck Patoski

It has been quite a month for Joe Ely. The Flatlanders, the Lubbock trio he first played and recorded with in 1972, headlined the Back to the Basics Music Festival at Luckenbach in late September.

Texas Producer Lloyd Maines Steps Out on His Own

September 13, 2022 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The call came at the exact minute he said it would. “When you’ve been working in the studio for 50 years, you learn that,” the booming voice on the other end of the line said.

New Lubbock Attractions Bring an Artsy Flair to the Ranching Town

August 5, 2022 | By Rebecca Deurlein

Robert Bruno’s Steel House in Lubbock Keeps People Guessing

November 29, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

About three weeks ago, a flurry of reports came out from the Lubbock area about the wacky and wild Robert Bruno Steel House.

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

July 29, 2021 | By Anthony Head

After studying grape-growing and winemaking in California, Kim McPherson returned home to Lubbock in 1979 and began crushing grapes at his father’s winery, Llano Estacado.

Buddy Holly Hall Puts Lubbock on the National Tour Map

July 19, 2021 | By June Naylor

This 220,000-square-foot, $154 million venue, which took four years to construct, honors his legacy by providing a state-of-the-art space to welcome musicians as well as dancers, comedians, and actors.

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

July 9, 2021 | By June Naylor

Located in a beautifully renovated 1930s Kress department store building, the winery opened in March 2020, and serves about a dozen wines.

Explore the Texas Panhandle with These Four Spring Daytrips

April 15, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

In the third part of our spring day drives series, we’re heading to the Texas High Plains.

How I Overcame My Fear of Texas’ Turbulent Weather

April 7, 2021 | By Jennifer Epperson

One Travel Writer’s Journey to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine Led to One of Her Most Memorable Texas Trips

April 6, 2021 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Hitting the road from Austin to West Texas in March, my family felt excited and a little nervous—like we were pulling off some tremendous caper. My husband and I were on our way to get our first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

What It’s Like to Open a Restaurant in Texas During a Pandemic

February 6, 2021 | By Jill Coody Smits

Despite the daunting landscape, however, indefatigable chef-entrepreneurs across the state are also opening restaurants, hiring back eager-to-work staff, and serving delicious food.

My Favorite Texas Trip: Two Instrumental Guitarists Tour Through Far West Texas

October 7, 2020 | By Eli Winter

Two winters ago, my friend Cameron Knowler and I were touring across Texas, playing concerts of instrumental music referencing jazz, country, and avant-garde guitarists to anyone who’d listen.

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Founder is Posthumously Inducted into the 2019 BBQ Hall of Fame

October 3, 2019 | By Laurel Miller

Legendary pitmaster C.B. Stubblefield, who owned restaurants in Lubbock and Austin, receives his due

Getaway: A Weekend in Lubbock

August 29, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

Lubbock may not be the first city that comes to mind when considering the arts in Texas, but maybe it should be. The High Plains town that nurtured many of Texas’ most exalted musicians—Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore to name a few—must have some creative fairy dust blowing through its Caprock winds. The visual arts are now finding fertile soil here, too. Just walk through the galleries and workshops of the Lubbock Cultural District, and you’ll get a whiff of the artistic freedom inspired by the city’s wide-open spaces and 265 days of sunshine a year—a freedom that also comes from a cost-of-living low enough that artists don’t sweat the rent. Like the wildly spinning wind turbines you pass on the drive into town, the “Hub City” is generating energy worthy of attention. If you are one of those travelers who buzzes through Lubbock on your way to New Mexico or Colorado, consider staying for the weekend to see what you’re missing.

In ‘Shadow of a Cowboy,’ Lubbock Songster Andy Hedges Explores Cowboy Tunes Old and New

April 23, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

On the cowboy poetry scene, Lubbock’s Andy Hedges stands out from the crowd as a fresh-faced performer, a 30-something practitioner of an American folk tradition often dominated by graybeards (and gray mustaches).

Terry Allen Dishes on Lubbock (And Everything)

February 21, 2019 | By Wes Ferguson

Terry Allen wears many hats, not that you’ll catch him in a Stetson. Twangy as all get out, the pioneering Texas country singer still enjoys a cult following for his first two albums.

BBQ and Tex-Mex in Lubbock

October 31, 2018 | By

Searching for down-home comfort food? Try Wiley’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q and Burgers on the East Side.

Where to Stay in Lubbock

October 4, 2018 | By

The Mythology of the Wild West Looms Large over Texas

January 15, 2018 | By

Tales of heroic cowboys and gritty ranchers dominate much of the state’s literature.  

The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration in Lubbock

August 8, 2017 | By by Melissa Corbin

As a Tennessee native who married a Texan, I’ve long been fascinated with the difference between the two states’ geography and culture—especially when it comes to the romantic ideal of the cowboy in the Texas Panhandle.

Candlelight at the Ranch

November 19, 2015 | By

Step into a “living Christmas card” in Lubbock, where the National Ranching Heritage Center’s annual Candlelight at the Ranch re-creates a frontier prairie holiday scene.

The City Insider

August 17, 2015 | By

Writers for Texas Highways cover a lot of ground. With more than a quarter-million square miles and some 3,000 communities in play (including six of the country’s most populated cities), we’ve got our work cut out for us.

Urban Scapes

August 14, 2015 | By Melissa Gaskill

Get out of the office. Flee that marathon meeting. Park your car. Exit the laundry room.

Daytripper: Lubbock

April 10, 2015 | By Chet Garner

Lubbock earned its nickname as the “Hub City” by being the center of activity for generations of Texans living in and passing through the Panhandle.

Texas Top 40 No. 40, Lubbock

December 31, 2013 | By

Those who take time to explore the “Hub City” will find a notable wine scene, thanks to the High Plains’ bounty of vineyards, an influential music scene, and a fascinating selection of museums.

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations

December 3, 2013 | By


Last fall, we asked Texas Highways readers to share their favorite places in the state for our Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations.

The Great, Grape Plains

October 18, 2013 | By Kathryn Jones

A  six-foot steel sculpture of a corkscrew marks the entrance to McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock.

Chasing Windmills

August 12, 2009 | By E. Dan Klepper

Travel down any Texas highway, regardless of direction, season, or time of day, and you will pass a windmill.

Top Tables: La Diosa Cellars

February 26, 2009 | By Henry Chappell

On a perfect October evening in Lubbock, I sit enjoying a glass of viognier while watching members of Chris Crow and the Cat’s Pajamas lug amplifiers and instruments through the garage door at La Diosa Cellars, a romantic bistro-winery.

Buddy Holly Remembered

February 1, 2009 | By David Latimer

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