Texas Favorite Returns with Release of 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition

The Dallas Auto Show spotlights some of the toughest trucks to grace the industry. This year, Ram blew the competition away with the return of a Texas truck buyer favorite: the 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition. Even though it’s only available in Texas, this model incarnates reliability and luxury in an assertive profile.

The Ram 1500 Lone Star edition made waves with an upscale appearance marked by bright front and rear bumpers, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and a standard bright grille surround with billet inserts. Inside, the Texan pickup showed off a leather-wrapped steering wheel and split rear bench seat.

Available in two- and four-wheel drive powertrains, the Ram 1500 Lone Star boasts a signature interior badging and tailgate. The upscale pickup will feature a 3.6-liter V6 engine with eTorque or a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine.

“The hard-working appeal of the Ram Lone Star has made it a favorite among Texas truck buyers,” said Mike Manley, head of the Ram Brand. “Trucks are an important part of Texas life, and Ram trucks are proven to last. Ram’s long-lasting reliability has helped the Ram 1500 cement the highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup.”

The 2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star edition is available in Black and Sport appearance packages. Drivers have the option of adding other luxury features, such as 20-inch aluminum wheels and Blind-Spot Monitoring.

To celebrate the Ram 1500 Lone Star revival, test drive one of our Ram models when you stop by Pollard Used Cars.

2019 Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition - 2019 Ram 1500 pictured

Best Bars to Visit on St. Patrick’s Day in Lubbock, Texas

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity for a night out on the town with your friends, coworkers, or significant other. If you are looking for a good time, consider heading out to a local pub. Below are the best bars to visit on St. Patrick’s Day in Lubbock.

But remember — even though we at Pollard Used Cars are big fans of driving, it is NEVER okay to drink and drive. On this special holiday, please have a designated driver (and buy them a delicious Irish dinner) or take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

Best Bars in Lubbock

  • Louie Louie’s Piano Bar: Looking for great music on your night out on the town? There is no better place than Louie Louie’s Piano Bar.
  • Flippers Tavern: For great food and good beer, Flippers Tavern provides an amazing atmosphere and is the top rated bar in Lubbock on Yelp. Be sure to try the Crawdaddy Queso and Chips and get your signature dog Flipper Style.
  • O’Reilly’s Irish Pub: Don’t forget — St. Patrick’s Day is all about Irish culture. Enjoy a pint of Guinness at this authentic Irish pub in Lubbock.
  • Lantern Tavern: If you love craft beer, then you’ll want to check out the Lantern Tavern. Even better? It’s dog-friendly!

We at Pollard Used Cars wish you and yours a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day.

bars to visit on St. Patrick’s Day in Lubbock

Road Trip Destinations: Top Places to Camp in Amarillo

Top Places to Camp in Amarillo | Pollard Used Cars | Lubbock, TXCamping is a tradition for most Americans during the summer, and its perfect for young couples, groups of friends, or families. With the right SUV, you can easily fit everything you need to explore the great outdoors, one reason we here at Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock have put together a list of the top places to camp in Amarillo.

According to USA Today, there are several campgrounds that are perfect for most beginners, offering amenities, affordable pricing, and scenic views in nearby Amarillo. Amarillo KOA is one of the most popular in the area, offering spots for RVs, campers, tents, and cabin camping. You get Wi-Fi, showers, and a free shuttle service, as well as bike rentals and a heated pool. The McClellan Creek National Grasslands are a short drive away, offering stunning views.

Check out the Palo Duro Canyon State Park as well. This campground is just 30 miles south of Amarillo, yet it has everything you need. This includes water, electricity, trailheads, and equestrian sites.  The Cactus and Fortress Cliff areas are often called the Grand Canyon of Texas, with 120 miles of treacherous canyons. While it’s more rustic than many other camp sites, many prefer Palo Duro when trying to escape the city.

Finally, visit the Sundown RV Resort. You can find daily, weekly, and monthly rates for RVs. You get full hookups, pull-through access, and high-speed wireless internet. Sundown also has outdoor games, exercise areas, and all your basic amenities. Simply hop in your RV and head down to the Sundown RV Resort.

Best Valentine’s Day Places to Visit in Lubbock, TX

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but there’s still time to plan the perfect Valentine’s date! While an evening’s activities will vary by the couple, dinner is certainly on the menu. Lubbock has quite a few great eateries that make a special occasion out of February 14th. We here at Pollard Used Cars have a few recommended Valentine’s Day places to visit in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Ohana Japanese Steak House – The family-friendly atmosphere of the Ohana Japanese Steak House makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner date. Serving delectable dishes of sweet and sour food, the restaurant is widely regarded as the best sushi joint in Lubbock.
  • Stella’s – Originally founded in 1973 in New York, Stella Rizzo created a name for herself as one of the finest Italian eateries in the business. Her son moved the restaurant to Lubbock. It quickly became a local hotspot known for its live entertainment, Italian cuisine, and lounge area, all of which make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
  • Harrigan’s Prime Grill – Created as a hangout for friends and family, Harrigan’s Prime Grill has grown to become one of the most welcoming restaurants in Lubbock. The friendly staff and warm welcome are just the appetizer to the incredible food!

Let us know if you have plan to use any of these ideas. All of us at Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX would love to hear about it!

Come to Santa Land in Lubbock this December

Looking for some family-friendly activities to do in Lubbock this holiday season? Throughout the month of December, you can join Lubbock Parks and Recreation in Mackenzie Park for a Lubbock annual tradition – Santa Land! Starting with an Opening Ceremony on December 10th, Santa Land in Lubbock is a great place to go with your family to get into the spirit of Christmas and celebrate everything the holidays have to offer.

The park is open from December 10th until the 23rd, and is open every night from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. Admission is free for all ages to enjoy attractions such as the massive lit Christmas tree, a holiday village, bonfires, animated displays, and even a hidden Elf on a Shelf that, if found, allows visitors to win their very own iPad Mini 2. At 6:00pm every evening, you can even watch Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Santa Land pulled by tiny reindeer!

Santa Land in Lubbock will also offer hot chocolate and other refreshments at the concession stand, along with live entertainment. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their children with Santa, or you can purchase photos on site. Partake in some Christmas cheer at the 58th annual Santa Land celebration.

Lubbock Halloween Attractions For 2016

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Fun, Scary Places In Lubbock

October is a delightfully spooky time of year. If you love getting your adrenaline pumping and getting your wits scared out of you, here are some of the best Lubbock Halloween attractions. These are sure to send a chill up your spine.

  • Nightmare on 19th This is one of the best haunted attractions in the area. It has not just one, but four unique haunted houses, making it the only haunted theme park in the area. With the purchase of one ticket, you can go through Blood Moon Manor, The Wastelands, City of the Lost, and Clowntown 3D.
  • The Blackness Haunted House. In nearby Plainview, see if you have what it takes to conquer The Blackness in an abandoned produce factory haunted by old Dom.
  • At’l Do Farms. If you’re looking for something more family-friendly, head out to At’l Do Farms for a corn maze, cow train, corn cannon, and hay bale maze. After the sun sets, take a hayride to see over 150 expertly carved pumpkins.
  • Trapped! Escape the Room. For a thrill of a different sort, gather your best friends and see if you can solve the mystery and escape the room within an hour.

Which Halloween attractions are you planning to see around Lubbock, TX? Tell of us at Pollard Used Cars. We would love to hear about it!

Experience the Lubbock CritterFest 2016

Lubbock CritterFest
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If you live in the area near Lubbock, Texas and you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, the Lubbock CritterFest 2016 is coming up soon at the end of June. This year’s theme is “Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind,” allowing kids and adults alike to experience popular attractions like animal rides, a petting zoo, and more.

 The “Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind” show features African lions and Bengal tigers, which is dedicated not only to showcasing the big cats’ intelligence, but also to educating audiences about conservation efforts. Tickets give you access to the show, as well as all other attractions associated with the exhibit and general Museum admission to everything the Omni Spectrum & Science Theater has to offer.

 The event takes place at the Science Spectrum & Omni Theater from June 23rd to June 26th. Showtimes are every day at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall. For the general public, children and seniors are $10.00 each, while adults are $12.50. If you are a member of the Theater, adult tickets are $4.50 while children are $3.50. Kids under 2 get in free. If you go, let us all know at Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX, how you liked it in the comments below.

How to Choose A Road Trip Partner

road trip partnerRoad trips are one of the best options for a summer vacation—but we all know that the people we are road tripping with can influence just how much fun the vacation is. It can be difficult spending a long amount of time in a small car if the person is a snorer—or if they don’t like to alternate driving. To ensure that your next road trip is the best it can be, here is how to choose a road trip partner.

Navigation. A good road trip partner needs to be able to know his or her way around a navigation app. Give them bonus points if they can manage a paper map or atlas, just in case cell phone service isn’t that great where you’re headed.

Conversation. Despite how fun road trips can be, dullness is known to set in at times. While entertainment plays a big role, so does conversation. Choose someone with whom you enjoy conversing. If they know how to make you laugh, sign them up immediately!

Music. A good DJ knows how to read a room, get a feel for the mood and the vibe of the place and spins the right records accordingly. Your road trip partner should possess these same kinds of skills. Match the music to the mood in the room and the scenery outside.

Conflict Resolution. If your road trip partner likes to hold a grudge, leave them at home! While we are not saying you need to enlist the Dalai Lama, you need someone who is chill and who knows how to resolve conflicts when they come up.

In the ingredients that make a rewarding and memorable road trip, the destination is extremely important. The itinerary is also an important. But knowing how to choose a road trip partner is essential!

If you need a vehicle so you can take that epic road trip of your dreams, stop by Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX.