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.

Better Steaks and More Trees: Texas Tech News

Texas Tech News
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From faculty doing groundbreaking research to the trials and tribulations of the Red Raiders, there are always exciting things going on over at Texas Tech. Here is some of the most interesting Texas Tech news that is happening now.

English Professor Works with Death Row Inmates

Jill Patterson, an English professor at Texas Tech, recently received a fellowship from the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University to help her in her work as she advocates for impoverished Texas death row inmates.

Celebrating Arbor Day at Texas Tech

Continuing a tradition that began all the way back in 1938, students, staff and faculty planted 28,000 trees and shrubs for Arbor Day. Throughout campus, volunteers gave their green thumbs a bit of exercise as they collectively helped to make Texas Tech a lot greener.

Agriculture Professor Perfects Steak

In the future, as you enjoy a perfectly marbled slab of beef, you may have Agricultural Science professor Brad Johnson to thank. He’s an expert on the subject of skeletal muscle growth in cattle and he recently spearheaded a study on how to increase marbling without raising obese cattle.

The university is a huge part of life in Lubbock, TX and we love catching up on Texas Tech news at Pollard Used Cars.