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October, 2012 Archive

Flat Out Fine: Tech’s Langdon Winds Up Fall Rodeo Season on Winning Note

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Texas Tech’s Taylor Langdon began this year’s rodeo competition where she left off last season, dominating barrel racing’s regional riders. Riding her mare ‘Frenchy,’ the senior exercise sports major from Aubrey, won the overall title at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo in Portales; placed third at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo in Alpine; and took first overall at the Clarendon College Rodeo in Clarendon. (more…)


Dry Times; Worst Drought in Decades Continues to Cut Texas Quail Counts

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Three years into a five-year project aimed at stemming a massive decline of quail in Texas, researchers with a conservation alliance based at Texas Tech University are finding that last year’s blistering drought didn’t help that rescue effort one bit. (more…)


Rodeo Update: Roping, Barrel Racers Highlight Clarendon College Rodeo

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Texas Tech’s rodeo team turned in strong roping and riding performances at the final of the fall season’s southwest region national intercollegiate rodeos this weekend (Oct. 27-28) at the Clarendon College Rodeo in Clarendon. (more…)


Thanks; CASNR hosts Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Officials Luncheon

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

More than 150 Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources students, faculty and guests took a moment to thank and express their appreciation to representatives from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at a special scholarship luncheon on Monday (Oct. 22) at the university’s Red Raider Ballroom in the Student Union Building. (more…)


American Royal; Tech’s Meat Judging Team a Cut Above the Competition

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Texas Tech’s meat judging team took first place honors Sunday (Oct. 21) at the American Royal’s Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest. The win makes the fifth consecutive year the Red Raiders have won the Omaha, Neb., competition. (more…)


Global Vision; Int’l Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Longtime CASNR Leader

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Norman Hopper, Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources former Executive Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, has been presented a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the university’s Office of International Affairs. The honor was presented at the group’s annual Global Vision Award Ceremony on Friday (Oct. 19) at the university’s International Cultural Center. (more…)


Take Up the Rake; NRM Students Lend a Hand on Canyon Lakes Phase II Cleanup

Friday, October 19th, 2012

A community-wide effort to help clean up Canyon Lakes #3, known by Guadalupe Barrio residents as “El Arroyo” roll out from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 20), and will include member of the Guadalupe Neighborhood Association, as well as a special group of students from Texas Tech’s Association for Natural Resource Scientists and Society for Conservation Biology. (more…)