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Chef Camp at Texas Tech University

Welcome to Lubbock, Texas

With a population of over 200,000, Lubbock is located at an elevation of 3,250 feet in the heart of West Texas. Lubbock has a dry, pleasant climate with over 3,550 hours of sunshine annually, low summer humidity, and moderate winters. Average annual temperature is 60F (16C). Lubbock is located 515 kilometers west of Dallas (a one-hour flight) and the same distance southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several airlines and an interstate bus line serve the city as well as four major highways, including an interstate highway. If you are interested in more information about flights into Lubbock, click http://www.flylia.com.

West Texas is known for its "Texas Hospitality," and Lubbock is no exception. Friendly people and a comfortable and safe environment make Lubbock one of the best places in Texas to live.

Lubbock is becoming internationally known for its tremendous contribution to the wine industry. The area supports several wineries and numerous vineyards that produce award-winning wines.

Buddy Holly, a legend in rock-n-roll history, is Lubbock's most famous son. Honoring him is a life-size bronze statue at Lubbock's "Walk of Fame," which distinguishes people from the West Texas area who have made significant contributions in the entertainment industry.

Hospitality and Retail Management