Lubbock is a surprising city with a history full of interesting facts and notables. Here is a few things that you may not have know about Lubbock, but every West Texan should know…

Hub City

Lubbock is nicknamed the Hub City because it is the multi-county education, economic and health care center in northwest Texas.

The Lubbock Lights

We’re not talking about Lubbock’s night skyline. No, the “Lubbock Lights” refers to V-shaped UFO sightings in the Lubbock night sky in August of 1951. Because of the credibility of many of the witnesses and the fact that there were photographs of the anomaly, this sighting is considered one of the first UFO sightings to be taken seriously by the public and the government.


Lubbock celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2009.


The plains around Lubbock make up the world’s largest contiguous cotton growing region.

Famous Lubbock-Born People

Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock. That’s not really trivia, though. Everyone already knew that, but it’s worth mentioning again.

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks was born in Lubbock.

Kristi Cline, who was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in September of 1999. Famous or infamous? You decide.