Vol 8, No 240
August 28, 1923
Lubbock selected for new College - City Celebrates
30,000 people turned out on this date in 1923, to celebrate the selection of Lubbock as the host city for the new Texas Technological College. Lubbock showed up in droves to greet the selection committee from Austin, and the city was awarded the new college on the first ballot.
Texas Technological College later changed it's name to Texas Tech University.
Alan Shivers beats Ralph Yarborough in Run-off
On this date in 1954, conservative Governor Alan Shivers beat more liberal Ralph Yarborough in an run-off election that rejected the more liberalized national Democratic party agenda.