“GIRLS EMBRACING MISSION SERVICE” (GEMS)
ADOPTED AS THE NEW TEEN LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE (LWML) IDENTIFICATION AT THE 2014 LWML TEXAS DISTRICT CONVENTION.
Fun Facts about Lubbock
Fact 1 -The city of Lubbock is the Lubbock Metropolitan Area’s main economic center.
Fact 2 -It has been nicknamed “The Hub city” and its motto is “Lubbock- The Giant Side of Texas”.
Fact 3- Lubbock has been rated to be America’s second most conservative city.
Fact 4- The local university football team had won three conference championships before it entered the Big 12 Conference. The city glows in colors of Red and Black in fall, each year.
Fact 5 - The largest grocery chain in Texas, United Supermarkets, is based in this city.
Fact 6 - In terms of acreage, the South Plains Mall is the state’s largest mall. The floor plan is a completely enclosed one.
Fact 7 - The most popular souvenir in this city is the “boot koozie” and close to 2,000 of these mementoes are sold to visitors every year along with over 1,500 bandannas, which are another popular souvenir of the city.
Fact 8 - The Llano Estacado Winery was the very first commercially-run winery to open up here after prohibition was lifted.
Fact 9 - The world’s largest contiguous cotton-growth takes place in this region.
Fact 10 - Famous country musicians such as Butch Hancock, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton and Jimmie Gilmore were either born or lived in the city of Lubbock. All of them as a group were called the Flatlanders.