West Texas’ First Distillery – Pinkerton’s Distillery in Lubbock

West Texas may not have a new sheriff but there is a new distillery in town. Actually, they’re the first distillery in West Texas. In 2015, Pinkerton’s Distillery started producing Platinum, Coconut, and Gold Rums. Now Lucas Pinkerton’s Rums are sold in stores throughout two-thirds of Texas. Lucas Pinkerton’s passion for distilling started while he…

The ‘Joy Mode’: Texas Tech Studies the Effects of the Arts on Healing

He called it the “joy mode.” During a press trip to Lubbock, Texas, last month, I had the opportunity to interview Dean Noel Zahler of Texas Tech University’s J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts about 16 multi-disciplinary research groups who are using fMRI to measure the effects of the arts on…