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The Spirit of Lubbock©

Legends of the Llano Estacado

by Clarence Milam

Welcome to the Spirit of Lubbock© page. Y'all will find stories of Lubbock and the West Texas area here, gathered over the past several years, published locally in such magazines as The Lubbock Magazine©, The Caprock Sun©, and Y'all Magazine©.

Articles by Clarence Milam appearing in the Lubbock Magazine©

  • The Spirit of Lubbock© : Architectural Heritage-A Spanish Flair
  • The Spirit of Lubbock©  would like to pay it's heartfelt respects to the family of

    "Chief" Frank Runkles.

    He was born Dec. 28, 1909, and he returned to his maker, March 19th, 2002. His passing came only three days before the traditional March 22 Taba'na Yuan'e sunrise ceremony, which predicts the coming year's fortune. Chief Runkles had led the ceremony for 29 years. He never missed a ceremony.

    The city of Post Texas will continue the ceremony in his honor, stating:

    "We will go forward with the tradition. We know he would want us to."

    He was 92 years old. The family suggests memorials to

  • In Focus Ministries, 1006 Cactus, Levelland, TX 79336
  • or the Garza County Historical Museum, 119 N. Avenue N, Post, TX 79356
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