Texas Tech University awarded 12 individuals this year with its Presidential Graduate Fellowship. The fellowship recruits and attracts experienced doctoral students from all across the United States and the world.

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The hot and dry growing conditions that often accompany the growing season in Hale County, Texas, can really put farmers in a pickle. However, some farmers in West Texas say the tough growing conditions are no big “dill.” When driving through Hale County, one can expect to see cotton or wheat in the fields, but many would be surprised to see cucumbers growing.