Lubbock will extend a West Texas welcome to an estimated 10,000 FFA members, agricultural science teachers, and supporters this week. The 83rd annual Texas FFA Convention officially gets underway Tuesday.
The chairman of the host committee says this is the city's largest convention in 2011 and all Hub City businesses should prepare for this massive influx of students, teachers and parents.
Despite an issue with some local hotels in 2008, the organization voted to return to Lubbock.
About 500 visitors had to stay in Texas Tech dorms because some Lubbock hotels did not honor their reservations.
City leaders say steps were taken to prevent that from happening again.