Levelland Fast Facts

Fast Facts :

  • Founded: 1926
  • Population: 13,000 (excluding college)
  • Economic Base: education, agriculture, oil

2000 -- Voted the "Live Music Capital of Texas'' by Texas Music Magazine
2000 -- Chosen "National Main Street City''
1998 -- Chosen to be an official "1998 Texas Main Street City'' (redevelopment program)

Notable People :
Bruce Ford -- popular Opera singer in Europe
Larry Ford -- popular evangelist
Natalie Maines -- lead singer of Dixie Chicks
Dr. David Schmidley -- Chancellor of Texas Tech University
Heath Wright -- influential musician
LeAnn Womack -- famous country-western singer

Art Exhibits/Museums -- "City of Mosaics'' -- eight mosaics throughout city, Marjorie Post Art Collection

Entertainment -- College Avenue Shopping District, Downtown Square/Gazebo/Honor Walkway, Tom T. Hall Production Studio, Thursday Nite Live Musical Variety Show, Heath Wright Rehearsal Hall

Festivals -- Early Settlers' Day Festival

Schooling -- South Plains College