September 16, 2009
Written by: Jessica Behnham
This trip is organized to help students who might not otherwise be able to make it home for the holidays travel home at a lower cost.
Texas Tech University’s Parent and Family Relations in conjunction with the Texas Tech Parents Association will offer buses to transport Texas Tech students who wish to travel home during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Three charter buses have been organized to carry students to and from Lubbock during the November break. Local chapters in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have helped with the recruitment and promotion of this travel activity.
“Getting students home for Thanksgiving is important and this effort will connect students with their families in the DFW and Houston areas at an affordable price in a safe environment,” said Ken Gassiot, associate director of Parent and Family Relations. “Texas Tech parents’ chapters in the DFW and Houston areas have been very helpful in getting the word out to families about this initiative.”
Buses will depart Lubbock, Nov. 25 and return to Lubbock Nov. 29. The cost is $100 roundtrip, and buses have designated stops in Arlington and Houston. Parent chaperones will be riding to and from Lubbock to assist students. Seating is based on availability and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information and registration, visit the Tech Parents Thanksgiving Bus Trip Web site.
Parent and Family Relations works very closely with the Texas Tech Parents Association to create an environment for parents and families that encourages involvement, interaction and support for Texas Tech.