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Medical leader, family have strong presence




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Marciano Morales
1936-present






Marciano Morales was the seventh of 13 children born to Mexican immigrants.

He entered the medical field as a hospital administrator. In 1978, he moved to Lubbock as administrator of West Texas Health Care Agency.

In 1983, Morales and his wife, Martha, opened Caprock Home Health with three employees.

He and his company received recognition from COMA, the forerunner to the Lubbock Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

He’s been involved in many civic organizations. In 1997, he and his wife contributed $1 million to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to fund an endowed chair.




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Polk Robison
1912-2008
Berl Huffman
1907-1990
Walter B. Huffman
present


Some families, it seems, have leadership in their blood.

Such is the case with the Robison and Huffman families, linked both by marriage and strong ties to Texas Tech.

Robison, an iconic Tech basketball coach and athletic director, led three teams to Border Conference titles. In 1961, his team snagged the SWC title.

Berl Huffman worked most of his life in some capacity related to athletics. He joined the Tech staff in 1935 as freshman football coach and head coach of basketball and football. He later served as head baseball coach.

Huffman’s son Walter married Robison’s daughter Anne.

The younger Huffman continues the Tech connection. After serving as judge advocate general of the Army, he became dean of Tech’s law school in 2002.

Previous City's Most Influential:

#55 - Robert Duncan #56 - Roy B. Davis
#57 - F. W. Mattox #58 - George Simmons
#59 - Bobby Moegle #60 - Larry Combest
#61 - Charles C. Crenshaw #62 - George Singer
#63 - Judge W. D. Crump #64 - M. M. Dupre
#65 - George E. Green #66 - Marjorie Cone Kastman
#67 - Dudley Strain #68 - Maxey family
#69 - Caldwell, Hancock, Stubblefield
#70 - Elmer Tarbox
#71 - H. I. Robinson #72 - Paul Milosevich
#73 - Father Halfmann #74 - John A. Logan
#75 - Roscoe and Smylie Wilson #76 - Jim Courtney
#77 - Carolyn Lanier #78 - Waggoner Carr
#79 - "Rip" and Mark Griffin #80 - The Hometown Boys
#81 - Theodore Phea #82 - Dr. Bricker, Dr. Selby
#83 - Sam Medina #84 - Alan White
#85 - Joan Ervin #86 - Sister Maureen Van der Zee
#87 - S. E. Cone #88 - Clent Breedlove
#89 - Paul Horn #90 - Dudley Faver
#91 - Lee Lewis #92 - William Harrod
#93 - James H. Milam #94 - Jane Anne Stinnett
#95 - B. O. McWhorter #96 - Windy Sitton
#97 - James Granbury #98 - David Gutierrez
#99 - Delwin Jones #100 - Retha Martin
They built this city with a lot of work
Lubbock's 'builders' to be featured

 


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