This is awesome on a much grander scale than just a hard-working local being recognized.
Texas Tech Today: Texas Tech Climate Scientist Named to TIME 100
If you have not seen or heard about Katharine Hayhoe, check out Years of Living Dangerously, a Showtime series dealing with current environmental issues. The premiere episode features Dr. Hayhoe interacting with Plainview residents in the wake of the Cargill plant closing. The show is very eye-opening and I found myself very impressed with Dr. Hayhoe and thankful to have her as a neighbor.
You can see the complete first episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brvhCnYvxQQ
May we be thankful for our neighbors!
(Thanks for the heads-up, Keith.)