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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

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2021 A Great Year For Lubbock, But Still More To Come

Posted 12-19-2021 at 12:30 PM by case44


Any good news is always worth posting. Texas, as a whole, has had a good economic year in spite of some unnecessary challenges taking place at the national level. I'm so glad I live in a resilient and stable state like Texas.

I've got a link to a great website and they've got a good vid up to show all of us what great stuff has been going on in the Hub City. It makes a good promotional video, but for now, I just want to visually show you the city's highlights of good economic growth, and how things CAN be for an area such as Lubbock.

https://lubbockeda.org/#video-1

As a fellow Texan, I couldn't be prouder.
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    Folks in Lubbock are already in eager anticipation of the new State Loop 88. There's already a place in West Lubbock called Loop 88 RV Park. You'll find it on 50th Street just west of the proposed future location of the West Outer Loop (I still want to call it The Belt). And then there's Plaza 88, a shopping center on Indiana near 124th that is fast taking shape. That location is just north of the South Outer Loop.

    They're certainly not wasting any time now, are they?
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    Posted 12-19-2021 at 01:17 PM by case44 case44 is online now
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    They're certainly not wasting any time now, are they?
    Seems like the construction announcements (of many types) have been made at warp speed in the last couple months in the Hub City. They just put out a release on a new million-dollar driving range for Tech’s golf course Thursday:

    https://texastech.com/news/2021/12/2...ing-range.aspx

    Looks like the new Red Feather Golf Club’s builders are the same ones constructing that.

    I said in another topic that they (TTU in particular) could be making up for lost time (guess the cause of that). There could be 3-5 or more cranes on campus by summer/fall of ‘22 that aren’t there now.

    In other news, Tesla is apparently putting in a showroom at an old Reagor-Dykes dealership on 82nd St.

    Looks like the expo center project could be resumed in the next year, and the Covenant Medical Center expansion was back on track the last time I visited.

    Don’t know about the convention hotel, the downtown grad student housing, or the Lubbock Aquarium, but the last will hold a fundraiser on NYE in conjunction with Lubbock Firefighters.

    Saw a few weeks back that the Lubbock MSA’s gross domestic product surpassed $15 billion for the first time in 2020, in spite of the slowdown. If indicators hold, that number could increase by a good percentage in the next several years. (We won’t know 2021’s GDP until Dec. of next year.)

    Obviously it remains to be seen what happens, but it doesn’t appear that people there are resting on laurels.
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    Posted 12-24-2021 at 12:10 AM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline
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    Shoe, that Lubbock Aquarium is just taking forever. Whatever amount of funds that that group still needs, well, they'd best get going with it. Certainly, there has to be someone from Tech or the community that's willing to give an extra nickel. We've got to get that rascal up and running.

    By the way, here's a connection to a YouTube user who frequently puts out videos in telling people about Lubbock, and it's quite fascinating to watch. I've got a link to one of his videos right here, but you can subscribe to this guy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kndl71IA9LU
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    Posted 12-26-2021 at 09:09 AM by case44 case44 is online now
 

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