Originally Posted by ABQalex
Murders in Albuquerque are talked about on the news in Lubbock on a regular basis?? That's bizarre.
The South Valley is not a bad area. It certainly has that reputation on these forums, but I've found most of those who give it that label are incredibly ingnorant as to the nuances and even basic facts about our entire area, yet alone the South Valley specifically.
I'm sorry, I exaggerated. Let me clear things up. We get news of murders in Dallas, Houston, El Paso, Phoenix and yes, Albuquerque.
For its size, Lubbock is a pretty quiet city more like a big town. Years ago, I was watching channel 28 (the ABC affiliate) and they reported on three homicides in Albuquerque on the same day and to tell the truth the news didn't report on the locations in Albuquerque. After the report, the news crew switched to a live cam at a highschool tailgating party before the game started. How bizarre is that? Only in West Texas.....
So, I apologize for my ignorance, I know nothing of Albuquerque, this is true, except for the Zia Rifle and Pistol club, 5 guys burgers, Carmax and Sportsman's warehouse. I also apologize if I've offended you which is further from anything I had hoped to do.
I plan to rectify that with a visit this weekend to look at neighborhoods and rentals.
Lastly, I appreciate all the feedback provided me thus far. It's been very helpful especially from Zoidberg and mortimer.