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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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Lubbock Coming Up To The Times With New Water Towers

Posted 04-21-2021 at 06:42 PM by case44


Could it be? It is. Lubbock is still stuck in the 1970s with the water tower inventory it currently has. You would think that, if the city had done some more aggressive growing in the '70s and '80s, then maybe, we would have seen what the city is fixin' to build about thirty years ago, at least in part.

But, alas, Lubbock is just now getting to this.

Look, it's better late than never at all. Lubbock is finally replacing their three outdated, '70s-era tanks with new, shinier, more colorful mid-riser water towers. I'm glad to share this great bit with the masses. Three old water towers will be replaced with five new ones. Two will be torn down completely, while another at Indiana Avenue near 50th Street, will be torn down and replaced on-site. Three other new locations will receive the new water works. In addition to the mid-south location on Indiana, expect new cylindrical water works (They look like giant bolts ) at 84th and Avenue P in the south, 104th and Milwaukee in the southwest, University and 2nd in the central near Texas Tech University, and Clovis Highway (U.S. Highway 84) around Quaker in the northwest. The project will take about five years or less to complete, with Indiana being the first to be done this summer, followed by the Milwaukee location later this year.

Excitement abounds. The new water towers will include the emblazoning of the Lubbock city logo on two opposite sides. All these new features will bring the city more up to date and improve water pressure efficiency so badly needed for the area.

Below is a visual presentation from the folks at KLBK-TV (Channel 13, CBS) on this new Hub City project. Great things are happening, folks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpYg9XZczo8
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    Thanks to poster FKomarek, I learned that two far more exciting towers are supposed to be built very close to the main entrance of the TTU campus. Based on the developers’ work elsewhere, the 7-floor towers shouldn’t look too bad.

    You do need the type of things you mentioned, but that doesn’t get people’s attention until they fall into disrepair, explode, cause disruptions, etc., unfortunately.
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    Posted 04-24-2021 at 08:42 PM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline
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    Hey, shoe, you can check this out on YouTube. Just came out today. This is the one on Milwaukee, and it's already going up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHeWOVIpRCM
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    Posted 04-28-2021 at 08:28 PM by case44 case44 is offline
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    Hey, shoe, you can check this out on YouTube. Just came out today. This is the one on Milwaukee, and it's already going up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHeWOVIpRCM
    Put out today, pretty cool.
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    Posted 04-28-2021 at 09:12 PM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline
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    I was surprised they took off with that one when I thought they'd do it later. They're still working on Indiana. Heck, they ought to just go ahead with the other three and get those done this year.

    I don't see why not.
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    Posted 04-29-2021 at 04:51 PM by case44 case44 is offline
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    Update: The new water tower at 50th and Indiana will have their bowl raising tomorrow.


    So sez the Lanche:

    https://www.lubbockonline.com/story/...ek/7891834002/
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    Posted 07-09-2021 at 12:13 PM by case44 case44 is offline
 

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