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Old 02-12-2008, 03:08 PM
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Hi, everyone! I just the itching to start a new thread. And I saw something in the latest edition of Texas Monthly that caught my eye. It would make a great subject for a new thread. The city of Lubbock will be turning one hundred years old next year (2009). Now centennial celebrations are a big deal. So I'll open up the floor -- in a matter of speaking -- to all of you with Lubbock ties or if you live anywhere in West Texas. What are your thoughts as Lubbock approaches 100?? If you are in or near the area, what are your plans on how to celebrate the momentous event, or do you?? I know the city may be making plans for celebrations next year, and I'll find out if they are -- at this moment, I haven't seen anything set in stone.

In the meantime, however, let me hear from you folks about this.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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I hope that Lubbock is opportunistic in regards to the new developments that are expected to be finished next year. Advertising should be a priority.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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I have a couple of friends who live in Lubbock, and they are optimistic about that place's future. To go from a place with basically nothing to a big city is a big step for them. There just ain't no more tumbleweeds up there, hoss. One hundred years? Unbelievable.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:26 PM
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Default New, Improved Lubbock Visitors Guide

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I hope that Lubbock is opportunistic in regards to the new developments that are expected to be finished next year. Advertising should be a priority.
It ought to be. There is word that officials will also be upgrading the visitor's guide. It is talked about to be cutting-edge and will be doing things at a whole new level. Stay tuned on that.
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Old 02-18-2008, 07:06 PM
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Apparently, it appears Lubbock wants to get started early on the Centennial celebration. Take a look.

Help city celebrate its 100th birthday | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:12 AM
 
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Am sure it will be a nice celebration, but hope not to be here for all the crowds! For me Lubbock is too large and appears to be growing by the minute! May be moving further up the Panhandle by that time. I have no big ties to Lubbock area, have only been here a few years (job op). Has been an okay place to live but looking for a nicer area to buy land.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:58 PM
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They're planning to make it a year-long thing. Mac Davis will be one of the headliners along the way.

Here's more. Lubbock Centennial Celebration - Home

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Holy Cow...i just looked at wikipedia...Mac is 66 yrs old now!
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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According to my parents, who still live in Lubbock, they are starting the year long celebration on March 8, 2008. They are selling coins, t-shirts, a Christmas ornament, and a signed print... featuring Lubbock icons. I've already bought all but the t-shirt. Call me sentimental... but Lubbock was 17 years of my past and I still love it there. The people are compassionate, the sunsets are breathtaking, and the dry climate sure is nice after a hot summer day to sit outside in the cool evening breeze. Congrats, Lubbock!
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:19 AM
 
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I agree, back2tx, about Lubbock. Just don't want to be part of any noisy galas or traffic jams here when it starts.
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