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Old 03-11-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Longview, TX
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I have a daughter who will attend high school - we are looking at Lubbock high with its IB/dual college credit/band. Do you know anything about the high schools in Lubbock?
I went to Lubbock High during the 1st half of my soph. year. My parents made me transfer to Monterey High. They didn't like me going to a school way on the other side of town. Coronado, Monterey, and Lubbock High Schools are all great schools. Of course, they each have their strengths... but I had friends at each school who all had a good experience. But that was also 15yrs ago. (Can that really be that long ago???) Feel free to email me if you have anymore questions. I was involved in sports and choir and other clubs.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:12 AM
 
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Default Living on Lubbock on Low Budget

Dear Friends,
I am from Asia and I have been recently admitted to a garaduate
program in Texas Tech U with financial aid of 8350 per year for nine
months. I have decided to join the department, though, I am not quite
sure this amount will suffice for living in Lubbock. Besides, I don't
know about the daily costs such as transportation, food and so many
other things. As I have looked at the adds about rentals in Lubbock, I
found out that there are rentals available at 400 to 500 close to
Campus(if the adds are really trustable).
Suppose I am not able to get a summer job(regarding my F-1 student
visa), do you think it is possible to live on that amount for 12 months?
I would also be grateful if someone could give me a perspective of
daily expenses with a careful management.
All the best wishes,
Siavash
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:13 AM
 
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Dear Friends,
I am from Asia and I have been recently admitted to a graduate
program in Texas Tech U with financial aid of 8350 per year for nine
months. I have decided to join the department, though, I am not quite
sure this amount will suffice for living in Lubbock. Besides, I don't
know about the daily costs such as transportation, food and so many
other things. As I have looked at the adds about rentals in Lubbock, I
found out that there are rentals available at 400 to 500 close to
Campus(if the adds are really trustable).
Suppose I am not able to get a summer job(regarding my F-1 student
visa), do you think it is possible to live on that amount for 12 months?
I would also be grateful if someone could give me a perspective of
daily expenses with a careful management.
All the best wishes,
Siavash
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:23 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I went to Lubbock High during the 1st half of my soph. year. My parents made me transfer to Monterey High. They didn't like me going to a school way on the other side of town. Coronado, Monterey, and Lubbock High Schools are all great schools. Of course, they each have their strengths... but I had friends at each school who all had a good experience. But that was also 15yrs ago. (Can that really be that long ago???) Feel free to email me if you have anymore questions. I was involved in sports and choir and other clubs.


I always wondered what the high school scene was like in Lubbock. And fifteen years really pass quickly.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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Wow...I can not believe I just found a Lubbock post. Where do I begin?? First of all, I am not from Lubbock, but I did attend undergrad at Texas Tech and graduated in 2006. I now live in Austin, where I am from and love! I also lived in San Antonio for a while before going to Tech. For me it was culture shock. If you are not country and do not drive a pick-up, do not like George W. Bush-SUCKS, do not attend church every week, you are pretty much not wanted there. Trust me! I have never seen a University that embraced W04 more than Tech in all of my life. There is pretty much no diversity, no culture. If you like trees, water, hills, you will hate Lubbock! Yea, they have very little humidity...wow. That is their one big highlight.

I did get married there and have fond college memories, but would never move back. And no...I do not miss the wind at all, or the dust, or the cow crap smell, or the oil smell. I also do not miss close-minded people, which you will find plenty when leaving campus. It just depends on what you want, I promise you the boogie man will not get you in the city if you live on the nice part of town. Look up the Lubbock crime stats some time on the internet, you will find per capita they have a much higher crime rate than Austin, and very close to San Antonio!-yikes.

They have way more hail than Austin, not even close. Scary storms that DO PRODUCE TORNADOES...i will never forget we were under a watch almost daily that spring back in 2006. If you can deal with all mentioned above, then you can make it okay, but out of everywhere to live in Texas, it's one of the last places I would move to, really!

About the "GROWTH", please! We were just there this past november, wow...you have a chilis across from Campus now, congratulations. Yes, they have more chains to eat and shop at than most towns that size, if that's what you are into. They DO NOT have good tex-mex, trust me! Austin, San Antonio has the best, not even close. I am a graduate from Tech and still root for them, but just know what you are getting into.

All in all, good place to attend college, after graduation, run for your life.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: the void texas
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agreed with rhino85.

i lived there for 4months then got the h e ll out.

i never encountered so much narrow mindedness in my life.

its not a place for counter culturelists to be or people who dont bleed republican.

i went into a church there and the preacher started talkin smack about my hair to the congregation.

truly a pathetic place. im having a much better situation in Denton now. i love it. thank God for Denton.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:43 PM
Status: "We need America back!" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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I like Lubbock OK, although the wind (and the dust) would get old. I know it has a history, but what's going on now?

What's going on now is the city's 100-year anniversary. They've got some events coming up between now and next March as their centennial is being celebrated.

Check this out: Lubbock Centennial Celebration - Home
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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Lubbock definitely not for the faint of heart. Glad you found a less hazardous place to land. Wish more people here thought that way and would leave. I am not for all the "progressive" building going on, or the new highway being put up, just means more population problems in the future.
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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...Are there lots of things for kids to do?
From what I've read in the news, seen in TV documentaries, and heard from TTU transients, here is a list of what many kids do in Lubbock:

Go to church.
Get GW's brand of abstinence-only education
Go to church.
Have a C-section & paternity test before taking driver's ed
Go to church.
Call the girlfriend to tell her that he's p***in' razor blades.
Go to church.
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: the void texas
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From what I've read in the news, seen in TV documentaries, and heard from TTU transients, here is a list of what many kids do in Lubbock:

Go to church.
Get GW's brand of abstinence-only education
Go to church.
Have a C-section & paternity test before taking driver's ed
Go to church.
Call the girlfriend to tell her that he's p***in' razor blades.
Go to church.
lol

sorry i had to.
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