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Old 04-24-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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You will find many horse stables around the Lubbock area - depending on where you live and what you want to pay you'll have many options.

Contact the people at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center and they can help you with the various locations around town. They also have boarding facilities, but there are less expensive places around town. They will help you with info though.

Texas Tech Equestrian Center (http://www.orgs.ttu.edu/tturodeoassociation/ttec.html - broken link)


(PS - don't let them scare you about the wind)
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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This spring has been very windy. I'll take windy over stifling humidity anyday. Just to let you know nikkzone, we do have an occasional dust storm in spring, but from some of the videos I've seen of dust storms in Phoenix, it's not near as bad.
Yeah, it does get pretty windy here in Phoeix, too. As a matter of fact, it's really windy here today. Dust storms can be horrible, but it's short lived and I agree with you 100%, I'd take widy over humidity! I hear so much more positive than negative about Lubbock from many people.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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First of all, welcome to Lubbock! As was said before, the southwest and northwest parts of town are the newest, but there are some nice neighborhoods like Tech Terrace and Rush in central Lubbock. (In fact, I believe you are allowed to keep horses in a stable in Rush.) I dont know of any stables specifically, but finding stables should not be hard at all. As far as high schools for your daughter, Lubbock High has one of the best magnet programs in the state, and Coronado, Frenship, and Cooper are good also.
I read your post and am moving to lubbock with my son next month. He will be entering middle school this year. Do have any school or neighborhood tips?
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I read your post and am moving to lubbock with my son next month. He will be entering middle school this year. Do have any school or neighborhood tips?
I would recommend Hutchinson Middle School. It is a good school that has an excellent magnet program. It is fairly diverse, both racially and economically. Other good middle schools are O. L. Slaton (also a magnet, but not as good as Hutch), Irons and Evans. It is fairly easy to transfer to different schools within Lubbock ISD, so you don't absolutely have to live in the neighborhood of the school you want. Frenship and Cooper are outside LISD, and they have pretty good middle schools, but they don't allow transfers. Schools to avoid would be Atkins, Dunbar, Alderson and Cavazos. Good luck with your move and hope this helps! Just out of curiosity, where are you moving from.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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Default children's medical care in lubbock

I'm interested in pediatric nursing in Lubbock. Covenant and Texas Tech both seem to provide inpatient care for kids. Any inside info on local insights on where kids get best care, best reputation, etc??
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm interested in pediatric nursing in Lubbock. Covenant and Texas Tech both seem to provide inpatient care for kids. Any inside info on local insights on where kids get best care, best reputation, etc??
Neither hospital has a better reputation than the other. I don't think you can go wrong with working at either. I would venture to say Covenant probably has more expertise with pediatrics because they have an entire hospital dedicated to women and children as opposed to UMC's single floor. Sorry I can't provide any more insight. Hope this helps, though.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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I don't have any real insight here since it has been 16 years since I have lived in Lubbock. I grew up on the Southwest side of town and at the time it was a nice area. I was lucky enough to live across from a park so there was alot of area and a playground close by. I even road my bike to school (elementary) approx 1 mile away.
One thing you will notice from looking at a map (Your web browser and the Maps site are incompatible) is that the SW side of town has quite a few parks with lakes/ponds and playgrounds, which with kiddos is a good thing.
I do remember the dust storms causing the street lights to come on in the middle of the day but it sounds like that is nothing new to you.
If you are into larger lakes (fishing/skiing) there are (were?) a couple of lakes around to go to.. Buffalo Springs (closest to Lubbock) and White River Lake are the two we used to visit the most. Neither of which at the time were very "nice" lakes..from what I remember but may have changed in the past 16yrs. Now that I live in central Oklahoma I have come to prefer the trees and hills and such over the flat, dry, dusty west Texas landscape.. but it will always be "home" to me.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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Lake Alan Henry is fairly close by as well, and I've seen good reviews of it.

Plus, it's mainly dusty in the spring (and only for a few days), there are trees, it's received about as much or more rainfall than S. Texas this year (though that's very abnormal), and there are places just to the east of the city that offer a variety of canyons, hills, etc.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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I do remember the dust storms causing the street lights to come on in the middle of the day but it sounds like that is nothing new to you.
There are 4 or 5 days (typically) in the spring where the dust is bad. I can only remember once in the past 10 years where the street lights came on. Although the street lights are not on in this pic, it is one of the worst days recently - and this was 6 years ago. Car lights are on though - we are a safety conscience bunch.

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