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Old 09-07-2009, 10:04 AM
Status: "HEB Frisco, TX, opens Wednesday!" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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I am considering a move to Lubbock in order to be closer to my son/grandson in Hobbs, NM. I will be moving from Florida. Is this a sane move??!!! I need good health care for my elderly mother and special schooling for my 15y/o with ADHD and Aspergers. Also need some water where we can actually swim!!! I'm so very ready for change but am a bit apprehensive as to such a major change!!!! Any advice/input would be so greatly appreciated!!! Thank you so much!!!

They'll have great medical care, and the amount of facilities is actually expanding. Lubbock has the largest network between Dallas and Albuquerque, so there's no shortage. As for swimming pools, um, well, unless you move into a house with a swimming pool, the best hope is at a neighborhood park. Westerner may have an idea or two. The city had had some concerns not too long ago regarding water and its sources to keep up with supply, but don't get in a panic about it. It will get taken care of. You'll have a great place to live that is just 90 minutes from Hobbs.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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I am considering a move to Lubbock in order to be closer to my son/grandson in Hobbs, NM. I will be moving from Florida. Is this a sane move??!!! I need good health care for my elderly mother and special schooling for my 15y/o with ADHD and Aspergers. Also need some water where we can actually swim!!! I'm so very ready for change but am a bit apprehensive as to such a major change!!!! Any advice/input would be so greatly appreciated!!! Thank you so much!!!
BodyWorks Aquatic Center offers year-round swimming and an indoor water park. Also, Texas Water Rampage is a seasonal waterpark, and there are numerous neighborhood pools around the city. Hope you will visit Lubbock and see if it's a good fit for you and your family!
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I swear, the more that I read about Lubbock, the more I can't wait to get there next summer!!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Status: "Go Cardinals!" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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They'll have great medical care, and the amount of facilities is actually expanding. Lubbock has the largest network between Dallas and Albuquerque, so there's no shortage. As for swimming pools, um, well, unless you move into a house with a swimming pool, the best hope is at a neighborhood park. Westerner may have an idea or two. The city had had some concerns not too long ago regarding water and its sources to keep up with supply, but don't get in a panic about it. It will get taken care of. You'll have a great place to live that is just 90 minutes from Hobbs.

Case, if you keep this up, I'll end up moving there!

So be careful.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Yes, Lubbock. I get jealous of all these people who are moving to Lubbock. I'm trying to get back there before everyone else discovers it!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thumbs up Yay, Lubbock!

Born and raised in Lubbock...so I'm biased. We've been in the Dallas area for over 20 years and roots are deep now...but....sigh...I really would like to be back in Lubbock. Don't see it ever happening, but that would be my preference.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yes, Lubbock. I get jealous of all these people who are moving to Lubbock. I'm trying to get back there before everyone else discovers it!!

If everything works to my favor then June 2010 we will be on our way!
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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If everything works to my favor then June 2010 we will be on our way!
Good deal! I'm still working on getting back to God's country, although the only job offers I'm getting are for the big city (San Antone, Arlington, etc). *sigh*
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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with all the constant raising of fees on the homeowners of Lubbock, I will be shortly finding a way out of this town. People want Lubbock to mirror Dallas or Austin but have no desire to pay the wages for living in a city like those. Lubbock is a low wage town run by a very few individuals who try to control everything. They use TIF funding like it's their personal piggybanks and use property tax money to fund personal pet projects. I have lived here for 28 years and always enjoyed it up until the past 3 or 4 years when all of the above became obvious. As for water, I wouldn't count on it lasting all that long really. The statistics for Lake Alan Henry, which was really built so the wealthy could have lake front homes and that is a fact, is that the lake can only hold enough water to supply Lubbock's needs for little over a year at projected pumping rate requirements vs. inflow. One former council member looked into all this after I had made these stats known to him. He found that there was never any real intent to pump water from the lake. He said the tangle of ownership and total lack of management astonished him. I wouldn't move here for any reason other than schooling at Tech then get on out before it costs you a fortune to live here. Used to be a great town, not so much now.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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with all the constant raising of fees on the homeowners of Lubbock, I will be shortly finding a way out of this town. People want Lubbock to mirror Dallas or Austin but have no desire to pay the wages for living in a city like those. Lubbock is a low wage town run by a very few individuals who try to control everything. They use TIF funding like it's their personal piggybanks and use property tax money to fund personal pet projects. I have lived here for 28 years and always enjoyed it up until the past 3 or 4 years when all of the above became obvious. As for water, I wouldn't count on it lasting all that long really. The statistics for Lake Alan Henry, which was really built so the wealthy could have lake front homes and that is a fact, is that the lake can only hold enough water to supply Lubbock's needs for little over a year at projected pumping rate requirements vs. inflow. One former council member looked into all this after I had made these stats known to him. He found that there was never any real intent to pump water from the lake. He said the tangle of ownership and total lack of management astonished him. I wouldn't move here for any reason other than schooling at Tech then get on out before it costs you a fortune to live here. Used to be a great town, not so much now.

The place is dominated by Republicans. What would you expect?
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