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Old 03-02-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I grew up in Lubbock and moved away after high school along with my family. I have lived in Corpus Christi for the past 10 years, and we are ready to get the heck out of dodge.

I still have family and some good friends living in Lubbock, but I've only been through for short visits over the years. I remember it being a great place to grow up and seems to have great schools and a family atmosphere.

These are my concerns:

1. We are an interracial couple (white and hispanic) and I wonder if that will be an issue for us at all. Here in South Texas, it isn't.

2. We live a pretty natural/healthy lifestyle. We try to eat as many local/organic/natural items as possible. We don't drink, smoke, etc. We like to be active. Will we find many living that kind of lifestyle?

3. We are LDS and while we know there are a number of Wards and even a temple in Lubbock, are members very accepted by the rest of the community?

I am a Special Education teacher, and my husband is a Corrections Officer. We are both upstanding citizens, and we don't mind standing out a bit, but we still want to feel comfortable if we are going to make Lubbock our home.

What do you think?
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I'm looking to move to Lubbock soon too. From what I've seen you've got nothing to worry about. What sort of special ed. do you teach?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I'm in an interracial marriage myself I don't see you having any problems here in Lubbock.with the many parks and heath clubs here you can contiune your active lifestyle too.I don't know about the LDS here though.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:24 PM
 
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most people probably won't care--
of the ones who do--more will probably care that you are LDS than a mixed couple
partly it is the age group you will associate with
there are plenty of mixed couples at Tech
older people might be less "warm"--even to the LDS part--Lubbock is pretty traditionally conservative

you can be new wave with your food--but not your politics--
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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most people probably won't care--
of the ones who do--more will probably care that you are LDS than a mixed couple
partly it is the age group you will associate with
there are plenty of mixed couples at Tech
older people might be less "warm"--even to the LDS part--Lubbock is pretty traditionally conservative

you can be new wave with your food--but not your politics--
I've read that Lubbock has been considered "LDS South."

Also, there are at least two health food restaurants that I know of near the Tech campus, in the Tech Terrace area. There may be more.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I just went to one of those health food restaraunts last night with my friend, on 34th st. Great food and other products. I think you won't have any problems. Lubbock isn't Deliverance land, ya know.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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even if there are many people belonging to LDS--does not mean that everyone else likes them...
not saying there is any animosity--but some religious people really see lot of negatives in the LDS church--especially with some of the sideshoots still practicing poligamy...
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I'm looking to move to Lubbock soon too. From what I've seen you've got nothing to worry about. What sort of special ed. do you teach?
I am a Collaborative Resource teacher, which means that my students are in regular education classrooms and receive their services within their regular class. I'm not sure if Lubbock has adopted an inclusive special education program, but I also have experience with pull-out resource. I have worked with students of every type of disability.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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even if there are many people belonging to LDS--does not mean that everyone else likes them...
not saying there is any animosity--but some religious people really see lot of negatives in the LDS church--especially with some of the sideshoots still practicing poligamy...
You are right, no matter where we go there are some who have issues with our faith. Lubbock has a VERY large LDS population for it's size, so I imagine that it can't be too bad.

And it's not like I wear a sign that says "Hey Everybody! I'm a Mormon!" lol

I really didn't want to get into a big religious discussion or anything, just wondered if LDS bashing was prevalent or not, but it sounds like it isn't bad at all!

Thanks everyone for the help!
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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I'm dating a Hispanic girl right now, and we've had no problems at all. The White/Hispanic combination is pretty common. In fact, the new LISD superintendent is white and married to a Hispanic man. I don't really see you running into problems with being LDS than you would anywhere else.
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