Skip to comments.Occupy Lubbock to be displaced by Parks Dept.
Posted on 03/07/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Occupy Lubbock will be forced to leave next month due to City of Lubbock maintenance.
Protesters have occupied the area on 19th Street and University for nearly six months. They started by holding signs on the corner of the street. Now they have several tents where they sleep and organize protests. They say they are protesting against the one percent of people that control the majority of our country's wealth.
The group chose their location because it was city property, not a park. Therefore, they were allowed to stay under the condition they would not vandalize the area.
Well now spring is around the corner and the city says they can't maintain the property with tents and signs in the area.
Maintenance work began Wednesday as the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation department laid down Moloch. Turns out the city will put down fertilizer April 1st, depending on the weather, according to the City Parks and Recreation Director Randy Truesdell. That means Occupy Lubbock can no longer stay.
"We are a movement. They can't stop that," said Protester Xavyr Herrera.
Herrera says they had a heads up about being removed. A man claiming to be a city official, he says, told them Sunday.
"He said they might start construction. So we didn't know if that would mean we would have to leave because of construction permits," said Herrera.
At this point Truesdell says the city does not have a timeline, but he says they will notify protesters two weeks in advance.
Herrera says when that happens they will take their protesting to the Internet and find a new place to occupy.
"As long as we have an area that has high traffic that we can stay at without getting in trouble then we are fine," said Herrera.
As for Occupy Lubbock coming back to the property, Truesdell says as long as they are doing maintenance it is not allowed.
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I don’t know why, but something about the name ‘Occupy Lubbock’ is hilarious.
So they are on campus? I wonder how often they get flipped off each day? lol
Time to remove the excrement. Along with the fecal matter they might leave.
Time to grow up and go home Xavyr. The freeloading is over.
Nope, these idiots are “Occupying” a lot near campus. They wanted to set-up on campus, but TTU PD told them that they cannot set up a campsite on campus.
Well, those of us who have been following the story locally can tell you that it has been rather amusing. Let’s see, someone stole their generator, they got into a scuffle with some dudes in a big ol’ pick-up, etc.
ROFLMAO!! Well said. ;-)
I was picturing the convenience store, bank and motel on other corners - so are they on another lot?
So, the local law enforcement agencies know where to drop off all of the gang members.....drugs and food available.
It's because of how remote it is. And how friggin' bad it smells of sulfer. Granted, this is Texas, and we should sometimes get a whiff of hades....
Lubbock, if you have to go through it, plan your trip so that you can get ripped off in Hobbs, NM, instead.
And special bonus, when you cross the NM line, you can open carry. Which you will need at the border restrooms.
I love this part of the country. No one screws with you because it's already harsh.
Well, they were in a lot in the SW corner of the intersection of University and 19th Street.
Haven’t these stupid, maggot-infested hippies heard that Obama has “saved” the economy??
Time to get a job, deadbeat losers!
Well, “Occupy Lubbock” consists of about a half dozen or so Commie weenies and, I dare think, a few homeless people.
Obviously on my trips through back in the '80s and last year, I didn't meet the right folks.
Or have the right gas mask.
Ft. Worth may be famous for the Stock Yards, but all we have there now is bars and stores. The smell is gone. ;)
I laughed aloud when I read about these idiots complaining that someone stole their generator (the generator was donated, by the way). Wasn’t their generator “just lining the pockets of Big Oil?” ;-)
When driving from Dallas-Fort Worth to New Mexico or Colorado, an amazing number of drivers have pulled off to the side of the road somewhere short of Brownfield or Muleshoe...and shot themselves.
LOL. No worries. We do not smell the stockyards outside of town 99% of the time, but when the wind comes from the southeast, grab a gas mask. ;-)
Spend some more time here next time and you’ll meet the kind of folks you didn’t know still existed in the USSA.
Currently, we are more likely to smell the sweet, sweet smell that comes from pumpjacks.
I had to stay a night in Lubbock, instead of driving through, and had to share a room with a young, blond, single female. We found the place where we could buy beer (not easy, then), had one, and called it a night. Because the sulfer made the beer taste skunky.
I guess you have to live there for a while to adjust.
Things were better later in clear, dusty, sandy air near Carlsbad. ;)
LOL! It is sort of barren, isn't it.
I scared the catz, laughing so hard.
Literally, you can drive 4-500 miles...and the “scenery” never changes.
The Strip is a pale shadow of its former self since package booze sales were made legal inside the city limits. This has made it easier for the frats and sororities to obtain party supplies and has lightened the load on the local constabularies.
Not only doesn't the scenery change, it's about the same from the south route to the north route.
The 287 route to 40 has the most Dairy Queens. I generally go the northern route.
If you stick toe interstate, yes. You have never driven the back roads. Drive around the rouds just east of the Llano Estacado, and you’ll see quite a bit of rugged canyon country.
What a bunch of sand plain retards.....
So...who is feeding them? Where is the money coming from?
Mom and dad’s money or student loans.
That brings back memories. We were using cutting edge GPS mapping software (beta version).
And the 22 yo expressed concern about: Those guys; this looks scary; watch where you're going (road trip with a fem... sigh); I'm staying in the car; get me some Doritos. She said everything but that she had to pee.
It all worked out. We made it to a remote site in NE NM without anyone dying, and all the equipment still left on the trailer I was hauling.
I did destroy a certain CD with malice aforethought.
I spent a night in Lubbock just a few days after the tornado in 1970.
About 9 PM, there was a tornado alert -- and they herded all the guests into the "private club" in the basement. Families, elderly couples and drummers alike.
That particular night, the "club" was featuring a couple of strippers. And, you know what they say, "the show must go on"...
C’mon, mate, do not leave me in suspense; share with us the title of said CD upon which you vented your wrath.
Personally, I never take the interstate.
And I've driven thru the Brazos bottoms east of the Llano Estacado. It is rugged country that I appreciate.
But you have to admit it is empty! And a lot of people are put off by scenery like that -- especially if there aren't any McDonald's arches every ninety miles or so.
Back in the early '80s, I found out about flash floods in NM arroyos. I don't even trust the interstate during monsoon.
But my little blond buddy and I might have paid extra for similar entertainment in a safe basement. ;)
Yes, the whole Llano Estacado, which does ectend into Eastern New Mexico, is flat as a fritter (witht he exception of a few spots). Ever driven the road to Vaughn, NM? Talk about bleak.
Then you can cheerfully wake her up and tell her she can pee.
I'm harsh on the trail.
Very interesting people. I'll not stop ever again on 84. My accent is incorrect.
Dearly love Texas and New Mexico, and my heart is torn. But NM nearly gutted and killed me, so I spend more time in Texas these days.
Spent three days on the river there, canoeing thru the Mariscal in the Spring.
Gorgeous country in the Spring -- everything in bloom, from gigantic bluebonnets, to claret cup cacti to the palo verde trees.
Which, at least, has the distinction of being home to the Silver Moon Cafe.
Do you eat beef?
It has a rugged beauty that takes you to a place that is timeless and is still unaware of the folly of man.
The drive from Balmorhea, to Ft. Davis, to Alpine is one of my favourites.
Ah yes, been there.
That is not the case.
I was never hurt on NM SH 84. (And not credibly threatened, although I didn't hang around to debate the point)
I simply fell off a cliff on a remote mountain during a snowstorm near LV, NM. Completely unrelated.
To the best of my recollection, your honor.
I assume that you see the logic in me being celibate and single for the the last decade. ;)
Yes, I gleefully eat beef when I can afford it.