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Occupy Lubbock to be displaced by Parks Dept.
KCBD News Channel 11 ^ | 7 March 2011 | Christie Post

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.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: lubbock; occupy; texas
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1 posted on 03/07/2012 6:13:57 PM PST by Army Air Corps
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To: Army Air Corps

I don’t know why, but something about the name ‘Occupy Lubbock’ is hilarious.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 6:19:06 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Army Air Corps

So they are on campus? I wonder how often they get flipped off each day? lol


3 posted on 03/07/2012 6:19:29 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: Army Air Corps

Time to remove the excrement. Along with the fecal matter they might leave.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 6:20:32 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Army Air Corps

Time to grow up and go home Xavyr. The freeloading is over.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 6:21:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Occupoopers


6 posted on 03/07/2012 6:23:11 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

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.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 6:25:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: skeeter

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.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 6:27:37 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

ROFLMAO!! Well said. ;-)


9 posted on 03/07/2012 6:28:25 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Army Air Corps

I was picturing the convenience store, bank and motel on other corners - so are they on another lot?


10 posted on 03/07/2012 6:29:00 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: Army Air Corps

So, the local law enforcement agencies know where to drop off all of the gang members.....drugs and food available.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 6:31:30 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs; All
Indeed. Oh, here is an incident that happened a few months ago.
12 posted on 03/07/2012 6:31:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: skeeter
something about the name ‘Occupy Lubbock’ is hilarious.

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.

/johnny

13 posted on 03/07/2012 6:33:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Well, they were in a lot in the SW corner of the intersection of University and 19th Street.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 6:33:28 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Haven’t these stupid, maggot-infested hippies heard that Obama has “saved” the economy??

Time to get a job, deadbeat losers!


15 posted on 03/07/2012 6:34:27 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: WeatherGuy

Well, “Occupy Lubbock” consists of about a half dozen or so Commie weenies and, I dare think, a few homeless people.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 6:37:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Hat tip and little bow... Nothing personal and no offense intended on my Ft. Worth perspective of Lubbock.

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. ;)

/johnny

17 posted on 03/07/2012 6:38:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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?” ;-)


18 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I love this part of the country. No one screws with you because it's already harsh.

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.

19 posted on 03/07/2012 6:43:26 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 6:44:28 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Well, if they thought they were going to use BO to offend the locals, they calculated wrong.

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. ;)

/johnny

21 posted on 03/07/2012 6:48:44 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: okie01
an amazing number of drivers have pulled off to the side of the road somewhere short of Brownfield or Muleshoe...and shot themselves.

LOL! It is sort of barren, isn't it.

I scared the catz, laughing so hard.

/johnny

22 posted on 03/07/2012 6:51:47 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Army Air Corps
I know, 'smells like money'. ;)

/johnny

23 posted on 03/07/2012 6:53:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Literally, you can drive 4-500 miles...and the “scenery” never changes.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 6:53:19 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Wow, it has been a while since you were last in Lubbock. They dun ended Prohibition hyah. ;-)

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.

25 posted on 03/07/2012 6:57:12 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: okie01
I've done the drive at least once a year since 1981. Some years much more often. Down south through El Paso, middle way through Lubbock, or north, through Amarillo.

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.

/johnny

26 posted on 03/07/2012 6:59:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: okie01

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.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 7:00:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: skeeter

What a bunch of sand plain retards.....


28 posted on 03/07/2012 7:02:56 PM PST by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: Army Air Corps

So...who is feeding them? Where is the money coming from?


29 posted on 03/07/2012 7:06:45 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Mom and dad’s money or student loans.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 7:07:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
The Strip is a pale shadow of its former self

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.

/johnny

31 posted on 03/07/2012 7:09:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
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 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"...

32 posted on 03/07/2012 7:10:44 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: JRandomFreeper

C’mon, mate, do not leave me in suspense; share with us the title of said CD upon which you vented your wrath.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 7:12:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
If you stick toe interstate, yes. You have never driven the back roads.

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.

34 posted on 03/07/2012 7:17:30 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01
Only time I EVER drove during the weather times was when I was getting paid to do it.

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. ;)

/johnny

35 posted on 03/07/2012 7:18:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: okie01

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.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 7:21:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Pick any one of the damn things that you've heard for the last 300 miles (she was 22, who knows who they are? Damn sure aren't Marty Robbins.). Eject, drop in parking lot of a gas station, grind with boot heel.

Then you can cheerfully wake her up and tell her she can pee.

I'm harsh on the trail.

/johnny

37 posted on 03/07/2012 7:24:42 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: okie01
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.

Well, amigo, I could care less about the lack of Mickey Ds. ;-) One of the reasons why I enjoy driving in the Big Bend area is the lack of such things; all I ask for is a petrol station now and again.
38 posted on 03/07/2012 7:26:17 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I found out about flash floods in NM arroyos.

I hear ya! I have driven like mad a few times to make sure I was ahead of a storm front. Fortunatley, I was often passed by NM highway patrol who just waved politely as they blazed past me. :-)
39 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Eject, drop in parking lot of a gas station, grind with boot heel.

Sir, I like the way you operate. Do you have a newsletter?
40 posted on 03/07/2012 7:34:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
40 runs east to 84 to 25 and takes you to Las Vegas, NM. And that's an interesting ride.

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.

/johnny

41 posted on 03/07/2012 7:34:51 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Army Air Corps
Big Bend. One of my favorite parts of the world.

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.

42 posted on 03/07/2012 7:37:16 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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But NM nearly gutted and killed me

Sorry to hear that, amigo. I make at least one road trip per year into NM (I am addicted to their cherry cider ;-) ).
43 posted on 03/07/2012 7:38:42 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Closest I've come to Vaughn is Santa Rosa.

Which, at least, has the distinction of being home to the Silver Moon Cafe.

44 posted on 03/07/2012 7:39:48 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you eat beef?


45 posted on 03/07/2012 7:41:31 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Congress touched me inappropriately, they should be put on administrative leave immediately)
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To: okie01

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.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 7:41:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: okie01

Ah yes, been there.


47 posted on 03/07/2012 7:45:28 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Oops. That makes it sound like NM State Highway 84 is responsible for my injuries.

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.

/johnny

48 posted on 03/07/2012 7:46:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Me and whazzername got there after 10 pm. We didn't eat anything until we were on the road again the next day.

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. ;)

/johnny

49 posted on 03/07/2012 7:52:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I answered the wrong question.

Yes, I gleefully eat beef when I can afford it.

/johnny

50 posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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