My overall impression of lubbock is that it is a farm town. It is very simple and boring and a lot of the bad types of city development in texas are present and there is little of the good types of development, except for the new redevelopment projects. The main pass time here seems to be church, so other types of entertainment seem like afterthoughts. "Thou shalt not steal" right, but my bike was stollen the first week I was here. Just because it is religious doesn't mean everyone is, nor does it mean you can leave your doors unlocked, like I could in the last place I lived in texas. Lubbock is "dry county", which means you can't buy alcohol in the grocery store, but you can in restaurants. There aren't very many bums. I just drive 15 miles south to get my booz. Sometimes at night you can almost smell the cattle ranches nearby. You can ride your bike from one side to another in about 2 or 3 hours though there aren't many cars on the minor roads which makes biking easy.
Now for the positives. It's right in the center of the green energy capital of the nation, texas. Texas has 3200 MW(MegaWatt) of wind power producing electricity as we speak, mostly around lubbock area. That's like 3 nuclear power plants but in pure clean wind. What's NY state have? 390 MW and California? 2376 MW. Actually you know what's powering my computer right now? wind! While all the progressives around the country and in the large cities in texas are using mostly nuclear and coal.
here's the link for information about wind energy
They havn't updated their info since this summer
Also take note of the fact that texas has 1200 MW of wind energy under construction right now, which is also a lot more then any other state. Also it doesn't take as long to build a wind turbine as it does a skyscraper so texas should have around 5000 MW by early 2008
They have a detailed plan for redevelopment:
Look in there at some of the pictures, they are modeling it off of other cities, but they plan to make them better.