UPDATE: Once I posted this, I got what I expected... silence. Shame on you anonymous complainers.
I've held my words these last couple of days. I've tried to be the better man.
But in the immortal words of Popeye... "That's all I can stands, cuz I can't stands n'more"
Stop complaining people. Yup, I said it. If you have a problem with something, don't complain, offer to help.
I have been told of several people who would like to complain about the 4th on Broadway parade, street fair and fireworks today. I would like to reserve this place for such bitching.
I will take the comments and requests up to the 4th on Broadway Committee when we next meet.
Please remember the following: 4oB is volunteer driven. most, if not all of the problems that you may have experienced were due to the errors of other individuals and not of 4oB.
I will accept all flames here.
I accept them and then will reply to your flame with an invitation to be a volunteer next year.
My wife and I will be co-chairing the parade next year and unlike the under 33 days I had to prepare with no previous experience with a week taken away, since i was out of town getting my teenage kids, we will spend the next year trying to make the parade even better.
Please have the guts not to leave anonymous emails and messages at my work unlike some people who have done so since Saturday.
Have the guts to sign your name to your complaints, then help us make it better next year.
I believe in the volunteers and in our city! Do you have the fortitude to back up your words? I do, will you?
I have the guts to be proud of the volunteers of 4th on Broadway cause they were too few. I have the guts to say that a bunch of people cussed my wife out because she told them to back up and they didn't.
Some people will say that "parade marshalls" will stop people from coming onto the road.
I have a better idea, let's try this out for size. Parents should take responsibility for their children instead of letting them run out into the streets. People hate change, but we as a city need to change.
How about one suggestion, that I heard, no candy throwing at all? Or would people complain about that too?
I love this city so much, but people complaining about the parade are the reason why this city can't have nice things.
You want to complain... down below is where you do it.
This is my opinion and not of Alpha Media, our sponsors, 4th on Broadway or of anyone else but me.
Rock 101.1 invites you to go visit the Parade of Homes. It's the 60th Anniversary of the Parade of Homes and a portion of the proceeds benefit Lubbock Homes for Heroes for 2015 recipient Marine Sergeant Christopher R. Montez who was paralyzed from the neck down in a helicopter accident in 2004. His home is available to tour as part of the Parade of Homes in the Foxridge Community.
June 6th – 21st
6-9pm on weekdays and 1-6pm on weekends
Sponsors Include: Atmos Energy, the Avalanche Journal, FirstBank and Trust and PrimeWest Mortgage
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 2-12 and free for children 2 and under
28 Homes in 3 Communities
Priced from the $185k to over $1 million
Feature 95,407 square feet of new products, design & innovations
Because of the massive size of the homes in Oakmont, we are introducing a 2 day pass to that neighborhood.
Community Locations and distinctions:
Foxridge (98th & Ave U)
Community of amazing and affordable homes - proudly hosting the Homes for Heroes house
Oakmont Estates (114th & Uxbridge)
Multiple million dollar beautiful and expansive estates
The Trails (92nd & Kewanee)
Featuring today’s premier luxury Garden Homes
Economic Impact of Parade of Homes:
One-year impact of building 100 single-family homes in Lubbock include:
$14.2 million in local income
$1.9 million in taxes and other government revenue
298 local jobs
A portion of the proceeds benefit Lubbock Homes for Heroes for 2015 recipient Marine Sergeant Christopher R. Montez who was paralyzed from the neck down in a helicopter accident in 2004. His home is available to tour as part of the Parade of Homes in the Foxridge Community.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be on Fox Sports Net for the 1st 2 games of the 2015 season as well as Fox Sports 1 for their game against UT.
We are going to have to wait until the SEC determines when the Red Raiders game vs Arkansas will be be on the air.
Are you getting pumped about football season?
96 days until FOOTBALL!!!!
More details below!
Texas Tech will open the 2015 season with back-to-back games airing on FOX Sports Net
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech and the Big 12 Conference announced television coverage selections Monday for the Red Raiders’ first two games of the 2015 season as well as their Thanksgiving game at Texas.
FOX Sports Net will air both of Texas Tech’s first two games of the season against Sam Houston State (Sept. 5) and UTEP (Sept. 12). Game times for both contests will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
The Red Raiders will also make an appearance on FOX Sports 1 in their regular-season finale at Texas. The Thanksgiving game is slated for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
Game time and television coverage for Texas Tech’s only other non-conference game – Sept. 19 at Arkansas – will be released as part of the SEC television schedule.
The remaining contests on Texas Tech’s schedule will be announced throughout the season on either a 12-day or six-day basis. Every home Big 12 football game will be available for telecast in accordance with the conference’s 13-year joint agreement with FOX and ESPN.
The last couple of weeks I've watched my grass grow exponentially after the recent rains, that we've been praying for, drenched my yard.
Usually my grass is greenish brown. I don't have a sprinkler system and I either water it or I forget and it starts to die. I never said I had a green thumb. But I awoke this morning with a sticky note attached to my forehead courtesy of my wife.
"MOW THE YARD!"
I guess she is angry at the 7-8" of grass that have been too wet to mow the last couple of weeks. But there are no excuses for me. The weather looks hot & dry for the next week and she has brought gas for the mower and put a ribbon on it, to make it seem new and exciting for me.