Campaigns heat up between two Lubbock groups vying for alcohol election votes

Apr 7, 2009 Full story: KCBD-TV Lubbock

You have just two days to register to vote if you want to have a say in the May 9th alcohol election.

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Not sure

Lubbock, TX

#1 Apr 10, 2009
How does everyone feel about this election? I'm debating with myself. Chime in and discuss.
MKS

Shallowater, TX

#2 Apr 22, 2009
Liquor is readily available within less than 10 minutes from anywhere in Lubbock County. Expanded outlets just allow for expanded risks with underage drinkers and close to residential areas. However, I also resent the $140,000 plus that has been spend by big businesses outside of Lubbock trying to exploit us for their financial benefit.

Have you ever heard a counselor or pastor relate that someone came to him/her excited about the fact that his work ethic is better, that is marriage is stronger, that his kids respect him more because he drinks?

Let's not ask for more trouble/risks that we already have to deal with.
Not sure

Lubbock, TX

#3 Apr 23, 2009
The idea that sales inside the county will contribute more to underage drinking is ridiculous. I drank PLENTY underage, and it had nothing to do with where my suppliers bought it from. Additionally, you're advocating a nanny state- don't make it legal, and people won't abuse. You should allow people to make their personal decisions without intervention from the law.

Over the last few weeks, seeing churches put up the protest signs, I've changed my mind. Full support of sales. This is not a religious issue, as my faith won't be affected by 7-11 selling beer. It's stronger than that. If your faith / church community is affected negatively, it's time you start worshiping God instead of your obtuse idea of a cultural Christianity.
Binkx

Lubbock, TX

#4 May 7, 2009
Well I'm sure that I'm for it. This can and will be good for the economy and that is good with me no one is going to drink less or more just because of its location. There are many people in Lubbock that drink and currently that tax money goes to some other city besides ours. I say it is our population itís our taxes that some other city is benefiting from. People are going to drink and I am pretty sure we have already learned this back in the 30's so this whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. No one wanted the lottery either and now I see more conservatives playing it than anybody, but the lottery has made it where we don't pay a state income tax and I know that we are all for that. The more tax revenue that can be collected the less we pay in property and sales. Now who isnít for that?

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