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This hellhole of disgusting muck, trash and funk is located between Walmart and Chick-fil-A off 4th and Frankford and can be seen every single time Lubbock has a large amount of rainfall. It's smelly. It's unsightly. It's disgusting...

And it's pretty much all our fault.

Water has collected and festered in this nasty little place for as long as I can remember. If you think it looks gross in the photo, you should go check out what it smells like. It's absolutely putrid. It's a problem.

I imagine Chick-fil-A doesn't particularly enjoy being surrounding by something reminiscent of the Bog of Eternal Stench from Labyrinth, and it's a wonder that this hasn't been taken care of at some point already. I don't know exactly how to fix the problem, but I have some pretty good ideas on an easy place to start. Namely, Lubbock's massive problem with littering.

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It's nothing strange to see trash heaps in ditches and on the streets of Lubbock, which come into play big-time to create this icky situation after excessive flooding in a town with the absolute worst drainage system known to mankind. We have to try a little bit harder for our animal friends, and tossing garbage out of the window is bulls**t. Quit messing with Texas, homie.

I wonder what kind of monster lives in that muck and the havoc it may wreak on our lives in the future. Perhaps it's just a culmination of souls Lubbock has stolen over the course of time, sprinkled with some racism and homophobia? Whatever the case, we gotta do better, guys.

We may not be able to fix the problem ourselves in one day or even one year, but keeping your trash in the car or in a friggin' garbage can is a great place to start.

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