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I guess we're going to have a discussion on why the name Lubbock isn't so swell.

Thomas Saltus Lubbock was big into slavery. He even was part of a secret organization to promote a confederation of slave states. There's more to that if you want to get some background.

I personally think the name Lubbock has transcended its roots and really isn't worth worry about, but hey, why not change? I'm one of those people who think that tradition is dead men's baggage, so let's get a fresh start.

A Texas Tech professor was actually the first to bring up this idea, but I'm going to run it over the finish line. Let's start with the fact that "Hub City" doesn't work. In case you didn't know, there's already a whole bunch of places that call themselves that. Here are 9 other choices.

9 Funny New Names for the City of Lubbock

Will Lubbock's name ever change? Probably not. But let's have some fun with potential new names for the Hub City.

6 Dirty Little Secrets About Lubbock, Texas

Six Dirty Little Secrets About Lubbock, Texas

What House $500,000 Gets You in Lubbock vs. Dallas, Texas

One of the biggest draws to living in a smaller city rather than a large one is what kind of house you can get for the same price. Here's a comparison of two homes -- one in Lubbock and ther other in Dallas -- that both cost around $500,000 and have four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Take a look at the Dallas home, followed by the one in Lubbock, below:


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