Keeping to our mission as a source of information above opinion, interest has been shown in contact info for the Texas Tech Board of Regents. Any use of eminent domain would need their approval. This has been posted on the S-T site, but seems more ephemeral there.
Locally, Dr. Joseph C. Rallo, e-mail is Joseph.Rallo@angelo.edu
Christina Martinez, Executive Sec. to the Board, firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-742-2161, PO Box 42011, Mail Stop 2011, Lubbock, Texas 79409
400 Pine St. Abilene, Tx. 79601
Bob L Stafford
1600 Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, Tx. 79106
9204 Utica Av
Lubbock, Tx. 79424
Larry K. Anders/ NA
4601 10th St.
Lubbock, Texas 79416
6031 Interstate Hwy. 20, suite # 251
Diane S Turner
PO Box 249
Blanco, Texas 78606
In view of the announcement Wednesday, I will withhold most comments, in hopes this all works out. In the meantime, it cannot hurt to let ASU's new regents feel a little of the community's opinion on this closing.
One thing I will say, in my opinion, the "safety of students" issue is bogus cover. Were it not, someone would be out there with a list of deaths, injuries and near misses. I pointed out during the school bond debate that much younger Central students negotiate 8 lanes of Bryant Raceway going to McDonalds every lunch period. These young adults are considerably brighter and more agile than Dr. Rallo wants to give them credit for.
If it is determined that the value of an undivided campus is greater than the inconvenience to 10,000 drivers a day, so be it, but I am glad to see the city at least nominally involved in that decision again.
Don't forget the meeting Dec. 13, 7:30 PM, I believe City Auditorium.