Call it 'Extreme Makeover - City Edition.'
"I'm just really delighted about what I saw today," said Councilman Jim Gilbreath, excited about Lubbock's new slogan, 'The Giant Side of Texas.' "Lubbock doesn't have a bad image, it's just that in some areas it doesn't have an image," he said.
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No apologies, no shame, the chamber of commerce says its time to brag, boast, and crow about living in Lubbock. A giant-sized self-esteem revitalization project with $1.2 million in backing and expected to last for five years.
"This is something that we're going to drive home," said Chamber of Commerce Vice-Chair Dan Pope. "When the chamber conducted survey's about the Hub City a lot of people said, 'Well, I live in Lubbock', sort of under their breath," said Pope. To help turn that frown upside down? A barrage of commercials. "The future looks great on the giant side of Texas," said the commercial's announcer. A slogan organizers hope will eventually be spread by the very people who live here. "200,000 people advocating for Lubbock, yeah that's great," smiled Gilbreath.