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10/29/08

Red Raider Fans Find Lodging Difficult on UT Weekend

If you are looking to book a hotel room in Lubbock over UT weekend, you are out of luck.

There are many reasons why folks are coming here this weekend, but the main reason is the Tech-Texas game, and Lubbock hotels are booked to capacity.

Wednesday, NewsChannel 11 called surrounding towns to find the closest available rooms. And we found one 45 minutes away. Among the dozens of towns we called, only four had rooms available: Muleshoe, Lamesa, Crosbyton, and Clovis.

To bypass the booked hotel situation, some Lubbock homeowners are renting out rooms in their homes for this weekend's football game. But is that legal?

Lubbock officials say citizens are permitted to rent out a room without violation, as long as the stay is short.  

"If it's just a one-night coming to town for the football game and then go home," said Stuart Walker, Lubbock Code Administration Manager. "It's really going to take a whole lot more investigation than is going to be there for us to be able to call it a violation."

Some locals may find this to be the perfect opportunity to make some money, but Lubbock Police warn you to be careful.

"We want you to be very cautious about who you let into your house," said Sgt. Bill Casey. "I would make sure they had some type of identification like a Texas driver's license."

NewsChannel 11 checked online and found several listings on Craigs List for available rooms to rent.

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