One of these photos is of Lubbock. The other is Beale Street in Memphis. It’s totally an easy mistake to make.
I heard from a reader who approached Mayor Dick Davis about the most recent mailer featuring photos of what Dick’s team says University Park could look like if the alcohol sales propositions pass next week. The reader told me Davis was distancing from the flier and that Davis had been told the photos (of a strip club and neon lit Beale Street in Memphis) were of the area adjacent to Texas Tech after Lubbock voted to become “wet.” Come again?
So I speed dialed Mayor Davis. He told me that “the message of the mailer is correct” but “it was too glitzy.” Other than that, he didn’t have a problem with the content.
Then I asked him about the photos and he insisted they were of Lubbock. OK. Um. So…
Merritt: Who told you that?
Mayor Dick Davis: People. People in discussions we had about this.