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New Deal, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

IHOP for dinner

February 6, 2024

New Deal is a U.S. town in Lubbock County, Texas. The population was 794 at the 2010 census. It is part of the LubbockMetropolitan Statistical Area and the Llano Estacado region.

New Deal was originally known as Monroe, named for Monroe G. Abernathy, a local landowner.[5] The town was originally developed as a train station loading site. People began to settle there and that is why the town was built alongside the railroad tracks and highway. The train identification name for the township still reads Monroe alongside the railroad tracks. Some time afterward the town wanted a post office and requested the permit for the Monroe Postal Station. Because there was already a town in Texas with the name Monroe City, the U.S. postal department changed the name of the town to New Deal after Franklin D. Roosevelt's programs and to go along with the consolidated school system's name.

This information was all developed when the school system had to write a history when applying for a federal grant. In 1970, the township was incorporated by the vote of its citizens. The city of Lubbock, Texas, was planning some annexation of surrounding lands and the people of the New Deal area decided to incorporate rather than be annexed to the city of Lubbock. A local farmer, Billy Fortenberry, was the first mayor. In 1970, Ray Edell West, a city councilman for three years, became the mayor. Under his mayoral direction in the next 7 years, the town built a City Hall and a Volunteer Fire Department building.

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Feb 08

that is a hunk of butter.

Feb 08
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Im pretty sure most folks don’t go to IHOP thinking about nutrition. (Pretty sure I didn’t use the entire blob. 🤪)

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