Cruising down Parkway Drive, businesses dot the side of the road. Locally-owned restaurants, in particular, hold their own in East Lubbock. There aren’t many food options, so most neighbors support what they have.
But you also see empty buildings and shopping centers. Some, in pretty rough shape.
Local historian Cosby Morton said it wasn’t always like this.
“Because of segregation, we were independent,” Morton said. “We had to make do. We had to adjust.”