At least four members of the seven-person Lubbock City Council would have voted against a proposed smoking. Instead of actually taking up the matter, the City Council instead voted on whether to delay the vote on the ban which would have covered restaurants, bars and forced buffer-zones around entrances to all business.

In total, four members voted to delay the vote.

According to KCBD, Council Members Joy, Price, Hernandez and Gerit were in the majority. Interestingly, Price and Joy would have voted for the ban, Hernandez’s vote was unknown and Gerit was vehemently against the matter, as was Council Members Gibson, Griffith and Mayor Glen Robertson, who sits on the City Council.

It’s unclear when the matter could be brought up again.

Lubbock is located in the northwestern part of the state, home to more than 236,000 residents as well as Texas Tech University. It is part of Lubbock County and is located just over 300 miles west of Dallas.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.