Mac Davis, Lubbock native, surprised with street name
2004 When Mayor Marc McDougal proclaimed Saturday as Mac Davis Day during the entertainer's recent visit, little did Davis know that McDougal had another secret up his sleeve.
Called to the podium at the Ranching Heritage Center Friday night to join the mayor, Davis was informed that Sixth Street, from University Avenue east to Texas Avenue, would be renamed Mac Davis Lane.
McDougal said Monday that he called a special meeting of the City Council at 8:05 a.m. Friday to gain permission to announce the name change that evening.
The first street sign was produced quickly and shown to Davis and his family Friday.
McDougal Properties is in the process of revamping the Overton District into new residential and commercial properties.
When McDougal was in formed that Davis was raised in a neighborhood within the area being renovated near University Avenue, he looked up files to confirm several properties had been purchased from Tommy Joe Davis, Mac's father.
'That clinched it,'' McDougal said. 'There will be two main entrances into the area off University when construction is complete: Sixth Street and Eighth Street, both with turn signals. Eighth Street was renamed after (sculptress) Glenna Goodacre. So it's perfect to rename Sixth Street after Mac.