I applied two months ago and still have not heard anything back. Never even crossed my mind to apply there until they sent me a package detailing their school, etc. I was wait listed at Baylor and U of H is taking forever also in getting back to me. So it's really between Houston & Texas Tech. I have a family so the sooner I find something out the better so I can make plans to move.
I've never personally been to Lubbock though, grew up in Waco and have lived in Austin the last eight years.