Skip to comments.Prospecting: TEXAS or BUST
Posted on 07/12/2012 8:16:20 PM PDT by This Just In
This last year has lead me to seriously consider relocating our family to another state. A state whose public representatives hold a healthy respect and regard for our Constitution. A state which welcomes entrepreneurs, small and big business, and industry. A state in which citizens-generally-don't apologizes for being Americans.
I had considered Wyoming within the past few months, but Texas has always sat in my periphery. And now the Lone Star state sits front and center.
We currently reside in a state in which our representatives actively engages in legal plunder of our tax dollars, despises the Constitution, and is enamored with dictators and tyrants.
I am seeking any information concerning conservative areas, cities, and counties in the great state of Texas. The Hill Country looks appealing. Your comments and recommendations are deeply appreciated.
The Hill Country northwest of San Antonio..not Austin is very conservative..No jobs here, though..
San Antonio has jobs.
You’ll be quite welcome! Texas is all the things in your second sentence & more.
One of the best things is that just about any kind of climate you can imagine is here. lol And a combination of them in a short period of time, as someone has said already.
West Texas (excluding El Paso) is pretty conservative without all the wild-n-crazy of Houston & Dallas-Fort Worth. Also north of Austin, up 35; Temple & Waco. The Coastal Bend is more conservative in some spots, more liberal in others. The Hill Country is nice. The western parts of the HC seem more conservative to me (Kerrville, Junction, Medina & Bandera. Also Blanco)
If you don’t mind commuting a little bit, there are a lot of nice communities outside the larger cities (work in the city/ live in the country)
I’ve lived here all my life (50+ years) & the worst thing I can say about it is that it takes a loooong time to get to another state (or the coast) on vacation if you’re in the middle or in an opposite area. (Well, & we’ve got that “immigration” thing. Again, some areas are worse than others.)
Have you checked out the City Data & Topix forums under Texas? We’re looking for some property in/ near the desert & I’ve found some information there.
Also, you might check out the Totally Texas forum at 2coolfishing dot com.
Well, bless your heart. I sure hope ya’ll found a place you like. :)
No, I can't breathe when all the smoke from the slash and burn "agricultural" fires from MX & Central America fire up every spring, causing a constant orange haze.. Then when the dust clouds travel from Africa across the Atlantic & dump all the dust on TX, I also can't breathe.
Actually, I can breathe, I just was adding to your complaints about TX.
” - - - but I see you’re in Norway, - - - “
Wrong! Read my flagpage again.
Good point. Guess my posts about the Texas Border with Mexico carried over a tad to Louisiana also. Sorry. Can’t blame Halfheimers for that one.
Dunno your race, don’t much care. However, if you are white, I would suggest living in the Northern part of the state. The Southern part of the state is getting very Mexicany.
Mexicans are fine and such (been married to two) but personally, I prefer to live around white folk.
Don’t much care for Dallas, uppity peeps live there. Ft. Worth is good. I prefer smaller towns, the smaller it is, the more Conservative it’ll be.
Your post is anecdotal. Four years isn’t much to glean from, or provide any substantial insight. I don’t discount your experience, but I’ve met/know Texans. Your description does not reflect the same attitudes I’ve witnessed.
Thank you for the differing opinion.
Most of the suburbs of either Austin, Dallas or Houston tend to be conservative. I've lived in all three areas and Houston folks seem the friendliest, to me. Dallas was a bit clique-ee, Austin was laid back and has changed a lot since I lived there. If you can tolerate Houston's humidity and are willing to roll up your sleeves and work hard you will be blessed (w/friends and finances) here.
By living in the suburbs you have the benefit of safer areas, better schools and great shopping and are still within 45 mins - hour to a major airport.
Good luck! Keep us posted now, hear?
The slogan for Austin is “Keep Austin weird”. Austin is cool, but the people can be hippy dippy sometimes. Hook’em Horns though!
My bad, I just looked at your flag & didn't read anything on the page. I figured it is a holdover from the Republic of Texas days that we always said "the border".
Some of my relatives were Norwegian, but came into Indianola with the Germans..
It is getting late, and I should have my original comment first. You wrote: “ - - - we do say border, not State Line - - - “ but I did not use the term “State Line.”
Either I apologized for something I did not do, or you reversed your words. Which is it?
Thank you for the Texas size welcome. Lord willing, we’ll move to the Lone Star state.
We home educate our children. One in college, one about to start. So the local schools are not a consideration for us.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.
Thank you. TJI
I have to agree with you regarding the entertainment industry. Austin is definetly the music “hub”. I guess one could live in the ‘burbs of Austin and still have access. Meaning no disrespect to any musician here, since there are exceptions, most musicians are pretty liberal no matter where they live.
Midland/Odessa is on a boom from what I am told.
I am partial to East Texas. Tyler is pretty. But not a lot of job opportunities. If one could telecommute and only drive to Dallas occasionally, it would be doable.
No offense taken. Artists are generally uber-liberal. IF you’re a conservative in the bus., you’d better sport a thick skin.
Thanks for the input.
We lived in El Paso in the mid 50’s when I was a little boy. My dad had his office on Santa Fe Street just south of downtown. In those days, people routinely crossed the Santa Fe bridge several times a day. We went to Juarez quite regularly. It was a nice place to live in those days. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case anymore. I was there a couple of years ago and the city has turned really bad, particularly in the area around I-10. The old historic areas are still pretty nice, though. The area north of UTEP has some very beautiful houses, many of them built in the 1800’s that are quite stunning. Cuidad Juarez has turned into a war zone. El Paso is the Poster Child for our lack of resolve to secure the Southern border.
Much like Jane Long said...keep us posted if and when you make a move. :)
. I commented that "we", meaning my family, and folks whose families came during the Republic of Texas times, use the word Border, rather than state line...
eg., "We just crossed the border into Oklahoma", or "he lives near the Louisiana/Texas Border..
Most states, except in reference to an International Boundary would say state line..but people from TX don't.
Hope that clarifies it for you..Night.
Been here for 30 years. Wouldn’t live in Houston any more but suburbs of Pearland and Sugar Land are great. Inexpensive housing, public schools much better than in Houston. Always lots of flags flying - you have to have 3, U.S., Texas and Gasden - and nativity scenes everywhere at Christmas. Both areas conservative and close enough to commute to Houston if you need to work there or want to go to the symphony. The first hurricane you go through is always interesting but we deal with them because we want to be near the beach. Huge rodeo in the spring, lots of sports and 4-H for the kids. You’ll find more farming areas, horses and cows in Pearland.
Our family also loves New Braunsfels and Fredericksburg but jobs in those areas are limited so we just visit as often as we can.
As it happens, my wife and I are making the Texodus from California. After losing her job, which was the lion’s share of our houzehold income, she landed one in Houston, which she started last week. I’m staying behind to short sell our house and coordinate the final move. Unfortunately, because of the short sale, we won’t be able to buy another house for awhile. Can anyone recommend a good area to look in for a rental that isn’t an awful commute to the Galleria area?
If you really want to consider relocating to the Great Southwest I might suggest Oklahoma. Remember, Oklahoma is the reddest of the red states, unemployment is around 5.0% and in the Green Country (Tulsa area) unemployment is around 4.5%. COL is respectable, housing costs are reasonable and the weather is less humid that Houston or Dallas. Broken Arrow (Tulsa burbs, pop 100K) is listed as one of the best places in the USA for retirement.
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