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Old 06-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #121
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Not all homes are cheap....

88 Grand Regency Cir, The Woodlands, TX 77382 - HAR.com


There were a couple more expensive... but they were ranches...
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:14 AM   #122
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Texas is cheap because it's filled with Texans.
Is it true that Prince Philip commented on key problems facing Texas, "Texans live there"?
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Texas is a very polarizing place, and I'm surprised this thread has lasted this long with its civility intact.
... and no references to Rusty Shackleford!

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Few other observations on living in Texas.

Met two other business associates in El Paso for a meeting the next day. We stayed at the hotel by the airport. That night both had their rental cars stolen. Only certain cars were available to rent (no Fords). The hotel also left a note on your pillow not to leave any valuables in your room.

Eating lunch at a McD's in El Paso and noticed a Pest truck and workers. So happens there was a rattler in the kid's playscape.

Was driving in Austin and there was a pickup with lawn equipment and a trailer full of workers. It was stopped for a red light on a hill. When the driver popped the clutch it pulled of the rear bumper and hitch, leaving the trailer sitting in front of me. The workers ran off in six different directions.

In early 80's Austin there were blue laws - no stores open on Sunday. You could only buy a beer in a restaurant in certain counties and then you had to buy a membership first.

Huge real estate bust in Austin in mid-80's. Our new 115k home in '84 dropped to 70k in '87. Many of the relocatees simply walked away from the homes and moved back north.

One of my neighbors in Austin in '84 worked for the TX TOD and told me of plans to build an upper deck for Hwy 183. Traffic was already getting bad. 12 years later this project was just getting started.

One February we had an ice storm and a 90 degree day in the same week (I looked it up when my kids didn't believe me).

Incredible music venues in Austin - Threadgill's, Stubb's, Broken Spoke. Janis, Willie, and Stevie Ray all played there.

Liked some of the off the beaten track places - Fredricksberg, Johnson City, Bastrop, Lockhart, Gruene (green), San Marcos, etc.

On the whole I enjoyed my 14 years in Tejas. My daughters still live in Dallas and Houston.
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Never lived in Texas...but I like to watch Austin City Limits on PBS...
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Yikes! The longer this thread goes on, the more it makes me glad I can afford to live in a blue state - even as a long time retiree.
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Yikes! The longer this thread goes on, the more it makes me glad I can afford to live in a blue state - even as a long time retiree.
So "cheap" = "red state"
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #128
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Yikes! The longer this thread goes on, the more it makes me glad I can afford to live in a blue state - even as a long time retiree.
Glad you can too.
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There's some history there...
Besides the Republic of Texas: 1836- 1846, three other states were their own country before joining the USA, and they don't make a huge deal out of it.
Vermont Republic: 1777-1791
California Republic: June 14, 1846 - July 9, 1846
Republic of Hawaii: 1893-1898
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