I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN TEXAS, YES AUSTIN IS THE EXCEPTEION TO TEXAS, MAINY BECAUSE IT HAS A VERY GOOD UNIVERSITY AND BRINGS IN A LOT OF KIDS FROM OTHER PLACES. HOWEVER DALLAS IS A BIG PRETINCIOUS CONCRETE JUNGLE, HOUSTON IS THE 2ND WORST CITY I HAVE EVER BEEN NEXT TO NEWARK, NJ, EXCEPT HOUSTON IS 10 TIMES BIGGER AND WORST, THE WORST TRAFFIC ON EARTH. TEXAS IS FULL OF NARROW MINDED PEOPLE, THAT THINK WITH ONLY THE RIGHT PART OF THEIR BRAIN, THE TELEVISION AND NEWS PAPERS ARE SO SLANTED TO THE RIGHT, IT IS PATHATIC. THE HEAT, IS LIKE AFRICA, THE REDNECKS SHIT KICKING MORONS ARE 4 TIMES THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. AGAIN I DO LIKE AUSTIN IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, PERIOD, TEXAS HILL COUNTRY DURING THE BLUE BELLS BLOOMING IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL BUT FOR THE MOST PART ----THESE IDIOTS THINK THAT TEXAS IS ANOTHER COUNTRY AND IN SOME WAYS IT IS, A PLACE WHERE STUPID RIGH WINGERS CAN FLOUISH, AMAZINGLY THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY THANKS TO OIL AND A FEW OTHER THINGS. I DO MY BEST TO NOT EVEN FLY OVER THAT PLACE, AND FOR NORMAL PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY USE THEIR WHOLE BRAIN ---DON'T.
TRUE REAL LIFE STORY IN MY CASE!!! I was born, raised and educated in CALIF. I moved to Los Angeles in 1984 where I worked for the LAPD FOR 25 YEARS! I am middle of the road in many of political views-had a great life with family in the "Golden State". Then and "on duty" injury left me unable to work anymore-in 2008, I retired from police work. I found I COULD NO LONGER LIVE AS I WANTED IN CALIF!High Tax, High cost of gas, electricity, insurance, health care, property tax, and so on made my Calif dream a nightmare. So, I sold EVERYTHING EXCEPT MY ANIMALS-AND GOT OUT! I went to Texas-you should have listen to the BS I was told be some who never had been to Texas "they are homophobic", "they are rednecks", "they are poor" blah blah blah!On June 27th 2010, I and my partner have been Texans for 1 year now! DO IT LOVE IT IN TEXAS-WELL, "DAMN STRAIGHT BOY I DO!" My pension goes so much farther it is not even funny!My property tax dropped from 6,700 to 2,000.00! My fuel costs are 2.50 a gallon-in CAL it is 3.00 or more! My sales tax dropped from 10% in CAL to 7% and in some cases NONE if I choose to pay cash! TEXAS HAS NO STATE INCOME TAX-CALIF RAISED THEIRS AGAIN! My DMV fees for two pick ups in Calif for 2010 was 1,200.00 for one year-In Texas is it 200.00! you cannot argue numbers like this!My UPS lady is from Long Beach, My nieghbor from Thousand Oaks, people at my gym-San Diego. We are from Los Anegels-over 800,000 have left CALIF for other states.keep kidding yourselves-this artical nails it right on the head!
You make me sad to be from the North....WOW!!!! Oh by the way...my niece and brother in law have moved to Texas from Conneticut and have HIGHER paid jobs now, in Houston. Before you speak....they're both in the 6 figures, so stop...Remember there are jerks everywhere, not just in one state....you just proved that.
I grew up in an Air Force family...overseas for 2 years, in the states for 2 or 3 years, overseas again. I can tell you that I have lived or traveled through almost every state in the Union. By far, the friendliest people in the U.S. live in Texas. They are loyal in their relationships and will do anything for you. I settled in Colorado with my husband, and we love the climate and have many good friends, but there's nothin' like that good ole'Texas hospitality in my book.
upurs, (I like the screenname by the way) I'd have to agree. Texans are by and large dispicable. They'll beat, imprison or, kill anyone given the slightest chance. They hate everyone, including themselves. Southern hospitality, I don't think it exists. As for jobs, sure you could get one. Just be willing to work for the lowest wages in the country. However, if they find out "ya'll ain't from 'roun heer are yuh boy"-you're gone.
texas.???...nobody normal and decent would live in texas,the law officials down there are mostly inbred hillbillies who can't reaad or write and they will kill you just for fun..!too stupid for decent americans..!
Well what about the best cities for the common man?? Not all of us had the money to go to college.