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  • #76
    Originally posted by LSC Fan View Post

    Opinions vary. There are some not so great parts of the Houston area, primarily where the old oil refinery infrastructure was built in the first half of the last century, especially during the WWII era for strategic reasons. You get further north and inland, you start hitting the pine forests, etc. Much like the Friscos, Allen’s, etc of the metroplex as far as amenities and quality of schools, etc.
    True.

    However, Houston is one of the worst cities to me. And as you said, opinions vary.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by 98wolf View Post

      Oregon has become Northern California. I like the plains and South Texas. I'm a country boy who likes working farms and ranches. The food, football, music, hunting, shooting sports are all better in Texas...and compared to Oregon the taxes are better too.
      From what you are describing George West may be what you are looking for. Small town in South Texas that offers everything cheap land low taxes great hunting lots of room for horses pigs cows dogs & cats. Friendly folks there as well.

      Not that far from Riverwalk in San Antonio and not that far from great fishing off the coast near Corpus Christi.

      Heck, I’m selling myself on getting out of Petrochemical U here in Southeast Texas.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by ASUPops View Post

        DFW 7.6 M

        Houston 7.2 M
        And Houston metro is the ARMPIT capital of Texas. HORRIBLE.....STAY AWAY.
        We moved to Montgomery off Lake Conroe last year. At that time the new homes were affordable in the Houston Locality. I was able to get a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2000 sq. ft. house for 250K. Fast forward now those homes are running over 320K+.

        Far western Montgomery county is way different than any other communities surrounding Houston.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Herb Street View Post

          Well unless things have changed in Texas a lot, it’s the property taxes that eat your lunch. If I remember right, I was paying about 2% of our house value a year in taxes. That’s lots of money.
          I pay less than 1% of market. Still, it's almost $7,000 a year, a lot of money, IMO. That goes to public schools and the county (and we have no school age children). However, we don't pay Canyon city tax since our homeowner's area is unincorporated. City taxes would probably be another $2,000.

          But......no income tax. Balanced with economic growth, business friendly regulations, and a positive Get-It-Done non-woke state government and you have a welcoming future environment till the crazy West Coast and NE Leftists overwhelm us like a plague of locusts.
          Last edited by BuffaloChip; 10-05-2021, 02:46 PM.

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          • #80
            A get it done government lol, that's a good one chip.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by BuffaloChip View Post

              I pay less than 1% of market. Still, it's almost $7,000 a year, a lot of money, IMO. That goes to public schools and the county (and we have no school age children). However, we don't pay Canyon city tax since our homeowner's area is unincorporated. City taxes would probably be another $2,000.

              But......no income tax. Balanced with economic growth, business friendly regulations, and a positive Get-It-Done non-woke state government and you have a welcoming future environment till the crazy West Coast and NE Leftists overwhelm us like a plague of locusts.
              Wouldn't it help your business to the state have these folks come in to Texas?

              As a note, my grandfather, born in Arkansas and a huge Razorback fan, moved to Oregon to work in a sawmill logging operation that was moving there from Arkansas. He used to say "If I owned Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas".

              I am not sure how it gets to a point that we see now where it is so tribal and we denigrate people from places we do not understand. We can live anywhere in this country. No one place is better than another except for personal preference. In my home state of Montana, it has become fashionable to tell people what generation Montanan you might be, and use that as some sort of credibility builder. When someone is blowharding like this, I will ask them why none of my Native American friends ever say that they are an "82nd generation Montanan"?

              We just need to get over ourselves.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

                Wouldn't it help your business to the state have these folks come in to Texas?

                As a note, my grandfather, born in Arkansas and a huge Razorback fan, moved to Oregon to work in a sawmill logging operation that was moving there from Arkansas. He used to say "If I owned Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas".

                I am not sure how it gets to a point that we see now where it is so tribal and we denigrate people from places we do not understand. We can live anywhere in this country. No one place is better than another except for personal preference. In my home state of Montana, it has become fashionable to tell people what generation Montanan you might be, and use that as some sort of credibility builder. When someone is blowharding like this, I will ask them why none of my Native American friends ever say that they are an "82nd generation Montanan"?

                We just need to get over ourselves.
                Poor guy went through life being a Razorback. The only thing that makes that look good is going through life as an OU Sooner. And being this is Red River Rivalry week… it’s 9:40 CDT and OuSux

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

                  Wouldn't it help your business to the state have these folks come in to Texas?

                  As a note, my grandfather, born in Arkansas and a huge Razorback fan, moved to Oregon to work in a sawmill logging operation that was moving there from Arkansas. He used to say "If I owned Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas".

                  I am not sure how it gets to a point that we see now where it is so tribal and we denigrate people from places we do not understand. We can live anywhere in this country. No one place is better than another except for personal preference. In my home state of Montana, it has become fashionable to tell people what generation Montanan you might be, and use that as some sort of credibility builder. When someone is blowharding like this, I will ask them why none of my Native American friends ever say that they are an "82nd generation Montanan"?

                  We just need to get over ourselves.
                  All of this. Yes.

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

                    Wouldn't it help your business to the state have these folks come in to Texas?

                    As a note, my grandfather, born in Arkansas and a huge Razorback fan, moved to Oregon to work in a sawmill logging operation that was moving there from Arkansas. He used to say "If I owned Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas".

                    I am not sure how it gets to a point that we see now where it is so tribal and we denigrate people from places we do not understand. We can live anywhere in this country. No one place is better than another except for personal preference. In my home state of Montana, it has become fashionable to tell people what generation Montanan you might be, and use that as some sort of credibility builder. When someone is blowharding like this, I will ask them why none of my Native American friends ever say that they are an "82nd generation Montanan"?

                    We just need to get over ourselves.
                    Poor sap having to endure the stigma of Arkansas. One of the more popular state logos was the Arkansas Hillbilly smoking a corn pipe with missing teeth. Lest I forget the amusement park of Dogpatch USA . Can't get more Hillbilly than that. Lil Abner cartoon came to life.

                    I get his envy and hatred because I grew up about 18 miles from the Arkansas state line and have a ton of cousins that live there. I absolutely loathed the Razorbacks my entire childhood. The state is mostly poor and has one of the smallest populations in the country. There are more people in Houston than the whole state of Arkansas. Hot Springs in the spring when horse racing is going on is about the only thing that is their saving grace. Pretty sure Bigfoot lives in the Ozarks.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

                      Wouldn't it help your business to the state have these folks come in to Texas?

                      As a note, my grandfather, born in Arkansas and a huge Razorback fan, moved to Oregon to work in a sawmill logging operation that was moving there from Arkansas. He used to say "If I owned Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas".

                      I am not sure how it gets to a point that we see now where it is so tribal and we denigrate people from places we do not understand. We can live anywhere in this country. No one place is better than another except for personal preference. In my home state of Montana, it has become fashionable to tell people what generation Montanan you might be, and use that as some sort of credibility builder. When someone is blowharding like this, I will ask them why none of my Native American friends ever say that they are an "82nd generation Montanan"?

                      We just need to get over ourselves.
                      I get Chip's comment to a certain degree. At one of my former work places in the government when I lived in Austin this was a typical conversation with tons of new employees.

                      Me: Howdy and welcome to Texas. Where are you from?
                      New Employee: New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, etc.
                      Me: What brought you to Texas?
                      New Employee: This job and the state and local taxes back home are killing us. Here there are cheap houses, no state income tax, and no COVID restrictions.

                      When they start talking politics they almost always vote against why they came here in the first place.

                      My prediction is that Texas turns Blue by the 2032 election and then Tennessee or South Dakota will be the next no state income tax haven everyone flees too.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Runnin' Cat View Post

                        Wouldn't it help your business to the state have these folks come in to Texas?

                        As a note, my grandfather, born in Arkansas and a huge Razorback fan, moved to Oregon to work in a sawmill logging operation that was moving there from Arkansas. He used to say "If I owned Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas".

                        I am not sure how it gets to a point that we see now where it is so tribal and we denigrate people from places we do not understand. We can live anywhere in this country. No one place is better than another except for personal preference. In my home state of Montana, it has become fashionable to tell people what generation Montanan you might be, and use that as some sort of credibility builder. When someone is blowharding like this, I will ask them why none of my Native American friends ever say that they are an "82nd generation Montanan"?

                        We just need to get over ourselves.
                        From your lips to GOD's ears.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Buffalo/Islander Alum View Post

                          I get Chip's comment to a certain degree. At one of my former work places in the government when I lived in Austin this was a typical conversation with tons of new employees.

                          Me: Howdy and welcome to Texas. Where are you from?
                          New Employee: New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, etc.
                          Me: What brought you to Texas?
                          New Employee: This job and the state and local taxes back home are killing us. Here there are cheap houses, no state income tax, and no COVID restrictions.

                          When they start talking politics they almost always vote against why they came here in the first place.

                          My prediction is that Texas turns Blue by the 2032 election and then Tennessee or South Dakota will be the next no state income tax haven everyone flees too.
                          Um, the Democratic Party DOMINATED Texas until the 1990's. And they will again.

                          Democrats dominate all metropolitan areas and majority of the Texas population lives in metro areas.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by ASUPops View Post

                            Um, the Democratic Party DOMINATED Texas until the 1990's. And they will again.

                            Democrats dominate all metropolitan areas and majority of the Texas population lives in metro areas.
                            True but Texas itself hasn't voted for a Democratic since Carter in 1976. These days once a state turns blue its extremely difficult for it to turn back red unless its Ohio.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Buffalo/Islander Alum View Post

                              True but Texas itself hasn't voted for a Democratic since Carter in 1976. These days once a state turns blue its extremely difficult for it to turn back red unless its Ohio.
                              Correct on the presidential vote.

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