Skip to comments.Yes, Another Vanity (eyeroll)
Posted on 07/06/2011 10:41:36 AM PDT by NoGrayZone
My sister stopped over this morning. We got back to talking about moving to another state....again.
She stated Texas has been calling her, she is an RN. The hospital she works at now used to have several booths, recruiting new grads. Now they have none. They are constantly invited to "luncheons", in which they do not participate. They have stopped hiring, as I have found out trying to find a new job.
My sister said they are encouraging recent grads to go to Texas, to get their bacholers & RN license.
I know, from FR, TX is booming. My sister has a friend who moved back to Houston, TX, owns 3 homes in which he rents and said he could get me a great paying job in the oil industry (I hehehe'd at that one).
With my sisters RN license, she wouldn't have a problem getting a job, and perhaps at the rate she is paid here in NY.
We are very nervous about leaving our home state, been here all our lives.....but they are killing us. She asked me to post a thread, specifically to TX FReepers, just for some information regarding the Houston area.
We are suburanites and very Conservative. We would NOT bid well in ANY area that is slightly blue.
We also have questions regarding weather. I (and my sister) must claim "stupid" regarding this subject. We are used to 4 seasons, etc. How is the Houston area, or it's suburbs(must be suburbs. We CANNOT live in a "city" type area).
If I remember correctly (in which she pointed out) Austin is lib, correct?
The last thing we want to do is move across county, only to wind up in a mini NY.
To all you Texans out there, any information would be grateful, especially around the Houston area.
Keep in mind....."THE REDDER THE BETTER".
I have heard from many transplants that when they heard they were being transferred to Texas that they thought their life was over. But after a very short time they loved it. I hope that you love it too.
Someone upthread said Houston was more liberal than D and FW. I think people in the inner city, inside loop 610, are more liberal than those living farther out. The Houston Medical Center is inside the loop. Housing is more expensive inside the loop as well.
Yep. I've had that same experience more than once. Sad to say.
Texas can do without those kind,.
I compeltely understand where you’re coming from. As I have stated, my sister and I are red blooded Conservative Americans; which is why we want OUT of NY.
My little village that I work and live in (Huntington Village, NY) is conservative. Every “fest” we have, I am my own “one man band” Tea Party.
But yet I am consistently disappointed when the elections are over that my Conservative “peeps” have lost.
Probably explains why I hate to leave my own little village.
I have a recurring sci-fi fantasy in which I am given access to some amazing alien tech, including nanoprobes that allow for 10x normal human intelligence, strength, durability, etcetera. I manage to develop a product called the E.G.G. -- the Energy Generation 'Gizmo' -- that seems to create electricty out of nothing (although in reality it uses differences in the 3rd and the 4th dimension to create the electricy). Armed with this 'total energy solution', and claiming the planet Mars as the Free Nation of Mars, I build a fortune in Earth Dollars, and also terraform Mars. Citizens are allowed entry into Mars, but brain-scanning before citizenry is permitted will make it so that Mars weeds out any Communists, militant Islamics, or One-Worlders and Globalists who are set on sabatoging this new "America".
I'd write one hell of a Constitution and Bill of Rights. One right I believe was missed, was the right of privacy. I'd also change the 2nd Amendment to allow civilian ownership of ANY military weapon in current or past use. Yes, nuclear weapons too. However, scanning technology might let us know you had a 20 kilotonner in your shorts before you even got to the airport.
With little effort, you may find that other states need nurses as well (e.g., Ohio), and forgo Texas. I lived in Texas for 10 years, and finally left. Too dam hot and spread out. Couldn’t wait to leave. However, if you can stand the climate and much of the other stuff, it could be a nice place. The people are nice, strong belief that the world orbits around Texas (interesting), 3 of 4 seasons are nice, lotsa money, like a foreign country, politically on the “right” side, and so on (oh, and as another poster said, lotsa beautiful women - sorry, I didn’t check out the guys). Houston as a destination? A very poor choice. From one armpit (NY) to another.
How far is Houston to Dallas/Ft. Worth? As I have stated, my sister and I NEED to move to a RED area.
The last place I want to move to is a “sanctuary city”....unless of course, I could close it down.
We tried it here in Huntington. They seemed to have “demolished” it, but all the illegals just stand along the ENTIRE road, looking for work.
It takes all my might NOT to run them over (God help me for my vicious thoughts).
Now don’t get your panties in a wad.
I am a Texas transplant, having moved here several years ago from the Pacific Northwest. I lived in Houston for two years and, while there are some redeeming things, I disliked every minute of it. While property values are comparatively low, you must live in one of the surrounding suburbs - which means a commute and the traffic is horrible. The politics is far left - present mayor is a lesbian, former mayor was Bill White, who ran for governor against Rick Perry in the last election. It is hot and very humid. There are mosquitos, fire ants, flying cockroachs the sized of a Volkswagon and water mocassins. And - it is as flat as a pancake.
I now live in San Antonio and love it here. Smaller city, friendly people, less humidity, equivalent property values and rolling hills surrounding the city. There is an extensive medical community here, so you might want to look into that.
I have never spent much time in Dallas/Fort Worth, so I can’t speak to that, but one of my wife’s relatives just graduated from nursing school and landed a job there almost immediately. She seems happy there.
Good luck in your hunt. Leaving “home” is difficult. If you decide to move to Texas, I think there is always room for a few good people and we that are already here will give you a big “howdy!”
We have that here on Long Island as well. But is it year round?
It’s 240 miles from Houston to Dallas. I believe almost all the larger cities are sanctuary cities, just as ALL the cities are more blue than the state itself.
Here’s a list that includes some smaller cities:
El Cenizo, TX
Port Arthur, TX
San Antonio, TX
So go ahead, own a nuke. Don't come crying to me about the cost, though!
Get out!! I could NOT even imagine such a thing!!!
And vehicle tags only cost $50-$85. But they are starting to put tolls on the city highways.
My brother and his family live in West University in Houston. West U as they call it... Also he has a weekend pad in Galveston about an hour or so away. It is a super nice neighborhood but it is kind of the city. Near all of the schools and hospitals. Take a look...
F&*$ spanish. We are America. English only. If you can't speak our language, then get the hell out.
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