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 lived in Texas for a little over 2 years.
I can’t go back.
Too many gorgeous women -I’d get in trouble.
If you love heat and humidity, you will love Houston.
Lots of Katrina evacuees there also, so choose wisely where you decide to move to.
Don’t move here.
A possibility to consider:
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Houston is hot, humid, large, and mostly lib.
But ... you’re near the coast and not a far stretch for visiting New Orleans for an occasional getaway. Excellent beaches are just a bit further into Alabama.
Suburbs of Houston are going to be more conservative. I’d recommend Katy, Conroe, The Woodlands, or Sugarland.
Positives: It’s Texas. It’s not NY. Texas is conservative. Proximity to the Gulf.
Negatives: Large city. Liberal (but not as much as Austin). The occasional hurricane. And as mentioned ... hot and humid.
I escaped from Jersey in 2006 to plant roots in San Antonio. I don’t care if it is too hot. Dont care how big the bugs are. That’s why god created lizards.
All the yanks I know who moved from the northeast are as red as they come.
Thank you. That is exactly the info I was looking for. Our summers are not only hot but HUMID. I don't know which is worse. But our summers here, we go from 1 air conditioned place to another.
When you say "the winters are not bad at all." does that mean I don't have to shovel 2 feet of snow just to get to work?
Spring and fall are my ABSOLUTE favorite seasons!
NY is NOT a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
so she will have to go to a state that is(NH, RI) to take that state’s Nursing Exam and then she can practice in 26 states(for info see/https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm).
I’m a Texan, but I live 400 miles North of Houston. Austin is very liberal, and from what I’ve heard, Houston is fairly liberal too. Sheila Jackson Lee is from Houston after all.
Having said that, there are tons and tons of Conservatives there too. I suppose like the rest of the country, once you get into a big city, you’re gonna have the lib elemenent more so than if you live in a smaller town or the boonies.
One thing you won’t get here in Texas, is 4 seasons. You’ll have 2, Summer and Winter. Fall and Spring last about a week each. It’s a bit cooler in Houston than in N. Tx but the humidity is higher. :)
Everything you have stated is exactly what my sister found. However, is Houston red, or a mix?
Hell & TexasThe Devil, we're told, in Hell was chained,
for a thousand years to there remain;
He never complained nor did he groan,
But determined to start another Hell of his own.
Where He could torment the souls of men
without be chained in his prison pen.
So he asked the Lord if He had on hand
anything left when he made the land.
The Lord said,"Yeah, I had plenty on hand and left it all down by the Rio Grande....
Fact is, old boy, the stuff's so dang poor,
I don't think you could use it as Hell anyore......
But the devil went down to examine the truck,
And decided since it came as a gift he was stuck....
For after checking it out carefully and well
He concluded the place was too dry for a hell.
Well, in order to get it off His hands,
The Lord promised the devil to water the lands....
For He had some water, or rather some dreggs,
A regular cathartic that smelled like bad eggs.
Hence the deal was done and the deed was given....
And The Lord went back to His Home in Heaven.
The devil then said, "I have all that is needed to make Texas a good hell," and hence he succeeded!
He began to put thorns on all of the trees,
And mixed up the sand with millions of fleas....
And scattered tarantulas along all the roads....
And put thorns on the cactus and horns on the toads.
He lengthened the horns of the Texas steers,
And put added length on the rabbits ears.....
He put some devil in the broncho steed.....
And poisoned the feet of the centipede.
The rattlesnake bites you, the scorpion stings,
The mosquito delights you with his buzzing wings...
The sand burrs prevail and so do the ants,
And those who sit down need shoe soles on their pants....
The devil then said that throughout the land
He'd managed to keep up the devil's own brand,
And all would be mavericks unless they bore
The marks of scratches and bites and thorns by the score.
The heat in the summer is a hundred and ten....
Too hot for the devil and too hot for men.
The wild boar roams in the high chaparral......
It's A Hell of a Place he has for a Hell!
Lots of murders in Houston. Mexicans are taking over the state. Austin is super liberal but has good food and music n
Weather is super hot. State is huge and takes hours and hours to get to the major city. Traffic is a bitch.
See it all getting worse over the next 10-20 years.
Avoid border states. Live in low crime, low democrat area. Moderate weather. Low taxes. Texas ain’t the place. She’d also need to learn Spanish.
And one thing that will absolutely not be allowed is this ... for any reason.
The only part of the state that gets much snow would be in the panhandle area. Around the rest of the state, everything comes to a standstill if we get a couple on inches.
If you move to Amarillo, maybe. Houston? You'll probably never see any of the white stuff ever again.
That has happened where I loved in GA and NC.
I asked one such complainer “if it was so much better back there then why are you here?”
Her answer, “the weather and lower taxes.”
Couldn’t get her to understand that there was a reason her taxes were higher back there and it had something to do with all the stuff she now said she missed and wanted.
But we are Conservative. Why wouldn't Texans want more of their values moving to their state?
If enough of us moved to TX, we could push out the "blues/commies".
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