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    Houston is safer to drive in at all hours, you know you are going to get your butt runover if you don't get out of the way. In Austin you don't know what the hell the drivers are going to do. The enviromental wackos on past city councils are why the traffic is so bad around Austin, they shot down any and all chances for improvement of the surrounding roadways. Rather than put up with the idiots on the city council and play their silly ass games the State Hwy Dept. directed funiding for hwys elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgibson53 View Post
    Houston is safer to drive in at all hours, you know you are going to get your butt runover if you don't get out of the way. In Austin you don't know what the hell the drivers are going to do.
    true lol
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    Fred, it would be great to have you in TX and close enough to get together on occasion. Becky's sister & bro-in-law live in Manchaca, just south of Austin. Their addition would fit your situation. Lots are an acre & up, so room to build a shop. Depending on where your office would be, it could be a pretty good commute though. Linda commutes in to UT Systems close to down town and her commute is 30-45 min. Most of the tech companies are north, so it could be longer.

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    Reggie and I are looking forward to you guys moving here.

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    The company locations show to all be in far north central or northwest Austin. Along MoPac or Parmer Lane.
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    #26
    Austin would be a beautiful place if it's inhabitants weren't there. They've pretty much made it little Portland

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    It started with the liberal yankees coming in with IBM and they have multiplied like roaches with the newer tech jobs bringing them here. Once they arrived they just had to have things like it was back home. It irritates the hell out me that folks can't stand the place they left, and then bitch and moan because the new place isn't like home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToledoBendChamp View Post
    Austin would be a beautiful place if it's inhabitants weren't there. They've pretty much made it little Portland
    I love it.

    Now Texas is being inundated with Californians looking to escape high cost of living, incredibly expensive taxation and a general lack of God. The food's also much better in Texas--Chicken Fried Steak and Tex Mex. And God is alive and well in Texas.

    The Californians won't believe that when you pull up behind a Texan on a 2 lane highway, they actually pull right for you to pass and never slow down. And they all wave at other drivers everywhere you go.

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    Everyone who moves here from elsewhere will eventually say "I wasn't born in Tx but I got here as fast as I could". And few people ever leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    I love it.

    when you pull up behind a Texan on a 2 lane highway, they actually pull right for you to pass and never slow down. And they all wave at other drivers everywhere you go.
    Not so much anymore.

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    Yeah, so true Charlie...
    It took me way too long to get where I was meant to be. When I originally shot outta Californication in '88 I shoulda passed right by Albuquerque, hit Amarillo, grab the 287 & head right to where I am today. Took 'til 2008 to pull it off & lost a lot along the way but I couldn't be happier today!

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    All I can say is There Goes The Neighborhood

    Ain't no dam BOILT peanuts here eber

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    Bobby you ain't right(in the head I mean)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    I love it.

    Now Texas is being inundated with Californians looking to escape high cost of living, incredibly expensive taxation and a general lack of God. The food's also much better in Texas--Chicken Fried Steak and Tex Mex. And God is alive and well in Texas.

    The Californians won't believe that when you pull up behind a Texan on a 2 lane highway, they actually pull right for you to pass and never slow down. And they all wave at other drivers everywhere you go.
    Nothing polite about it, we are smart enough to know that the quicker they want to to pass, the quicker they get out of our STATE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    I love it.

    Now Texas is being inundated with Californians looking to escape high cost of living, incredibly expensive taxation and a general lack of God. The food's also much better in Texas--Chicken Fried Steak and Tex Mex. And God is alive and well in Texas.

    The Californians won't believe that when you pull up behind a Texan on a 2 lane highway, they actually pull right for you to pass and never slow down. And they all wave at other drivers everywhere you go.
    Fredericksburg is another example of yankees and those granola people from Cali. F-burg used to be a quiet peaceful town when I was growing up there staying with my grandparents. People still spoke German, including my mom, and she was 4th generation German imigrant. Now the town is a zoo, and almost all antique stores and resturants.

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    #36
    Lived and worked in and around Austin from '82-'99. Sometimes I miss it and sometimes I don't. Miss the friends. Hated the traffic. Started taking 12 hours+ to work 8 just from getting back and forth. Miss the lakes we had access to. From Buda I could be on the water of about 15 lakes within an hour drive.

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