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so guys im thinking of maybe moving down to texas from ny.........i love mountains so was wondering what are i should be looking for? dont let ny fool you im from the country ,its just cold as hel 4 months of the year.....lol just need a change and some friendly people.....im liking my state less and less.....never been to texas but have some friends there an they love it!!!! any ideas? also im in construction and heavy machine operation...if theres any areas that i can get good people , crazy times, and work too that would be a plus hahahahahahahahaa.... :)
 

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Bump for you...Im from SC but have been on a few hunting trps to TX and OK. Thoroughly enjoyed both, you always meet a friend!!
 

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you will like it there aint much mountains around texas just some cliffs and big hills in the hillcountry other than that you got farm land and hunting land lol you can have a hell of a time and meet some good ppl and not to mention the pretty contry girls
 

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SanAntonio is on the edge of the hill country. nice city. alot of construction going on. I live 100 mi south of SA. Good luck.:drink
 

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You won't be making the money here like you are in NY. The wages are less but yoiu get alot more for your money. Not many mountains, but in the hill country is beautiful. Lots of freindly ppl. Hot as hell in the summer. Let us know when you plan on coming down ot gods country. :drink
 

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keep going to NM if you want mountains, I'm south of Dallas and it's pretty flat mostly here. I lived in NM all my life almost, in the foothills of the rockies
 

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Come out to West Texas, Odessa, or Midland plenty of oilfield related jobs. Theirs a lot of new construction jobs too, their about to start construction on a new clean coal energy plant just outside of Odessa too.
 

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so guys im thinking of maybe moving down to texas from ny.........i love mountains so was wondering what are i should be looking for? dont let ny fool you im from the country ,its just cold as hel 4 months of the year.....lol just need a change and some friendly people.....im liking my state less and less.....never been to texas but have some friends there an they love it!!!! any ideas? also im in construction and heavy machine operation...if theres any areas that i can get good people , crazy times, and work too that would be a plus hahahahahahahahaa.... :)
Lived in west texas all my life up until about 2 years ago when my wife got her dream job here in dallas. I can work and get along anywhere, but I really miss the people out in West Texas. Odessa or Midland is a great place to live, and not too far from the mountains down in Ft Davis and Alpine which is BEAUTIFUL country. If your not much into tumbleweeds and the charm of a nice west texas town you might look into the hill country, but I really think you would love west texas. West Texas is hot in the summer, but its a dry hear (less than 15% hummidity as a norm) which doesnt seem nearly as hot.
 

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so seems im looking to west texas and hill country !!!! i may have to cheack out the energy plant about work.....cant move without a job...im waiting to hear back from a girl i know just outside of dallas shes gonna show me around abit too ....thanx guys!!!! the more input the better :)
 

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i would go close to Dallas...??..!!
 

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I've never lived in Texas but I've been all over it and my opinion is either nothern texas or west texas. The dallas area is pretty nice as long as your not living in the city.
 

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Born and raised in El Paso (23yrs) don't miss it much. Went to school in Alpine Sul Ross State. This a beautiful country but, the sausage to Patty ratio is staggering. If you go there bring women. Left Alpine went to Midland for 2 yrs, sorry guys but gotta say it, the armpit of Texas. You have to go buy your drinking water at store, wind/sandstorms. Can't deny that smell in the air. Only good things that came out of this area are Roy Williams and Cedric Benson. If you go here, don't jack with anybody from Wink or Pyote. Got some college buds from there. Some crazy dudes up there. Something in water. Now living in SA area hillcountry. Fishing is 1-2hrs in ANY direction. Sometimes it is actually good fishing too. Come on down friend.

In the words of the Immortal Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Screw you we're from TEXAS"
 

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West Texas can dissappear!

Born and raised in El Paso (23yrs) don't miss it much. Went to school in Alpine Sul Ross State. This a beautiful country but, the sausage to Patty ratio is staggering. If you go there bring women. Left Alpine went to Midland for 2 yrs, sorry guys but gotta say it, the armpit of Texas. You have to go buy your drinking water at store, wind/sandstorms. Can't deny that smell in the air. Only good things that came out of this area are Roy Williams and Cedric Benson. If you go here, don't jack with anybody from Wink or Pyote. Got some college buds from there. Some crazy dudes up there. Something in water. Now living in SA area hillcountry. Fishing is 1-2hrs in ANY direction. Sometimes it is actually good fishing too. Come on down friend.

In the words of the Immortal Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Screw you we're from TEXAS"
Ok I am a contractor for nuclear work and just left West Texas (Midland/Odessa/Andrews) and I have to say it was nice but I sure as hell dont miss it. And the dust kept my son sick the whole time we were there (1yr). It was not good on my son's health, my trucks engine, or my love for mountains and lakes. I think the closest fishable lake was over 200 miles. The grass turns brown during the winter and it can still be 90 deg outside. Never could figure that one out! Smells bad, blows sand, floods and i swear the people arent nice. They talk sweet to your face and talk trash behind your back! And I saw that from EVERYONE down there. Sorry but I have to stick with the northern states, pref mid or northwest!
 

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I was born in west Texas (el paso) and raised in southeast Texas. I currently live between Houston, San Anton, and Austin. Closer to Houston then the other two. If it were me I would either goto the hill country which is a large area west of both Austin and San Anton or west Texas by new Mexico. The highest peak in Texas is over there at 8,000'~.
 

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They talk sweet to your face and talk trash behind your back! And I saw that from EVERYONE down there. Sorry but I have to stick with the northern states, pref mid or northwest!
You're gonna make alot of friends with that statement. Texas has gotten better but, alot place don't take to northern folks. I'm sure your behaivor was perfect, while visiting!:rolleyes:
 

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Come out to West Texas, Odessa, or Midland plenty of oilfield related jobs. Theirs a lot of new construction jobs too, their about to start construction on a new clean coal energy plant just outside of Odessa too.
Not trying to derail the thread, but I have a cousin that live in Midland and he loves it there !! He works for an oil company around there somewhere. He's a geologist. Do you think you might know him ??
 

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C'mon tanker, if you see two guys in San Francisco kissing you wouldn't just say San Fran is gay. Would you? Maybe bad choice of cities. My point is, you can't fault the WHOLE state of Texas because of 3 little cities. There was time when the Permian Basin had the highest murder rate, per captia, in the US. I believe it was in 70's.
 

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Not trying to derail the thread, but I have a cousin that live in Midland and he loves it there !! He works for an oil company around there somewhere. He's a geologist. Do you think you might know him ??
Midland and Odessa both have around 100,000 people each, so no probably not. Most people who come here to work usually stay and live here. When oil was over the $100 a barrel mark we had poeple from all come here to find work and most are still here even after the bust. The thing about oil is the machines and rigs break or need to be replaced no matter what the price of oil is so there's always work.
 

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C'mon tanker, if you see two guys in San Francisco kissing you wouldn't just say San Fran is gay. Would you? Maybe bad choice of cities. My point is, you can't fault the WHOLE state of Texas because of 3 little cities. There was time when the Permian Basin had the highest murder rate, per captia, in the US. I believe it was in 70's.
And thats why I narrowed it down to West Texas only, sorry if I didnt point that out. I went to Dallas and Austin a few times and loved both of those areas, I just did not care for the Permian Basin. I lived in Andrews and can say that was supposed to be the safest town in Texas (according to statistics) and I was still affraid for my wife to go out after dark! Not bashing on Texas in general but I just feel that for the guy coming from NY, West Texas will probably not fit him, especially if he said he liked Mountains!
 
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