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Old 04-22-2011, 05:06 PM
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I recently stumbled across a chance to go a check out the great state of Texas for a week or two. One of my very best friends lives down there. He left because the military said so. He said that the economy down there isn't exactly "booming", but is in far better shape than here in southern Oregon.
So here's my situation: I am a mechanic/carpenter and I love to work with my hands. I have worked and lived here in Oregon for almost my entire life, with short stretches in Ca, and Wi. About 3 1/2 years ago, I was injured at work. My back, and left shoulder were all but destroyed. I have been effectively "disabled" for a while now. But, I have started to feel better. I have been going to a gym for quite a while, and doing everything I can to re-hab my injuries. At this point, I am ready to go back to work. I'm starting to feel pretty darn good. I can lift things again, and even run if so inclined
It's nice to get benefits but it's slowly driving me insane. Getting "government sponsorship" doesn't exactly pay well.
I returned to the job market and started looking,resume in hand explaining the gap in my employment, only to find that there is pretty much nothing here! Unless I want to flip burgers, work at a gas station, or wipe grey ass! Not exactly the future I had envisioned.
I want to re-locate. Yes, Tx is far, but at least I would know someone and have a place to set up camp until I had my own home.
Seems like a good idea right? Well, I would like to hear from some Texans if possible. I LOVE my forest. I am perfectly adapted to the pacific northwest and it's my playground. When I was in Ca, I was in the middle of the Mojave, and it literally made me sick. I was dizzy for the first day or two simply from being able to see so far in one direction!
I can hunt and fish there right? It's not a big desert? Are there fir trees? Pine trees? Help me out I have about a million questions before I uproot the whole fam and get out of "poverty county"
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I can only speak for West Texas and the Pan Handle. From what you describe as your likes and dislikes. Stay away from that region.
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East Tx here, and we have pine, oak, and ceder trees just to name a few; Hunting and fishing is no problem either, I'm 20min to hour from 3 different lakes and 1.5 to 2hrs from the coast..
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You will like east Texas there's lots of pine forrest there, not as big as your used to but still very nice lots of lakes etc. but remember it is HOT & HUMID much of the year. There is an active nuclear plant in Baytown on the coast, I would stay a minimum of 150 miles from there.
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You will like east Texas there's lots of pine forrest there, not as big as your used to but still very nice lots of lakes etc. but remember it is HOT & HUMID much of the year. There is an active nuclear plant in Baytown on the coast, I would stay a minimum of 150 miles from there.
The plant is in Bay City, which is further down the coast...
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I would most likely live in the Killeen area. I saw two nice lakes close by, just looking at google earth maps.
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Cant help ya with that one, I've never lived there..
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It is hot and humid here pretty much all year. That would probably be the biggest issue. Summers are like a oven and people literally start dieing.
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It is hot and humid here pretty much all year. That would probably be the biggest issue. Summers are like a oven and people literally start dieing.
That's the part that I don't like. I don't do heat very well. Call me crazy, but I like it when its gray and dreary out. A nice sprinkle to water the garden never hurts either. I hide out in the summer here. But, I'm sure I could adapt after a year or two of it. It can't be that bad. My hikes would be shortened dramatically, but that's about it.
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I can only speak for West Texas and the Pan Handle. From what you describe as your likes and dislikes. Stay away from that region.
What part of the Panhandle are you from??
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I can help you there, the Killeen area is a dump. Just go find the deepest dive up there and move there, ist closer. As for the two lakes,, that would be Belton Lake and I can't remember the name of the other one. but its the one the bodies keep coming up on. gotta be good fishing there. As for hunting, 95% of Texas is owned by iether bussiness or private propety so make sure you budget into your lifestyle here in Texas a thing called a "hunting lease". It is a very hot and yes it still gets humid in the Killeen area.

How should I ask the question concerning your ability to be a contractor or that type of work. I guess I could ask where were you born? I am sorry you were born just a little to far north to be a contractor/Laborer here. Maybe you should look into a good job at walmart or at a nice resturant.

Before you move your family you may want to spend more then two weeks here. I would recommend Colorado!!!! there are no tree's in central Texas, at least not as what you are used to. I hope this helped.
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I bugged out from hurricane Rita and stayed in Lampasas and with friends in Kileen. Typical base towns. East texas does boast all the wild hog you can eat though.
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The central region is our hill country. That would probably suit you best. Killeen is not far from waco and austin so you are pretty close to what I consider the most beautiful part of the state. Keep in mind, it's always windy here, or there isn't any wind at all. Also it gets awfully hot down here. One hear we had over 150 consecutive days in triples. Killeen is great though. The folks are all military or military family.

Yes you can hunt here.
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Go to the Google Earth or Google Map websites and look up Tyler, Texas. Pan out from there in all directions. You will find forests, lakes, rolling terrain, etc. About two hours west of Tyler is the Dallas/FW area if you want a crowd. About two hours east of there you will find the Shreveport/Bossier area if you want to enjoy horse racing, casinos or good seafood. Take a look at Lake Palestine, Cedar Creek Lake, Lake Towakoni, Lake O' Pines, Caddo Lake, Toledo Bend, Sam Rayburn and on and on...
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What part of the Panhandle are you from??
I'm over on the good side in New Mexico
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What part of the Panhandle are you from??

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I'm over on the good side in New Mexico
He's not, cause he called it Pan Handle. Nobody from there would spell it as two words.
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I'm over on the good side in New Mexico
Oh yea your next to P Town....I forgot!
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I'm over on the good side in New Mexico
Oh wait, arent they about to start burying nuclear waste over there??
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Oh wait, arent they about to start burying nuclear waste over there??
Lol what?.....
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I'm from the Eugene, OR, area and currently am stationed in central Texas. It's okay, but it's not Oregon. The fishing here is decent (I say decent because I feel like there's a lot less variety than in Oregon). There is a drought here so get some property with a deep well.

Texas just ain't for me -- but maybe far east Texas or west Texas would be better for me. This ex-Oregonian is moving back to Alaska first chance I get!
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