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Relocate to Texas..?

 
GeordieLegend  (OP)

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How often are the floods..?

No-one in our office has mentioned flooding issues...
 Quoting: GeordieLegend



If we get a hurricane, stay the HELL out of Houston/Harris county, bottom line.


By the way you sound OP, you'd be welcomed down here. I'm Northwest of Houston by about an hour's drive out in the cow fields. Heavily Republican area (unless you're "in town" proper where the delinquent trash lives. Outside "city limits" it's solid red country folk). Git on down here!
 Quoting: Too Dark Park™ Two


Too kind...

What about guns? Would you recommend keeping one at home?

I'm guessing any burglary would usually involve guns...
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How often are the floods..?

No-one in our office has mentioned flooding issues...
 Quoting: GeordieLegend



If we get a hurricane, stay the HELL out of Houston/Harris county, bottom line.


By the way you sound OP, you'd be welcomed down here. I'm Northwest of Houston by about an hour's drive out in the cow fields. Heavily Republican area (unless you're "in town" proper where the delinquent trash lives. Outside "city limits" it's solid red country folk). Git on down here!
 Quoting: Too Dark Park™ Two


Too kind...

What about guns? Would you recommend keeping one at home?

I'm guessing any burglary would usually involve guns...
 Quoting: GeordieLegend



I recommend one for every day of the week! lol Open carry is legal here, though honestly I've only seen ONE gentlemen at a local eatery carrying a revolver. I prefer to have mine concealed. We've plenty of a certain demographic who are more than idiotic enough to grab at someone's gun and use it (though that RARELY happens, if at all, but they ARE stupid enough). Thankfully though down here those sort of people end up on the news dead if they try something stupid like that.

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Is it easy enough to get a gun / licence if you're new to the country..?
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texas is literally hell on earth, all the people there are slave runners by default, weed is still illegal, they have the biggest prison population per capita in the world, expect to be pulled over all the time and everyone around you to be a bigoted white trash. if u in the liberal hotbed its worse cuz they pretend to b liberal but r just cloest bigots that hurt everyone
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Texas is an awesome place
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Texas is an awesome place
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Which part..?
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How do people in these type of communities take to "outsiders" though..?
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As long as you don't try to change our way of life we love you. Hope you like beer and BBQ.
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Texas is an awesome place
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Which part..?
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


New Braunfels....
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Hi Op, here is a nice App to find out property taxes in any State and County in the USA...

[link to www.tax-rates.org]
 Quoting: DuckNCover


Thank you sir!

One question - do you pay your taxes in the county you live in or the county you work in..?
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County you live in.
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Hi Op, here is a nice App to find out property taxes in any State and County in the USA...

[link to www.tax-rates.org]
 Quoting: DuckNCover


Thank you sir!

One question - do you pay your taxes in the county you live in or the county you work in..?
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You pay property taxes for the county you live in.
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I just made the move from Hawaii to Texas. Was originally heading to Mexico but my son insisted I come live with him. Hawaii, while beautiful, is WAY overpriced, crowded and with corrupt, stupid politicians. First thing that hit me here in Texas were the LOW prices on everything! Wow! I’m in Killeen since my son is a NCO at Fort Hood. Beautiful quiet neighborhood with people of varying ethnic backgrounds since this is primarily a military town and everyone was originally from somewhere else.
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Texas is an awesome place
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Which part..?
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


New Braunfels....
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New Bruanfels is beautiful, so is Kerrville. If you like beauty go to the hill country, if you like barren wastelands go to west texas area where you will find mesquite trees and tumbleweeds.
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I live in TX and I can tell you that it is nothing more than Eastern California because of cunts like you coming here.
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Houston, like Atlanta, is a liberal hotbed.
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Really..?

Everyone I work with there are massive Trump fans. I was there last month and was impressed with the stars & stripes flying on what seemed like every other house...

You fly a Union Flag or an St Georges Cross in the UK and you're labelled a racist.
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


It's a mix in Houston. The oil guys are conservative. The college kids...not so much.

It's big enough that you can find your sovial niche.

It's a weird city, though. I didn't like it, but many do.
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Re: Relocate to Texas..?
How often are the floods..?

No-one in our office has mentioned flooding issues...
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


Depends on where you are. Hurricane Harvey was devastating flooding, but it was like a 1000 year flood, and very unusual. Avoid living on a bayou -- they are slow moving water, and slow to drain in the case of torrential rain. The area I mentioned yesterday, Taylor Lake Village and Seabrook, did not flood during Harvey, as the water quickly emptied into the Bay.
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


But it used to flood before the diversion flood gates were installed a few years back. Not as bad now. Many of the homes in Nassau Bay(a little west of Taylor Lake) are being lifted because they flooded too many times. Harvey being the last. Our shop used to be in Seabrook, many years ago, and it seemed Clear Lake backed up a couple times a year. That's nowhere near Liberty County, though.

That being said, to the OP's point, flooding can occur anywhere south of I-10 if we have enough rain. It's all coastal prairie...flat, flat, flat. But if the house is several feet above the surrounding landscape, it will probably be fine. But get flood insurance no matter what!! It's cheap if you aren't in a flood zone, and get in anyway. We are subject to hurricanes and wind and rain can be devastating if you aren't prepared.

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How often are the floods..?

No-one in our office has mentioned flooding issues...
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


Depends on where you are. Hurricane Harvey was devastating flooding, but it was like a 1000 year flood, and very unusual. Avoid living on a bayou -- they are slow moving water, and slow to drain in the case of torrential rain. The area I mentioned yesterday, Taylor Lake Village and Seabrook, did not flood during Harvey, as the water quickly emptied into the Bay.
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But it used to flood before the diversion flood gates were installed a few years back. Not as bad now. Many of the homes in Nassau Bay(a little west of Taylor Lake) are being lifted because they flooded too many times. Harvey being the last. Our shop used to be in Seabrook, many years ago, and it seemed Clear Lake backed up a couple times a year. That's nowhere near Liberty County, though.

That being said, to the OP's point, flooding can occur anywhere south of I-10 if we have enough rain. It's all coastal prairie...flat, flat, flat. But if the house is several feet above the surrounding landscape, it will probably be fine. But get flood insurance no matter what!! It's cheap if you aren't in a flood zone, and get in anyway. We are subject to hurricanes and wind and rain can be devastating if you aren't prepared.

cheers
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Remember some parts of the Houston area are designed to divert and hold massive volumes of water in an effort to prevent or lessen the severity of flooding in other parts of the city. Reason #77,285 why I love being out in the country: Houston goes under water even with a good downpour. Out here, the Earth just drinks it up.
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Is it easy enough to get a gun / licence if you're new to the country..?
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Hmm... I had to do background check when I bought a gun a couple years ago. There were a bunch of questions that I had to answer...

[link to www.quora.com (secure)]

Looks like you'd have to be a legal citizen or permanent type to be able to quality for handgun for self defense. You might be able to get hunting rifles though.
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How often are the floods..?

No-one in our office has mentioned flooding issues...
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


Depends on where you are. Hurricane Harvey was devastating flooding, but it was like a 1000 year flood, and very unusual. Avoid living on a bayou -- they are slow moving water, and slow to drain in the case of torrential rain. The area I mentioned yesterday, Taylor Lake Village and Seabrook, did not flood during Harvey, as the water quickly emptied into the Bay.
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


But it used to flood before the diversion flood gates were installed a few years back. Not as bad now. Many of the homes in Nassau Bay(a little west of Taylor Lake) are being lifted because they flooded too many times. Harvey being the last. Our shop used to be in Seabrook, many years ago, and it seemed Clear Lake backed up a couple times a year. That's nowhere near Liberty County, though.

That being said, to the OP's point, flooding can occur anywhere south of I-10 if we have enough rain. It's all coastal prairie...flat, flat, flat. But if the house is several feet above the surrounding landscape, it will probably be fine. But get flood insurance no matter what!! It's cheap if you aren't in a flood zone, and get in anyway. We are subject to hurricanes and wind and rain can be devastating if you aren't prepared.

cheers
 Quoting: Maguyver



Remember some parts of the Houston area are designed to divert and hold massive volumes of water in an effort to prevent or lessen the severity of flooding in other parts of the city. Reason #77,285 why I love being out in the country: Houston goes under water even with a good downpour. Out here, the Earth just drinks it up.
 Quoting: Too Dark Park™ Two


Used to live by the bayou at 610/290... My parents house never got flooded but it did get rather close when TS Allison came. I got stuck overnight in the commerical garage because everything got flooded after going to the bar...
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OP , there are 50 states to choose from ... I've lived in 18 of them, and Texas is at the very bottom of my list - along with W VA ...

Tx may be the biggest of the lower 48 but its far from being the best IMO
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Um,i live in texas also and its a shithole!
Full on shithole.
The last two governors are yolked to the nited nation chain.
The state is almost 51%mexican.
Cops are the criminals and run 99% of the drugs.
No legal means to recoup losees due to corrupt judges.
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Probably the first in your line to be worthless too.

Take credit for ALL of it doucheboy
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I wouldnt move to texas and especially not anywhere near the gulf.
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I wouldnt move to texas and especially not anywhere near the gulf.
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Full dis-closer: I am a resident of Harris County.

Texas is freer then anyplace in western Europe in many ways, but not all ways.

The vices are a real source of revenue for the government.

Prostitution and drugs exist at the focal point of dirty cops, dirty government and the mob.

Many roads in Texas are not available unless you have an EZ Tag.

Ez Tag is a toll road payment transponder that is a windshield sticker. If you don't mind DOT tracking your location, you should be ok.

In some places, like Austin, Eminent Domain is abused.

Property rights are mostly surface rights. Mineral rights are owned by someone else and the state can make water rights an issue.

Owning a piece of land where you can have a water well is a big deal.

Still better then UK.

Your car is considered an extension of your house. You may keep a gun in your car for protection without a ccl.
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Texas is pretty nice and It's huge, the people are so polite here in south Texas that it will blow your mind a bit if you're from up North.Everyone will call you Sir or Ma'am and it takes you back a bit at first but "when in Rome,do as the Romans" is a pretty good bit of advice for fitting in anywhere. I haven't been back to the UK for 20 years and doubt I'll ever go back again. The end of March and it will hit 82f today. We live near the Gulf in Corpus Christi for the last 6 months, on the edge of town so it's nice and quiet. If you can stay out of the big city rat race and live on the edge of Huston you'll probably enjoy it if you're adaptable enough to immerse yourself in a completely different culture.
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2 cents - I've done business in Texas, primarily DFW and HOU. Texans have very much a "cowboy" mentality and are generally initially wary of outsiders. Insular.

Most are fairly friendly. Business climate is very much a "wild cowboy" attitude. The "don't mess with Texas" attitude with a bit of a chip on their shoulder. Not overwhelming, but definitely noticeable.

The economy down there is always growing. Lots of foreigners primarily from Mexico. Learn Spanish.

Generally, an uneducated populace compared to NE or Midwest. Like others noted, very high violent and drug trafficking crime in certain pockets.
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2 cents - I've done business in Texas, primarily DFW and HOU. Texans have very much a "cowboy" mentality and are generally initially wary of outsiders. Insular.

Most are fairly friendly. Business climate is very much a "wild cowboy" attitude. The "don't mess with Texas" attitude with a bit of a chip on their shoulder. Not overwhelming, but definitely noticeable.

The economy down there is always growing. Lots of foreigners primarily from Mexico. Learn Spanish.

Generally, an uneducated populace compared to NE or Midwest. Like others noted, very high violent and drug trafficking crime in certain pockets.
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Bounties and immunity from prosecution would take care of that one.
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Houston, like Atlanta, is a liberal hotbed.
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Really..?

Everyone I work with there are massive Trump fans. I was there last month and was impressed with the stars & stripes flying on what seemed like every other house...

You fly a Union Flag or an St Georges Cross in the UK and you're labelled a racist.
 Quoting: GeordieLegend


Houston isn't "terrible" yet. Stay away from Austin. If you want any kind of work, you'll need to be close to a larger city. Th rural areas are beautiful, but the work is very limited.
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OP , there are 50 states to choose from ... I've lived in 18 of them, and Texas is at the very bottom of my list - along with W VA ...

Tx may be the biggest of the lower 48 but its far from being the best IMO
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Where would you recommend then?

Unfortunately I wouldn't have much choice as we only have an office in Texas...
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I love Texas. Always have. If you can imagine a vast expanse of land with every climate under the sun, come live in the Lone Star State. It's not the most beautiful state, but it has the best people, as a rule. I mean, there are nice people and bad people everywhere on the planet, but only in Texas could a gal like me be stuck on the side of a desert road and a helpful cowboy will pull up and ask me kindly if I need assistance, and not fear for my life. Texas was originally known as "Tejas", which is a Native American word that means "friend".

I've lived in all parts of California, also in Georgia, but Texas always draws me back. As they say, "It's a whole 'nother country".

My recommendation is to find a smaller town outside of Houston proper. The small Texas towns are the BEST. Good luck!!





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