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Where to move in TX #15705009 01/25/21
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Hi all,
My Wife and I are seriously thinking about moving to Texas. She is still working but can work from anywhere as long as there is internet. I retired as a Correctional Sergeant last year from the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections. My Wife and I are solid Conservative voters. I would probably look for a part time job. I am not real familiar with TX but here is where I have been on pig hunts and I really like the area. We hunt about 15 miles from Palestine near Tennessee Colony. I believe it is Anderson County. I like that part of the State of TX. My hobbies include deer hunting, duck hunting, PIG HUNTING and turkey if available. I know deer hunting can pose a problem but will probably come back to Wisconsin to hunt for deer.I am a FFL Dealer and I can transfer it to TX. I just workout of my house now. I would also be willing to guide hunts for pig hunters if someone is looking for a guide.
We are not into the Arts, or Symphony etc. More concerned about living in a small town or in a rural area. Doing are own thing and being good neighbors I would like to be someplace within 25-30 miles of a decent sized town for groceries, shopping etc

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Re: Where to move in TX [Re: Marshhawk] #15705061 01/25/21
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I’ve only driven through TX a handful of times, obviously others have a lot more insight but living cost was reasonable in the Waco area. To me the Texas hill country was easily the most scenic part of the state.

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Stay away from Austin.

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Re: Where to move in TX [Re: Marshhawk] #15705115 01/25/21
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Lots of nice small towns in Texas. Pigs are damn near all over. Further East you go the more water there is. Texas is just BIG. I would visit different areas.

Re: Where to move in TX [Re: Marshhawk] #15705131 01/25/21
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I live in the Houston area now but spent most of my life in NW Louisiana.

I like the Lufkin / Nac area and we will likely end up around there depending on where the kids & grandkids end up.

I like the hill country are best though but it is expensive relative to east texas.

And pigs are pretty much everywhere...

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Re: Where to move in TX [Re: Marshhawk] #15705136 01/25/21
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I drove through Texas many years ago and drove though a little town north and west of Dallas/Ft. Worth somewhere between Rhome and Bowie. I think it was on Highway 287/81. It was cotton country. A little flat and there was some oil stuff going on but I liked it. It was what I think of as a nice little Texas town. That was 40 years ago but it is still fresh in my mind. To each his own but that was what I liked.
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Re: Where to move in TX [Re: kenacp] #15705141 01/25/21
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Originally Posted by kenacp
Stay away from Austin.


Yep. Anywhere but that Libertard schitthole.


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Depends on what you want to do and how comfortable you are in smaller towns.

PM me if you want my views.

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Re: Where to move in TX [Re: Marshhawk] #15705220 01/25/21
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I always liked San Angelo, but don't know how Kalifornicated it is these days. Nacogdoches and surrounds is good country too. Also like the country between Houston and San Antonio. Schulenburg, Flatonia, etc. Texas has something for everyone. I think many Texans would agree that a rope is what they have for Californians . . .


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Originally Posted by ShaunRyan
I always liked San Angelo, but don't know how Kalifornicated it is these days. Nacogdoches and surrounds is good country too. Also like the country between Houston and San Antonio. Schulenburg, Flatonia, etc. Texas has something for everyone. I think many Texans would agree that a rope is what they have for Californians . . .

Something for everyone except......................



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Paris, Tx was a cool little town

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Tyler is a good medical/shopping area. No far from Palestine. Lots of pigs, some deer, no turkey. I’m equal distance from Tyler and Dallas, I go to Tyler. Van Zandt county is where I live so I’m bias. Someone mentioned Schulenburg and Flatonia as well. Beautiful country down there. Oak and Pine here. Giant Live Oak and scrub there, less trees overall. Heavy Hispanic population here, more there. It’s different than Wisconsin for sure, I was there last February and found it beautiful but cold for a Texan.

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Thats simple, do you want freedom and want to be left alone for life or have to camouflage and operate amongst them?

The answer to the first is where nobody else wants to live, the second is everywhere else.


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Could never live more than a short drive from the coast.


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From what you have described, most anywhere near Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Tyler, Marshall, Livingston, Huntsville, Bryan, Fairfield, etc. may work fine for you. You are already familiar with Palestine and seem to like it around there. Note that Texas is a big place with very diverse terrain and demographics. There is a huge difference in say Jefferson, Uvalde, Marfa, Lubbock, Wichita Falls, Del Rio, Paris, Seminole, Beaumont, Victoria, Borger, Galveston, and McAllen. So much so an outsider would have a difficult time believing these were cities within the same state. It is 880 miles across I-10 from the Louisiana line to the New Mexico line and about the same north to south. It's a dang big and diverse place. Lush pastures and forests in the east and desert mountains in the west. Open plains in the panhandle and coastal plains and gulf beaches in the south and all sorts of mixes in parts between. All with the same road signs. My best advice to you, other than avoiding Austin proper, is for you and your wife to take a few days, or maybe a couple of weeks, and take a driving tour or the state. If you really like the area that you are already familiar with, start there. If you really like that terrain and demographics, you can probably eliminate most anything west of I-35. Not to imply that areas west of I-35 do not have value, quite the contrary, but just judging by what you say you like so far. That still leaves you with a tremendous size search area opportunity.


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Not to disparage any proud Texans but if it were me looking to retire to the South West. Arizona is more scenic, has public land to roam and is more varied in terrain and critters to hunt

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Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
Not to disparage any proud Texans but if it were me looking to retire to the South West. Arizona is more scenic, has public land to roam and is more varied in terrain and critters to hunt

Unfortunately, both are turning "purple" , TX perhaps slower than AZ.

I have relatives in AZ and they are amazed at how it's changing.


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Originally Posted by ShaunRyan
I always liked San Angelo, but don't know how Kalifornicated it is these days. Nacogdoches and surrounds is good country too. Also like the country between Houston and San Antonio. Schulenburg, Flatonia, etc. Texas has something for everyone. I think many Texans would agree that a rope is what they have for Californians . . .


San Angelo looks more like Mexico nowadays.


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