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Old 06-30-2015, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Moving to Texas from Cali !

Ok Subie owners I'm moving to Texas from California I got a job offer from border patrol I have couple cities I get to choose from . I don't know anything about any of the areas ! Can you guys help me out ! I have couple choices
Alpine ,Marfa, Sierra Blanca, van horn , rio grand city , falfurrrias, and weslaco
Any info please I'll be moving with my wife and 2 year old daughter and my subies ! Thanks
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:24 PM   #2
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I'm from south Texas and lived about 30 mins from FAL you will not like it, it's a small ugly dirty town with nothing to do man. Oh and a lot of pot holes your Subis will not like it at all. It's a ranch town.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Weslaco isn't bad you're right by McAllen, and you're only a hour from South Padre
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:54 PM   #4
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Weslaco is the best choice I'm guessing lol ?? What is there to do ? What's McAllen and San padre ? How education out there for my daughter ? Thanks for replies
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:11 PM   #5
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Also have McAllen on the list
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Old 07-01-2015, 09:54 AM   #6
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I'd pick alpine or Marfa myself
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:25 AM   #7
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Any reason why
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:27 AM   #8
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:17 PM   #9
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the climate in the rio grande "valley" is horrible, you get the worst summers ever plus the threat of hurricanes

alpine and Marfa are in the only mountains in the state, beautiful area

the crime is probably lower there too and a much better place to raise a family, IMO
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:19 PM   #10
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just look at the 10 day forecasts for both areas

heck alpine is at 4500 ft or something?
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:26 AM   #11
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I'm gonna say McAllen, and I'm a fellow Californian as well. I've working in Texas and living in California for a little over a year. There is absolutely nothing in Van Horn, so throw that off your list, I drive by there every time I come to Texas lol if El Paso is on your list I'd consider that as well, but those parts of Texas you're considering moving to are NOTHING like California my friend. The humidity is ridiculous in south Texas (I was just down there earlier today).
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:35 AM   #12
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I'm gonna say McAllen, and I'm a fellow Californian as well. I've working in Texas and living in California for a little over a year. There is absolutely nothing in Van Horn, so throw that off your list, I drive by there every time I come to Texas lol if El Paso is on your list I'd consider that as well, but those parts of Texas you're considering moving to are NOTHING like California my friend. The humidity is ridiculous in south Texas (I was just down there earlier today).

I chose McAllen just because it looked like the bigger city looking town that's where I'll be placed and I bet it's going to be a big difference but hey experiencing other life styles is exciting . I just hope wife and daughter will be ok I plan to find a good neighborhood to live in houses are super cheap out there and look nice and I see some gated communities ? And sucks but seems like the Subie community is not that big down there . How are the laws out there? How are we Subie owners treated ? Are laws more lenient that Cali for smog ?
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:35 AM   #13
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All the go-green hippies that moved from CA all live in Austin now so smog checks are there. Not sure about your area, being a ranch town area I'm going to say probably not a priority. You should be good.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:50 AM   #14
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And I'm looking at the maps for e85 and there isn't any stations out there or atleast any where around I will be .!! Guess I'll have to settle for 91 and raise my coils and put some rally tires on lol
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:12 PM   #15
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If you can find a Valero, they have E85
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:26 PM   #16
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McAllen is beyond hot and humid. I was dove hunting down there about 20 years ago and the soles of my boots fell off in the field.

Best tex-mex food on the planet though.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #17
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Rio grande city!
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:52 PM   #18
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Im a bpa in mcs, drive a white 15 wrx.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:15 PM   #19
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Rio grande city!
that's where I went to get my replacement boots
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:27 PM   #20
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Your bpa? How is it out there I'll be going to McAllen after training ?? How is training ? I'm in military so I imagine it's about the same ?
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Don't know much about smog and laws as my evo stays in CA at my parents house lol I blend in quite well in Texas with a dodge 2500 turbo diesel �� I work in Midland/Odessa which is similar to blythe or Bakersfield. Be prepared for some big changes, and a lot of Texans hate Austin but I love this place (probably because I'm from California haha). Usually only the major cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio do smog if I remember correctly, and once you're outside of those cities they don't do smog I believe.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:58 PM   #22
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Don't know much about smog and laws as my evo stays in CA at my parents house lol I blend in quite well in Texas with a dodge 2500 turbo diesel *‚ I work in Midland/Odessa which is similar to blythe or Bakersfield. Be prepared for some big changes, and a lot of Texans hate Austin but I love this place (probably because I'm from California haha). Usually only the major cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio do smog if I remember correctly, and once you're outside of those cities they don't do smog I believe.

Nice looking forward to the big change of big city LA to small town Texas lol and man I'm going to have to buy a truck ahaha cause my subies will have me sticking out like a sore thumb might not sell the wife forester and just take it out there also so for me to get tunes is it just in the big cities
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:30 AM   #23
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Your bpa? How is it out there I'll be going to McAllen after training ?? How is training ? I'm in military so I imagine it's about the same ?

Yes, im from MCS. Good luck at the academy, its not bad at all. There car scene here is very small and a lot different than what you are used too. Im from San Diego, CA so i can relate. Its going to take a bit to get used to but McAllen was the best choice.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:41 AM   #24
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Yea I'm from LA so San Diego is about the same and man it will get some time to get use to it .. Can you pm me some advice about the academy or tips how long have you been in for ?
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:45 PM   #25
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Oh great another Californian...... All those places are **** holes, Mcallen is ****ty and dangerous be careful.
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