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Old 05-11-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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I guess may real question would be, WHO LIVES IN SAN ANTONIO???? Are these people not aware that Dallas is just 4 short hours up I-35??

Are you not aware that San Antonio is the 8th largest city in the US? and not everyone wants to live in Dallas like you seem to think

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

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Old 05-11-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Ok, give me a break. This is in reference to yours and Quattro's post. Just because someone doesn't have a college education doesn't mean that they are not ambitious. I am a top tier college drop out, and fine with that. I make a great living and I'm still a relatively young 34. My skill set is portable. I can pick up and move to London and still be ok because as long as there are law firms there will be a demand for bright, skilled non-lawyer staff. My ambition made me get off my duff at 19 and get the technical training so that I could make a nice living. My ambition allowed me to parlay the $ I made to purchase my first home 12 years ago. If mediocrity means - family, nice job that fetches me a wage that I am totally fine with, owning our own home and not sponging off the government, then fine, I'm mediocre and proud. I don't need to live in a gated community, or a 500K house to have my good dose of happiness. I am totally fine with being middle classed and enjoying every bit of my hard earned money. My husband is a UT drop out, and I challenge the both of you to challenge his drive simply because he chose to enter the workforce. Seriously, I grow tired of posts like these.
He/She was referring to San Antonio as a whole, not individuals. Of course there are exceptions to every city but moving from a more Metropolitan city to SA, that is the feel I experience here.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I guess may real question would be, WHO LIVES IN SAN ANTONIO???? Are these people not aware that Dallas is just 4 short hours up I-35??
It seems that about 23 million Texans, including you, chose not to live in Dallas or surrounding areas. I guess it isn't nirvana for everyone.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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There's been a lot of talk about this recent New York Times article on the San Antonio forum, but I thought I'd post it here as well. It gives a pretty interesting overview of San Antonio, its history, and its social and political climate.

One of the most telling statements comes from Mayor Julián Castro (who is the topic of the article):

Castro knows that his future is a matter of constant speculation; given his age and his meteoric career path, it could hardly be otherwise. But talking about it is dangerous. “There’s a push-and-pull here,” he told me. “I’ve read about Bill Clinton, how he rose. Even Arkansas people who didn’t like him took pride in his success.” But in San Antonio, he added, “nobody likes people with big heads.”

The Post-Hispanic Hispanic Politician - NYTimes.com

Another very San Antonio-esque comment comes from his brother:

“When we went away to school, we didn’t know what to expect. At Stanford and Harvard, we were among all these people from the leadership class, people with fancy educations and pedigrees, and very often we were the only Hispanics in the classroom. But we listened to the people at Harvard, and I have to say, we were never overwhelmed.”
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:06 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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I guess may real question would be, WHO LIVES IN SAN ANTONIO????
Try posting that in the San Antonio forum and you'd get some answers.

San Antonio has its charms. I visit Austin for IKEA and Fry's, but every time I fight through the downtown Austin traffic on IH-35, I'm reminded why I have no desire to move there.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Try posting that in the San Antonio forum and you'd get some answers.

San Antonio has its charms. I visit Austin for IKEA and Fry's, but every time I fight through the downtown Austin traffic on IH-35, I'm reminded why I have no desire to move there.
If you travel to Austin from SA - I highly recommend alternate routes. IH-35 is indeed awful in and through Austin. If I had to drive IH-35 everyday I would move.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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San Antonio is liking fine brandy you have to savor the taste of the most underrated city in Texas
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Um ok. Did you forget this brandy was left out in the hot sun for 26 days before anyone noticed??

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San Antonio is liking fine brandy you have to savor the taste of the most underrated city in Texas
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Um ok. Did you forget this brandy was left out in the hot sun for 26 days before anyone noticed??

These are the people that live in San Antonio the city you think is poor I wouldn't call these people poor all live in San Antonio.

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Old 05-12-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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I think you're talking about the city you currently reside in.

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Um ok. Did you forget this brandy was left out in the hot sun for 26 days before anyone noticed??
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