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Old 06-28-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Most of it would still be too flat.
Yes I agree with this.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Without the hot weather, Texas would be very much like California (heaven forbid)
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Without the hot weather, Texas would be very much like California (heaven forbid)
Texas and California don't compare one bit even if Texas weren't so hot. Well, except now with all the illegals, Texas is definitely right behind California in that respect.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Location: In God
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Before this thread goes any further, we need to dispel any beliefs that 1) Texas is mostly flat and 2) that the heat is unbearable.

This is so much of a common misconception its practically a stereotype. Texas heat is not hardly worse than any other state in the south. If it was so bad, then I doubt it would be the second largest populated state in the country (because the way some of you put it, anyone with good sense would not live here). It gets hot a lot, but not hotter than any place up north. The city that I live in (in Texas) has the same highest recorded temperature as New York City.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Az.
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I'm originally from the east part of Texas and I like the heat there than here, in Arizona.

It's hotter here in Arizona than it is in Texas. I wouldn't complain too damn much. Besides it rains more there, than here. We need the rain bad in Az.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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Before this thread goes any further, we need to dispel any beliefs that 1) Texas is mostly flat and 2) that the heat is unbearable.

This is so much of a common misconception its practically a stereotype. Texas heat is not hardly worse than any other state in the south. If it was so bad, then I doubt it would be the second largest populated state in the country (because the way some of you put it, anyone with good sense would not live here). It gets hot a lot, but not hotter than any place up north. The city that I live in (in Texas) has the same highest recorded temperature as New York City.
I agree,because people are always complaining about the heat but I though since I've lived in Texas so long that maybe I've grown accustomed to it. I just think some people really do exaggarate about the heat and as well as about our land being flat.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Before this thread goes any further, we need to dispel any beliefs that 1) Texas is mostly flat and 2) that the heat is unbearable.

This is so much of a common misconception its practically a stereotype. Texas heat is not hardly worse than any other state in the south. If it was so bad, then I doubt it would be the second largest populated state in the country (because the way some of you put it, anyone with good sense would not live here). It gets hot a lot, but not hotter than any place up north. The city that I live in (in Texas) has the same highest recorded temperature as New York City.

Many places have record breaking temperatures, but they don't stay around. I think if one were to compare your city in Texas weather history and do the same with NYC weather history over the hottest months of the year, I believe you'd see the difference. Heat doesn't last what seems forever in other places as it very well can in Texas.

Of course, this month in Texas is very unusual, and I'm loving it.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:16 PM
 
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I live in Dallas and I can't remember the last time I saw a confederate flag (probably in Georgia). Dallas is Democratic (mostly) has a lesbian sheriff, black DA, gay County Judge, several gay council members and everyone rides in the pride parade. We will soon have the largest Arts District in the country with buildings by 4 Pritzker prize architects, Calatrava suspension bridges over the Trinity and town lakes, and yes we are doubling our light rail (DART) to cover the entire region (6.4 million and 500 per day arriving) and we even have a subway.

We have many hilly/creek/lake areas and the largest hardwood urban forest in the USA (Great Trinity Forest). I can't grow anything at my 1916 Craftsman Bungalow (we have more historic and conservation districts than any city) unless it is a shade plant. Nearby is White Rock Lake, the largest urban lake in the USA.

It hasn't even gotten hot this year. They are predicting it will be weeks before we may hit 100. Besides if it does get hot everyone enjoys it for a bit and it's a great excuse to go to LaJolla, Colorado or Europe.
Also we have the Best AC in the whole world (I know, I'm a million mile traveler).
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Az.
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Most of it would still be too flat.
Yeah, well, I like it flat. At least I never get car sick when I go home. Only when I lived here have I gotten car sick, going up stupid mountains and twisting roads here, that seem to never freakin' end. I like it flat. Thank you very much.
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Before this thread goes any further, dispel myth.......2) that the heat is unbearable.
unbearable is a subjective term. unbearable to some is 85 degrees with 0% humidity, and who are you to say otherwise? i'm sure if someone from international falls, minnesota claimed their winters were not unbearable, they'd be eaten alive in this forum.
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