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View Poll Results: Is TX the best state of USA ?
YES 57 28.36%
NO 144 71.64%
Voters: 201. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Austin
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No. Why not? Lame cities without vibrant urban historic cores. No skiing areas. No surfing areas. Ugly landscape. Outside of cities backwards folks. Summer heat. Bugs. Humidity. States I prefer- California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, New York, Mass., North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, Penn., Utah, Idaho, I could go on. Texas rates very low for me. Better than Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and some other nothing states, but pretty lame. Austin is nice, San Antonio is OK, Dallas is OK, Houston blows, and the rest of the state is basically a wasteland.
Great post. I think Texas rates higher for me than Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Alabama as far as places that i could see myself living. I would prefer basically every other state besides those over Texas. And yes, Austin is nice and is the only place in Texas I would ever live.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Voted no. Lived in Texas for a few years and traveled around the state when I was there. Didn't impress me much to tell the truth.

Big? Sure no arguing that fact.

Diverse landscape? Somewhat.

Diverse weather? Not really. A spread between Damn hot and cool. No real seasonal changes though to speak of. Some areas get snow, a little, but not enough to really count as a snowfall, and not enough to offset the blistering Summer temps.

Don't get me wrong, the few years I spent there I made some very good friends and did enjoy myself, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it is the "Best State". If you live there, then I would hope you think it is the best state. If you live in NJ I would hope you think that is the best state. I live where I do because I think it is the best state for me and my family. If I thought Texas was the best I would be back down there.

Kind of a loaded poll question if you ask me. Looks like it is designed to stir up the pot and get a major argument going as to why Texas is or isn't the best. It is for some people and families, but not for all.
Tell the residents in the Panhandle that.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This thread just asked for trouble. Sad really.

I do agree with this statement.
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Kind of a loaded poll question if you ask me. Looks like it is designed to stir up the pot and get a major argument going as to why Texas is or isn't the best. It is for some people and families, but not for all.
Unless the poster was wishing to move to Texas in the near future or receive information, what other reason does he have for posting this other to stir something up.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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Frankly, we prefer texas gets a bad trashing as much as possible because there are way too many outsiders moving into the state.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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I only try to stir...interesting comments & create a popular thread...
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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TX... great vacation spot.

Would I want to live there? Depends on the city. I MIGHT be able to handle El Paso or Amarillo, thats about it. Is it the "best" state in the nation? Who's to say? I say 'no', others say 'yes', its all subjective.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Houston
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What attracts you to Amarillo? I've only been there twice, but I assume you have been there many times.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Having visited Texas many times, I'd have to say, no. It is a great state with great people, but it being the 'best' is way too loaded and subjective of a question. What may be 'best' to one person may not be the 'best' to others...Some people think Mississippi is the best place on earth. I lived there 9 looooong years, and I wasn't the biggest fan of the place.

I will say this, while the majors cities of Dallas and Houston aren't as bad as some people denigrate them to be, they're not as 'great' as Texans make them out to be either. Don't get me wrong, I like Dallas and Houston, but they're not DC, New York, or Boston, or LA. If you like a lot of natural scenery combined with your urban experience, these are not the cities to go to! As for culture? That is somewhat subjective too, because there are GREAT museums in the cities, but there is very little urbane, walkable culture either. These are auto-oriented cities to the bone. However, they have made great strides in improving certain aspects of this.

Now, if we could get rid of those hideous frontage roads...I-45 coming in from IAH to Downtown is the WORST!
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Tell the residents in the Panhandle that.
Any day of the week I will be glad to. Compared to the rest of the country the panhandle gets squat for snow.

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Snowfall occurs at least once every winter in the northern half of Texas, although accumulations rarely are substantial except in the High Plains. Snow is not uncommon in the mountainous areas of the Trans-Pecos, though heavy snows (five inches or more) come only once every two or three winters. More often than not, snow falling in the southern half of the state melts and does not stick to the surface; snow stays on the ground only once or twice in every decade. Snowfall rarely is observed before early November and hardly ever occurs after mid-April. Where it is not uncommon, snow is almost always heaviest in either January or February. Mean seasonal snowfall is 15-18 inches in the Texas Panhandle and 4-8 inches elsewhere in the High and Low Rolling Plains.

Temperatures vary considerably among the ten climatic regions of Texas. Few or no areas of Texas escape freezing weather in any winter. On the other hand, the heat of summer is intense everywhere.
from Handbook of Texas Online - WEATHER Bold parts are my highlights, not the articles.

Good lord, 15 to 18 inches is 1 decent snowfall most places, not an entire seasons worth. I'll say it again: Some areas get snow, a little, but not enough to really count as a snowfall, and not enough to offset the blistering Summer temps.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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just read the title and LOL
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