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Old 04-20-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Has anyone else noticed that the number of out-of-staters moving to San Antonio seems to have hit insanely high levels? I literally can not stop at a red light at any intersection without looking around and seeing a couple of out-of-state license plates. And they're from all over, as far away as Alaska. Many from the midwest too, and of course tons from California and Florida.
It's gotten to be a game with my kids where we look around and count them.
How much longer can we absorb all these people?
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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How about Out of the Country? I saw a car driving into Lackland with Turkey plates!
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It is not uncommon to see tags from the UK, Germany or even Turkey on Lackland...those are simply servicemembers who have recently returned from those locations still sporting their old license plates. I was using my Belgian tags for a "while" after I got back from there...

The large military community also explains the number of out-of-state tags you'll see here. It used to be that you could pretty much confirm that the vehicle's owner was in the military by the base decals that were required to be placed on the windshield; but since the USAF got rid of those a few years back it is a little harder. However, I am sure if you look at most of the drivers of those out-of-state vehicles, you will see they are either in uniform or have military haircuts (yes, I do understand that still doesn't mean they are in the service; but often it does).

Still, SA is gaining more and more new residents by the boatload, as our rapidly-growing school systems and overtaxed water supply can attest!

Cheers! M2
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A large percentage of those are probably military, which contributes several billion dollars a year to the local economy.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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I beat you all,
I've seen license plates from Puerto Rico and Guam
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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Well next week you may see two more Minnesota plates roaming around SA!
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well I've looked at the passengers in these cars and I get the feeling these are not just military folks. I think most of them are regular civilians.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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We are being invaded along with a sad economy and the highest tax increases in history so tax paying Americans are leaving CA in droves. Howdy neighbor
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:44 PM
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For the last few years, San Antonio has been adding over 40,000 residents per year. Some of them are coming from other states.

Some of those newcomers are probably saving a few bucks and dragging their feet about getting Texas plates on their vehicles. I waited until my plates from the other state expired. That was a few months longer than the law allows, and I was lucky I didn't have a traffic stop during that time.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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For the last few years, San Antonio has been adding over 40,000 residents per year. Some of them are coming from other states.

Some of those newcomers are probably saving a few bucks and dragging their feet about getting Texas plates on their vehicles. I waited until my plates from the other state expired. That was a few months longer than the law allows, and I was lucky I didn't have a traffic stop during that time.
Yeah my wife and i arre leaving Minnesota for SA next week and my plates are already expired, i'm gonna have to get in right away and apply for new plates, ugh..going to the DMV is worse than the dentist.
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