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Old 08-18-2006, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Please Help! Need To Decide On Two Texas Towns

I just got back from Texas on my job interviews and got 3 great job offers.
I am considering two of them. One is in Kingsville (Kleberg County) and the other is in Kenedy (Kenedy County). Both are great jobs, but very different towns and jobs. I am totally torn. Please help me decide based on what you know about the two communities........Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Boy, you are moving way south. Those counties are very close together, so there is not much real difference in topography. Both are coastal plains, lots of sun and salt, occasional (although really quite rare) hurricanes. I don't know much about the specific towns, but I would definitely consider being closer to Corpus Christi.
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Old 08-18-2006, 01:29 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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I'd say Kenedy, just because it's close to Poth and Floresville. Also, pretty close to the big city (San Antonio).
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Old 08-19-2006, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Austin area
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Default From former Kingsvillian

I lived in Kingsville for quite a number of years.
Wouldn't go back to live there if you paid me.
Fairly impoverieshed...lots of areas of city have shacks for homes.
Hot!! and Humid!!! Summer: temps in 100's and humidity around 90%...can't bear to go outside until at least after 11 pm.
Countryside: flat, mostly mesqute and cactus, desert like.
City streets: many atrocius.
No cutural attractions. Nearest of these is Corpus Christi.
Does have Naval Air Station, sizable university, rich King Ranch and its affiliated rich banks...while I was living there, I saw the city had potential with all of the above, but never materialized...only got worse.
Kleberg Co govt and local law enforcement have bad repuation for cooperating with drug dealers passing thru the hwy 77 corridor from Mexico.
I only go back there for funerals of family members, and get depressed just looking at the place.
Have passed thru Kenedy, but don't know much about it, but I personally would NOT recommend Kingsville.
Sorry for the bad, but honest assessment from one who lived there, and has been very glad to get out of there.


I just got back from Texas on my job interviews and got 3 great job offers.
I am considering two of them. One is in Kingsville (Kleberg County) and the other is in Kenedy (Kenedy County). Both are great jobs, but very different towns and jobs. I am totally torn. Please help me decide based on what you know about the two communities........Thanks![/quote]
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:58 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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I'd recommend Kingsville because of it's proximity to Corpus. A lot more attractive with more options than Kenedy, which is nothing more than a dot on a map that's only claim to fame is the penitentiary located there.
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:16 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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Kenedy has a large polish population for a small town. It's also very very close to Poth and Floresville, two very beautiful areas.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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i just got back from there, for the interview
i liked the topography-the landscape
the humidity aint NOTHING compared to the skeeter filled swampy air of south coastal GA. i did not sweat anywhere NEAR like i do in GA
i dont care about attractions-i am a country girl, like hunting and fishing and outdoors, and wouldnt mind being within an hour of the beaches on the Gulf
i like the fact that it is a town with a rich ranching heritage and lots of ranches, and that NAS Kingsville is there for my taxfree shopping (am reserves)
are there rodeos there? i am a big rodeo fan
so musicman, where did you move to?
p.s. dont mind impoverished shacks-i am not into yuppy suburbia...

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Originally Posted by musicman107 View Post
I lived in Kingsville for quite a number of years.
Wouldn't go back to live there if you paid me.
Fairly impoverieshed...lots of areas of city have shacks for homes.
Hot!! and Humid!!! Summer: temps in 100's and humidity around 90%...can't bear to go outside until at least after 11 pm.
Countryside: flat, mostly mesqute and cactus, desert like.
City streets: many atrocius.
No cutural attractions. Nearest of these is Corpus Christi.
Does have Naval Air Station, sizable university, rich King Ranch and its affiliated rich banks...while I was living there, I saw the city had potential with all of the above, but never materialized...only got worse.
Kleberg Co govt and local law enforcement have bad repuation for cooperating with drug dealers passing thru the hwy 77 corridor from Mexico.
I only go back there for funerals of family members, and get depressed just looking at the place.
Have passed thru Kenedy, but don't know much about it, but I personally would NOT recommend Kingsville.
Sorry for the bad, but honest assessment from one who lived there, and has been very glad to get out of there.


I just got back from Texas on my job interviews and got 3 great job offers.
I am considering two of them. One is in Kingsville (Kleberg County) and the other is in Kenedy (Kenedy County). Both are great jobs, but very different towns and jobs. I am totally torn. Please help me decide based on what you know about the two communities........Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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yeah it is kind of in middle of nowhere...and about the claim to fame, yeah you are right..though i love the prison there and would love the job itself...i would be living in Beeville though. just working in Kenedy

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I'd recommend Kingsville because of it's proximity to Corpus. A lot more attractive with more options than Kenedy, which is nothing more than a dot on a map that's only claim to fame is the penitentiary located there.
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