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Old 10-03-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I don't think Houston proper grew much if any over the past 10 years.

The metro (suburbs) exploded no doubt, but I don't think it grew at the same rate as DFW suburbs.
it actually did. Almost 200k is a hella lot of people. Almost half the total population of miami and 15times as much as Dallas grew. It was almost as much as FW and San Antonio grew, and more than austin. Of course all these other Texas cities are smaller. So 200K gives Austin and SA a bigger boost than it does to Houston
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Almost 200k is a hella lot of people.
Your California is showing.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Your California is showing.
sorry
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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I'd kinda like to know that, too. Born in San Antone and raised in other great cities and some in west Texas, I moved to Houston when I was twenty-one, but had lived there some before that. I always found Houston to be the most dynamic, open and interesting city of any in Texas. I did leave 25 years later but only for adventure. I think that's what I learned in Houston, to go for the adventure and finally had to move in - to - it.

I would think the Houston area - southeast Texas - bears more Texas history than any other part of the state.
Now i believe you on that! There is a lot of histoy along the gulf coast and eastern region of texas.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Carrollton, TX
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People who bash Houston normally just don't like the fact that it feels fundamentally different from other cities in Texas. It's more international, faster-paced, and diverse than other cities in Texas and some people don't like these characteristics.
Frankly, lots of people are going to dislike areas that are as racially and ethnically diverse as Houston. Problems that go along with diversity such as poverty further turn people off. It's too real and gritty for lots of people.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Frankly, lots of people are going to dislike areas that are as racially and ethnically diverse as Houston. Problems that go along with diversity such as poverty further turn people off. It's too real and gritty for lots of people.
Nope, can't go along with that. Almost any small town has as much diversity as Houston and the extremity of it is more obvious and in your face than that of a large city. There may be a greater quantity of racial diversity, but the disparity is worse in small town america and thus more "real and gritty".

The slums of a small town and it's mayor or founder's house is much farther apart than the inner city vs suburbs of Houston.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: under a rock
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I thought the Texans were in Houston? Does the whole team feel this way or just some of em? Just doesn't make sense!
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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Nope, can't go along with that. Almost any small town has as much diversity as Houston and the extremity of it is more obvious and in your face than that of a large city.
Now, that statement is just incorrect. Over 100 languages are spoken in Houston. I doubt one generally hears Russian in the Walmart in Salado. Come on, man....
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Nope, can't go along with that. Almost any small town has as much diversity as Houston and the extremity of it is more obvious and in your face than that of a large city. There may be a greater quantity of racial diversity, but the disparity is worse in small town america and thus more "real and gritty".

The slums of a small town and it's mayor or founder's house is much farther apart than the inner city vs suburbs of Houston.
Houston is quite easily THE most diverse major city in the South. More so than Dallas, Atlanta, & Miami.

You're really going to compare small town America to Houston? Seriously?
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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I have never bashed any city in Texas. Because I find it stupid to bash a city that's in the same state as the city you live in. We should have pride for every part of Texas not just one. Let me stop before I get mad LOL
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