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Old 01-21-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: under a rock
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I love 80's in January. It was 85 here yesterday and it was great.
80's aren't bad. It's just that in the winter it'll be 80 during the day and 30 at night...and in the summer it'll be 100 during the day and 90 at night. Why can't it be a bigger day/night temperature differential in the summer, too
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I moved to Texas from Boston for 2 reasons cheap housing and blonde women both are all over the place.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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80's aren't bad. It's just that in the winter it'll be 80 during the day and 30 at night...and in the summer it'll be 100 during the day and 90 at night. Why can't it be a bigger day/night temperature differential in the summer, too
Yeah, I agree. It would be nice if summer temps dropped to say 50's at night.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If I could only pick ONE reason, I wouldn't have moved.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Yeah, I agree. It would be nice if summer temps dropped to say 50's at night.
Most of Texas is pretty humid...and you won't find huge 24-hour spreads in temperature because of that.

West Texas used to have greater spreads until it started growing--more lawns, golf courses, area lakes, etc...all contributed to higher humidity levels overall.

Still, you'll find 90s/high 50s in the same 24-hour period in July at relatively dry Fort Davis/Marfa/Alpine.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas via Worcester County, MA
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OP: I'm with you. I moved to TX for more than one reason, but had TX been located in a cold climate, it would had never been on my radar.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Mine are several
Weather (hate snow), lots of Spanish spoken (I want my kids to learn Spanish) and close to the beach (I grew up close to the beach).
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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We've all seen the threads that have a million reasons why TX is the best land since sliced bread, but I want to know your ONE TOP reason you moved here or want to move.

Mine is weather.

If I never see snow or weeks long 20 degree weather again, it'll be too soon! Ohio winters are slowly driving me mad. I can't get to Texas soon enough!

Your turn!
how funny! i had the same situation in ohio 2 years ago--couldnt wait to get to texas as i was getting really sick of snow and depressed with the cold dreary winters in cleveland.

when i got to austin, man! i was like duck to water! walked around the neighborhood and biked around regularly--something i never did in ohio. of course, the summer of 2011 was waaaaaaay hotter than 2010, but i tolerate heat better than cold. i hope this year's summer will be milder, back to how it was in 2010 or better.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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I was born in Mich. but left as soon as I learned to crawl. Dad was up there working.

I've grown up here and would only leave for a summer home in Maine on a lake. Texas is home.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Mine is actually twofold: the people and the way Texas combines Western and Southern cultures.
I'll second this ... and in truth, the blend of southern and western may 'account' for the people/culture so it may actually be one reason.
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