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Old 01-06-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I asked here because NOBODY saw it in General US. I need advice on where to live in Texas.

here is my criteria:

(1) Access to public transportation.
(2) Job opportunities that pay more than minimum wage without requiring college degree (I need money to pay for college and parents will not pay at all).
(3) There has to be more females (age 17-19) then males so I have good chances of getting a girlfriend. If anything is a less than 50% chance that's bad for me. There has to be a good number of nice people, I want to make friends!
(4) Cost of living can not be high, I have NOBODY so I need to be able to have my own place for an affordable price. I'm getting kicked out in May so I only have 4 months to get a job and add money to my savings of $1,400.

More about me: I can't join the military because of my stupid medical history and medications I have to take. Currently, College is not an option because of my financial situation. I'm starting to cry right now. I don't know where to go and I don't want to be friendless and single for even another year. I don't know if I will be able to get anywhere in life. I don't know what to do.

Thanks

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Old 01-07-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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Nowhere in Texas really has very good public transportation sadly. Dallas probably has the best, but public transport in any Texas city is fairly poor.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Texantodd is right.....nowhere in the state excels in the public transportation department.Texas is extremely car-centric.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Check out Copperas Cove TX. It is small town has busses than run regularly. Plus you are close to Austin etc. People are friendly. Killeen has a community college and it is 10 minutes from Copperas Cove. As far as minimum wage you will find a mix of jobs usually the bigger companies pay a little more.

It is worth considering.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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id go with dallas.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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Hang in there, kid. The fact that you want to improve your life and you're willing to do something about it will serve you well. It might look like an up hill climb, and it will be, but be willing to work and do what it takes and you'll be sitting pretty in a couple years with a girlfriend, friends, and in a city that will pay you back what you're willing to put into it.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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you'll be fine....im pulling for u, OP
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:06 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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Originally Posted by MynameisnotPeter View Post
I asked here because NOBODY saw it in General US. I need advice on where to live in Texas.

here is my criteria:

(1) Access to public transportation.
(2) Job opportunities that pay more than minimum wage without requiring college degree (I need money to pay for college and parents will not pay at all).
(3) There has to be more females (age 17-19) then males so I have good chances of getting a girlfriend. If anything is a less than 50% chance that's bad for me. There has to be a good number of nice people, I want to make friends!
(4) Cost of living can not be high, I have NOBODY so I need to be able to have my own place for an affordable price. I'm getting kicked out in May so I only have 4 months to get a job and add money to my savings of $1,400.

More about me: I can't join the military because of my stupid medical history and medications I have to take. Currently, College is not an option because of my financial situation. I'm starting to cry right now. I don't know where to go and I don't want to be friendless and single for even another year. I don't know if I will be able to get anywhere in life. I don't know what to do.

Thanks
There is another thread in the Houston forum about how the plants (refineries) in the Houston area are "begging" for workers. If you are capable of any kind of physical labor in a blue color setting this could be a good start for you. Find work first then worry about your social life.

The plants are begging for skilled workers

I hear Midland is another place that is screaming for workers in the oil fields there.

P.S. you are 18 y/o right?
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