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Old 08-17-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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Pam I AGREE!!!!!
We CHOSE to live here almost 3 years ago and have watched the city grow in just this amount of time. So many new business are opening up (friends of ours opened Dickey's), and so MANY more are coming! This city has continued on a great growth spurt for just over 5 years now! The economy may be down but honestly West Texas has continued to GROW while the rest of the nation is falling to pieces!!
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Old 08-18-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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What's with all the talk of 'stalking' and trolls? Some people like West Texas and others don't, it's as simple as that. I personally like West Texas, but I can see why some people don't. It's all a matter of what one's priorities are. DFW has gotten way too populous for my liking (6.3 million!).
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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I don't know if I mentioned this already earlier in the thread, but I once came across some population data for U.S. metro areas with statistics going back to 1900. I calculated the percent growth for all the metro areas from 1900 to 2008 and the cities of west Texas actually grew relatively quickly compared to the national average.

The primary factor seemed to be population inertia. Places that had more people in 1900 still have more. The cities of west Texas in 1900 had very few people so even with healthy growth they seem to be growing slowly but the calculated percent increase demonstrates that that is not really the case. There were some outliers in the data. For example Las Vegas had a population about the same as Lubbock in 1900 but is now close to 2 million in population, so it has grown much faster than the national average.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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What's with all the talk of 'stalking' and trolls? Some people like West Texas and others don't, it's as simple as that. I personally like West Texas, but I can see why some people don't. It's all a matter of what one's priorities are. DFW has gotten way too populous for my liking (6.3 million!).
Don't quote me on this but I think DFW is actually at 6.6 million now and growing.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Northeast Texas
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I'm entitled to my opinions.

I think West Texas is very ugly with flat flat flat desert. Nothing is out there and I know that Bend Park has some nice scenic place but would you really want to go drive all the way out there?

I know West Texans like the way it is since they don't want anyone moving there.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Well, I'd hate it everyone liked it. It just wouldn't be the same.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Central Austin
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Well, I'd hate it everyone liked it. It just wouldn't be the same.
I can agree with this. I don't have a problem with people not liking it, but I do have a problem when I and the people I know are generalized and insulted. I sounded snappy and for that I apologize, but I felt like something must have been said for his inflamatory remarks. I just need to learn to take the opinions of someone on an anonymous forum with a grain of salt.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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the only flat land is the panhandle area, not west Texas. And Del Rio is not west texas. It is central Texas.

From El Paso east to Abliene (including M-O), south to San Angelo, and west to Presidio or Big Bend area is the land that encompasses the West Texas region.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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the only flat land is the panhandle area, not west Texas. And Del Rio is not west texas. It is central Texas.

From El Paso east to Abliene (including M-O), south to San Angelo, and west to Presidio or Big Bend area is the land that encompasses the West Texas region.
Del Rio is most certainly not Central Texas.....it is southwest Texas.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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Someone else pointed out that West Texas looks too much like Cali. (where most people are moving from).
I moved to East Texas (which sucks) for the trees and water.
If people are looking for a change - they usually want something different.
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