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Old 04-10-2007, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Katy
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I went to SHSU (the university) and taught in Huntsville (lived there for 3 years). The prison had no impact on my life, except you see lots of people in grey uniforms (prison guards). I would have forgot that there was a prison there, if the signs in town did not point the way to the different "units" and the grey uniforms all over town. Huntsville is a nice town, nice churches, school oriented.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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Huntsville will be a better choice. I've spent a lot of time in both and I can honestly say that C.S. is filled with a lot of drunk redneck students failing out of A&M.

Huntsville is more low-key, quieter, and easier to live in. Plus, you're a lot closer to Houston/Woodlands.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:49 PM
 
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Default Specialty Grocers in College Station, Texas

I posted this question yesterday, but cannot find it, so I'm taking this means of asking a question about CS, Texas. I'm thinking of moving to this area to be near my son and his family. I'll be leaving my favorite grocer, Trader Joe's, and am wondering if there is a comparable store in College Station. I also shop for tooth paste, cookies, etc. at the .99cent stores in L.A. I shop at Trader Joe's at least once weekly, so any advice about similar stores will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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having prisons there, whether one or several, has no impact.....i can tell you that as a former prison nurse myself, having lived in several towns where most everyone and their brother worked at the prison.
just dont pick up any hitch-hikers wearing all white he he
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:56 PM
 
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I posted this question yesterday, but cannot find it, so I'm taking this means of asking a question about CS, Texas. I'm thinking of moving to this area to be near my son and his family. I'll be leaving my favorite grocer, Trader Joe's, and am wondering if there is a comparable store in College Station. I also shop for tooth paste, cookies, etc. at the .99cent stores in L.A. I shop at Trader Joe's at least once weekly, so any advice about similar stores will be greatly appreciated.
Here you go:

Trader Joe type store in College Station, Texas

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Old 04-12-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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I've spent a lot of time in both and I can honestly say that C.S. is filled with a lot of drunk redneck students failing out of A&M.

Ooof! That hurt. But then again, the truth does tend to hurt quite a bit.

I always thought it was a shame that A&M and SHSU couldn't trade places. Sam Houston got the better end of the land deal for their university. The pine trees and lakes nearby are great and very scenic The Brazos Valley on the other hand....uuugh. And at least Huntsville is closer to the greater Houston area.

But for amenities and other things, B/CS beats out Huntsville handsdown. (Although to be perfectly honest, there are MUCH better choices in Texas than either town. )

I lived in College Station for many years. It was a great place to be as a student, but I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy now.
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:03 PM
 
Location: SE Texas
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Huntsville will be a better choice. I've spent a lot of time in both and I can honestly say that C.S. is filled with a lot of drunk redneck students failing out of A&M.

Huntsville is more low-key, quieter, and easier to live in. Plus, you're a lot closer to Houston/Woodlands.
Although I have little experience in CS, I agree with the above statement. Huntsville is a quieter town and is closer to Woodlands/Houston for any Big City amenities that may not be available in the college towns.

Huntsville prisons aren't a big deal either, few escapes occur, and good people work there. Renting may be tight there, but I've heard this is a small boom in building going on there because SHSU is adding classroom and dorms, and with more students, the area needs more apartments.
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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i have lived her for 9 years. i worked for the prison system the whole time. i went to SHSU briefly. and now i have a family. the prisons are not anything negative. tell u the truth the few escapes that have occurred, staying in huntsville is the last thing those escapees try to do. thats the good thing about the concentration of the units. so many people are guards, everyone knows each other. i feel pretty safe because of that. the schools have been good for my young boys. i have had a lot of fun, from fishing, hunting, to games, bbq etc. now i will tell that we have some minor, minor probs and unfortunately its usually from some of the people that are attracted to SHSU from other areas. i have had some probs myself with those peole that are from other cities. but the cops dont play, everyone knows each other, and for the most part a good place to live. the reason i am relocating is because i am changing my career and it taking me to the plants down in houston.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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It has 13 prisons,but the gaurds arent letting the inmates go anywhere. Both Huntsville and Bryan-College station are nice.
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:45 AM
 
Location: la hacienda
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My nephew goes to SHSU and is on their roping team. He brought his horses and dog with him to college!
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