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Old 01-01-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Victorville, California
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HELP! My family and I desperately want out of California, once and for all (she was born and raised along the Gulf Coast of TX, then married me--born and raised in Southern Cal'--and relocated with her husband, me, to So' Cal' in 1990, and we've been in the High Desert region just off of I-15 since that time). We are considering five different regions of Texas to relocate to within the next twelve months: El Paso, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston/Galveston. Currently, I'm unemployed in So' Cal', but have my own entertainment company where I sing all kinds of music, I write music, I do voice-overs, and I write (political/social commentary and short stories). I can take temp' work 'til something worthwhile in music, singing/emceeing and/or writing comes along, and will do whatever it is I have to do to escape So' Cal' and an out-of-control state government and liberal-minded electorate (just not the same ol' So' Cal' I remember growing up with). Any suggestions, web sites, books, and/or publications to check out to help us decide where to move to in Texas (El Paso, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston)? Thanks a bunch!
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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"I can take temp' work 'til something worthwhile in music, singing/emceeing and/or writing comes along."

Really it depends what kind of work you're looking to do and whether you can find a job. The things you listed (music, singing, writing) tend to be areas where it's really hard to make a living even in a good economy. I wouldn't move anywhere until you have secured some sort of stable job.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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Unfortunately, it's hard to give a recommendation without knowing what kind of budget that you'll have for rent or if you plan on buying a home. I would imagine that Austin and Dallas housing will be more expensive than the current situation in Victorville.

El Paso is probably closest to what you're used to in Victorville, but El Paso is at least 4 hours further away from everywhere else while you could be in Pasadena from Victorville in just a couple hours. I guess if you have more of a Victorville budget, then you'll probably have an easier time in Houston/Galveston or San Antonio. I think it's tough to recommend El Paso unless you have a real reason to be there.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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If you have a Master's degree to go with your resume, you might possibly get a job waiting tables in Austin....maybe.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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See the comparison that I did between Oxnard Ca and Fort Worth, TX here: //www.city-data.com/forum/fort-...l#post17205716

You can find similar demographic data for any Texas city here //www.city-data.com/city/Texas.html

Austin is considered very liberal by Texas standards, but will probably seem pretty conservative compared to So. Cal.
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