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Old 09-22-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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House Hunters
Episode HNT-3A05
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•October 03, 2008 12:00 PM ET/PT
Aiming for Austin
Oregon natives Beth and Carl Miner first met at a music studio when they were 15. Beth, an aspiring singer, was recording her first album. That meeting eventually led to marriage, and now, nine years later, a musical collaboration known as Sweetestday, an acoustic blend of rock and pop with a slight country influence. Six months ago, the young couple decided to live out their dreams of making it in the world of professional music. They sold their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Portland, and headed south to Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World. They are living in a tiny, non-descript rental, but they are hoping to move into a large move-in-ready place close to downtown, where their day jobs and the honky-tonks are. Real estate agent Tom Sunstrom signs on to help with the hunt.

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:16 AM
 
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I think they must do at least 1 episode a year based on neighborhoods in/around Austin..That is great. I even caught an episode of This old house on the weekend and they were actual in Barton Springs...Thats cool...Didn't get to check it out when I was there last year.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley/Tone City
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I have seen Austin, San Antonio and Dallas on HGTV Several times. I like wathcing Flip This House San Antonio on A&E.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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Yes - Flip This House San Antonio was a fun show to watch. Hard to take Armando so seriously since he was such a hothead.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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I'll never forget the episode where he threw a few roach bombs into a COMPLETELY roach-infested old house instead of spending $200-$300 on an exterminator.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I was just in Portland over the weekend and I can't imagine why they would want to move here from there.....
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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That San Antonio group made me feel sorry for the people that bought the house. I wonder if the new owners saw the shows.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: SW Austin & Wimberley
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but they are hoping to move into a large move-in-ready place close to downtown, where their day jobs and the honky-tonks are.
You know the producers who wrote that rubbish are non-locals, trying to paint a "Texas" picture of Austin. There are no "honky-honks" in downtown Austin. That's not even a term used here by locals.

I'm not sure we even have any establishments left in or around Austin that could be called a true Texas honky-tonk. Broken Spoke is not disreputable enough, and the women are not sleazy enough for it to be called a honky-tonk, though it does have the right music and lots of dancing.

To me, a honky-tonk is a beer joint sort of place, country music leaning, tawdry, a bit rundown, with lots of drinking and loose action going on, usually located on the edge or outskirts of town in an otherwise isolated and quiet rural area. That ain't downtown Austin.

Steve
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You know the producers who wrote that rubbish are non-locals, trying to paint a "Texas" picture of Austin. There are no "honky-honks" in downtown Austin. That's not even a term used here by locals.
I know... I am so completely sick of the Texas stereotypes perpetuated by Hollywood. It was old a really long time ago.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Steve, I beg to differ. Not that there are honky-tonks downtown - there aren't, as far as I know - but The Broken Spoke definitely qualifies (and claims the title, and I'm sure not going to argue with Mr. White on that) and has since 1964. Of course, in 1964, it was waaaayyyyyyy out in the boonies.
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