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Old 02-09-2009, 07:57 PM
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We've been all over Texas via Internet searching for a place to buy our next house. We are a Blue State, moderate to liberal, male couple looking for a place to retire. Ideally, we would like to find a Eureka Springs or Wimberley type town somewhere in the piney woods of East Texas. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.

PS I tried to move this to the Texas forum, but couldn't. Sorry for the duplication.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:04 PM
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Well, you might look into Mt. Vernon, Mineola, or Winnsboro. No town in East Texas is necessarily a mecca of liberalism, but most of them have a lot of friendly people. In general though, I think you shouldn't move anywhere hoping to change anyone. Just appreciate them for who they are, respect their beliefs, and they will do the same.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:33 PM
Location: central Austin
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Well, I have to say that my centralaustin eyes were opened recently at a raucuous party to celebrate the new administration in rural Texas, east of Austin (basically in between Elgin and Bastrop)!

The vast majority of people there were from rural areas or small towns with a few Austin folks thrown in, diverse crowd, including at least one male couple. Look for a liberal, welcoming, reconciling church. They are out there and I was amazed at the liberal views. I live in the heart of liberal south Austin, and here blue perspectives are taken for granted. Obama parties were very quiet.

Out in the country, there were effigies of the out-going Pres and VP and people threw shoes!!

It was crazy! You can definitely find libertarian-leaning democrats, heavy on the live and let live anywhere in east Texas.

good luck!
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