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Old 01-18-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This is kind of amazing.

Yesterday I saw a young couple unloading a UHaul close to my trailer and I went up to talk to them and have my dogs meet their dogs.
They literally just "up and moved" from Michigan, with no jobs, nothing. They stayed in a hotel down here until they found this trailer rental in the paper. They told me all kinds of stories about how economically depressed Michigan is, with high unemployment etc.

What is amazing, is that I live in a VERY VERY rural area, not even a town/community really...and they are even settling out here! (They didnt even really know where they were-when I started talking about the towns just immediately to the north and west of me, they looked at me quizzically and said "hmm, will have to take a drive and check them out")

I could only imagine how much the population is growing in the well known towns/cities in Texas due to the economy being so poor in other states.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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Let's wish them luck, say a prayer for them, and hope they prosper. These are difficult times and we can hope they prosper and do well in your community.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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I could only imagine how much the population is growing in the well known towns/cities in Texas due to the economy being so poor in other states.

Well things are starting to get pretty rough here, too.

I'm talking about 15-50% reductions in forces depending on your field.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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I have noticed many many out of state license plates on my commute to downtown Dallas for maybe a year now.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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I was talking with someone who sells new homes in northern suburbs of Dallas......he says that nearly all the people who walk in his door are from out of state or out of the US....majority are from California, Florida, and India.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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I was talking with someone who sells new homes in northern suburbs of Dallas......he says that nearly all the people who walk in his door are from out of state or out of the US....majority are from California, Florida, and India.
It won't be long until some of those Californians in city-data who love to bash Texas and call us a bunch of cousin bangin' stupids will be moving here. "You Texans are so backwards." Then stay home and fix your own state!
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It won't be long until some of those Californians in city-data who love to bash Texas and call us a bunch of cousin bangin' stupids will be moving here. "You Texans are so backwards." Then stay home and fix your own state!
Heh, right?! Especially when the Calif. IOUs start showing up in their mailboxes!

NOTAM, that sounds like a very scary situation for your neighbors. They must have been really desperate to travel thousands of miles without a job or anything in hand.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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This is what I was talking about in my MOVING COLD post.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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There was a large influx of 'northerners' in the late 70's early 80's, for like reasons. For many it was just 'Gone to Texas', looking for work. I think that's where the bumper sticker comes from...

'I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could'
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Californians have been coming in for a couple of years. A good chunk of Frisco is former Californians.
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