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Posted: 7/26/2002 1:52:18 PM EST
I may be moving to Austin in the next few weeks and would like some good ol AR15.COM input. Good / Bad areas to live. What are the shooting ranges like? The wife seems to want to live in Round Rock. I see a big lake on the map to the west. Looks like a good place to be when SHTF unless SHTF involves flooding! Mzzlebrk
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 1:56:29 PM EST
Come to the Central Texas Summer Shoot on August 10th! See the link in my sig! :) I live in Round Rock, so I can say you might like it here. The lake is Lake Travis, which is where most of the rich areas are.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 1:57:38 PM EST
You will love everything about the Austin area but the people. They are whinney-assed liberals a-holes! [:D] But don't let that stop you from moving there, it is beautiful. That lake is Lake Travis and its formed by the Colorado River, as is Town Lake within the City of Austin. Someone else will have to tell you where to live, 'cause I'm not that familiar with the areas you want to avoid. My steddaughter lives in Leander, and loves it. Round Rock is nice, but so is Georgetown or Leander. Eric The(Traveling)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 1:57:58 PM EST
Ahhh, Hun, not ALL of us Austinites are whiney assed liberals... but we get plenty of them because of the University, and from high tech companies bringing them from PRK... hehehe
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:06:47 PM EST
Austin is like our own private chunk of Kalifornia. A beautiful environment full of liberals, socialist and grunge rockers. [:D] Round Rock is nice.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:09:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q: Ahhh, Hun, not ALL of us Austinites are whiney assed liberals... but we get plenty of them because of the University, and from high tech companies bringing them from PRK... hehehe
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Ha! When I lived in Texas, I dated a gal from Austin. I also lived in Austin for a while there. I agree--too many yuppies and liberal sissies. She has lived in Austin for several years, and she too blamed it on the Kalifornians. The shitty pary is that those Kalifornia assholes elect all these socialists to their state government. Now, they're paying the price with huge taxes, a $30 BILLION deficit (that's for one year!) and all kinds of crazy laws. Naturally, this drives those people OUT of California to neighbooring states like Nevada where people there have traditionally been anti-government, and the displaced Kalifornians pollute the voting populations there, thus bringing the scourge of liberalism to states that used to be a safe haven from that bullshit. For just one example, in the past few years, in Austin, the transplanted liberals in Austin got the city council to pass a law that bans smoking in all restaurants prior to 3:00PM (or maybe it's noon; I forget). Whether smoking bothers you or not, you gotta hang your head and cry when you see people voting away others' private property rights like that. One funny thing is that there's this crazy transvestite bum (yes, bum as in beggar) who's off his rocker. Everyone knows him (I think his name's Leslie) because he panhandles on 6th street, which is the big weekend party district in Austin. He also has a huge contraption on wheels that he rolls around and hangs anti-police signs on the contraption saying the cops are hassling him. Anyways, "Leslie" ran for mayor a few years back and got somewhere around 10-20% of the vote. I think that's great. Shows those politicians just how much respect they really have from their subjects.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:11:02 PM EST
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I hear there is a small junior college for the "challenged" think the name is t.u.
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Originally Posted By Chance: I hear there is a small junior college for the "challenged" think the name is t.u.
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Yeah, I double majored in Comp Sci and Philosophy there. Are the Cadets and the Band still beating each other up where you went to school? Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:22:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By N_Viejo: For just one example, in the past few years, in Austin, the transplanted liberals in Austin got the city council to pass a law that bans smoking in all restaurants prior to 3:00PM (or maybe it's noon; I forget). Whether smoking bothers you or not, you gotta hang your head and cry when you see people voting away others' private property rights like that.
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Restaurants are considered public places, AFAIK. I would prefer that people NOT be allowed to poison me while I'm in a public place. Want to do it to yourself, that's fine, but when I'm in a public place, someone else smoking violates my rights. Anyway, I digress... But you're right about the Kalifornian liberal transplants... they pollute our voting base, and get stupid shit passed. I wish there were a 'liberal' season... No bag limit! No tagging required!! :)
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:28:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Originally Posted By Chance: I hear there is a small junior college for the "challenged" think the name is t.u.
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Yeah, I double majored in Comp Sci and Philosophy there. Are the Cadets and the Band still beating each other up where you went to school? Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas
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Calm down God Bless Texas it was all in fun. I have many good friends who went there, it was just to liberal of a town/school for me. Plus my granddad, father, and now my little brother all went there. The only day it matters will be on Nov. 29. That day is a little different. Cadets won't change. Fightin Texas Aggie Class '95 Doubled in Biochemistry and Genetics
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:35:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chance: Calm down God Bless Texas it was all in fun. I have many good friends who went there, it was just to liberal of a town/school for me. Plus my granddad, father, and now my little brother all went there. The only day it matters will be on Nov. 29. That day is a little different. Cadets won't change. Fightin Texas Aggie Class '95 Doubled in Biochemistry and Genetics
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My father-in-law is an Aggie, and a good friend of mine just graduated from there and is now planning on attending law school. I honestly have no problem with A&M myself and think the petty rivalry is kind of silly. Besides, we have our hands full with hating OU. [;D] Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 2:35:39 PM EST
Round Rock is a nice place but if you head west on 620 out towords the lake, its mostly all new construction. Roads, schools, stores, houses and just about every thing else. The closer you get to the lake, the more it cost. No matter where you go, traffic is a bitch. Worse than Dallas imo. You can still get land at decent price if you go out southwest of Austin, like out 290 towards Dripping Springs.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 3:07:29 PM EST
Now you good folks north of Austin beware this weekend... Miz Arock took the Three Mutant Offspring to Sunrise Beach over by Marble Falls for the weekend. Watch out! More dangerous than a momma bear with her cubs.
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Link Posted: 7/26/2002 4:44:08 PM EST
I appreciate all the comments concerning the Great State O Texas! As long as the Kalifornian lawmakers keep to themselves I will be happy! Is traffic really all that bad? Can't be L.A. or Seattle. I think you guys are used to your quiet country roads. Thats what I want. A quiet 100 acres or so to hide out on.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 5:07:49 PM EST
DoubleFeed is right. Atleast the traffic there does keep moving (most of the time) unlike Dallas where it's stop ago at any given time. Austin is growing so fast that everything is under construction. Never been to LA or Seattle. Hell, I don't even live in Austin, just spent a lot of time there in the last 4 years. I do have a standing job offer in Austin and if my deal here in Dalls doesn't work out, I would move down there in a heart beat! [^]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 6:24:53 PM EST
I think you would want to decide whether to live North or South when it comes to Austin. There are nice area in both directions. If it is work that is bringing you here then you could take into account whether work is N or S, and look for a place there. 100 acres to hide out in in Round Rock would be out of the question, unless your last name is Dell. RR, Leander, 620, Cedar Park, and even some far north parts of Austin are in Williamson County. Most of Austin City is in Travis County. There is a BIG difference between the two. You'd have a big and time consuming search on your hands to find a majority liberal community, or mindset, in Williamson, if it could even be found at all. E-mail if you have further questions. DanM
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 9:29:55 PM EST
Let me say this about Texas A&M. First, my Father was Class of '49! Met my Mother at the Bonfire in November, 1947! Second, one of my best friends went to Texas A&M for [u]one[/u] year before he was given an appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He took it, became an officer, and spent 30 years in the US Navy. Ask him today where he went to school? [b]'Texas A&M' is always his reply![/b] Eric The(Now[u]That's[/u]Loyalty!)Hun[>]:)]
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