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Do Not Move To Texas

I moved from Florida to Texas 3 years ago, because of my husband's job. I was guidance counselor for 2 years in Florida, and I have over 6 years of experience counseling children and adolescents. when I got to Texas the board of education took $175 to review my credentials, only to tell me that I have to be a classroom teacher for 2 years before I can even submit my information to become a certified school counselor in TX. Then after I teach for 2 years, since I earned my Masters degree in FL they will have to review my transcript to make sure that it meets Texas requirement. Had I moved to any other state I would have been able to obtain employment as a guidance counselor with my education and experience in the school setting. These people act like they are they own country and if something is no from TX, then its not good enough. I have never experience racism, like I have since I move to this state. This place is so segregated, everyone stick to their own kind and they have big time us verses them mentality. I could go on and on, bottom line Texas sucks and I can't wait to get out. I pray for the next opportunity for us to get out of here, I will run out and will not look back. If you're thinking about moving to Texas, please don't. I don't wish this on anyone,
caribbeangirl caribbeangirl 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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I lived in Florida for 30 years Orlando then Clearwater then fort Myers beach. The very reason you dislike Texas is the very reason I moved there. Florida is the place to run from. Its gotten very dirty in past 7 years. And in Orlando area is loaded with P.R Hispanic Gangs. They made Orlando as dirty and as dangerous as puerto Rico. And no work or industry in Florida. Texas is a state with great backbone and I raising my boys there. Thank you. Ps fort Myers beach naples area was nicer but still no work. Texas also don't step on your constitutional rights like Florida dose. And yes you don't find that swag to *** where u turn your hat to the side and where your pants around your legs and show your underwear. Yup that beautiful state Florida I called home for 30 years went to crap. And Texas also don't have it's hands out to take your money every chance it get. And if you don't have auto insurance Texas don't suspend your driver license for that or for every other little thing. And we will protect our border in full force. Thank you again.

Good luck leaving! I will be out of here as soon as I find a job out of state - ANY state but here. I will have to visit here because my family lives here but I vow upon my life I will NEVER make the mistake of living in this state again.

I have lived in Texas for the majority of my life since I was 6 years old. I liked it just fine and even felt proud to be a "Texan" until I got to be an adult and had to support myself; then I realized how horrible it really is. I also have lived in two other states - one up north and one in the deep south and now live in Texas again. By comparison to these other places, Texas is a dump. The climate is horrible. I sit here right now on October 2 and it is around 95 degrees outside with around 90% humidity. There is one season here pretty much and that is HOT. We do get some cold days in the part of Texas where I live and we do even have snow, but later on in the week it will be HOT again. It is also an ugly state. I never really cared what the scenery looked like before, but I can now say I have lived in and visited some truly beautiful places. Texas (at least the part I live in and to be honest, the vast majority of the state that I have visited) is burned, dead grass; short, deformed trees and a bunch of ***** malls and highways with ugly billboards. I guess many from this "fair state" can probably guess from my description of the weather that I hail from the Houston area where the scenery on the sides of the highways looks like the aftermath of a nuclear bomb explosion. It is sad, really - such a "prosperous" city has tenements that look unlivable lining the sides of the roadways. Even our beloved Austin, the bastion of "weirdness" and friendliness at one time is now just another mid-sized city full of rude people, traffic and chain restaurants. It used to be a real treat to visit there; now it's just a bore.

NOW...as for the economy - it is not what they say on the news. I stupidly relocated back here to be nearer to my family from a deep south state that everyone thinks is "poor and backward." I had convinced myself that if I could make it there, then I was guaranteed to do well in my home state where oil and honey was flowing. I had a good job and was using my graduate degree from a good northern institution. WELL...I am now underemployed and struggling greatly. I spend the great majority of my spare time job-hunting and have yet to come up with anything in the state of Texas that is any better than what I have. I can't even get an interview for anything decent. I should've been tipped off when I didn't get into a good grad school here and was taken with hand kisses into schools in other states. I had a great interview in a neighboring state a couple months ago and made the final cut but didn't get the job. AT LEAST I GOT AN INTERVIEW!! I can't even get that here. I feel such a despair that it sickens me. All I want is to save up enough money to move back to my old state or to another state where there's more opportunity. I have started seeking work elsewhere - family or not, if I stay in Texas, I will go broke. So for those of you thinking of moving here for the JOBS they're always preaching about - I know plenty of qualified, smart people who are unemployed or underemployed. There are more than 25 million people here vying for the same jobs - we can't all get them.

And as to the above - YES, Texas is racist and ignorant! By far, Texas is the most racist place I have lived. People of ALL races here are racist against people who are not like them. I agree with those who say Texas is racist; it really is. Even whites in the deep south state I lived in for a while were not like here.

I love these stories! I moved to Texas to be with my boyfriend (now husband) who was stationed at ft. Hood. I moved from Phoenix, Arizona and I never really understood the beauty of Arizona until I moved to Texas. They have potential to be a pretty state because they have so much greenery, but they shovel it down and replace it with ugly, ****** roads that they believe are pretty as long as they put a ******* star on it. In Texas, a star fixes everything. And they have so much state pride! For no reason! They speak poor English, they hardly care for their appearance, and they are close minded. Not to mention the job opportunities here SUCK. I would leave this place now except then my husband would be even more miserable than he already is here. So I suppose I'll suffer more so that he can suffer less while he's stuck here. Can't wait to get out.

I've lived in texas my whole life, and I don't agree on all of that... but, I live in Houston. Believe it or not, half the time we don't even remember we live in the "Lone-star state." I think you are talking about the 'road trip' part of Texas. Not where all the cities are, or at least not the Dallas and Houston area. Because, around here... the only stars I see are on a Starbucks billboard, or on their drive thru sign. I can agree with you on a lot though, there is TONS of greenery, and yeah, in some parts of Texas, we are way too patriotic for no reason. WE AREN'T EVEN COUNTRY! I hate people who insist they are country just because they live in Texas, we are just like any other person that lives in California or Florida, for example. And, it kind of offended me when you said we speak poor english. Look, I don't know what part of Texas you live in, but it must be a ****** up area if NO ONE knows proper englishl. There are some steriotypically "ghetto" places in Texas that are full of hispanics. But, don't let that be your impression of this place. Move somewhere better, not in the Mexican ghetto lol. I hate the ghetto part of town and I know how you feel, but Texas doesn't straight up suck.

I adore you for speaking out against texass, everyone should.


dallass is hell on earth, if Satan has a summer house it's in dallas no doubt -no beaches, horrific weather, barely there sunshine (they think that's real sunshine, how pathetic) everyone there is mad all the time and jealous all of the time and they all mistakenly think they live in the greatest place on earth because they’ve been brainwashed by the tex-*** shool system into believing that horse ****, also 90% of the people in that God forsaken state have never left their own state and continue to bash any other place that isn’t tex-*** on every single online forum but they just sound like ignorant little rats compared to the rest of the world which are majestic stallions and dobermans, they also seriously think they have the hottest women in the country (they don’t, I didn’t see a single 10, 9 or even 8 during the THREE years I lived in dallas, I’m originally from LA and also lived in New York, Orange County and Anaheim and those places have gorgeous 10s by the dozens but everyone in dallas and the entire state of tex-*** is a jealous, fat, horribly aging, ticking disaster and even if they aren’t redneck on the outside they are redneck on the inside, they are all two faced and incredibly rude, petty, passive aggressive and pathetic found that out the hard way. They also have absolutely nothing to do over there so they just gossip about other people all day long every single day from the time they’re born all throughout their meaningless lives unless the day they die. Also native tex-*** people age terribly none of them look decent after the age of 25 (must be something in the water), 5 of THE FATTEST cities out of the top 10 fattest cities in the entire US are located in tex-*** because there is literally nothing to do there but eat and stay inside, it’s boiling hot in the summers to the point where plants outside burn to death, in the winter it ******* SNOWS in dallass did you know that? Their horrible death- air in the major tex-*** cities are some of the most polluted in the entire country they're in the top 10 most polluted out of all of the cities in the entire country (look it up on the American lug associations air pollution prevention website "stateoftheair") and the people there are so angry and miserable all of the time that they will go out of their way to try to make everyone else around them miserable, I won’t even take a flight that flies over that God forsaken state, I’ll take two connections and pay extra $1,000 just to avoid that place if I have to, don’t ever go there it is literally hell on earth.
It’s why Lamar odom screwed them over and left that God forsaken state wearing a Lakers Champion shirt haha! He and Khloe couldn’t state that place after living in the golden coast. He stated that people were literally yelling things at him and being unbelievably rude to him from the seats and that has to be some offensive **** because ball players get heckled all the time but in tex-*** they will go out of their way to make anyone successful, rich, beautiful, or happy miserable because their minds are really ****** up and they don’t know any better. They really are petty enough that if you dress LA in the streets of dallass they are so ignorant that they will accuse you of being a prostitue because no one in dallass knows what sexiness means, since there are no 8, 9 or 10s in tex-*** whenever they see an LA 7 or a New York 10 they just immediately follow her around screaming “prostitute!!!” "****!!!" or *****!!!"
They’re that close minded still in 2013. They are blind and will forever be blind.
They are hideous on the inside therefore that manifests into texans being hideous on the outside, they're literally ALL ugly on the inside and outside. After living there for THREE years I can state that as a well researched and observed fact.

Their lives from birth to death only consist of: eating, working, buying food, going to their ****** state fair, eating, gossiping about other people, being jealous, being fat, being bitter, being miserable, being filled with hate, being jealous, eating more, getting fatter and even more jealous of anyone and everyone who is not a miserable texas rat, working to make money to buy more food, talking **** about everyone around them when their mouths aren't crammed with food, ********, sleeping, eating, staying inside, talking ****, go to church pretend to be Christian and then talk more **** later that day, brainwashing their kids into believing that's a normal fulfilling life, make up untrue rumors about people they are jealous of and spread them around, brainwashing their residents into believing texass is really the greatest state when in reality it's the cancer of america (I have been to/lived in more than half of the states in the U.S. in the last 20 years and trust me texass is the worst, I wish it would just be erased and swallowed up by the neighboring states, maybe then they could become remotely civilized) and then they eat some more, stay ignorant, eat some more, sleep... repeated over and over again. That's all there is to do there.

Avoid tex-*** at all costs if you aren’t from there, ever watch that family guy episode where the griffins move there and then it’s absolutely backwards and chaotic? Well that’s EXACTLY what tex-*** is still like in the 21st century, under the facade they put on that they are a developed state with “big cities” even dallass, austin and houston are still redneck as hell, some parts like fort worth look like a 3rd world country shat it out and the people there look like zombies that have lost the will to exist they look like the walking dead there is no life or vibrant youthfulness to texans they all look miserable all the time and why wouldn't they be? They're stuck in texass, it doesn’t matter if they have internet and cable their minds are forever redneck therefore they ARE forever redneck. Avoid that place at all costs, it not worth the mind rape! Also be happy that they mistakenly think they live in the greatest state in the country (it keeps them from infecting the really good parts of the country, which I’m not going to name just in case some tex-*** rats read this and get inspired to move then they won’t know where I’m talking about :)
Don’t believe that tex-*** rats are ugly on the inside and outside? Imagine a bunch of lab rats that have been bred and raised in a dark cage with no light whatsoever and it's damp, gloomy, and miserable however the cage has told these rats that they live in the greatest cage on earth so they believe it while they rat in the cage, in the dark, in the gloom, in the godforsaken, cursed state of texass, serious public service announcement avoid tex-*** at all costs if you’re not from there!

(What's so funny is they think God has blessed their state, oh yeah? Then why is there so much air pollution in all of your major cities? So many twins being born in certain cities due to chemical runoffs from factories, dirty-dirty faucet water coming out of your taps, in your bathtubs, in your homes! In all of your homes! Air pollution has now, just a week ago, been proven to be a real cause of lung cancer!!! That's right, that is your karma, choke on your own filthy air and die a slow miserable death you texass rats while us BEAUTIFUL, REAL PEOPLE (HUMAN BEINGS) LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD!)
texas rats aren't good enough to be the scum under the feet of civilized human beings. choke on your own air you rats.

I agree with the original poster whole-heartedly. I’m so happy to hear that I am not alone in my disgust for this place. Texas is the absolute worst state in the United States of America and I’ve lived MANY places, Louisiana, Mississippi, Chicago, Wisconsin… But Texas??!! It needs to be oblirated from the nation. This is the most ***-backward place I’ve ever lived. The president who hailed from this place and took us through the ringer is a DIRECT reflection of this place. I came here and felt like I’d left the ******* country. Is this France?? The ****?? I moved here five years ago because my mother fell ill and her stupid *** chose Texas of all places to come. I’m from MN. We have high literacy rates, beautiful landscape, make strong efforts to integrate and embrace diversity and culture, uphold education, community, healthcare and family resources. We’re a progressive culture and it shows in our people and city regardless class. People in Minnesota are like no other and I am PROUD to say I’m from MN. When I moved here it was one nightmare after the next. Poor public transportation, it’s HIDEOUS and dirty here, the summers are gross, the winters UGLY as hell, the people are some of the snobbiest and with NO REASON. The literacy rates, terrible, segregation is alive and well. The women are not all that sweet. Loud, gossipy, catty, ignorant, man-worshipping, hussies. And the way black women are carry themselves and perpetuate stereotypes here is laughable. Wow. If you’re an educated black woman from a northern or midwestern state – DON’T move here. Because you’ll defy HATE you for it. The corporate culture is SUB-PAR. And healthy pride my *** hole after a long ****. If another person tells me “not to mess with Texas” I’m going to look into explosives. **** Texas.

I plan on getting out as soon as I can. The heat, humidity, smog, and traffic of Houston are incredible nerve racking, even demoralizing. The dirty, crooked oil business seems to run most everything here. We also have the worse air quality in the US, yes even worse than LA. There are a lot of chemical plants and refineries on the coast which is only 30 miles away, and there has been numerous leaks and a few explosions in the 5 1/2 yrs that I have lives here<br />
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I have improved my credit, bought a house, and I will finish school next year so some good has come out of my strife here. I plan on leaving spring/summer 2012, which cannot come soon enough, but I have financial and educational issues that need to be addressed before I leave. I would love to get back to my small town in KY. Here, unless you are from here or kin to someone who is, your employment opportunities are limited. The good old boy mentality is very much alive here. It is amazing how many people who live here are from elsewhere though. It would be nice to walk into a business of any kind and actually here English for once too

I moved from Dallas to east Texas when my children were small in the mid- eighties. It was like moving to another planet! I dont WANT to socialize with 'other cultures' because of their immoral and lazy behavoir. The so-called Christian population is mostly a joke. The churches are social clubs that ppl join in order to get better jobs. The income possibilities are horrible! A bachelor degree MAY get you $15 an hour if you are lucky. My children have grown and gone and I doubt they will ever come back. I wish I could get out.

Yeah, they are "Christians" until they need to do something that violates their so-called faith like have an affair. Then they just do what they gotta do. It's east Texas gomorrah around here...everything sleeping with everything. NASTY.

Wish I would have read this a few months ago! My kids have to know take a Texas pledge in school. These people are crazy. They think they are better than everyone else. But truthfully they are the most ignorant people I've ever seen. God help me I think I'm going crazy here!

I know - they make you take "Texas History," like that matters at all to ANYONE outside of Texas. Yes, the ignorance is amazing here. No wonder I left here - what was I thinking ever coming back?

Funny you went from Texas To Arizona We did the opposite and I Have to Admit I enjoyed my life a lot more in Arizona. But that was in 2000 I'm sure things have Changed now. My husband is Military so We Move around every 3-4 years. It's always Funny how you Always Enjoy the last place you leave Better. We went from Sierra Vista AZ, To Fort Hood TX, Then from Texas to Colorado Springs and Now We Reside In Wiesbaden Germany.