just a question about Texas

U.S.A. Texas

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When I finish nursing school, I know that I'm going to relocate, just not sure where. I have heard alot of good things about texas, everyone that is from there has nothing but good things to say. What concerns me is the weather. Is the entire state like what you see on TV, Hot and desert like? Is there anywhere in the state that you would see GREEN (trees, grass, plants) Is it hot all the time (100 degrees) or do you have season changes. Sorry for my ignorance I just wanted to know if there is a part of the state that has grass and is a milder climate, I love the heat, but not extreme heat all of the time. thanks

Foxfour

136 Posts

I've lived in Texas all my life. The summers are hot. The further south you go the hotter it gets and the shorter the seasons are. If your looking for green, you need to head towards east Texas. My family lives in the Woodlands. There are lots of trees, mainly oak and pine. It's a beautiful place to live.

Katydidit34

252 Posts

Texas is an interesting state. It's so big that we have a variety of climates. There really isn't much dessert at all in Texas. Although, it's more arrid the further west you go. Like the other poster said, the further south you go, the more humid and hotter it gets in the summer. It gets hot in the summer but we have the most perfect fall and spring seasons and really mild winters. Texas is home to some of the most progressive hospitals in the country. There is good and bad no matter where you live but Texas isn't just one big dessert. It's big and green and beautiful!! Good luck as you make your decision.

crb613, BSN, RN

1,632 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER.

My daughter lives in West Texas & it is ugly, dry, HOT & in the middle of the desert. She hates it but cannot move (divorce with children). Just don't go to West Texas if you want to see green.

CHATSDALE

4,177 Posts

agree that with a land mass that large you just have to have a wide variety of weather

houston is hot and humid in summer...pluse side you will find the most up to date medical hospitals and research, a real challanging work envoirment if that is your cup of tea

plus side of this is you are an hour away from galveston..one of my personal favorite places to vacation

dallas is much less humid than houston but they do have colder more snowy winters

in most places in texas it would help you to be bi-lingual [spanish]

RS0302

90 Posts

I live in central texas..about an hour north or austin. It does get hot in the summers, but we do also have a "winter"lol. I wouldnt exactly call it a winter, because I'm from new england, but it does get chilly. It can get down to about 20-30 degrees. It did snow an inch or so a few years ago, but mostly it just rains. It is also green here. Not as green as probably east texas, but you do see trees.

NeoNurseTX, RN

1,803 Posts

Specializes in NICU Level III.

East Texas is pretty much ALL trees. Not much to do there. Houston area is great. Sure, it's hot and humid in the summer, but fall and spring bring nice open-window weather. There's a ton to do in Houston - Six Flags park, museums, awesome shopping, the Med Center, sports, and it's very culturally diverse. Spanish would help - but I don't know a lick of Spanish and I get along quite fine.

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

I have lived here all my life and have to say East Texas and the Hill country are the best. The heat,r yes several above 100 degree days in a row during the summer . But most of the time it only gets in the high 50's to low 60's during the winter ( of course not after a cold front). West Texas is not appealing to me at all , but there are many areas of Texas with all different types of terrain and climate. Gulf uhhhgggg HUMID .... No hair stay's in place in Houston. I would look into Kerrville or just South of Mt Pleasant, those are the places I have found to be the prettiest and country like. If I were you I wouldn't worry about the heat or cold, but being blown away but a Twister....... Good luck and Welcome to Texas...:) :) :)

prinzessdy

96 Posts

Ok, now you're really scaring me:stone

I have lived here all my life and have to say East Texas and the Hill country are the best. The heat,r yes several above 100 degree days in a row during the summer . But most of the time it only gets in the high 50's to low 60's during the winter ( of course not after a cold front). West Texas is not appealing to me at all , but there are many areas of Texas with all different types of terrain and climate. Gulf uhhhgggg HUMID .... No hair stay's in place in Houston. I would look into Kerrville or just South of Mt Pleasant, those are the places I have found to be the prettiest and country like. If I were you I wouldn't worry about the heat or cold, but being blown away but a Twister....... Good luck and Welcome to Texas...:) :) :)
Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

well just do what I do , get in the tub ,hold onto the dog and clean the poop out off your pants later...:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Ok, now you're really scaring me:stone

prinzessdy

96 Posts

Not Funny:o . Ok I think I have just changed my mind about Texas.:rolleyes: I used to live in Bama and the thunderstorms there would scare the crap out of me.

well just do what I do , get in the tub ,hold onto the dog and clean the poop out off your pants later...:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

texasbsn2005

2 Posts

West Texas isn't as bad as people are making it out to be. True, there aren't as many trees as in East Texas, Hill Country, or Gulf Coast areas but the humidity ranges in the 15-20% range most days in the west. And the sunsets are beautiful. I've lived in the Panhandle for the majority of my life and I've never seen a tornado. I probably came closer to a tornado living in the midwest than I have living in West Texas. Also, it's fairly inexpensive all over the state in comparison to other cities in the country. :)

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