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JoninATX
08-22-2014, 09:51 PM
I know, another Texas forum. This forum I want to put everything that's about Texas.

So lets start with Waco.

McLanes Stadium
http://www2.baylor.edu/baylorproud/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/stadium1.jpg

View of Waco new signature bridge as well as view of downtown.
http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/wacotrib.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/5f/65f57f23-4b2c-5be1-a342-b252b250e051/5361e3ac8325e.image.jpg

McLANE STADIUM (http://www.baylor-stadium.com/)

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 10:00 PM
This is nice but this area is supposed to be about communities instead of states. I think a separate thread about any particular city you want to feature would be better. It's kind of like starting a community thread about California. It just covers too much territory for one thread. Actually the title for this area says OK communities but I think having other cities in our general area of the US is good.

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 10:03 PM
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JoninATX
08-22-2014, 10:05 PM
This is nice but this area is supposed to be about communities instead of states. I think a separate thread about any particular city you want to feature would be better. It's kind of like starting a community thread about California. It just covers too much territory for one thread. Actually the title for this area says OK communities but I think having other cities in our general area of the US is good.

Yeah, I thought about making a Waco thread but with so many cities in this state I thought this might be better instead of having one city thread after another. But if one of the Mods what to move it can feel free to do so.

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Yeah, I thought about making a Texas thread but like you said it's a community thread. Maybe someone could make a state thread?

Possibly, but I still think if you want to feature things about particular cities it would eventually get lost in a thread about a state as big as Texas with as many large cities as it has. I think you could stir a revolution if you wanted a major forum section here just about Texas. :)

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Possibly, but I still think if you want to feature things about particular cities it would eventually get lost in a thread about a state as big as Texas with as many large cities as it has. I think you could stir a revolution if you wanted a major forum section here just about Texas. :)

Lol that's true. I just wanted to show some of yall things going on around the state. But I do know this is an Oklahoma forum and will not put Texas above that. :)

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Lol that's true. I just wanted to show some of yall things going on around the state. But I do know this is an Oklahoma forum and will not put Texas above that. :)

That's great because everyone knows that Oklahoma is above Texas. LOL

Plutonic Panda
08-22-2014, 10:29 PM
nOW WAIYT A MINUTE. this is a good thread to post things that are going on in Texas that aren't quite big enough cities to put in their own thread or we'd have 100 different threads. If a large tower gets announced for Lubbock, we'd put it here instead of creating a thread for Lubbock where another post might not happoen.

It's kind of Northwest Expressway. I built that back in the 1800 when Romeo wreote his first scripti. The grampa set his ways and amde we'v3 got the Devon tower land secured for future use. That way Dallas wouldn't get bigger than us. The only problem is they grew too fast in 60s. Goddamn hippies!

Texas is an amazing state and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Texas were it's own economic entity, it'd be the 15 most powerful in the world, more than most countries!!!!!

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 10:29 PM
That's great because everyone knows that Oklahoma is above Texas. LOL

Well you ain't wrong, but football is another story. :D

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 10:37 PM
nOW WAIYT A MINUTE. this is a good thread to post things that are going on in Texas that aren't quite big enough cities to put in their own thread or we'd have 100 different threads. If a large tower gets announced for Lubbock, we'd put it here instead of creating a thread for Lubbock where another post might not happoen.

It's kind of Northwest Expressway. I built that back in the 1800 when Romeo wreote his first scripti. The grampa set his ways and amde we'v3 got the Devon tower land secured for future use. That way Dallas wouldn't get bigger than us. The only problem is they grew too fast in 60s. Goddamn hippies!

Texas is an amazing state and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Texas were it's own economic entity, it'd be the 15 most powerful in the world, more than most countries!!!!!
Maybe the title just needs to be changed to Other Communities in Texas.

Please don't overdose on Texas, plupan. ;)

Mississippi Blues
08-22-2014, 10:40 PM
nOW WAIYT A MINUTE. this is a good thread to post things that are going on in Texas that aren't quite big enough cities to put in their own thread or we'd have 100 different threads. If a large tower gets announced for Lubbock, we'd put it here instead of creating a thread for Lubbock where another post might not happoen.

It's kind of Northwest Expressway. I built that back in the 1800 when Romeo wreote his first scripti. The grampa set his ways and amde we'v3 got the Devon tower land secured for future use. That way Dallas wouldn't get bigger than us. The only problem is they grew too fast in 60s. Goddamn hippies!

Texas is an amazing state and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Texas were it's own economic entity, it'd be the 15 most powerful in the world, more than most countries!!!!!

You really need to stop getting on here when you're drunk, lol.

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 10:44 PM
Maybe the title just needs to be changed to Other Communities in Texas.

Please don't overdose on Texas, plupan. ;)

That could work as well. Feel free to change the title if necessary.

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 10:51 PM
That could work as well. Feel free to change the title if necessary.

Only the person who started the thread or the moderator can change it.

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 10:58 PM
Kyle Field - College Station, TX

Rendering
http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics33/800/QL/QLBWEWDINMWPZBY.20130501212833.jpg

Progress
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvlvlDRIAAA5njU.jpg:large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvqfRwSCMAAkVcp.jpg:large
https://mobile.twitter.com/TexAgs/status/502889437190057984/photo/1

The hideous white exterior is finally being covered with a layer of brick. Once complete Kyle Field will be the 3rd largest college stadium in America, and will hold approx. 106,000 fans. The other 2 that are larger than Kyle Field are Beaver Stadium, and Michigan Stadium.

Plutonic Panda
08-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Is the tower still being built in Midland??

Plutonic Panda
08-22-2014, 11:12 PM
You really need to stop getting on here when you're drunk, lol.
Man I'm actually not too drunk just a bit intoxicated and laying here with this girl I like but she is passed out.. So now I'm just browsing the net waiting until I sleepy

Plutonic Panda
08-22-2014, 11:13 PM
Maybe the title just needs to be changed to Other Communities in Texas.

Please don't overdose on Texas, plupan. ;)

There's a really funny song about Texas. It's a a satire song from taco Tuesday and radio graffiti. If you ever see him, I triple dare you to call him a hambone

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 11:15 PM
Is the tower still being built in Midland??

Unfortunately the original tower that was proposed has been scrapped. This is what's now proposed.

http://www.oilcapitalofamerica.com/images/back_energy.jpg
Inicio (http://www.oilcapitalofamerica.com/)

Plutonic Panda
08-22-2014, 11:16 PM
Unfortunately the original tower that was proposed has been scrapped. This is what's now proposed.

http://www.oilcapitalofamerica.com/images/back_energy.jpg
Inicio (http://www.oilcapitalofamerica.com/)
:( well, hopefully they keep the design and perhaps another building can use it. I like it and how it had an exoskeleton

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 11:21 PM
It was a bummer, but this new model seems to fit Into the Midland skyline better.

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 11:24 PM
It was a bummer, but this new model seems to fit Into the Midland skyline better.

You're absolutely right and I'm not surprised it was changed. Sometimes common sense and reality win out, even in the oil business.

ljbab728
08-22-2014, 11:28 PM
Kyle Field - College Station, TX

Rendering
http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics33/800/QL/QLBWEWDINMWPZBY.20130501212833.jpg

Progress
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvlvlDRIAAA5njU.jpg:large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvqfRwSCMAAkVcp.jpg:large
https://mobile.twitter.com/TexAgs/status/502889437190057984/photo/1

The hideous white exterior is finally being covered with a layer of brick. Once complete Kyle Field will be the 3rd largest college stadium in America, and will hold approx. 106,000 fans. The other 2 that are larger than Kyle Field are Beaver Stadium, and Michigan Stadium.

Unless the capacity is going to be more after 2015 that's not correct.

FAQ | Redevelopment of Kyle Field (http://kylefield.com/faq)


What is the seating capacity going to be?

Seating capacity is expected to be 102,512 for the 2015 season.


I'm sure, like most stadiums, the attendance will be more than the capacity at times.

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 11:33 PM
True to that. Right now I'm hoping this gets built. People in Midland and Odessa are fearing an oil bust, which could happen but it's not going away anytime soon. As long as prices hold above $100 then everything good in The Permian Basin.

Back to Permian: U.S. Oil Comes Full Circle (http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Back-to-Permian-U.S.-Oil-Comes-Full-Circle.html)

JoninATX
08-22-2014, 11:39 PM
New app to help on game day at expanded Kyle Field


COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Experts at Texas A&M have created a smartphone app to help with game day traffic at Kyle Field where upgrades will increase seating to more than 106,000.

A&M officials on Tuesday unveiled the free app, called Destination Aggieland, during an update on $450 million in stadium renovations. Kyle Field has added about 20,000 seats since last season.

Chancellor John Sharp says the Texas A&M Transportation Institute's Kyle Field plan, which includes the app, is another way to improve the overall game day experience.


New app to help on game day at expanded Kyle Field | College Football (http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/new-app-help-game-day-expanded-kyle-field)

Most likely temporary seating, if they are then Kyle Field will be 3rd largest in captivity for this year, and will decrease to 102,500 beating out Neyland Stadium.

JoninATX
08-24-2014, 06:56 PM
The Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley is a region in south Texas and northern Mexico which is home to some 3 million people with 1.5 million living on the U.S side.

McAllen, TX

McAllen new Performing Arts Center.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10535601_10153977999806515_1864465073266382656_o.j pg
McAllen breaks ground on Performing Arts Center - Texas Border Business (http://texasborderbusiness.com/mcallen-breaks-ground-performing-arts-center/)

Brownsville, TX

Texas Offers SpaceX $15 Million in Incentives to Build Private Spaceport

http://www.space.com/images/i/000/041/225/original/2014-08-04-SpaceX.jpg?1407360536


Texas is offering the private space company SpaceX more than $15 million in incentives to build a new launch facility at the southernmost tip of the Lone Star State.

SpaceX, which is based in Hawthorne, California, has been buying up land near Boca Chica Beach in preparation to build a seaside spaceport in Brownsville, Texas, where commercial satellites will soar over the Gulf of Mexico and into orbit.

"SpaceX is excited to expand our work in Texas with the world's first commercial launch complex designed specifically for orbital missions," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a statement. Musk thanked local and state officials, including Governor Rick Perry for their efforts "to make this vision a reality."*

Perry announced this week that the Texas Enterprise Fund would offer $2.3 million to bring SpaceX's launch site to Cameron County.

Under the Texas incentive plan, SpaceX will also collect $13 million from the Spaceport Trust Fund to the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corp. According to Perry's office, the new Texas spaceport would mark an $85 million investment in the local economy and it promises to create 300 jobs.


Texas Offers SpaceX $15 Million in Incentives to Build Private Spaceport (http://m.space.com/26755-spacex-texas-private-spaceport.html?cmpid=514630_20140808_29293866)

JoninATX
08-26-2014, 12:28 AM
10,000 year clock being built in the mountains of west Texas

Something truly unusual but interesting as a group of people are building a clock several hundred feet into a mountain in west Texas

Here is what the clock will look like once finished
http://www.bitrebels.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/the-10000-year-clock-1.jpg

Progress
http://www.swaggartbrothers.com/swaggart/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Clock-5.jpg

10,000 Year Clock Swaggart Brothers (http://www.swaggartbrothers.com/project/10000-year-clock/)

Click on the link to see more info and pictures.

Plutonic Panda
08-26-2014, 07:23 AM
That's pretty far out! Love to see things like that.

JoninATX
08-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Likewise. Although they are building one similar to this out in Nevada. Once this clock is finished I'll have to drive out there to see it.

ljbab728
08-26-2014, 08:48 PM
I've got a watch so I'll pass. LOL

Plutonic Panda
08-26-2014, 09:00 PM
I've got a watch so I'll pass. LOL
Are you telling me you're too lazy to drive for 10 hours to southwest Texas , 10 hours to drive back, stop by the store and pick up some milk and eggs, drop them by my house, and possibly mow and water my lawn just to check the time? Sheeeesh, some people

ljbab728
08-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Are you telling me you're too lazy to drive for 10 hours to southwest Texas , 10 hours to drive back, stop by the store and pick up some milk and eggs, drop them by my house, and possibly mow and water my lawn just to check the time? Sheeeesh, some people

Call me lazy, I am what I am. ;)

JoninATX
08-26-2014, 09:59 PM
15 best spots on the Texas coast

Here are a few

Sea Rim State Park / Southeast Texas
http://www.texasmonthly.com/sites/default/files/styles/story_hero/public/stories/images/SJ-BEACH_1020X574.jpg?itok=HEBvvrPS

Fish Pass at Mustang Island / South Central Texas
http://www.texasmonthly.com/sites/default/files/styles/story_hero/public/stories/images/MI-PICKNICSPOT_680X382.jpg?itok=HXSJZsm6

Boca Chica / South Texas
http://www.texasmonthly.com/sites/default/files/styles/story_hero/public/stories/images/BOCA-beach_680X382.jpg?itok=k_Pd3ryj

15 Best Spots on the Coast | Texas Monthly (http://www.texasmonthly.com/lists/15-best-spots-coast)

JoninATX
08-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Speaking of the Texas coast, Sea Rim State Park is back from the destruction of what Hurricane Ike did back in 2008.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1x9qauwKMxU

Although seaweed has been bad alone the upper Texas coast, but from what I've heard recently that most of the seaweed has diminished.

JoninATX
08-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Vanderpool, Texas.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/loa.images/inv/1191738/1191738-1305130940112176-p.jpg
Sold Land near 200 acres in Bandera County at , 78885, Vanderpool, Texas (http://www.landsofamerica.com/texas/land-for-sale/200-acres-in-Bandera-County-Texas/id/1191738)

JoninATX
09-11-2014, 04:37 AM
MARFA, TX: A WORLD OF ART WAY OUT WEST

http://www.travelmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/7780462126_7df34e3a90_z.jpg

Marfa, TX: A World of Art Way Out West - Travel Magazine (http://www.travelmag.com/articles/marfa-a-world-of-art/)

A great article on Marfa. All thanks to renowned artist Donald Judd, without him Marfa would most likely be a ghost town.

JoninATX
09-14-2014, 02:51 AM
Speaking of Marfa I was pleasantly surprised for a town of 2,000 people, that they have not 1 but 2 upscale restaurants.

Cochineal

http://www.deliciousmischief.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/DSC05813.jpg

Maiya’s

http://www.deliciousmischief.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/DSC05801.jpg

A Major Mealtime in Marfa (http://www.deliciousmischief.com/its-mealtime-in-marfa/)

I've gotta say Marfa is one unique town. Plus it even has it's own film festival.

http://www.marfafilmfestival.com/wp-content/gallery/2015-splash-gallery/GC-sunset-big.jpg
Marfa Film Festival (http://www.marfafilmfestival.com/)

This town is definitely something worth checking out.

JoninATX
09-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

http://www.historic-route66.com/pix/paloduroa1.jpg
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09-20-2014, 10:40 PM
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JoninATX
09-21-2014, 03:38 PM
I'm like dammit Dale! Lol...

Plutonic Panda
09-26-2014, 01:48 PM
SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site | The Journal Record (http://journalrecord.com/2014/09/23/spacex-breaks-ground-on-texas-rocket-launch-site-aerospace/)

JoninATX
12-05-2014, 01:47 AM
Scenery in Texas

The Hill Country in Autumn
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10850110_10154901163470191_3196293779424188078_n.j pg?oh=82a5941d410fca659f560e863d357804&oe=5504EDEF&__gda__=1428114681_fa0a584f02fe106c90f17ee3f9d8869 1
https://www.facebook.com/TexasHillCountry
Picture by John Kain

Snow in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6563106299_5616d33795_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/41566708@N08/
By Thomas Carlile

progressiveboy
12-13-2014, 10:46 AM
Looks like the next Texas city to grow and prosper is Frisco. It is a boomtown even by Texas standards!:)






Boom in Frisco is big even by Texas standards | Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/steve-brown/20141211-boom-in-frisco-is-big-even-by-texas-standards.ece)

Snowman
12-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Looks like the next Texas city to grow and prosper is Frisco. It is a boomtown even by Texas standards!:)

Boom in Frisco is big even by Texas standards | Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/steve-brown/20141211-boom-in-frisco-is-big-even-by-texas-standards.ece)

They are kind of passing their capacity for grow though, as at around 3/4rds of their city limits are already built on and they are unlikely to transition to building any existing parts to more density.

NWOKCGuy
12-13-2014, 01:48 PM
A friend of mine works for Tech and he said they just released their new campus master plan and any new construction on campus isn't going to be allowed surface parking. I know that's not really development news, I just thought it was interesting.

JoninATX
01-26-2015, 02:09 AM
Davis Mountains

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/340171116_5b85a996af_b.jpg
Thanks to 300zxtwinturbo
learning about texas hiking (San Antonio, Austin: house, scorpions, high school) - (TX) - City-Data Forum (http://www.city-data.com/forum/austin/442473-learning-about-texas-hiking.html)

Plutonic Panda
01-28-2015, 03:22 PM
Check out what McAllen Texas did to their abandoned Walmart

What This City Did With An Abandoned Walmart Is Absolutely Brilliant. You'll Love It - Grow Food, Not Lawns (http://growfood-notlawns.com/city-abandoned-walmart-absolutely-brilliant-youll-love/)

JoninATX
02-02-2015, 03:12 AM
Something that most cities are abandoning. I'm so glad we have libraries.

JoninATX
03-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Census estimates hint at mega-region between San Antonio and Austin

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/35/34/24/7718170/5/920x920.jpg


By Vianna Davila
March 26th. 2015

The population boom along the Interstate 35 corridor shows San Antonio and Austin could eventually grow together into a mega, metro region, the state demographer said after studying new census data.

Hays and Comal counties — both of which hug I-35 and are wedged between San Antonio and Austin — were the fifth and ninth fastest-growing counties in the U.S. from July 2013 to July 2014, according to census estimates released Thursday.

Call it a gravity phenomenon, with the two cities pulling populations toward each other. Assuming these trends continue, it’s more likely the two cities will “become more tied as a function of all the population and economic activity that’s occurring” between them.

Bexar County was not among the country’s fastest-growing counties in percentage terms. But Bexar was sixth in the U.S. for largest population increases from 2013 to 2014, growing by 34,000 people. The county’s total population is now 1.85 million, said Ben Bolender, chief of the population estimates branch at the census.

Census estimates hint at mega-region between San Antonio and Austin - San Antonio Express-News (http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Census-estimates-hint-at-mega-region-between-San-6159782.php)

Both Metropolitan Area's grew roughly 60,000 each. A total of almost 120,000 new people between 2013-2014. We can expect that trend to continue for a long while.

Plutonic Panda
03-26-2015, 02:43 PM
Austin-San Antonio CSA imagine that!!

JoninATX
03-26-2015, 02:53 PM
It's not to far off. Hey Plutonic Panda did you ever make it down to SA?

Plutonic Panda
03-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Not yet. My original plan was to come down there April 10th but my cousin is coming from Port Charlotte FL and I want to see her for a little bit. So I've pushed it back 12 days to the 22nd.

I think I may have said, but I can't remember. I am moving to California and am taking a detour.

I think I may actually spend a few days exploring Austin and then a few days for San Antonio.

JoninATX
03-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Awesome. Hey if you need any advise where to stay when you come down just hit me up.

Plutonic Panda
03-26-2015, 03:35 PM
Will do man!

Dubya61
03-26-2015, 04:26 PM
Census estimates hint at mega-region between San Antonio and Austin

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/35/34/24/7718170/5/920x920.jpg



Census estimates hint at mega-region between San Antonio and Austin - San Antonio Express-News (http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Census-estimates-hint-at-mega-region-between-San-6159782.php)

Both Metropolitan Area's grew roughly 60,000 each. A total of almost 120,000 new people between 2013-2014. We can expect that trend to continue for a long while.

I think this says a lot about the Texas Triangle MegaRegion (which oddly -- to me, at least -- includes OKC and Tulsa). The only other two megaregions represented on this list are Florida and Gulf Coast.

JoninATX
03-31-2015, 01:57 PM
My trip to Galveston on March 24th.

View from my hotel balcony.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16805212980_5dffc32e0a_b.jpg

Blue water! Also my favorite Mexican place to eat on the right.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8737/16805213010_158a20e3ac_b.jpg

Waves were slightly choppy after a few minutes of taking this picture.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7617/16805213030_dcafb1b641_b.jpg

Pleasure Pier in the background.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7603/16805213440_2007a86ef3_b.jpg

JoninATX
03-31-2015, 02:02 PM
Btw they are redoing some of the beaches in Galveston in which to make them look more attractive adding new boardwalks, retail as well as adding extra sand, and cleaning up litter on the beach.

Link: KSLA (http://m.ksla.com/ksla/pm_/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=od:uREYKRZO)

Another link about the beach renovations: http://www.galveston.com/blog/310/galveston-beach-restoration-project-expected-to-help-boost-island-tourism