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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top 5 Reasons Californians Are Moving to Texas

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 2:30 PM

The word "crisis" has become a ubiquitous term to describe California: Budget crisis, education crisis, water crisis, immigration crisis. Even state parks are, sadly, in a state of "crisis."  With all these crises, it doesn't really surprise us that Californians picked up and left in droves last year. But what did throw us for a fun loop was to learn that most of those Golden State denizens left for, of all places, Texas -- where something is only considered a "crisis" when it's just not big enough. 

Seriously, considering all the gay-hating, Sarah Palin-loving, meat-eating freaks there are in Texas, we just don't see how our blue blood could possibly flow in that direction.  We would have expected the mass exodus to make its way to our sister states, such as Oregon or Washington. So aside from the fact there is no income tax there, why Texas?

Here's what we think:

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5. Occupy the Alamo has a much better ring to it than Occupy Justin Herman Plaza or Occupy Frank Ogawa Plaza. Remember, Occupy the Alamo! Yeah, that works.
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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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