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Old Posted Apr 8, 2009, 7:32 PM
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City water utility was selling them at a subsidy when I got both of mine (they fit inside a Prius with the seat down, hatch fully closed!); they now say they're out but will pay rebates - I think the eco/hippie store off South Congress sells some last I checked. Only a pretty big tree would affect the sewer line at all, and pretty unlikely even given a big one.
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Man accused of Waco stabbing in fart fight

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Waco police say a fight over flatulence left one man stabbed and another facing an assault charge.

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lol Wth?!
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Have you guys ever read the comments on the Statesman website? The amount of negative posting about seemingly mundane topics blows my mind. Even the positive stories have a bunch of negative comments. What are these people's motivations? Are they just unhappy, and need a place to vent? I guess we'll never know.
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^I know. But at least it isn't as bad as Youtube.
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2009, 3:40 AM
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Did you know that the area around Silver City, NM looks just like the Hill Country? It's not even the desert around that area. Grass grows...it's a very green area. So, I know a lot of people think an area isn't the Southwest if it isn't the desert (i.e. west of Fort Worth to Corpus), so does that mean all of New Mexico is in the Southwest except for the area around Silver? That doesn't make sense...

Check out Google street view on some of the rural roads northeast of Silver City, NM.

Bottom line...just because San Antonio, western Travis Country, etc. isn't the desert doesn't mean it's not the Southwest.
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Ah, Silver City, New Mexico. Haha, anyone see Rat Race?

Actually, a lot of New Mexico is pretty and green. I haven't been all over the state, just parts of the Central, east and northern parts. But there are some very nice green areas.
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Slight change of subject -
As of tomorrow, I will be living in a loft in downtown Dallas!!! Celebration and photos will be in order as I quickly adjust from the suburban life to urban grit. I'm excited.
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As of tomorrow, I will be living in a loft in downtown Dallas!!! Celebration and photos will be in order as I quickly adjust from the suburban life to urban grit. I'm excited.
Congrats Looking foward to the pics!
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Congrats, man. That's awesome. Yes, please do post some photos.
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Awesome! I'm doing the opposite, were moving from the burbs' to a 3 acre lot in Johnson county.
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Ever see these growing around Austin, the Hill Country, SA, and South TX?



It's called the Desert Spoon, a native Southwestern desert plant. Just more proof that Southwest extends all the way over here.

http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/...recordnum=1261
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^Yeah, I've seen them around. Not growing wild, but people use them in their yards here and they do fine. One day I need to go up and get a picture of our neighbor's yard. They have a huge patch of prickly pear cactus, yuccas and other stuff growing near the curb.

Some Texas music here. Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV)!

At the Montreux jazz fest in 1985.

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Old Posted May 6, 2009, 7:31 AM
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^Yeah, I've seen them around. Not growing wild, but people use them in their yards here and they do fine. One day I need to go up and get a picture of our neighbor's yard. They have a huge patch of prickly pear cactus, yuccas and other stuff growing near the curb.

They do grow wild around here if you're looking for them. There all over the Hill Country, for sure, and also, there's some growing wild on the lower level of I35 in downtown Austin haha.
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Just wanted to say that the forums have gotten awful slow the last few months. I guess with fewer new projects to discuss, people are spending less time posting. I miss when there was more action.
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Just wanted to say that the forums have gotten awful slow the last few months. I guess with fewer new projects to discuss, people are spending less time posting. I miss when there was more action.
I think it's because of the new layout and threads are harder to find. Petition to return to the old layout!
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They do grow wild around here if you're looking for them. There all over the Hill Country, for sure, and also, there's some growing wild on the lower level of I35 in downtown Austin haha.
Never seen them before, and I've been here over 30 years. But I'll take your word for it that they're out there somewhere.
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Never seen them before, and I've been here over 30 years. But I'll take your word for it that they're out there somewhere.
Head westward out toward the Hill Country and you'll start to see them. They like to grow on the sides of hills with the rock face exposed.
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There all over the Hill Country, for sure, and also, there's some growing wild on the lower level of I35 in downtown Austin haha.
Yeah, I've seen those. They're very adaptable plants, as I've had one growing in my yard in Alabama for years.
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I calculated the average height of the completed skylines of the 10 biggest cities in the country, then ranked them in that order, and separated them by similarity.

Chicago 1217’
New York 1099’
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Philadelphia 859’
Houston 858’
Los Angeles 822’
Dallas 810’
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San Diego 484’
San Antonio 461’
Phoenix 405’
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San Jose 278’
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