History UsefulNotes / OtherCitiesInTexas

18th Aug '16 10:34:51 PM KYCubbie
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Texas's answer to [[DemotedToExtra Sacchin]] -- it rarely gets mentioned in fiction, probably due in part to its isolation (at least from anything American; the closest major non-Mexican city is UsefulNotes/{{Albuquerque}}. Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio are all 8-10 hours away by car.). El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone, while the rest of Texas keeps Central Time. It's a very large city that's right across the border from the even bigger [[WretchedHive Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico]], known to anybody who reads/watches the news as one of ''the'' most violent cities on earth due to all those drug cartels fighting for control of cross-border smuggling channels. For what it's worth, crime rates in El Paso itself do not seem to be too far above the norm for an American city its size; if anything, reports suggest that crime (violent crime especially) is unusually low in El Paso. In addition to its geographical isolation, it also has a noticeable lack of suburbs (Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have a ton of suburbs, and Austin and San Antonio are very close to each other). Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's hometown. Also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, most famous for being home to the 1966 NCAA basketball championship team (back when the school was Texas Western College). They were a little known team famous for defeating the all-white Kentucky with the first all-black staring line up in NCAA history. This "Cinderella story" was famously depicted in the film ''Film/GloryRoad'' and made them the only college team to ever be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The Jaime Reyes version of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is based here, a rarity for DC comics (who tend to base their superheroes in fictional cities).

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Texas's answer to [[DemotedToExtra Sacchin]] -- it rarely gets mentioned in fiction, probably due in part to its isolation (at least from anything American; the closest major non-Mexican city is UsefulNotes/{{Albuquerque}}. Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio are all 8-10 hours away by car.). El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone, while the rest of Texas keeps Central Time. It's a very large city that's right across the border from the even bigger [[WretchedHive Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico]], known to anybody who reads/watches the news as one of ''the'' most violent cities on earth due to all those drug cartels fighting for control of cross-border smuggling channels. For what it's worth, crime rates in El Paso itself do not seem to be too far above the norm for an American city its size; if anything, reports suggest that crime (violent crime especially) is unusually low in El Paso. In addition to its geographical isolation, it also has a noticeable lack of suburbs (Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have a ton of suburbs, and Austin and San Antonio are very close to each other). Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's hometown. Also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, most famous for being home to the 1966 NCAA basketball championship team (back when the school was Texas Western College). They were a little known team famous for defeating the all-white Kentucky with the first all-black staring line up in NCAA history. This "Cinderella story" was famously depicted in the film ''Film/GloryRoad'' and made them the only college men's team to ever be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Fame.[[note]]The pioneering Immaculata women's teams of the early 1970s were later inducted as a unit.[[/note]] The Jaime Reyes version of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is based here, a rarity for DC comics (who tend to base their superheroes in fictional cities).
12th Aug '16 4:58:54 AM Morgenthaler
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Another smaller city, located almost a hundred miles north-west of the DFWMetroplex, and definitely more of a "passing-through" town. Home to "The World's Smallest Skyscraper," (the result of a technicality/loophole on the blueprints for the building) and the Hotter'N Hell Hundred, a world-famous 100-mile bicycling race taking place in the middle of the summer, when temperatures sit at above 100 degrees Fahrenheit ''daily''. Wichita Falls is also the childhood home of Mia Hamm (who attended Notre Dame Catholic Academy, a fact the school will remind you of constantly), the music band Music/BowlingForSoup, and Phil [=McGraw=] (aka Series/DoctorPhil). Wichita Falls is home to Midwestern State University ("Texas' liberal arts university"), an extension of a college from a neighboring city (Vernon College), and one of three air force bases in Texas (this being Sheppard, the others being Lackland in San Antonio, and Dyess in Abilene) that all aspiring pilots are required to attend. Sometimes included with the Metroplex, despite not technically being included according to the feds and being so far away.

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Another smaller city, located almost a hundred miles north-west of the DFWMetroplex, UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex, and definitely more of a "passing-through" town. Home to "The World's Smallest Skyscraper," (the result of a technicality/loophole on the blueprints for the building) and the Hotter'N Hell Hundred, a world-famous 100-mile bicycling race taking place in the middle of the summer, when temperatures sit at above 100 degrees Fahrenheit ''daily''. Wichita Falls is also the childhood home of Mia Hamm (who attended Notre Dame Catholic Academy, a fact the school will remind you of constantly), the music band Music/BowlingForSoup, and Phil [=McGraw=] (aka Series/DoctorPhil). Wichita Falls is home to Midwestern State University ("Texas' liberal arts university"), an extension of a college from a neighboring city (Vernon College), and one of three air force bases in Texas (this being Sheppard, the others being Lackland in San Antonio, and Dyess in Abilene) that all aspiring pilots are required to attend. Sometimes included with the Metroplex, despite not technically being included according to the feds and being so far away.
31st Jul '16 11:15:10 PM LaptopGuy
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The capital of Texas. Home of the University of Texas (or texas university to the Aggies[[note]]who refuse to even capitalize it[[/note]]), which is the state's largest in terms of enrollment, as well as a traditional powerhouse in all of the Big Three sports (American football, basketball, baseball).

Austin is famous for being a notorious pocket of liberalism and counterculture in what is otherwise one of the most conservative states in the country; Creator/PattonOswalt referred to it as "a bubble of sanity", while the rest of the state (including Austin itself) calls it the People's Republic of Austin with either derision or SelfDeprecation.

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The capital of Texas. Home of the University of Texas (or texas university to the Aggies[[note]]who refuse to even capitalize it[[/note]]), which is the state's largest in terms of enrollment, as well as a traditional powerhouse in all of the Big Three sports (American football, basketball, baseball).baseball; although nationally it's most known for the former).

Primarily due to the presence of the university, Austin is famous for being a notorious pocket of liberalism and counterculture in what is otherwise one of the most conservative states in the country; Creator/PattonOswalt referred to it as "a bubble of sanity", while the rest of the state (including Austin itself) calls it the People's Republic of Austin with either derision or SelfDeprecation.



Texas's answer to [[DemotedToExtra Sacchin]] -- it rarely gets mentioned in fiction, probably due in part to its isolation (at least from anything American; the closest major non-Mexican city is UsefulNotes/{{Albuquerque}}. Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio are all 8-10 hours away by car.). El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone, while the rest of Texas keeps Central Time. It's a very large city that's right across the border from the even bigger [[WretchedHive Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico]], known to anybody who reads/watches the news as one of ''the'' most violent cities on earth due to all those drug cartels fighting for control of cross-border smuggling channels. For what it's worth, crime rates in El Paso itself do not seem to be too far above the norm for an American city its size; if anything, reports suggest that crime (violent crime especially) is unusually low in El Paso. In addition to its geographical isolation, it also has a noticeable lack of suburbs (Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have a ton of suburbs, and Austin is very close to San Antonio). Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's hometown. Also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, most famous for being home to the 1966 NCAA basketball championship team (back when the school was Texas Western College) depicted in the film ''Film/GloryRoad''. The Jaime Reyes version of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is based here, a rarity for DC comics (who tend to base their superheroes in fictional cities).

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Texas's answer to [[DemotedToExtra Sacchin]] -- it rarely gets mentioned in fiction, probably due in part to its isolation (at least from anything American; the closest major non-Mexican city is UsefulNotes/{{Albuquerque}}. Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio are all 8-10 hours away by car.). El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone, while the rest of Texas keeps Central Time. It's a very large city that's right across the border from the even bigger [[WretchedHive Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico]], known to anybody who reads/watches the news as one of ''the'' most violent cities on earth due to all those drug cartels fighting for control of cross-border smuggling channels. For what it's worth, crime rates in El Paso itself do not seem to be too far above the norm for an American city its size; if anything, reports suggest that crime (violent crime especially) is unusually low in El Paso. In addition to its geographical isolation, it also has a noticeable lack of suburbs (Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have a ton of suburbs, and Austin is and San Antonio are very close to San Antonio).each other). Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's hometown. Also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, most famous for being home to the 1966 NCAA basketball championship team (back when the school was Texas Western College) College). They were a little known team famous for defeating the all-white Kentucky with the first all-black staring line up in NCAA history. This "Cinderella story" was famously depicted in the film ''Film/GloryRoad''.''Film/GloryRoad'' and made them the only college team to ever be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The Jaime Reyes version of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is based here, a rarity for DC comics (who tend to base their superheroes in fictional cities).



Oceanfront resort town located on a narrow island about forty miles south of Houston. It was once one of the largest cities in Texas, and one of the busiest ports on the Gulf of Mexico, until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900. Although the city was rebuilt, development shifted north to Houston and Southeast Texas' economy shifted from cotton to oil and the city never really recovered its former glory. It later became a Mafia controlled ViceCity from 1920 to 1957, when it lost the title to UsefulNotes/LasVegas. The city is also known, in Texas at least, for being chock full of honestly nice people.

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Oceanfront resort town located on a narrow island about forty miles south of Houston. It was once one of the largest cities in Texas, and one of the busiest ports on the Gulf of Mexico, until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900.1900 four times as destructive as Katrina. Although the city was rebuilt, development shifted north to Houston and Southeast Texas' economy shifted from cotton to oil and the city never really recovered its former glory. It later became a Mafia controlled ViceCity from 1920 to 1957, when it lost the title to UsefulNotes/LasVegas. The city is also known, in Texas at least, for being chock full of honestly nice people.



Home to [[Series/{{Heroes}} Claire Bennet]] and the [[FridayNightLights Permian High School Panthers]] and was also the boyhood home of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Their economy is driven by the oil industry, so it follows the oil booms and busts. As such, they were hit hard during the 1980s, when the easily-accessible oil started to get tapped out, but in recent years they have have had a resurgence, with new finds and drilling techniques leading to more oil production, as well as the development of natural gas and wind energy. This has produced a vastly expanding economy and an exploding population in both cities. The downside of this is that the housing market is through the roof, with individuals with high-paying jobs barely able to keep a roof over their heads. In addition, the traffic has substantially increased on roads that were not intended to handle that amount. From 2012 to 2013, traffic fatalities increased over 300%. On top of that, the region is currently in a severe drought, so more people puts additional strain on nearly depleted reservoirs.

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Home to [[Series/{{Heroes}} Claire Bennet]] and the [[FridayNightLights Permian High School Panthers]] (not to be confused with the ''[[Series/FridayNightLight Dillon]]'' [[Series/FridayNightLights High School Panthers]]) and was also the boyhood home of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush. Their economy is driven by the oil industry, so it follows the oil booms and busts. As such, they were hit hard during the 1980s, when the easily-accessible oil started to get tapped out, but in recent years they have have had a resurgence, with new finds and drilling techniques leading to more oil production, as well as the development of natural gas and wind energy. This has produced a vastly expanding economy and an exploding population in both cities. The downside of this is that the housing market is through the roof, with individuals with high-paying jobs barely able to keep a roof over their heads. In addition, the traffic has substantially increased on roads that were not intended to handle that amount. From 2012 to 2013, traffic fatalities increased over 300%. On top of that, the region is currently in a severe drought, so more people puts additional strain on nearly depleted reservoirs.
25th Jul '16 7:30:55 PM KYCubbie
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The home of Texas A&M University, the Aggies, and the George Bush Presidential Library[[note]]Papa Bush, not "Dubya".[[/note]], which has a statue of horses leaping over a real chunk of the Berlin Wall, depicting the fall of the wall when Bush was President.

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The home of Texas A&M University, the Aggies, and the George Bush Presidential Library[[note]]Papa Bush, Library[[note]][[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush Papa Bush]], not "Dubya".[[/note]], which has a statue of horses leaping over a real chunk of the Berlin Wall, depicting the fall of the wall when Bush was President.



Seaport city, and hometown of the [[PlaysGreatEthnics ever multiracial]] Lou Diamond Phillips (bet you didn't know he was Asian). Also notable for its significant Mexican-American population, and for being the hometown of slain Tejano singer {{Music/Selena}}

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Seaport city, and hometown of the [[PlaysGreatEthnics ever multiracial]] Lou Diamond Phillips (bet you didn't know he was Asian). Also notable for its significant Mexican-American population, and for being the hometown of slain Tejano singer {{Music/Selena}}
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Texas's answer to [[DemotedToExtra Sacchin]] -- it rarely gets mentioned in fiction, probably due in part to its isolation (at least from anything American; the closest major non-Mexican city is Albuquerque. Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio are all 8-10 hours away by car.). El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone, while the rest of Texas keeps Central Time. It's a very large city that's right across the border from the even bigger [[WretchedHive Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico]], known to anybody who reads/watches the news as one of ''the'' most violent cities on earth due to all those drug cartels fighting for control of cross-border smuggling channels. For what it's worth, crime rates in El Paso itself do not seem to be too far above the norm for an American city its size; if anything, reports suggest that crime (violent crime especially) is unusually low in El Paso. In addition to its geographical isolation, it also has a noticeable lack of suburbs (Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have a ton of suburbs, and Austin is very close to San Antonio). Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's hometown. Also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, most famous for being home to the 1966 NCAA basketball championship team (back when the school was Texas Western College) depicted in the film ''Film/GloryRoad''. The Jaime Reyes version of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is based here, a rarity for DC comics (who tend to base their superheroes in fictional cities).

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Texas's answer to [[DemotedToExtra Sacchin]] -- it rarely gets mentioned in fiction, probably due in part to its isolation (at least from anything American; the closest major non-Mexican city is Albuquerque.UsefulNotes/{{Albuquerque}}. Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio are all 8-10 hours away by car.). El Paso is in the Mountain Time Zone, while the rest of Texas keeps Central Time. It's a very large city that's right across the border from the even bigger [[WretchedHive Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico]], known to anybody who reads/watches the news as one of ''the'' most violent cities on earth due to all those drug cartels fighting for control of cross-border smuggling channels. For what it's worth, crime rates in El Paso itself do not seem to be too far above the norm for an American city its size; if anything, reports suggest that crime (violent crime especially) is unusually low in El Paso. In addition to its geographical isolation, it also has a noticeable lack of suburbs (Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth have a ton of suburbs, and Austin is very close to San Antonio). Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's hometown. Also home to the University of Texas at El Paso, most famous for being home to the 1966 NCAA basketball championship team (back when the school was Texas Western College) depicted in the film ''Film/GloryRoad''. The Jaime Reyes version of the ComicBook/BlueBeetle is based here, a rarity for DC comics (who tend to base their superheroes in fictional cities).



The smaller counterpart to New Braunfels (see below), Fredericksburg shares much of the of the Texas German (or Texasdeutsch) heritage as its larger counterpart, as reflected in the town's archetecture, and is also just as active in the trendy San Antonio/Austin tourist scene. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz is from here, as is a museum about the Pacific War that bears his name. It serves as a gateway to the Hill Country wine scene, and hosts several wineries within the city limits itself.[[note]]Fun fact: open containers of wine or beer are legal to walk around with in Fredericksburg, provided you stick to the Main Street shopping district.[[/note]] And be sure to visit during the early-to-mid summer, when Fredericksburg's famous peaches are in season.

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The smaller counterpart to New Braunfels (see below), Fredericksburg shares much of the of the Texas German (or Texasdeutsch) heritage as its larger counterpart, as reflected in the town's archetecture, architecture, and is also just as active in the trendy San Antonio/Austin tourist scene. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz is from here, as is a museum about the Pacific War that bears his name. It serves as a gateway to the Hill Country wine scene, and hosts several wineries within the city limits itself.[[note]]Fun fact: open containers of wine or beer are legal to walk around with in Fredericksburg, provided you stick to the Main Street shopping district.[[/note]] And be sure to visit during the early-to-mid summer, when Fredericksburg's famous peaches are in season.



German-founded town in central Texas, roughly equidistant from Austin and San Antonio. Named after the town of Braunfels in Hesse, it was mostly a German-speaking farm town until the United States cracked down on the use of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI German in public in 1917.]] [[note]]Despite this, the local German paper, ''Der Neu-Bruaunfelser Zeitung'', was published until 1967.[[/note]] It later became a bedroom town for both Austin and San Antonio. ''Fim/SmallSoldiers'' was filmed and set here.

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German-founded town in central Texas, roughly equidistant from Austin and San Antonio. Named after the town of Braunfels in Hesse, it was mostly a German-speaking farm town until the United States cracked down on the use of [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI German in public in 1917.]] [[note]]Despite this, the local German paper, ''Der Neu-Bruaunfelser Zeitung'', was published until 1967.[[/note]] It later became a bedroom town for both Austin and San Antonio. ''Fim/SmallSoldiers'' ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' was filmed and set here.



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Known as the Oasis of West Texas (it has three rivers and three lakes), and once known as the Mohair Capitol of the World, San Angelo is a mid-sized city in the west-central portion of the state, and lies almost exactly halfway between Interstates 20 and 10.[[note]]San Angeloans frequently claim that they are the largest city in Texas not on the Interstate Highway System, although Brownsville may actually hold the title.[[/note]] San Angelo came into national promenence a few years ago during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YFZ_Ranch#April_2008_raid 2008 YFZ Ranch raid]], as many of the associated criminal trials took place in San Angelo. Currently undergoing a smaller oil boom than the one in Odessa-Midland. San Angelo has a university and an Air Force base, a burgeoning art and live music scene (Los Lonely Boys are from San Angelo), and is somewhat cynically known by locals as a town of [[http://youtu.be/BR4grtllJxo bad driving]] and horrible tap water.

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Known as the Oasis of West Texas (it has three rivers and three lakes), and once known as the Mohair Capitol of the World, San Angelo is a mid-sized city in the west-central portion of the state, and lies almost exactly halfway between Interstates 20 and 10.[[note]]San Angeloans frequently claim that they are the largest city in Texas not on the Interstate Highway System, although Brownsville may actually hold the title.[[/note]] San Angelo came into national promenence prominence a few years ago during the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YFZ_Ranch#April_2008_raid 2008 YFZ Ranch raid]], as many of the associated criminal trials took place in San Angelo. Currently undergoing a smaller oil boom than the one in Odessa-Midland.Odessa–Midland. San Angelo has a university and an Air Force base, a burgeoning art and live music scene (Los Lonely Boys are from San Angelo), and is somewhat cynically known by locals as a town of [[http://youtu.be/BR4grtllJxo bad driving]] and horrible tap water.



Texas's second-largest city as of the 2010 Census (passing Dallas), and the seventh-largest in the US, though the metropolitan area is much further down the list. It's billed as Texas's premier tourist destination — there's Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the Riverwalk, and of course, [[RememberTheAlamo the Alamo]][[note]]What surprises most tourists about the Alamo usually winds up being either the fact that it's right in the middle of downtown - seriously, it's right across from a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, a wax museum, and a Häagen-Dazs, and it's literally possible to walk out of the Riverwalk Mall and accidentally stumble across it, or that the shrine (the proper name for the Alamo itself; the Alamo is used officially to refer to the compound with several other buildings inside of it) is a lot smaller than most people would imagine. [[Film/PeeweesBigAdventure It also has no basement.]][[/note]]. It also is — or was at one point — considered the sweatiest city in the US. Historically speaking, there's still quite a bit of Mexican influence in the town. San Antoinio also has a huge military presence - at one point it was the home of four Air Force bases (Lackland and Randolph are still active, Brooks has been closed and Kelly was absorbed into Lackland) and an army post (Fort Sam Houston). If you were in the Air Force and not an officer, you very likely started out at Lackland. Also notable for the San Antonio Spurs, who generally put up a good team year in and year out, and for being the home of Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Creator/MichelleRodriguez, [[Music/DyingFetus Kevin Talley]], Creator/SummerGlau, and if you count people conceived in San Antonio, Music/MarilynManson - which makes it ten times more awesome. The city is located about eighty miles (roughly an hour and a half driving time depending on traffic) southwest of Austin, meaning that the two cities are sometimes conflated together — and between San Antonio's tourist spots and Austin's, well, [[BuffySpeak Austin-ness]], it makes life a lot easier for tourists looking to go to a lot of Texas' big attractions.

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Texas's second-largest city as of the 2010 Census (passing Dallas), and the seventh-largest in the US, though the metropolitan area is much further down the list. It's billed as Texas's premier tourist destination — there's Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the Riverwalk, and of course, [[RememberTheAlamo the Alamo]][[note]]What surprises most tourists about the Alamo usually winds up being either the fact that it's right in the middle of downtown - seriously, it's right across from a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, a wax museum, and a Häagen-Dazs, and it's literally possible to walk out of the Riverwalk Mall and accidentally stumble across it, or that the shrine (the proper name for the Alamo itself; the Alamo is used officially to refer to the compound with several other buildings inside of it) is a lot smaller than most people would imagine. [[Film/PeeweesBigAdventure It also has no basement.]][[/note]]. It also is — or was at one point — considered the sweatiest city in the US. Historically speaking, there's still quite a bit of Mexican influence in the town. San Antoinio Antonio also has a huge military presence - at one point it was the home of four Air Force bases (Lackland and Randolph are still active, Brooks has been closed and Kelly was absorbed into Lackland) and an army post (Fort Sam Houston). If you were in the Air Force and not an officer, you very likely started out at Lackland. Also notable for the San Antonio Spurs, who generally put up a good team year in and year out, and for being the home of Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Creator/MichelleRodriguez, [[Music/DyingFetus Kevin Talley]], Creator/SummerGlau, and if you count people conceived in San Antonio, Music/MarilynManson - which makes it ten times more awesome. The city is located about eighty miles (roughly an hour and a half driving time depending on traffic) southwest of Austin, meaning that the two cities are sometimes conflated together — and between San Antonio's tourist spots and Austin's, well, [[BuffySpeak Austin-ness]], it makes life a lot easier for tourists looking to go to a lot of Texas' big attractions.



Another smaller city, located almost a hundred miles north-west of the DFWMetroplex, and definitely more of a "passing-through" town. Home to "The World's Smallest Skyscraper," (the result of a technicality/loophole on the blueprints for the building) and the Hotter'N Hell Hundred, a world-famous 100-mile bicycling race taking place in the middle of the summer, when temperatures sit at above 100 degrees Fahrenheit ''daily''. Wichita Falls is also the childhood home of Mia Hamm (who attended Notre Dame Catholic Academy, a fact the school will remind you of constantly), the music band BowlingForSoup, and Phil [=McGraw=] (aka DoctorPhil). Wichita Falls is home to Midwestern State University ("Texas' liberal arts university"), an extension of a college from a neighboring city (Vernon College), and one of three air force bases in Texas (this being Sheppard, the others being Lackland in San Antonio, and Dyess in Abilene) that all aspiring pilots are required to attend. Sometimes included with the Metroplex, despite not technically being included according to the feds and being so far away.

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Another smaller city, located almost a hundred miles north-west of the DFWMetroplex, and definitely more of a "passing-through" town. Home to "The World's Smallest Skyscraper," (the result of a technicality/loophole on the blueprints for the building) and the Hotter'N Hell Hundred, a world-famous 100-mile bicycling race taking place in the middle of the summer, when temperatures sit at above 100 degrees Fahrenheit ''daily''. Wichita Falls is also the childhood home of Mia Hamm (who attended Notre Dame Catholic Academy, a fact the school will remind you of constantly), the music band BowlingForSoup, Music/BowlingForSoup, and Phil [=McGraw=] (aka DoctorPhil).Series/DoctorPhil). Wichita Falls is home to Midwestern State University ("Texas' liberal arts university"), an extension of a college from a neighboring city (Vernon College), and one of three air force bases in Texas (this being Sheppard, the others being Lackland in San Antonio, and Dyess in Abilene) that all aspiring pilots are required to attend. Sometimes included with the Metroplex, despite not technically being included according to the feds and being so far away.
10th Jul '16 11:32:42 AM nombretomado
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Combined with Austin's rich creativity-friendly culture, this has led to it becoming especially known as a hotspot for VideoGame developers: ''Creator/RetroStudios'' (known for the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' series) is based in this city. A number of other AAA game developers have Austin branches, as well, including such names BioWare, ElectronicArts, and BlizzardEntertainment.

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Combined with Austin's rich creativity-friendly culture, this has led to it becoming especially known as a hotspot for VideoGame developers: ''Creator/RetroStudios'' (known for the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' series) is based in this city. A number of other AAA game developers have Austin branches, as well, including such names BioWare, Creator/BioWare, ElectronicArts, and BlizzardEntertainment.
5th Jul '16 11:45:23 AM DynamiteXI
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!Fredericksburg and Luckenbach
The smaller counterpart to New Braunfels (see below), Fredericksburg shares much of the of the Texas German (or Texasdeutsch) heritage as its larger counterpart, as reflected in the town's archetecture, and is also just as active in the trendy San Antonio/Austin tourist scene. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz is from here, as is a museum about the Pacific War that bears his name. It serves as a gateway to the Hill Country wine scene, and hosts several wineries within the city limits itself.[[note]]Fun fact: open containers of wine or beer are legal to walk around with in Fredericksburg, provided you stick to the Main Street shopping district.[[/note]] And be sure to visit during the early-to-mid summer, when Fredericksburg's famous peaches are in season.

Nearby Luckenbach (population 3), which was once also a rural German settlement, is notable today as a tiny (but popular) CountryMusic venue. Outlaw country singer Jerry Jeff Walker's live album ''¡Viva Terlingua!'' was recorded here, and the town got a very famous ShoutOut in the popular Music/WaylonJennings song "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)."[[note]]Funnily enough, neither Jennings nor the song's writers had ever been to Luckenbach, although Jennings later played a concert there in 1997.[[/note]] It consists of a general store selling souvenirs, the dance hall, and not much else, but is a nice little destination for country fans and native Texans alike.
25th Apr '16 1:04:14 PM FordPrefect
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A small city located roughly halfway between Dallas and Austin on I-35 in the middle of the "Texas Triangle" between [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, and Austin/San Antonio, this town has had...a rough history, to say the least. In 1916, a black man named Jesse Washington was accused of raping and murdering a white woman, tried and convicted in a [[KangarooCourt trial that lasted all of one hour]], and was subsequently ''hung, castrated, and burned alive for two hours'' in front of the Town Hall. People took pictures and sold pieces of his charred corpse as souvenirs during and immediately after his death; the public images outraged most of the United States. In 1953, Waco was destroyed by the eleventh-deadliest tornado in US history (with a death toll of 114[[note]]tied with the tornado that hit another Texas town, Goliad, in 1902[[/note]]), which stalled its economic growth while cities of similar size like Austin boomed. Forty years later, it was doomed to have its name forever associated with the name of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, a group of disfellowshipped members of disfellowshipped members of the Seventh-Day Adventists (long story) who got into an armed standoff with the ATF and FBI at their compound right outside the city at Mount Carmel[[note]]The compound and the Branch Davidians still exist to this day, however finding it is rather hard, as there aren't clear markings/signs around the city to locate it, it's difficult to identify thanks to a series of fires destroying some of the remaining compound buildings in the late 90's, and for obvious reasons, the surviving Davidians aren't fond of outsiders poking around the area.[[/note]], making the word "Waco" a rallying cry for {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s for years; the raid was actually noted as being the reason why Oklahoma City bomber Timothy [=McVeigh=] would plot his attack (which was not coincidentally, carried out on the second anniversary of the siege) on the Murrah Building. [[TheWoobie Poor town.]] Also, regardless of one's views on the man, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's "ranch", the "Western White House", is located a couple dozen miles outside the city. On the positive side, Creator/SteveMartin's from here, and Baylor University has claimed the title of being the oldest continuously operating university in the state of Texas (established in 1845). The HGTV series ''Series/FixerUpper'' is based here as well.

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A small city located roughly halfway between Dallas and Austin on I-35 in the middle of the "Texas Triangle" between [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, and Austin/San Antonio, this town has had...a rough history, to say the least. In 1916, a black man named Jesse Washington was accused of raping and murdering a white woman, tried and convicted in a [[KangarooCourt trial that lasted all of one hour]], and was subsequently ''hung, castrated, and burned alive for two hours'' in front of the Town Hall. People took pictures and sold pieces of his charred corpse as souvenirs during and immediately after his death; the public images outraged most of the United States. In 1953, Waco was destroyed by the eleventh-deadliest tornado in US history (with a death toll of 114[[note]]tied with the tornado that hit another Texas town, Goliad, in 1902[[/note]]), which stalled its economic growth while cities of similar size like Austin boomed. Forty years later, it was doomed to have its name forever associated with the name of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, a group of disfellowshipped members of disfellowshipped members of the Seventh-Day Adventists (long story) who got into an armed standoff with the ATF and FBI at their compound right outside the city at Mount Carmel[[note]]The compound and the Branch Davidians still exist to this day, however finding it is rather hard, as there aren't clear markings/signs around the city to locate it, it's difficult to identify thanks to a series of fires destroying some of the remaining compound buildings in the late 90's, and for obvious reasons, the surviving Davidians aren't fond of outsiders poking around the area.[[/note]], making the word "Waco" a rallying cry for {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s for years; the raid was actually noted as being the reason why Oklahoma City bomber Timothy [=McVeigh=] would plot his attack (which was not coincidentally, on the Murrah Building (intentionally carried out on the second anniversary of the siege) on the Murrah Building.siege). [[TheWoobie Poor town.]] Also, regardless of one's views on the man, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's "ranch", the "Western White House", is located a couple dozen miles outside the city. On the positive side, Creator/SteveMartin's from here, and Baylor University has claimed the title of being the oldest continuously operating university in the state of Texas (established in 1845). The HGTV series ''Series/FixerUpper'' is based here as well.
25th Apr '16 1:02:18 PM FordPrefect
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A small city located roughly halfway between Dallas and Austin on I-35 in the middle of the "Texas Triangle" between [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, and Austin/San Antonio, this town has had...a rough history, to say the least. In 1916, a black man named Jesse Washington was accused of raping and murdering a white woman, tried and convicted in a [[KangarooCourt trial that lasted all of one hour]], and was subsequently ''hung, castrated, and burned alive for two hours'' in front of the Town Hall. People took pictures and sold pieces of his charred corpse as souvenirs during and immediately after his death; the public images outraged most of the United States. In 1953, Waco was destroyed by the eleventh-deadliest tornado in US history (with a death toll of 114[[note]]Another Texas town, Goliad, suffered the same death toll from a tornado in 1902, tying it with the Waco tornado as the eleventh-deadliest tornado in US history.[[/note]]), which stalled its economic growth while cities of similar size like Austin boomed. Forty years later, it was doomed to have its name forever associated with the name of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, a group of disfellowshipped members of disfellowshipped members of the Seventh-Day Adventists (long story) who got into an armed standoff with the ATF and FBI at their compound right outside the city at Mount Carmel[[note]]The compound and the Branch Davidians still exist to this day, however finding it is rather hard, as there aren't clear markings/signs around the city to locate it, it's difficult to identify thanks to a series of fires destroying some of the remaining compound buildings in the late 90's, and for obvious reasons, the surviving Davidians aren't fond of outsiders poking around the area.[[/note]], making the word "Waco" a rallying cry for {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s for years; the raid was actually noted as being the reason why Oklahoma City bomber Timothy [=McVeigh=] would plot his attack (which was not coincidentally, carried out on the second anniversary of the siege) on the Murrah Building. [[TheWoobie Poor town.]] Also, regardless of one's views on the man, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's "ranch", the "Western White House", is located a couple dozen miles outside the city. On the positive side, Creator/SteveMartin's from here, and Baylor University has claimed the title of being the oldest continuously operating university in the state of Texas (established in 1845). The HGTV series ''Series/FixerUpper'' is based here as well.

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A small city located roughly halfway between Dallas and Austin on I-35 in the middle of the "Texas Triangle" between [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]], UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}, and Austin/San Antonio, this town has had...a rough history, to say the least. In 1916, a black man named Jesse Washington was accused of raping and murdering a white woman, tried and convicted in a [[KangarooCourt trial that lasted all of one hour]], and was subsequently ''hung, castrated, and burned alive for two hours'' in front of the Town Hall. People took pictures and sold pieces of his charred corpse as souvenirs during and immediately after his death; the public images outraged most of the United States. In 1953, Waco was destroyed by the eleventh-deadliest tornado in US history (with a death toll of 114[[note]]Another 114[[note]]tied with the tornado that hit another Texas town, Goliad, suffered the same death toll from a tornado in 1902, tying it with the Waco tornado as the eleventh-deadliest tornado in US history.[[/note]]), 1902[[/note]]), which stalled its economic growth while cities of similar size like Austin boomed. Forty years later, it was doomed to have its name forever associated with the name of David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, a group of disfellowshipped members of disfellowshipped members of the Seventh-Day Adventists (long story) who got into an armed standoff with the ATF and FBI at their compound right outside the city at Mount Carmel[[note]]The compound and the Branch Davidians still exist to this day, however finding it is rather hard, as there aren't clear markings/signs around the city to locate it, it's difficult to identify thanks to a series of fires destroying some of the remaining compound buildings in the late 90's, and for obvious reasons, the surviving Davidians aren't fond of outsiders poking around the area.[[/note]], making the word "Waco" a rallying cry for {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s for years; the raid was actually noted as being the reason why Oklahoma City bomber Timothy [=McVeigh=] would plot his attack (which was not coincidentally, carried out on the second anniversary of the siege) on the Murrah Building. [[TheWoobie Poor town.]] Also, regardless of one's views on the man, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush's "ranch", the "Western White House", is located a couple dozen miles outside the city. On the positive side, Creator/SteveMartin's from here, and Baylor University has claimed the title of being the oldest continuously operating university in the state of Texas (established in 1845). The HGTV series ''Series/FixerUpper'' is based here as well.
10th Apr '16 4:11:32 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Oh, and [[Creator/RoosterTeeth those guys behind]] ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, Creator/AchievementHunter and whatnot are here too.

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Oh, and [[Creator/RoosterTeeth those guys behind]] ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Creator/AchievementHunter and whatnot are here too.
10th Apr '16 4:11:17 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Oh, and [[RoosterTeeth those guys]] are here too.


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Oh, and [[RoosterTeeth [[Creator/RoosterTeeth those guys]] guys behind]] ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, Creator/AchievementHunter and whatnot are here too.

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