Looking to move to Nacogdoches

Looking to move to Nacogdoches

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Robin Williams

Glasgow, KY

#1 Dec 28, 2009
Hi there, we are looking to move to Nacogdoches, any info you can give would be great, schools, employment,etc, thanks!
SUE

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Jan 5, 2010
The north side of Nac is the best. Close to shopping and good schools. Employment, well, it's just according. If you are willing to do anything there is plenty of work. If you have medical skills there is plenty of jobs here. Look on Nac. topix under jobs. Good luck.
diqhead

Nacogdoches, TX

#3 Jan 6, 2010
Don't move to Nac. Living here is a nightmare. A red-neck living hell nightmare. It is infiltrated by illegals and blacks who won't work. The crime is terrible. Most of the people here are selfish goody-goody assholes who can't see past their own damn face who claim to be "Christian" and if you cross them in any way, they will intentionally try and ruin your life out of vengeance.

People are getting their heads blown off, houses and automobiles are getting broke into, people are being robbed at gun point, banks are screwing people out of their homes illegally....

Take a good look.
Gone4good

Shreveport, LA

#4 Jan 11, 2010
Dighead nailed it. Nacogdoches is an inbred cesspool of redneck halfwits and it's been on a long, slow decline for over two decades with no end in sight. The ultra-conservative mindset so prevalent in the area, combined with Nac's relative geographic isolation (nearest interstate is 60 miles away) has rendered this once-quaint town a blight of boarded up buildings and a withering, dying center of commerce. Facts: the industrial park failed to attract one single business in 12 years and its up for sale. HEB grocery store closed two years ago - a very bad signal. Sales tax receipts down 20% from the previous year. Property taxes in Nac are outrageous. The city parks are very poorly maintained; not one new piece of playground equipment has been purchased for any of them in almost 30 years. The local mall is over half vacant, and the downtown nearly completely abandoned.

SFA used to be a good university, but over the past decade it's been completely infiltrated by locals...nepotism is rampant...the regents were only able to save the college from going into receivership by lowering admission standards to boost enrollment figures.

There's a strong police presence in town - unfortunately, crime in Nac is sky high and the majority of patrolling police just spend their time doing the really easy stuff - writing tickets to locals for minor traffic infractions, instead of making any real effort to control rampant crime in the area.

The only things to do in Nac are go hunting, fishing, watch sports and go to church. There are huge, hulking churches on every street corner. The poverty rate has held steady around 35% for decades, and the entire surrounding countryside stinks like chicken houses. There is talk about re-instating blue laws there, too! If this is your idea of a good place to live, think again: if your grand-pappy wasn't skinning mules down on the square 150 years ago you'll be branded an "outsider" even if you wear a path to the one of 34 Baptist churches in the area.

My advice: if you must move to the area, look at Lufkin...though not perfect, it's better than Nac. And good luck.
diqhead

Nacogdoches, TX

#5 Jan 11, 2010
Fantastic post Gone4good. Thank you for taking the time to post all of that. All of it, every word of it is 100% accurate.
Gone4good

Shreveport, LA

#6 Jan 11, 2010
Thanks, dighead - sadly, I definitely speak from experience. I endured 20+ years in Nac so I'm hyper-aware of the glaring problems that lurk there behind the semi-quaint facade... But now, thankfully - finally!- I'm "gone4good" from that town. Adios, Nac!
Sue In Nac

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Jan 12, 2010
Life is what you make it. If you want good out of something, put good into it. This goes for where you live also.

Since: Nov 09

East Texas (TX, not PA)

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Wow. The trolls are getting real troll names now. It's nice to see some truth in screen names.
diqhead

Nacogdoches, TX

#9 Jan 14, 2010
Fire-Starter James wrote:
Wow. The trolls are getting real troll names now. It's nice to see some truth in screen names.
I don't see any trolls. Who is trolling?
outsider

United States

#10 Jan 15, 2010
Please stop the violence....if one of us adult humanoids hits another adult humanoid with a bat....thats aggravated assault....if an adult humanoid hits a child its child abuse.....but in Texas...it is perfectly legal for a teacher or principle to beat a child with a bat or other object as long as death does not occur....????

Come on folks, we are all in this together....inbreds, rednecks, christians, blacks, illegals, assholes, goody-goodies, or whatever the hell label you want to put on your neighbor....

When our educators resort to physical force, assault and intimidation what lesson(s) are they teaching us all

The reason for a church on every corner is the same reason we still fail to live peacefully with one another....everyone else is wrong but us.....and opinions are like assholes.....everyone has one....

So enough focus on the negative, the solutions exist within ourselves.....and the change starts with us....our thinking, our feelings, our words and our actions....

It is what it is....and we have the ability to change ourselves for the better....we simply have to find the motivation....

I am fortunate to be an outsider and thankful that I have another place to call "home"

We are all related
Kingtownkid

Bay City, TX

#11 Jan 15, 2010
I was born and raised in Dallas,and have lived all over Northeast and Southeast Texas. I have lived in Nacogdoches County for the past 2 years. Every where I have lived,I have experienced basically good,some bad. This area is no different from any other area of Texas. Life is what you make of it,as is your home. I try to see the positive and good,it usually outweighs the bad.I'm a Texan and I love Texas.

Since: Nov 09

East Texas (TX, not PA)

#12 Jan 16, 2010
Thanks, Kingtownkid. There's still plenty of room in East Texas to just move over a little if you don't like your neighbors. If you still don't like your neighbors after that, well, you know what they say: "Everywhere you go, there you are!"
I'm sure "Robin Williams" can find a nice place to live near Nacogdoches.
Love and Light, Brothers and Sisters!
diqhead

Nacogdoches, TX

#13 Jan 17, 2010
Fire-Starter James wrote:
Thanks, Kingtownkid. There's still plenty of room in East Texas to just move over a little if you don't like your neighbors. If you still don't like your neighbors after that, well, you know what they say: "Everywhere you go, there you are!"
I'm sure "Robin Williams" can find a nice place to live near Nacogdoches.
Love and Light, Brothers and Sisters!
So, "Fire-Starter James" I guess you think everyone who disagrees with you or somebody and has their own opinion, makes them a "troll" huh?

Yes, everywhere you go you are going to run into problems, but you will definitely have more of your fair share living in Nac.

This place used to be a nice place, but it has become disgraceful and like "Gone4good" said....has been on the decline for years.
alma22

Bay City, TX

#14 Jan 19, 2010
I've lived here since 1986 and love this town. We have a great college, Stephen F. Austin State University here. The people are friendly and helpful, there's lots to do every weekend, college functions, festivals, lots of good restaurants. We have a WalMart and a big Lowes store. I can find anything I need right here in Nac. Even though I wasn't born and raised here, I have adopted this town and enjoy living here very much. This is the oldest town in Texas and people here are proud of that heritage. More and more people are coming here to visit the unique downtown area. This is a good place to retire and many former college students return to Nac. to buy homes and retire here. I love Nacogdoches!
outsider

United States

#15 Jan 19, 2010
To set the record straight. I am not from Avella PA or from TX or even from the USA, but live in Nacogdoches and have done so for the past 4 years. The culture is decidedly different here and takes a bit of getting used to. Racial and religious prejudices run rampant, obesity is the norm, if its not nailed down it will be stolen, 33% of the pop live at or below poverty levels, roads are ragged, logging trucks rule, the recycling program was cancelled, Nac Schools did not pass the TAKS and lost their funding, principals beat 7 year olds with paddles to "intimidate" and enforce school rules, folks here insist that evolution is a "religion", global warming is a "hoax", and providing adequate health care for all children is "socialism". Smoking is banned in all public places, although beer and wine is available in grocery stores. Tornadoes and hurricanes seem to visit as often as the mosquitoes, heat and humidity. SFASU is the one bright light in the tunnel, and there are some folks who live here who thankfully don't fit the "mold" or is that "mould", but its not Haiti its Nacogdoches TX.

Since: Nov 09

East Texas (TX, not PA)

#16 Jan 19, 2010
Troll: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

I guess the term is now out of use, except by old f-rts like me. Urban Dictionary ( www.urbandictionary.com ) has it down pretty well. A better term might be "baiter", but it seems such a lackluster word.

"Diqhead", the only defense against a troll is to ignore the bait. The personal attacks, like, "So,'Fire-Starter James' I guess you think everyone who disagrees with you or somebody and has their own opinion, makes them a 'troll' huh?"

The only reason I'm ignoring the rule is because I think I know you. Ever been to the Shack (homeless shelter) on the south side of Nacogdoches? I used to be Care-taker over there. Not many people go around wearing your name, and you might remember that I refused to call you by it. If you're the same one, you were at my house after your old lady died. It's a real shame how that went down. I can see how a man might get a bad outlook behind that. I did not mean to personally attack you. But if you don't remember me by now, I don't suppose you will. I was going by the name "Fire-Starter James".

If you want to have a conversation, it would be inappropriate to continue on this thread. You can look me up on Facebook as "Fire-Starter James".
diqhead

Nacogdoches, TX

#17 Jan 23, 2010
"Fire-Starter James",

You are insane. I have no idea as to what you are talking about. I don't know you. I have never met you, nor am I a "troll". Find me one post I have made that would make you even think that.

Ole boy "Robin Williams" asked about moving to Nac. and I gave him MY opinion. If you consider that to be "trolling" then, well "Fire-Starter James" whatever floats your boat.

If anybody here is a troll it's you. You get on here and accuse me of being a homeless person??? Wtf man???
DeBowl4fun

United States

#18 Jan 23, 2010
I don't actually live in Nacogdoches, but have been staying here since April. I'm a Travel Nurse and work at one of the hospitals in town. I find the town clean and the people very nice. I'm from Iowa. The children here are very respectful of adults and our northern kids could learn a lesson or 2 from the southern kids.
easttexasbelle

Houston, TX

#19 Jan 24, 2010
I haved lived many places. From Los Angeles and the beach to Dallas and small towns in Texas. Nacogdoches is a great town! Yes there are problems, just like everywhere else. No place is perfect! Is there poverty? Yes but name one place that has no poverty! Is Nacogdoches religious, yes. Am I religious, no. Life is what you make of it. Nacogdoches is a small town trying to break out of its shell. There are many younger citizens trying to make a difference. In the 10 years I was absent from Nacogdoches many things changed, progress happens around every corner. But it can not happen over night. Life is simple here. Very little traffic, Rent and Housing prices are cheap. There are many festivals, concerts and civic activities happening every weekend. Its a great place to raise children and live a fruitful life. Jobs are scarce, but Hello! We are in a recession, jobs are scarce everywhere in the US. Living here is not about having the big house, or worrying about your 401K. Been there, done that! Crime is not rampant! Nacogdoches is mainly populated by college students and retirees. At one time I couldnt wait to leave Nac. But then I graduated and moved on with my life. Then I realized that Nac had a lot going for it. So I came back.
If you hate it so much why are you still here? No one is forcing you to stay. Move on, and maybe you fill find a place that you enjoy for whatever reasons. Find the town you where ment to live and make it work for you. Don't trample on someone elses dream. It might not be right for you but that does not mean that it would not be right for someone else. On a different note there are very few cities left in the US that allow smoking in public buildings, Dallas, Austin and almost all of California are smoke free.
Homeboy

Nacogdoches, TX

#20 Jan 25, 2010
easttexasbelle wrote:
Crime is not rampant! Nacogdoches is mainly populated by college students and retirees.
Crime isn't rampant in Nac? Huh???
Just take a look at the police report and decide for yourself.
http://www.dailysentinel.com/news/content/new...
http://www.dailysentinel.com/news/content/new...
http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp...
My friend and next door neighbor had her head blown off by her pos estranged drug addict "husband" last month.
A coworker and friend of my wife had her head blown off by her estranged crazy husband as well.
An SFA football player was shot and killed in front of Harlon's BBQ last year too.
Oh, and don't for get Charles Frazar........
http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp...
Just take a look at this website of Nacogdoches Crime Statistics from 2003. It's called " CityRating.com .........
http://www.cityrating.com/citycrime.asp...
And THAT was from 2003! Crime is on the rise in Nac.

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