Welp, we're moving...AGAIN. This time to Midland/Odessa TX
This is a discussion on Welp, we're moving...AGAIN. This time to Midland/Odessa TX within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; The wifey got her dream job. She's going to be a Field Engineer with Schlumberger. Looks like we're moving to Texas! How long are the ...
October 28th, 2009 09:11 PM
October 28th, 2009 09:30 PM
Last I heard, there was a 3-6 month wait period. DPS is pretty backed up right now. As far as laws goes Texas is the promised land. Welcome.
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October 28th, 2009 10:06 PM
Midland is a great town. I lived there back in the late 90's. Odessa is a much rougher town. I would definitely recommend Midland. The biggest problem with Midland is that you are nowhere near anyplace else. Once you pass through Sweetwater, it is just West Texas desert for hours...then suddenly...out of nowhere... a skyline! With large office buildings popping up out of nowhere.
You can buy a lot of house for not much money in Midland. Good school system. Great food. In case you can't tell, I really liked Midland. LOL! Something to keep in mind. It gets COLD in the winter. Really cold. The wind will go right through you. Feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions (keeping in mind it has been a while since I lived there).
October 28th, 2009 10:28 PM
Dude, that's awesome! Happy for you both, hope you love the new town.
Originally Posted by pcon
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October 28th, 2009 10:41 PM
Good company! My nephew worked for them for about six years as a field engineer on offshore units. Spent a lot of time in the Carib, as well as Africa.
Good luck in Midland/Odessa. Been there many times. Quite the scenic spot.
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No state income tax either!
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October 28th, 2009 11:08 PM
Yeah but no legal open carry either except for me :).
October 29th, 2009 12:04 AM
You might see if you can get a Florida permit quicker than that. I believe that they're valid in Texas. Verify that first...
October 29th, 2009 12:25 AM
TX does recognize non-resident FL permits, but I'm not sure what they do if you're a TX resident, rather than a visitor with a non-resident permit. Call 1-877-452-9060
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October 29th, 2009 02:59 AM
You have to be a resident for 6 months before you can get a Tx resident CHL. You can get a PA non-resident permit in about 2 weeks for $26. There was a thread running on here not to long ago.
I got one because the renewal times were running 3-6 months not to long ago and I wanted to be covered in case my TX CHL expired, while waiting on my renewal.
I'm not so sure you can't get a non-resident TX permit while you're waiting for the residency requirement. Check out the Texas DPS site on CHL's. You can also download the latest handgun laws from this link.
TX DPS Concealed Handgun Licenses
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October 29th, 2009 03:11 AM
October 29th, 2009 10:30 AM
Congratz on the move. I would love to live in Texas. Hopefully once I finish my EMT class I will be able to move down.
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October 29th, 2009 10:42 AM
Welcome to TX!
I can't really comment on Odessa/Midland since it's across the state, but I do know there are several refineries there since my company worked in one last year.
No OC in Texas. That's the biggest issue I have with our laws. Well, and the cost and wait for CHL's. I'm not sure about West Texas, but here in Southeast Texas we have a really low cost of living and even lower firearm prices compared to other states.
And tell the wife congrats on the awesome job!
October 29th, 2009 11:12 AM
No advice here on TX law, but congratulations! Quite a change from Colorado, but I'm sure you'll love it!
October 29th, 2009 11:19 AM
Welcome to the Republic of Texas sir! As you will see when you get here, things are different here.
Midland is a nice area, if you like dirt. Since it is in the desert you will get cold at night, so snuggle up and have a cup of coffee by a fire pit in the back yard.
You'll love our laws for firearms. There is the OC argument, I don't personally care one way or another. The wait time can be annoying, go for the PA non-res permit as someone stated and you should be OK.
As TX-JB said, you have no requirement to retreat and you can defend yourself, your family, property and even come to the aid of another with little to no issue.
The state is big and you will never get bored here, too much land to see for boredom.
Find you a good neighborhood, good church, and a good place to eat regularly and in no time it will be like you have always been here.
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October 29th, 2009 06:36 PM
You are close but incorrect on a few of these.
Originally Posted by TX-JB
#2 Any alcohol in your system means no legal concealed carry unless that was changed last legislative session but i did not see on that on the legislative updates that were issued to me.
#3 You can carry in establishments that there total income derived from alcohol sales are less than 51% of there total sales. If a restaurants alcohol sells compose over 51% of there total sales then you can not carry. There also have to be 51% signs posted in questionable places.
You also cant carry in a schools, polling places, most federal buildings, courthouses, and a few other places.
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