Soliciting Advice

…from those in the know. Help! Help! Ebola has a shot at 2 months rent free in Houston to look for employment. What should someone new to the burg know about it? Things to watch out for, hot industries, etc., if you don’t mind sharing. I, of course, am losing my mommy mind that our baby is going to be 400+ miles away, but I’ll get over it and Lord knows there’s nothing in humble Bangla-cola. Feel free to email me if you’re more comfortable with that. We can use all the advice we can get. Thanks!

8 Responses to “Soliciting Advice”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    He house sitting for mayor Noggin?

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    No advice, THS, never having been to Houston. I wish him good luck, all the same.

  3. Susanna says:

    Banking and oil. Things related to the oil bidness. Oil. Black gold. Texas tea.
    I needn’t warn him that it’s hotter than a bastard in Houston… it ought to be just like dear old Bangla-cola from April-October, hurricanes and all.
    Plus Trey and I are only 3 hours by car away if need be.

  4. Cullen says:

    When I was stationed at Fort Polk, we went to Houston often. I had to take soldiers there a few times. One time in particular, I took a soldier there for his PCS to Hawaii. It happened to be an evening after a huge tropical-level storm. The city was flooded.
    We pulled off at one stop to get our bearings (trying to find the Houston-Hobby Airport the first time around isn’t easy). The stop we got off of was not a good one. We passed several street walkers and street dealers. We had to drive through some of the not-so-good streets to get back to the highway. I think this was Northwest Houston. It’s been a while ago.

  5. Cullen says:

    North EAST. Sorry.

  6. colin says:

    ‘Houston’ should be treated as 5 or 6 different towns due to its size although many residents drive 50 miles each way to work because they want to live in a specific part of town or country. Health Care, Oil, Financial Services, the Arts, Sports Teams, Restaurants and Bars are big we are the 4th largest city and eat out more than any other city in the US. Auto Sales, Bilingual Eng/Span helps in some fields, accounting, clerical, engineering, Education, Chemical plants, busy Port and large transport infrastructure. School district qualities vary, Houston ISD is not very good but the outer ‘towns-Woodlands, Kingwood, Sugarland, Cypress, Clear Lake(Nasa), Katy’ all have good school districts. Anyone who is comfortable with maps should buy a large wall map of Harris County and get familiar with the basic layout. 2 major airports on opposite sides of town, numerous major shopping malls, booming retail, booming construction, Affluent citizens scattered all over the county.
    Hot and sweaty in the summer but the city was built later so parking lots abound, everyone has AC don’t bring your ac-less car here. Good Luck.

  7. Nightfly says:

    Good luck out in Houston, Ebola!

  8. Oh, you guys rock! (But hang on a second, Diptera…to paraphrase a favorite movie “he’s not THERE yet“. We’re hoping something will break loose here for him negating the walk-about. He IS our baby, after all…)

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