OT: I'm moving to San Antonio

Any San Antonio Hokies on this board?

My employer just gave me the word this week, and I'll be running a new facility to support our operations in E & W Texas, outside of San Antonio. The town is about 35-40mins south of downtown SA, right off I-35 S.

My division's VP is actually a '08 Chem E Hokie, but he's in Houston.

I'm looking forward to what seems to be a great place to live, with lots of veterans.

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Congrats. My wife spent a little time there as (I think) an intern. She liked it a lot and said the people were real friendly. She did not have a car and would almost always have people asking her if she needed a lift when she was walking to/from the store.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

Eat at Rudy's. Drink along the Riverwalk. (Don't land a snowmobile in the river.) Eat more Rudy's. Go to Camp Bullis and heckle the Air Force trainees. Day trip to Fredericksburg.

Attaboy, gotta get away from those midwestern winters, your feed is always so depressing lol

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

I won't miss the winters. Or the wind.

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Plus you know, women 🤣

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

Texas is a huge improvement over Williston, concerning that.

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I've lived here in the San Antonio area for the last 13 years or so. About 6 years ago we moved a little North to the Bulverde/Spring Branch area. We are about 30 minutes north of SA.
What town are you actually living in?

Still figuring that part out, but my facility will be in Devine.

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Devine area is nice. Small but nice, Hondo is going to be the best nearest town that will have everything. I used to manage a ranch in Divine. Pretty area...if you like to dove hunt you are in about the next best place, only second to Argentina.
I know that is a decent amount away from the border but we are having a hell of a time right now down there, especially on I-35. Lots of stolen vehicles and bail outs on the north side of the checkpoints.
Not trying to scare ya but just be big vigilante. Go get your conceal carry if you don't have it already.
I love South Texas. It's amazing and we still manage a ranch further south down between Laredo and Hebronville. There are always issues with smuggling, both drugs and humans. It's just a part of life like cactus and rattlesnakes down there. That said, what we are experiencing right now is exponentially more than we have ever seen.
Watch that company truck when you are filling up gas. Keep it locked and just be aware.
Welcome to South Texas!

Go get your conceal carry if you don't have it already.

Though it may not matter in a month or two if we get constitutional carry...

Very true on the on the constitutional deal but you know politics and red tape. Who knows how long it will go into effect.
I'm gonna have to disagree with you and the others about Rudy's though. Not bad, pretty good.... but we have soooooo much better than Rudy's.
Hell, maybe we should even do a VT game watch party sometime and I'll smoke a brisket and ribs.
My wife's parents live in Austin and we spend plenty of time there.

Not bad, pretty good.... but we have soooooo much better than Rudy's.

I don't doubt it. But for someone's who's not a local, Rudy's is worth visiting. "Pretty good" for San Anton better than most of the rest of the country.

Can't disagree with that!

Sure there are better places. But I'd rather walk in and out of Rudy's than wait 6 hours for Franklin's. Last time I went to Black's it was a 2 hour wait, and Salt Lick was about the same (I'm not a fan of Salt Lick anyway).

For the cost, number of locations, and convenience, I'll always recommend Rudy's.

And yes, we should have more watch parties in ATX. Last one I went to was for the @OSU game at some bar on Rainey Street, so overall no bueno.

Roger that.

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I feel bad for the dude that try's to rob or carjack you as you are the only person I have ever met that has more firearms than me

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

They're also an excellent investment in precious metals.

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Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

Romanes Eunt Domus

This is a telling post. Thnx for that.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Welcome to Texas! I'm up in hippy-dippy Austin, but spend a bunch of time in SA, love it down there.

Also, I'll second @HT-SF on the Rudy's.

The 5 states of Texas. I always loved this because I got a buddy from the pan handle.

Right before I left RVA for the Williston Basin, we had both Publix (a worthy substitute for Ukrops) and Wegmans.

How are these H-E-B supermarkets, I hear so much about?

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H‑E‑B is the best grocery store in the universe. The meat section is second to none!

My wife and I miss Publix more than anything since moving to TX... well, maybe the beach. Some Whole Foods will have a deli that can compete, but usually only the really big ones like the flagship store here in Austin.

How/why did you go from RVA to Williston? That's a crazy transition. I can't think of any industry that's in both of those cities.

He transitioned from part time Army Frat Boy Day trader to Oil Tycoon, not much of a change really...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

So he chose to go to Williston??

Sometimes you have to go where the monies are man

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

Oh I know that. I started in the oilfield and left because the outlook/life/likelihood of keeping a job for another year was not good. Just surprised to see someone leave RVA to go into oilfield operations in Williston on their own accord. But money is good, that's for sure. I was about to be sent to either Midland, Texas or the North coast of Alaska when I left.

I was expecting to go to Midland next, and lucked out.

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Romanes Eunt Domus

VT needs its T. Boone Pickens.

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I was looking to do something different, and wanted to be back in the field. Someone from my church back in RVA referred me to his nephew up here, and the rest is history.

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Lived in Corpus for years, office based out of San Anton. Love the town. Make sure to go west, try Bourne and the foothills. Beautiful country. Bandera and Fredericksburg are also some quaint nearby communities worth visiting. If they host the rock and roll half marathon in the spring, it's a fun run all through downtown San Antonio. The community has a large Hispanic influence, so welcoming and festive. You'll love it down there!

We're up in East TX, if ever passing through, always happy to befriend another Hokie.

If it ain't orange, it better be maroon...and if it ain't maroon, it better be soon!

My first construction project out of VT was in SA at Ft. Sam. Lived just North of base. Can't give you any pointers on establishments as I'm sure they've changed in 11 years, but if you have a motorcycle, the hill country to the North is some of the best riding in the country. Roads are in great shape, well marked, and great joints on the side of the road to stop for food. The riverwalk had some good food but was a little touristy for me and the downtown section didn't feel very "city-like" to me, just a little more built up. I think the term urban sprawl captures SA perfectly.

HEB was a pretty good grocery when I was there, but like every other store, there are good ones and meh ones. Just like BBurg with the nice Kroger and the student Kroger.

Duly noted...it won't happen again

I become a resident of Texas and San Antonio on 01JUN21. Got a pretty good commute. Will be not to far away from Lackland AFB.

Thanks for y'all's input, and hope to meet some of you Hokies in the area!

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Romanes Eunt Domus

Well, an early welcome to ya!

If you want to commemorate the event, consider getting a Texas flag flown over the Texas Capitol building on June 1st (gotta order soon): https://flags.house.texas.gov/Home

Send me your Venmo or PayPal and I'll cover the cost.