That's about 80 miles south of me. The city is home to Baylor University, the Texas Rangers Museum (the real Texas Rangers, not the fake ball players), and a whole lot of Southern Baptists, emphasis on Southern. If you're not a Baptist or look or act like one, you might reconsider (...all apologies to Paul in advance...).
The city is extremely conservative, very hot in the summer (same as at my abode), and very mild in the winter (snow maybe once every year or two). Texas A&M University is another 90 minutes down Highway 6.
The cost of living is definitely less than Dallas-Fort Worth, which means the cost of housing is significantly less than most of the Northeast, probably by 25-50%, or perhaps more.
No state income tax...and about 3 hours from Austin City Limits, if you go for that sort of thing.
"As far as the ear can tell, consistently clean and spacious bass can be reproduced only by a driver unit coupled to a horn-type acoustic transformer..."; Jack Dinsdale, May 1974
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