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    Work in Texas

    My wife and I are considering a move to Texas to be closer to her family. What licensing is required for a journeymen, and what kind of market is Austin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    My wife and I are considering a move to Texas to be closer to her family. What licensing is required for a journeymen, and what kind of market is Austin?
    Can't speak to Austin, as I'm an hour north of Dallas.

    There is no "license", per se` for a journeyman. You need only to register with the State. $20 per year.

    What part of the "Chicago Area" are you from? I was born and raised between Winfield and West Chicago.
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    I just so happen to live in west Chicago. Was raised in downers grove.

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    Texas is a right to work state. Not a lot of union shops and not a lot of licensing.

    There are no apprentice / journeymen requisites to work in the state.

    Your hired and continued employment will depend exclusively on your knowledge, productivity and work ethic.

    Houston has a huge market for commercial and resi techs. Not sure about Austin. The heat for a native is oppressive this time of year. I cant imagine what it would be like for some one for up north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    I just so happen to live in west Chicago. Was raised in downers grove.
    I lived right across from Indian Knoll School. Do you know Tom Deutsch?
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    I went to Chicago to watch my son graduate from the Navy 2 years ago.

    Now I tunw into to Chicago PD on my scanner app to listen to the drama thats overtaken that cities South Side.

    It use to be Cabrini Green but now its the entire South Side.

    What a nightmare.

    Texas is great and Austin is beutiful. Full of kook liberals but beutiful all the same.

    If your forte is heatung you will have to branch out obviously.Not much of that goes on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    It use to be Cabrini Green but now its the entire South Side.
    Cabrini Green....if there was EVER a poster child for a failed government project....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    Texas is a right to work state. Not a lot of union shops and not a lot of licensing.

    There are no apprentice / journeymen requisites to work in the state.

    Your hired and continued employment will depend exclusively on your knowledge, productivity and work ethic.

    Houston has a huge market for commercial and resi techs. Not sure about Austin. The heat for a native is oppressive this time of year. I cant imagine what it would be like for some one for up north.
    AKA Commtech,

    Do you know anything about work the Rio Grande Valley? Thinking about moving down there. Trying to avoid the larger cities Austin, San Antonio, Houston.

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    Do you speak Spanish?
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC5096 View Post
    AKA Commtech,

    Do you know anything about work the Rio Grande Valley? Thinking about moving down there. Trying to avoid the larger cities Austin, San Antonio, Houston.
    Closer to all the drug wars and violence ?

    Hope you're bilingual.

    Lived in Tx my whole life and you wouldnt catch me that close to the border.

    You want small town life go north or north west Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooked View Post
    Do you speak Spanish?
    Some, and I have a darned good translator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    Closer to all the drug wars and violence ?

    Hope you're bilingual.

    Lived in Tx my whole life and you wouldnt catch me that close to the border.

    You want small town life go north or north west Texas.
    Somewhat.

    I like the valley, especially the mild winters. Going back this fall for a visit. Was there two years ago, and there wasn't much in the way of jobs, and what I did find the pay was lousy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Markl View Post
    I lived right across from Indian Knoll School. Do you know Tom Deutsch?
    Not that I'm aware of. I might, but I doubt it.

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