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Moving to texas

Post by singleshotman » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:47 pm

Are there any live steam clubs in Dallas, my wife has been offered a great job with Boeing, and they will pay relocation and even buy our house here in southern CA if it does not sell within 90 days.So i guess we can't lose, so i guess it's off to Texas-i'm retired but my wife is 56, really good jobs are hard to find at that age.Cannot turn down a deal this good.i hate to leave CA, but what can you do? My wifes father was in the military so they moved every year or so she's used to it.I have been here fifteen years.BuT CA is dying on the vine, i grew up here, moved away but came back.

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Re: Moving to texas

Post by Harlock » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:17 pm

There seem to be a couple. Anetta Valley & Western - and the Able Springs & North Texas.

A little farther out (less than a few hundred miles) is also two nice private tracks, Wimberley, Blanco & Southern and Commanche & Indian Gap.

Seems you'd want to get ahold of these guys: To start with. When you go to the Able Springs site you end up there. They seemed to be plugged into the various private tracks in the area in a sort of loose network.

I can also potentially put you in touch with Nick Edwards of the WB&C if you don't have any luck.

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Re: Moving to texas

Post by FredR » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:06 pm

Understand that these are private tracks. Able Springs in part of the SWLS club. Wimberley, which is the finest track in Texas, is typically 'invite only'. However, the owner Nick Edwards is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

Another club, Houston Area Live Steamers (WWW<dot>HALS<dot>ORG) has a great track, however, it would be a long drive for you since Dallas and Houston might as well be on the opposite side of the world.


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Post by Fred_V » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:48 pm

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Re: Moving to texas

Post by slsf1060 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:12 am

Hey Singleshot,

Give me a shout when you're able, and we'll get you introduced at the AS&NT. It's the closest 7 1/2 track to Dallas, and we've got a great bunch of guys that meet out there Wednesdays and Saturdays. The SWLS Spring Business meet is actually this weekend out at Terry McGrath's beautiful Annetta track. Looks like it will be a great meet.

I'm still SWLS Pres untill then, when the new officers take over.

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Re: Moving to texas

Post by sbalkum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:03 pm

The Southwestern Live Steamers hold about 6 meets per year at the private tracks of members throughout Texas and southern Oklahoma. We also hold joint meets with HALS and LOCO. The variety of tracks is the club's strength. You definitely should take up Darren's offer to get involved at AS&NT and other SWLS meets.

The Comanche & Indian Gap and Wimberley Blanco & Southern are certainly some of the invitational gems of the state and worth the trips.

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