Brownsvillie & Fort Brown, TX
This covers Brownsville (and pretty much the rest of the Valley).
"General location of the station and description of the territory it" covers
Brownsville's on the extreme southern tip of Texas.
What town: Brownsville
Station: Ft. Brown
Telephone Co. Name: Southwestern Bell
Electric Co. Name: Public Utilities Board(P.U.B.) - $50.00 Deposit & $25.00 Connection Fee
(Must show rental agreement)
Gas Co Name: n/a
Cable Co. Name: Time Warner
City Trash Name: Waste Management aprox. 27.00 a month
City Water Name: P.U.B. - $25.00 Deposit (Must show rental agreement)
Hospital Name: Brownsville Medical Center, Valley Regional Medical
Parks and Rec. Brownsville sports complex
Chamber of Commerce: Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
Welcome Packets are $10.00
Convention & Visitors Bureau: Brownsville Convention Center
Station type of work - The station doesn't cover a whole lot of territory, due to our "X's", which I prefer to think of as compressed AOR's (Areas Of Responsibility). This station covers about 20 miles of the river. We also cover half the town proper (including downtown), and Ft. Brown covers the rest. We're pretty much a straight line watch station, with some bus check thrown in for good measure.
We have horses, bike, and boat-patrol but that's about it. We get detailed out of sector, but not as much as other stations.
Of course, there are special ops you can get into (SRT/Bortac/Borstar), but those are sector assets.
Shopping - Sunrise Mall - flagship stores- Dillard’s, JC-Penny’s, Sears, other stores build a bear, justice for girls, Waldon books, radio shack, Victorias Secert ect. Near the mall - staples, K-Mart, Bed bath and beyond, BestBuy, Target, Michaels, Tj Maxx, Ross for less, Marshalls, Lane Bryant, Old navy, Melrose, Walmart
Eateries - Chilies, chucky cheese, cheddars, Red Lobster, Johnny Carinos, Ihop, Shoneys, Rudy's BBQ, Churches, Chick fli a, KFC, Wendy’s, What a burger, Panda express,
Cellular Telephone - sprint, pocket, cricket, Verizon, T-Mobile,
Local Internet Providers - Time warner cable
Other Services -
University of Texas Brownsville/Pan Am is right downtown
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Outdoor activities (fishing, hunting, hiking, etc.)
Plenty of fishing in the Gulf. Very little freshwater, and anything I pulled out of the rivers and resacas down here, I'd have to nuke and detoxify before I ate. No hiking or camping (unless you crash on the beach). Hunting's pretty good, but can be expensive. If you're a bird hunter, in particular, you'd like it down here. Not much else in the way of outdoor stuff. We've got the ocean, and that's about it.
Very little right now. There're a few dance clubs and a few bars, but that covers it. A new restaurant opening is a big deal down here. It's a little bizarre. Mc Allen is right down the road, though, and that has more options than Brownsville does. Of course, there's always Matamoros. You tend to get recognized down there, though.
Availability of housing, with general conditions and costs
There's not a whole lot of houses in our price range (most new builds are in the 40-75k range), but more and more subdivisions are going up, with some really, really nice ones being planned. Land is fairly inexpensive to buy as well.
Summary of cost-of-living
This is the cheapest place to live that I've ever been. The median wage down here is in the neighborhood of 20k or so (can't remember exactly, but it's close), so your dollar goes a long way. You'd be making three times that in short order, so you live pretty comfortably.