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Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« on: February 08, 2022, 08:56:56 AM »
To continue a discussion on "West" Texas.   How do you see the state from an officiating standpoint and living here?

Living:
As a born and breed Ft. Worth native:
     Central Texas is I35 from Denton to Round Rock and Weatherford to Arlington.  Dallas has no standing.
     East Texas is anything east of Dallas.
     West Texas is anything south of I20 and West of Central Texas.
     Armpit of Texas (Costal area) Anything within 100 miles of Houston.
     Panhandle/Plain is anything north of I20 to OK.
     South Texas is from Austin to Laredo

Officiating: 
"West" Texas is anything west of I35 that you have to drive more than an hour from school to school. 

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2022, 09:16:32 AM »
Born and raised in Houston then moved to East Texas. Then transferred to Amarillo where I started officiating football. Then to Dallas and then to Tyler and now back in Houston area. 
Worked small 6 man to 6A football.

That said, I have worked football in a lot of venues in Texas. Old CCC built stadiums (Clarendon and Jacksonville), down in Valleys (Canyon) on high hills (Blue Ridge). Big stadiums, little stadiums, in rain, snow, sleet, heat, wind and most everything in between.

While the terrain, sites and sounds may be different, there is nothing to compare to Texas high school football.

Now back to your original topic.
Yes West, TX is actually pretty far east and Mason ainít nowhere near west Texas.
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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2022, 02:00:22 PM »
Born and raised about 40 miles east of Waco, then moved to West Texas around 6th grade, then the panhandle for high school. 

That said:  There's actually two areas known as central Texas - Waco claims to be central (when I was in Scouts, it was the HOT - Heart of Texas Council). but Brownwood claims to be the Heart of Texas as well.  I'd define central Texas as a narrow band between say, 1-45and Brownwood (to include all of DFW metroplex) West Texas as between Brownwood San Angelo, Eastland, Throckmorton, and all points west to Lubbock, and north of the Hub City is the Panhandle, north Texas is from Throckmorton north to Oklahoma, including everything north of metroplex, South Texas is obvious, East Texas is everything east of I-45.

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2022, 03:27:30 PM »
Born and raised about 40 miles east of Waco, then moved to West Texas around 6th grade, then the panhandle for high school. 

That said:  There's actually two areas known as central Texas - Waco claims to be central (when I was in Scouts, it was the HOT - Heart of Texas Council). but Brownwood claims to be the Heart of Texas as well.  I'd define central Texas as a narrow band between say, 1-45and Brownwood (to include all of DFW metroplex) West Texas as between Brownwood San Angelo, Eastland, Throckmorton, and all points west to Lubbock, and north of the Hub City is the Panhandle, north Texas is from Throckmorton north to Oklahoma, including everything north of metroplex, South Texas is obvious, East Texas is everything east of I-45.

People somehow think North Texas (our football chapter) is in the DFW area.  Come on man, I'm 15 minutes from the Oklahoma border.  WE are NORTH.  DFW isn't.   ;D

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2022, 04:10:58 PM »
Come on man, ...   ;D

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2022, 05:09:47 PM »
An expression that will go down in the halls of infamy.
LGB.   ;D

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2022, 05:14:05 PM »
People somehow think North Texas (our football chapter) is in the DFW area.  Come on man, I'm 15 minutes from the Oklahoma border.  WE are NORTH.  DFW isn't.   ;D

 I said DFW was central, not north, and that everything above metroplex was north. :)

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2022, 06:48:50 PM »
I said DFW was central, not north, and that everything above metroplex was north. :)

My comment wasn't for you.  We get a lot of new people who join us and think we are in DFW.

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2022, 07:20:05 PM »
In other Texas news:  I heard today that Amarillo is getting a Buc-ees!

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2022, 08:46:24 PM »
If only Wellington had something other than an Allsups!
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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2022, 10:28:01 AM »
It seems to me someone needs a Texas geography lesson or two.  Just sayin'

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2022, 11:49:54 AM »
As I have always stated to my Northern Brethren from other states, Texas areas are as follow: Down in The Valley, Around The Hill Country, Near The Coast, Over in East Texas, Out in West Texas and Up in The Panhandle.

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Re: Parts of Texas (officiating and living)
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2022, 07:22:40 PM »
As I have always stated to my Northern Brethren from other states, Texas areas are as follow: Down in The Valley, Around The Hill Country, Near The Coast, Over in East Texas, Out in West Texas and Up in The Panhandle.

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