Friday, January 23, 2009

Survival Spotlight - Brenham Texas

The people in Brenham are very down to earth and friendly. It is some of the most beautiful country you will find in Texas. There are rolling hills with outstanding and beautiful views, along with many outstanding cultural features and plenty of recreational opportunities.

Brenham is known as the "Birthplace of Texas" and is located in Washington County. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed by General Sam Houston in Washington County near the Brazos River. Washington County also began the first Independent School District in Texas.

There are many state parks in Brenham including Washington on the Brazos State Park and Museum where visitors can see the history of the area. It is also a great place for family gatherings and offers great educational opportunities for both the young and the old. Lake Somerville is also located a short distance from Brenham and is surrounded by more than 6 parks for camping, fishing, water sports or just plain old relaxation.

Facts on the Economy of Brenham, Texas (as of 2007)

1.) The unemployment rate in Brenham, TX, is 3.30%, with job growth of 0.33%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 19.03%.

2.) Brenham, TX, sales tax rate is 8.25%. Income tax is 0.00%.

3.) The income per capita is $17,773, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $36,528.

Facts About the Weather in Brenham, Texas

Brenham, Texas gets approximately 42 inches of rain per year. The average rainfall in the US is 37 inches per year. Snowfall is approximately 1 inch per year. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The total number of days with rain averages 94. On average, there are 205 sunny days per year in Brenham, Texas. The yearly high temperature is around 95 degrees and generally occurs in July. The average low temperature is 40 degrees and generally occurs in January.

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john beard said...

Brenham is a real nice town. Probably the only real drawback is that its not far enough from Houston, and its on 290 the most direct route to Austin. I stopped on my way to Austin a couple weeks ago, at the Walgreen, the two ladies were really nice country people. I didn't want to leave.

During normal time this just means some people who don't care about commute distance and gas prices are coming in from Houston. And in a SHTF scenario, it is a well known place on the main highway, that may lead to some unwelcomed visitors to town.

Having said all that I follow up with this is Texas. I think even in a SHTF/TEOTHWAWKI event, we will bind togather and get through it all. That plus we are all armed and we have a very strong castle law would very much dissuade most people from robbery. At least I am hoping so.

Another Washington County Fact, Winedale is the Country Home of Leon Hale who writes the old country dude column in the Chronicle and a blog on the chronicles site, both are fun reads.

HermitJim said...

Having lived most all my life in texas, I have to say that country folks have a way, for the most part, of making everyone feel comfortable and welcomed.

However, these same gentle folks would be the first to let you know that while they would gladly share what they have willingly if they could, trying to take things from them without asking could be a VERY bad decision!

Anonymous said...

Just don't let the golden horde get to all that Blue Bell ice cream!

erniesjourney said...

Hehehe Riverwalker - are you trying to talk all of us preppers into moving your way?? Would love to live closer to everyone so we could band together during this, but it looks as if we all will just have to form our "networks" this way so we know who to trust and what our options are in the evnet when are forced to leave our homes - takin it a day at a time LOL!
God Bless and Prep On

P.S. Great post - sounds like a much nicer place to live than where I am in central Indiana!

Riverwalker said...

To: john beard

It's a really great place and I try to get through there every time I get a chance.


Riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

Most country folks in Texas make good neighbors but you sure don't want to get on their bad side!


Riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 6:03

They have real contented cows in that part of the country! I think they even sing! LOL


Riverwalker said...

To: erniesjourney

We got plenty of room! Come on down!


Joel the K said...

I'll pick you up Ernie on my way through from Ohio. ha ha. Riverwalker, I saw a newsclip that Texas is on Fire! And Oklahoma too! What's going on?

john beard said...

Hey joel we need some rain!

riverwalker said...

To: Joel the K

We are really. really dry and like John said, WE NEED RAIN BAD!


Windjammer said...

Wow RW,
I have been bookmarking new prepper networks like crazy. You deserve a huge "attaboy" for being the first to start one up. I'm sure you feel like the proud daddy everytime a new state network comes online.

riverwalker said...

To: Windjammer

Thanks for the kind words. I try to remind myself that it only takes a "spark" to start a fire!

Thanks Windjammer!


Leon Basin said...

Hey, how are you doing? This was a great post.

MADDOG said...


riverwalker said...

To: Maddog

No problem Maddog! Although, I'm a bit too old to be starting a complete nationwide network, I'm glad to see Tom take the idea and run with it. Thanks.


riverwalker said...

To: Leon Basin

Thanks Leon for the gracious comments.

I enjoyed your recent article on consumption. It was really good and brought out a very ggod point about our all consuming nature that has developed in our society.

This particular post was meant to highlight certain parts of our state for those who may be looking to relocate from the big city and attempt a simpler and more frugal lifestyle.



Anonymous said...

Brenham is a very beautiful part of Texas. We love the drive from La Grange to Brenham - in spring time, beautiful blue two lane drive.