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Midland
Midland
Texas
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Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County. At the 2010 census, the population of Midland was 111,147, and a 2015 estimate gave a total of 132,950, making it the twenty-fourth most populous city in the state of Texas. Due to the oil boom in Midland, certain officials have given population estimates above 155,000. It is the principal city of the Midland, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Midland County, the population of which grew 4.6 percent, between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012, to 151,662, respectively, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland−Odessa, Texas Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 295,987 on July 1, 2012. People in Midland are called Midlanders. Midland was founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. It is the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, and the onetime home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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We really care about our town. We are big on keeping it clean. The community comes together to express our love for our children by having carnivals, picnic at parks, etc.
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We have really low crime. We are responsible for one another
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There aren't really any elderly age related activities to do. I think there should be a gym or park that is more comfortable for seasoned people.
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I find it very disturbing that a person, such as myself, who has a masters degree and has been employed as a teacher for over 20 years, and has worked as a petroleum geologist, can only find jobs such as Kent Quik that pays $12.00 per hour working as a cashier. At the present time I work as a substitute teacher making $85.00 per day. What's wrong with this picture? I feel I am not wanted or needed by society. I deserve better than this.
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I find it very disturbing that a person, such as myself, who has a masters degree and has been employed as a teacher for over 20 years, and has worked as a petroleum geologist, can only find jobs such as Kent Quik that pays $12.00 per hour working as a cashier. At the present time I work as a substitute teacher making $85.00 per day. What's wrong with this picture? I feel I am not wanted or needed by society. I deserve better than this.

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How did Texas earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Texas has a state sales tax of 6.25%. Of particular interest is that Texas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Texas has an effective property tax rate of 1.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Texas earned its state tax grade of B.

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