Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Sadly, Jasper is in what I have always thought is the most beautiful part of Texas, the Sabine River Valley. It is actually quite a ways from Houston, about three hours northeast. It is an extremely remote, heavily, and I mean heavily, wooded area. The woods converge into deep swamp as they approach the Sabine and the massive Toledo Bend Reservoir, which IIRC is the biggest man-made lake in the US if not the world. The area's culture was for a long time pretty much based on crime. Moonshining and robber's hideouts was real big there, now it is pot. For years it was the abode of "the turpentiners", geeked out white trash and low rent black huffers who lived in shanty camps and worked producing turpentine. They also stayed high on it all the time. Turpetine is a mean ass high, makes the addicts to it violent and crazy. A lot of hunters who went in the woods never came out. A lot of fucked up people come out of there, like that loser who did the number on that harmless old black man.
Vidor, on the other hand, is fairly close to Houston, just down I-10 before the LA. border. It is utterly racist, from the Dairy Queen waitress to the National Headquarters of the Camilla Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, every one there hates black people.
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