Misery loves company right? Isn't that how the saying goes? It does tend to be true in terms of people. Those who are extremely unhappy tend to bring others down with their Eeyore the donkey's boohoo attitude. Poor me, I have nothing, I have no one, nothing good ever happens to me. Be careful because those types of folks can suck the life right out of you.

But what if miserable were a town, a city a place to live? Ewwww why? I sure wouldn't want to move somewhere that is considered miserable. Oddly enough there is actually a list of the most 'miserable cities in Texas.' Is Odessa on the list? How about Midland? Any surrounding small towns? Let's dive deeper...

According to Business Insider, these are the top 5:

1.Port Arthur-mainly because

 

the small city is often in the path of the state's worst storms.

2. Brownsville, Texas-according to Business Insider, this city ranks 12th overall in                the nation.

Of Brownsville's 183,000 residents, more than 31% live in poverty and 35% don't have health insurance.

3. Huntsville, Texas-

The Texas prison system is headquartered in Huntsville, where, since 1999, all the state's executions have been done.

4. Harlingen, Texas- Business Insider shares that this city is

Just a short drive away from Brownsville and the U.S.-Mexico border, Harlingen often experiences influxes of immigrants.

5. Pasadena, Texas-for starters, I had no clue there was such a city in Texas and I was born and raised here! According to this article,

The small, working-class city was once the headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, petrochemical plants litter the cityscape, and one-fifth of the city's population lives in poverty.

Fortunately, the Permian Basin did not make the top 5 and in all honesty, I myself have never been to any of the Texas cities in the top 5. If you have, do you agree with the list?

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