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It is difficult to define Texas as a whole because the state is really diverse. So, I will divide the state into regions by culture and geography:

East Texas: Basically anything to the east of I-45 is East Texas...Culturally similar to other southern states. Huge amount of confederate flags and rednecks. Everyone's obsessed with high school football, Baptists rule everything. Geographically, It's flat with some sprawling Pine Forests in the Northeast. Climate is hot and humid. There's three seasons here: Summer, Almost summer, and Spring. The main cities are: Beaumont, Texarkana, Lufkin, Tyler, Nacogdoches, and Port Arthur.

Central Texas: Beautiful Country, abundance of rolling hills and gorgeous streams. Often ignored by other parts of Texas. Schlitterbahn(voted best waterpark in america) is there. Climate is wonderful, it's warm and dryer than other parts. Major cities: Austin, Temple, Kileen, New Braunfels, and Waco.

North Texas: This mainly Includes the panhandle which is mainly similar to the midwest. It's really flat with almost nothing but farms and grass. There is beauty close to Palo Duro Canyon. Major Cities: Amarillo and Lubbock.

West Texas: Arid but beautiful. This is the sterotype that most people have about all of Texas. It is mainly a part of the Chihuahuan Desert(which is not a dog) and is really beautiful around the Big Bend areas. Hot and Dry, this region is similar to the Southwest. Major Cities: El Paso, Odessa, and Midland.

South Texas: Mainly farming and ranching areas. Not much here but the Rio Grande Valley. Huge influx of Mexican Immigrants. King Ranch is here which is bigger than Rhode Island. The main tourist attraction here is South Padre Island which is the only place in Texas where you will find clean beaches. Major Cities: Brownsville, McAllen, Corpus Christi, and Kingsville.

Urban Texas: Includes the areas of Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and San Antonio. These areas have a culture of it's own and don't normally conform to the areas they're in.
Texas differs in each region of the state.
by jadali May 03, 2008
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the only state people are damn proud to be from
"you don't know bout' the way we talk
boys say we got country words
but i don't really care what you heard
cuz you don't know bout' the dirty 3rd

they don't know what that scar bout
they don't know what that bar bout
they don't know what that candy car bout
or smokin that joint about
texas is the home of the playas and pimps
showin naked ass in the great state of texas
3rd coast born i mean we're texas raised
TEXAS, MOTHER FUCKER, THATS WHERE I STAY!"

- mike jones
by jklolz May 25, 2005
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contrary to popular belief, texas is probably the least racist of states and contains a huge diversity of mexicans,whites and blacks. Our moral qualities are also in fact sterling and to be aspired to, for we rarely condone stupid behaviour like cousins having sex or something of that nature. All i can say for those who don't deserve to reserve an opinion about texas because they haven't been there is that they should come down and experience the serenity that defines texas. I'd also like to comment that george bush is not actually from texas.
reppin ATX and H-town bitches!!! DA BOTTOM!!!
(warning: weather in texas extremely unpredictable)
by nolimitsoldier February 19, 2006
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One of the biggest states in America. Unfortunately, it has fallen prey to the biggest negative stereotypes in America, most of which come from people who have never even been to the place.

Ironically, one of the biggest stereotypes that Texas faces is that everyone there is racist. The people that follow this belief are racist themselves, not to mention hypocritical, for believing the stereotype.

I am a Texan. I do not fall under any of the stereotypes that are floating around. Any ignorant bastard that believes them can go fuck themselves.
Dipshit: So where are you from?

Texan: I'm from Texas.

Dipshit: What? Fuck you! I bet you have sex with your sister every night wearing a cowboy outfit and country music on the stereo on full-blast! Why don't you just burn and die you racist bastard!

Texan: Um... I hate country music, I've never worn anything that a cowboy would wear, I'm not racist, and having sex with relatives is illegal even in Texas, and I wouldn't want to do that anyway...

Dipshit: Huh? Is it really illegal?

Texan: ...You've never been to Texas, have you?

Dipshit: Well, no...

Texan: Damn hypocritical racists...
by A.Proud.Texan December 22, 2010
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I've lived in Texas all my life, so I actually know this stuff.

Texas is pretty cool, things are generally bigger here, but since when is that better or worse? We are not all racist. In fact, most of us are some of the most tolerant people you'll meet (i.e. we are not all bible belters). That's just the super small towns where people aren't extremely educated. We are usually fairly friendly, unless someone else is rude first, and we will ALWAYS stand up for, and defend our own. We have lots of pride in our state, which sometimes makes other people mad, and/or pisses them off a bit.

Oh, and we don't ride horses to school or wear cowboy hats all over the place either. Maybe one in a thousand people actually wear boots, unless you're in rural texas, which is a completely different story.

We may be a bit obese, but hey, we like fried food. Lots of people do, we're just a little more enthusiastic about it here!
Texas is simply texas. If you don't live here, you don't know. Don't knock something until you've tried it! (or been there, in this case!)
by Texan_Girl_<3 July 08, 2011
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The only place that's more American than America.
You're moving to Texas? That's the place where people are more American than Americans.
by stephierburck March 10, 2012
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Contrary to popular belief, Texas is not the only state that has once been its own independent nation. Hawaii, California, South Carolina, Vermont, and the no longer existant West Florida all have histories of being their own nations. North Carolina and Rhode Islands were also briefly their own nations as well.
Texas does not have the right to secede from the Union, but it does however, have the right to split itself into as many as five states on the approval of its legislature for the purpose of increased Senate representation.
Texas is the second largest state in the US in terms of both area and population, with Alaska being larger and California more populous.
Texas became the 28th state in the United States in 1845.
by TXChris March 22, 2006
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