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View Poll Results: Which is the Most Authentically Texan City?
Houston 6 4.51%
San Antonio 23 17.29%
Dallas 19 14.29%
Austin 8 6.02%
Fort Worth 37 27.82%
El Paso 10 7.52%
Arlington 1 0.75%
Corpus Christi 0 0%
Plano 24 18.05%
Laredo 0 0%
Other 5 3.76%
Voters: 133. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-02-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm sorry, but when did the general US thread become a Texas thread? It seems to become increasingly acceptable to hijack this forum for All Things Texas, but I really don't notice other states pulling this stunt.
Chile.... We are >>here<<
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:01 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Not sure why you're raving about, I really like Ft Worth for the TX feel/history as well as the fact that it's THE regional museum town. Very underrated place. Unless for some reason you feel that "most Texas" means "most crappy" for some bizarre reason?
...huh?
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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I'm a bit curious how Plano (of all places) got 9 votes out of nowhere. I mean, I get it if people think that the most authentic/quintessential city of Texas is the one that is most emblematic of suburban Texas and that, indeed (as measured by population alone) Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas... but really?
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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Didn't vote because I'm from Texas, but I'm guessing you made the list based on population. Arlington and Plano should be dropped; the better choices should be Lubbock/Amarillo, Midland/Odessa, and the Rio Grande Valley.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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Yes, I made the list based on population - seemed as fair a way to decide on a top ten list as any - but that wasn't so much what surprised me... Only that seemingly within a span of minutes out of nowhere it seemed that Plano went from zero to nine votes. Just seemed odd.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:17 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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Why wasn't Amarilluh listed?
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:26 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Why wasn't Amarilluh listed?
It's not much of a city.... however, it's still MORE of a city than freaking PLANO.

Seriously, how did Plano get A vote in the first place?
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:50 PM
 
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Why wasn't Amarilluh listed?
As I originally said, these are the ten largest cities in Texas (some surprisingly so). Any others, including Amarillo that are not in the top ten would fall in the "other" option.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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It's not much of a city.... however, it's still MORE of a city than freaking PLANO.

Seriously, how did Plano get A vote in the first place?
Hey, if people figure that there is nothing more "authentically Texan" nowadays than suburban sprawl and McMansions side-by-side with corporate office parks organized around a freeway, then I can see how Plano might fit the bill. I'm just a little skeptical about it receiving nine votes seemingly out of thin air.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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As I originally said, these are the ten largest cities in Texas (some surprisingly so). Any others, including Amarillo that are not in the top ten would fall in the "other" option.
Oh, ok. I guess for some reason I thought Amarillo was bigger than it was.
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