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Old 06-25-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What comes to mind when you think about Texas? I'd prefer to keep political or religious perceptions out of this if possible. We have all kinds here just as any other heavily populated state with several major metropolitan areas.

 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: New England
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Armadillos.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: LBC
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What comes to mind when you think about Texas? I'd prefer to keep political or religious perceptions out of this if possible. We have all kinds here just as any other heavily populated state with several major metropolitan areas.
Overly concerned about what others think.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Whenever I think about Texas, the image that immediately comes to mind is a young lady with long blonde hair wearing a cowboy hat and boots and singing country music with a strong southern accent.

Playing an acoustic guitar is a plus. :-)
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I dunno. Anywhere I go in this country, if I happen to mention I am from Texas, I just get a bunch of pejorative crap spewed at me. By people who have never been here. It's fascinating. I usually actually have experience with something before I bash it.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Home of the former Missouri Confederate State Capitol building.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: The South
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When I think of Texas, I always regret that I didn't move to Texas when I started my working career . I have enjoyed all the time I have spent in Texas.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:55 PM
 
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People who live there brag about it a lot.
I lived there for a while. It was okay in some ways, but not remotely my thing.

Crowded. Cluttered. Constant construction.
Feels like a chaotic place every time I go there.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I like Texas, I think it has some great cities and some underrated scenery. I've been to DFW multiple times and Houston, San Antonio, and Midland one time each. Next month I'll go back to DFW and San Antonio and I'll visit Austin for the first time. I liked San Antonio a lot and there seems to be a huge variety of everything in DFW. I wasn't in Houston long enough to form a good impression other than "it is too humid breathe here." I don't think many people will be terribly upset with me for admitting that I despised Midland.

Generally, I've liked most of the people I've met from Texas. I feel like there's a big cultural difference between west and east Texas. The West Texans I've met are the ones who have been closer to the "everything's bigger in Texas" inferiority complex/self-congratulatory stereotype.
 
Old 06-25-2014, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I like Texas, I think it has some great cities and some underrated scenery. I've been to DFW multiple times and Houston, San Antonio, and Midland one time each. Next month I'll go back to DFW and San Antonio and I'll visit Austin for the first time. I liked San Antonio a lot and there seems to be a huge variety of everything in DFW. I wasn't in Houston long enough to form a good impression other than "it is too humid breathe here." I don't think many people will be terribly upset with me for admitting that I despised Midland.

Generally, I've liked most of the people I've met from Texas. I feel like there's a big cultural difference between west and east Texas. The West Texans I've met are the ones who have been closer to the "everything's bigger in Texas" inferiority complex/self-congratulatory stereotype.
State pride isn't limited by east and west. I think the dividing line is more rural vs suburban/urban in that regard. There is a lot to be proud of as a lifetime resident, but I'm never outwardly boastful. Even as someone that's proud to be from here, people can certainly take it over the top and I could see how it could be off putting to someone that wasn't from here.
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