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View Poll Results: What is Texas?
The South 97 51.87%
The Southwest 22 11.76%
The West 1 0.53%
The Midwest 3 1.60%
Can't categorize it. It's just Texas. 64 34.22%
Voters: 187. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-27-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'll agree that visually it looks like some parts of the south, dense forest cover and small towns with town squares in the middle but that's about it.

Visually, not culturally.
I disagree - east Texas is DEFINITELY southern culturally - with some TexMex thrown in for good measure. These combine to make East Texas one of the best areas in the US in my opinion. We have the best of several worlds!
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I disagree - east Texas is DEFINITELY southern culturally - with some TexMex thrown in for good measure. These combine to make East Texas one of the best areas in the US in my opinion. We have the best of several worlds!
That poster clearly didn't know what they were talking about anyway.

On a side note, I know there are definitely some parts of East Texas with a considerable amount of "Tex Mex" but I don't think that's necessarily the case for a great deal of the region. Many East Texas towns have populations that are barely more than 5% Hispanic and you can hardly find a decent taco anywhere.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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This is a picture of my grandfather at his blacksmith shop in New Waverly, Texas (east Texas) in about 1914. My grandfather is the one all the way to the left. My great grandfather is the short guy all the way to the right. Southern all the way.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I was in Houston for 5 days last week and I visited all parts of that city.And I would say that Houston felt southern.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:34 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I was in Houston for 5 days last week and I visited all parts of that city.And I would say that Houston felt southern.
Ok.

Now go to San Antonio.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ok.

Now go to San Antonio.
Where parts of the city feel southern and others really don't.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:44 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Where parts of the city feel southern and others really don't.
Point is, of course Houston will feel southern. So will Dallas.

But the further west you go, it won't even remotely feel that way.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Point is, of course Houston will feel southern. So will Dallas.

But the further west you go, it won't even remotely feel that way.
It didn't seem to me that the poster was saying otherwise. He was just sharing his experience. A lot of first time visitors are often surprised by how southern southeast Texas is.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:06 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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It didn't seem to me that the poster was saying otherwise. He was just sharing his experience. A lot of first time visitors are often surprised by how southern southeast Texas is.
... yeah, I guess they would be more into thinking about the cowboys n' horses stereotype applying to the ENTIRE state.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Where parts of the city feel southern and others really don't.
And, aside from vegetation and climate, there are many parts of Houston that don't "feel" very Southern, but the major cities don't really represent the state as a whole. Too many outside influences.

IMO, as I have stated many times, and it's not even so much an opinion... as much as I simply agree with the fact that Texas is indeed a Southern state. When I go to San Antonio (which I do quite often since my dad lives there), I still feel like I'm "in the South". Just as much as I would if I went to Houston, Dallas, or Longview. I acknowledge the Mexican/Spanish influence there, but I still grasp the fact that it's a Southern city... and NOT a Southwestern city like a few confused and misinformed posters keep saying.
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