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Old 10-29-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Why would anyone believe that there is one mentality covering entire regions or states? There simply isn't an overall mentality anywhere - people are individuals...they think and act with an individual mentality no matter where they live.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I agree with you on the West TX people, you could pick a city up like Amarillo and place the people in a suburb of Atlanta or Birmingham or Nashville and they would blend in better than they would in Arizona or NM.

the people in Hoover,Al actually reminded me of the people in Amarillo.
Now take people out of El Paso and it's a clear difference.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Now take people out of El Paso and it's a clear difference.
Same with San Antonio, McAllen, and Austin. I lived in Abilene for two years and I have family in/from Alabama. Other than political views, there is quite a big difference the people in West Texas and Alabama. Really, West Texas people are friendly and will fit in with anyone who gives them a chance.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Same with San Antonio, McAllen, and Austin. I lived in Abilene for two years and I have family in/from Alabama. Other than political views, there is quite a big difference the people in West Texas and Alabama. Really, West Texas people are friendly and will fit in with anyone who gives them a chance.
Agreed. People in West Texas fit much more with people from NM or Arizona.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Wow so now your calling Texas a mistake???
HAHA, not in the slightest. Just trying to find a colourful way to say that Texas is like the South, Mexico, and the West combined.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Now take people out of El Paso and it's a clear difference.

I was excluding El Paso and McAllen is more like Mexico.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Agreed. People in West Texas fit much more with people from NM or Arizona.

Im talking more of the West TX panhandle, my bad I should have stated that, I agree that people in San Antonio,El Paso blend in better in AZ and NM but people in Amarillo and Lubbock seem to blend in better with the South.

I've hung around Amarillo and Lubbock my whole life, been there many many times and I live in ABQ now and I would say they are alot different, from religion,accents,apperance and friendliness.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:53 AM
 
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Heres the best way to say it:

The South and Mexico had too much to drink after a night of partying. Then the South went back to Mexico's Hotel room.

9 months later Texas was born.
LOL Not bad!
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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Texas is not more liberal or progressive than the rest of the deep south states. That is a fantasy.

Based on the people I've met, I would say that Texans are pretty similar to people in the Carolinas. Obviously the Carolinas don't have the Mexican influence, and Texas doesn't have the same colonial roots.

The cowboy stereotype has some truth to it. Cowboy hats are definitely not popular in the deep south. In Texas, it seemed like every other vehicle was an F-350 driven by a guy in a stetson hat. This comes through somewhat in peoples attitudes, too. The south Atlantic coast is more proper and reserved.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Texas is not more liberal or progressive than the rest of the deep south states. That is a fantasy.

Based on the people I've met, I would say that Texans are pretty similar to people in the Carolinas. Obviously the Carolinas don't have the Mexican influence, and Texas doesn't have the same colonial roots.

The cowboy stereotype has some truth to it. Cowboy hats are definitely not popular in the deep south. In Texas, it seemed like every other vehicle was an F-350 driven by a guy in a stetson hat. This comes through somewhat in peoples attitudes, too. The south Atlantic coast is more proper and reserved.
One thing that Ive noticed in Texas is that there is a HUGE contrast between smaller towns and cities and the major cities. In California, the way people think in LA isnt drastically different than the way people think in a city like Santa Barbara or Eureka. In Texas, the way people think in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, is drastically different from the way people think in a city like Abilene, Tyler, and the rural communities.

The stereotypes in the large cities in Texas dont really hold much water. I havent met many people in Dallas with accents or cowboy boots, or large trucks. However, drive 30 miles to the south or east, and you will see it in droves.

The biggest difference between Texas and the other Southern states is that Texas has a very, very, heavy Mexican influence (as well as a heavy central American influence in Houston and Dallas).
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