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Old 04-29-2012, 11:48 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Default Rank the Southern-ness of these Texan cities

From most Southern to least Southern:

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Lubbock
Corpus Christi
Austin
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:07 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
From most Southern to least Southern:

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Lubbock
Corpus Christi
Austin
Pretty difficult to list--my guess is:

1. Houston
2. Corpus Christi
3. Lubbock
4. Dallas
5. San Antonio
6. Austin

One can make arguments for just about any order. Then again, people can say that none or all of the cities are very Southern.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:41 AM
 
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From most Southern to least Southern:

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Lubbock
Corpus Christi
Austin
I don't think any of those cities are distinctly Southern. To find southerness in Texas, you need to go to the small cities and towns of East Texas. Southern cities in Texas would be Tyler, Paris, Texarkana and to a lesser degree Beaumont and Port Arthur. Generally the further south and west you go, the less Southern, so in descending order of cities with a minor Southern element. I would go:

Houston, Dallas, Austin, Lubbock, San Antonio, Corpus Christi
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
From most Southern to least Southern:

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Lubbock
Corpus Christi
Austin
In the stereotypical sense [most to least]:

1.Houston
2.Dallas
3.Lubbock
4.Austin
5.San Antonio
6.Corpus Christi
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I don't think any of those cities are distinctly Southern. To find southerness in Texas, you need to go to the small cities and towns of East Texas. Southern cities in Texas would be Tyler, Paris, Texarkana and to a lesser degree Beaumont and Port Arthur. Generally the further south and west you go, the less Southern, so in descending order of cities with a minor Southern element. I would go:

Houston, Dallas, Austin, Lubbock, San Antonio, Corpus Christi
Have you ever been to Beaumont or Port Arthur? Those folks have some of the thickest drawls you'll hear in the state.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Have you ever been to Beaumont or Port Arthur? Those folks have some of the thickest drawls you'll hear in the state.
Beaumont, PA & mid-county aren't that bad to me-- the black waterboy mix thingy in PA throws me off a little, but Beaumont-- I never met anyone from there that didn't speak like they were from Houston, Dallas or Austin. However the other podunk towns in that area (like Vidor) and what you describe is most definitely true. But from my experience, certain people in Central TX (way west of Austin) top the Triangle. Borderline unintelligible out there, much like parts of Mississippi.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Trimac20 View Post
From most Southern to least Southern:

Dallas
San Antonio
Houston
Lubbock
Corpus Christi
Austin
I'm going to rank them by the only way that makes sense (replacing most Southern etc with most Texan):

Lubbock
Dallas
Houston
Corpus Christi
Austin
San Antonio

There's no point worrying about "southerness" or dwelling on that aspect. The state and cities are uniquely "Texan". You should figure out which places are the least "Texan".
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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1. Houston,
2. Dallas,
3. Austin,
4. Lubbock,
5. San Antonio,
6. Corpus Christi

The city of Houston itself seems very southern to me. Especially in Areas in NW like around Acres homes or on the east side.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Hasn't the east side of Houston has been predominantly Hispanic for multiple generations???
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Hasn't the east side of Houston has been predominantly Hispanic for multiple generations???
Not talking about just east downtown. Talking about the entire eastside going to Pasadena and baytown up to Humble.
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