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Old 05-02-2012, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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No way Houston belongs in Texafornia. T'ain't right.

As Jerry Jeff Walker famously put it more than 25 years ago, Austin is the Easternmost city in California.

And Houston is the Westernmost city in Louisiana.
True. Houston is just fine in Texassippi.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How is Collin County in Texassissippi and not in Texafornia?
It shouldn't be in either.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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True. Houston is just fine in Texassippi.
Nope, nope, nope. It's nothing like Mississippi. And that whole gulf coast is very different.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Nope, nope, nope. It's nothing like Mississippi. And that whole gulf coast is very different.
I was initially agreeing with you. What region do you feel it belongs in?

I think y'all are taking the titles of the OP's regions too literally. I doubt he/she is saying East Texas is just like the actual state of Mississippi.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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What about Texaco - lots of big companies in Dallas...
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Here is the new version.


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Mostly I wanted to work on Texafornia in this revision. Everyone agree that it was originally too large and didn't include some counties that it should have.

So basically what I did here was to take the metropolitan areas of Houston, DFW, San Antonio, and Austin then add in Killeen-Temple-Ft. Hood and Waco plus two more counties and we have a continuous Texafornia.

Texassissippi can expand into the College Station-Bryan area and Tejico expands up the coast and then gets renamed to Texatecas.

The reason for the name change is that I don't really want to have any of the regions named after states (or countries) that border Texas directly, because naturally those places will be similar but that is really not what I had in mind. You know what I mean? Sure counties on the Oklahoma border are like Oklahoma and counties that border Louisiana are similar to Louisiana, but is that really meaningful information? Anyway, so as a rule I decided that the states used to name Texas regions should not border Texas directly.

I also changed Tensas to Tebraska because on second thought, I think I like that better.

Now, what should we do with the white area?

As always, more input is welcome.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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I think y'all are taking the titles of the OP's regions too literally. I doubt he/she is saying East Texas is just like the actual state of Mississippi.
Exactly right Nairobi.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Exactly right Nairobi.
Well.....I am finding this quite entertaining, and a new way to look at all of the 200-something counties in Texas!! ;-)
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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well, what is the white region named? i dont see a legend for such on the map
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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What about Texaco - lots of big companies in Dallas...
Actually, Texaco would be a good name for the gulf coast area, including Houston, because of all the oil business and big refineries.

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"I doubt he/she is saying East Texas is just like the actual state of Mississippi."
Yeah, but East Texas is very different from the gulf area.

"I doubt he/she is saying East Texas is just like the actual state of Mississippi."

Yeah, but East Texas is very different from the gulf area.

Name suggestions:

Texabraska

Texakota

Texatejas - for the Rio Grande border (Tejas was the orginal name for Texas)
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