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Old 05-14-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Transplants who write history in TX should be considered Texans...
As should one who was raised here and was govenor of the state, correct?
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Ath,GR
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I have included him as family...
Bush senior was a real old times gentleman...

Perot brought him down...
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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What about Juan Seguin of Alamo fame?
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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For a Top 10,u are obliged to omit certain persons...
There is NO way you can omit Willie Nelson from a Top 10 List of Texan personalities

You're not from around these parts, are ya?
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:44 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Default Here It Is

Alright, folks, here is my top ten. Keep in mind that futexan said "personalities" and not necessarily Texas heroes from history.

These are in no particular order.

1. Sam Houston
2. Audie Murphy
3. Buddy Holly
4. Lyndon Baines Johnson
5. Blackie Sherrod
6. Sam Rayburn
7. Willie Nelson
8. Selena
9. Kay Bailey Hutchison
10. Tom Landry

And there you are.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Alright, folks, here is my top ten. Keep in mind that futexan said "personalities" and not necessarily Texas heroes from history.

These are in no particular order.

1. Sam Houston
2. Audie Murphy
3. Buddy Holly
4. Lyndon Baines Johnson
5. Blackie Sherrod
6. Sam Rayburn
7. Willie Nelson
8. Selena
9. Kay Bailey Hutchison
10. Tom Landry

And there you are.
I like your list better!
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Again, no particular order. Some are transplants, some expats:

1) Dan Rather
2) Anna Nicole Smith
3) LBJ
4) Lance Armstrong
5) Willie Nelson
6) Buddy Holly
7) Don Henley
8) O. Henry
9) Wes Anderson
10) Farrah Fawcett
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Ok...here's my list and in no particulate order

1. Willie Nelson
2. LBJ
3. Sam Houston
4. Lance Armstrong
5. The Bush family (I know they are transplants, but...)
6. Anna Nicole Smith
7. Buddy Holly
8. Sam Rayburn
9. William Barrett Travis
10. Stephen F. Austin (AKA "the father of Texas"!)
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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No LBJ, .......your list is lacking...
LOL! I had to go back and read the question that started this thread. If I were to list the best of Texan personalities, LBJ would follow closely behind Huntsville's prison population.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Status: "Proud to be an American!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Suburban Dallas
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Again, no particular order. Some are transplants, some expats:

1) Dan Rather
2) Anna Nicole Smith
3) LBJ
4) Lance Armstrong
5) Willie Nelson
6) Buddy Holly
7) Don Henley
8) O. Henry
9) Wes Anderson
10) Farrah Fawcett
****

Believe it or not, Dan Rather and Farrah were on my mind as I put a very hard list together. Good post.
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