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View Poll Results: What Region do you consider San Antonio to be a part of?
The South 6 11.54%
The West 0 0%
The Southwest 17 32.69%
Other, please explain. 1 1.92%
Texas (It's its own region!) 28 53.85%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What region of the U.S. would you say San Antonio is part of, The South, The West or The Southwest? I’m curious because as many of you may have seen in the too many to count “Southern” threads, the people posting usually go and say this area is southern but I’ve often noticed that many of them either haven’t lived in the area or don’t live in the area. I’ve been here 18 years, I first lived in Converse back when it was just tall grass, Prickly Pears and Mesquite Bushes everywhere with FM-78 surrounded by nothing until you got to Judson and 1516. Yet when I was an undergrad at UTSA, in both History 1043 and 1053 (U.S. History I & II), the professors, who were natives of the area, would say this is part of the west. Even in Texas Politics and Society we were told we were part of the west. To add to the confusion, The UTSA’s Ring’s description of one of the sides says “The contemporary architecture of the Sombrilla is a dominant northwest campus feature. It is where students congregate and friendships are made. Rowdy, the UTSA roadrunner mascot, is boldly portrayed signifying the spirit and tradition of the UTSA. Images of native plant life are ingrained: bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas, wildflowers, and cacti, representative of the Southwest.” Furthermore, visitsanantonio.com, the city owned tourism site says “Native Americans, Colonial Spain, the Canary Islands, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, and the Deep South cross paths in San Antonio.” So what would you consider San Antonio to be part of? Feel free to use a few pictures, just no Wikipedia content since anyone can edit what is on there.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Texas is Texas. It's part Western, part Southern and part Southwestern. It's its own region, in my opinion.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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It's a whole 'nother world....an' we LOVE it!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Texas is Texas. It's part Western, part Southern and part Southwestern. It's its own region, in my opinion.

That's exactly right!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:10 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Texas is Texas. It's part Western, part Southern and part Southwestern. It's its own region, in my opinion.
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It's a whole 'nother world....an' we LOVE it!
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That's exactly right!!
A new choice has been added to the poll.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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I think SA fits in nicely with the SW
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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WAIT! LOL I wanna change my answer then to: Texas (It's its own region!)
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:20 PM
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Location: Ohio
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WAIT! LOL I wanna change my answer then to: Texas (It's its own region!)
I can change the poll totals and add choices, but I can't move a vote from one choice to another. FWIW, I doubt that a single vote will change the outcome of this poll.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Thanks, Bowie!
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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geographically, it seems south. culturally, it seems more southwest.
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