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View Poll Results: Can you be a "true" Texan if you were born elsewhere?
Yes! 47 53.41%
No 25 28.41%
Maybe (Explain) 16 18.18%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-18-2015, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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I know people born and raised in Texas, but they're not your typical Texans/southerners. So, being born here means nothing, really. My two Texan great-nieces were both born in England, but that doesn't mean they have the mentality or culture of the Brits.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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What is the typical Texan? This whole cowboy/country thing is only one aspect of it. It's mostly out of tradition that we tend to look fondly at the image of it being the "true" Texan. But then I also think about Selena, Beyoncé, the Houston hip hop scene that put Texas on the map. I think of ZZ Top, Richard Linklater the famous movie director, Robert Rodriguez, Bill Moyers, Molly Ivins, etc etc etc
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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What is the typical Texan? This whole cowboy/country thing is only one aspect of it. It's mostly out of tradition that we tend to look fondly at the image of it being the "true" Texan. But then I also think about Selena, Beyoncé, the Houston hip hop scene that put Texas on the map. I think of ZZ Top, Richard Linklater the famous movie director, Robert Rodriguez, Bill Moyers, Molly Ivins, etc etc etc
The Houston "hip hop scene put Texas on the map"? lol

Never heard of it. Texas was on the map long before you think, but all of what you mention are certainly modern Texas icons. I love it all. (Didn't know Beyoncé is a Texan, though ).
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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I thought it was ingrained in anyone's memory who lived in Texas for more than 2 years that Beyonce was Texan, maybe it is just Houstonians.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:07 PM
 
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The Houston "hip hop scene put Texas on the map"? lol

Never heard of it. Texas was on the map long before you think, but all of what you mention are certainly modern Texas icons. I love it all. (Didn't know Beyoncé is a Texan, though ).
As far as hip hop, yes. That's what I meant to say. Before that it was only Geto boys and Scarface.

Beyoncé is all Houston and proud.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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The Houston "hip hop scene put Texas on the map"? lol

Never heard of it. Texas was on the map long before you think, but all of what you mention are certainly modern Texas icons. I love it all. (Didn't know Beyoncé is a Texan, though ).
Actually the Houston hip hop scene did put Texas on the map. The first successful southern rap group the geto boys in the late 80s is from there. A lot of artist from other regions pay their respects to Houston hip hop culture.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Houston "hip hop scene put Texas on the map"? lol

Never heard of it. Texas was on the map long before you think, but all of what you mention are certainly modern Texas icons. I love it all. (Didn't know Beyoncé is a Texan, though ).
mrfoe is trying to say that it put Texas on the "rap map".

But, yes, we've been on the actual map for centuries now.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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I wasn't born here, but I've been here since I was two or three months old. Does that mean I'm not a true Texan?

On another note, I rarely buy Blue Bell Ice Cream. I usually buy HEB's Creamy Creations.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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Okay! This thread has sparked up conversations between me and many of my friends and family who are natives, and ALL of them agreed that you have to be born here, some said its "somewhat" disrespectful to claim a place you are not from....and I agree. You don't play around with that kind of stuff..

I mean some folks may be nice and tell you "awww that cute" but some folks would be offended by it...
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Okay! This thread has sparked up conversations between me and many of my friends and family who are natives, and ALL of them agreed that you have to be born here, some said its "somewhat" disrespectful to claim a place you are not from....and I agree. You don't play around with that kind of stuff..

I mean some folks may be nice and tell you "awww that cute" but some folks would be offended by it...
I was born in a foreign country because my father was in the military. Does that mean I'm not American? I don't even qualify for citizenship in my country of birth. Does that mean the people who are defending our country are having non-American babies overseas? No, it doesn't. The only qualification for being American is citizenship. Even if you aren't a citizen, if American culture is all you know, then you are American. The same logic can be applied to any location. I've been in Texas since I was a baby. That is the only state culture I know.
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