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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 06-09-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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I've lived around the country and kolaches were the only thing in your list that I hadn't been exposed to in several other states.
Aren't they called pigs in a blanket in other states?
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:05 PM
 
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Aren't they called pigs in a blanket in other states?
Similar but not really the same. In other places they usually put vienna sausages in croissants. Its not that same heavier, sweeter dough that makes a kolache so great.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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I was born in Texas. But I never thought that way because if you look who was at the Alamo and where they came from it wasn't Texas except a few. You do not get anymore Texan than they were. I've never really run into that except New England and boy do they dislike people from New York and do not mind saying so.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:30 PM
 
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If you were not born in Texas, you are not a Texan, and never will be. Go home yankies and californians!
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:42 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Tennessee just like Davy Crockett, and just like him, I got to Texas as soon as I could. And gosh darnit, if he could be considered a Texan, then so can I!!!!
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:47 PM
 
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I also want to add that for most people who were born and raised in a Southern state, Texas is not really that much of a culture shock and is a pretty seemless transition. Maybe if you were born and raised in NY, Cali, or North Dakota or somewhere, but not when you are already from the South and are already a Southerner at heart anyway. I'm not getting into the whole "Is Texas a Southern state?"debate. I'm just saying that overall, Texas is still Southern enough for the average Southerner from out of state to fit in just fine and feel right at home in Texas.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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If you were not born in Texas, you are not a Texan, and never will be. Go home yankies and californians!
wow.... and this is a great example of the explanation to my friends out of state what Texans are like.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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If you were not born in Texas, you are not a Texan, and never will be. Go home yankies and californians!
Just the kind of yahoo attitude that gives Texas a bad name.

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I was born and raised in Tennessee just like Davy Crockett, and just like him, I got to Texas as soon as I could. And gosh darnit, if he could be considered a Texan, then so can I!!!!
Last I checked, Tennessee is one of those remote Texas counties.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I was born and raised in this state. I am from Midland, TX and have lived in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, and (now) San Antonio. I have been to every corner of this state from Nacogdoches to El Paso to Amarillo. My best friend's brother married a Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta who's been in TX much of her life. We tease the hell out of her, but I guarantee she's more "Texan" than any if you who say you can't be a "Texan" without being born here.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Some of the biggest fans of Texas that I've ever met are the British ex-pats who work in the oil biz in Houston. Texas is a state of mind. You do have to live here to get the full effect though.
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