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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 06-10-2015, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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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.
I never knew kolaches were somewhat of a Texan thing until just a few years ago, actually.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:25 PM
 
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I never knew kolaches were somewhat of a Texan thing until just a few years ago, actually.
Kolaches are not a Texas thing, they are Czech.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: south Georgia
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I never knew kolaches were somewhat of a Texan thing until just a few years ago, actually.
They were brought to the state by Czech settlers who came to central TX in the 1840s. Absolutely LOVE the Czech Stop (bakery/convenience store) and Czech Cafe in West, TX (the town, not the region lol)!
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:00 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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A true Texan is born and raised in Texas
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Kolaches are not a Texas thing, they are Czech.
Look at my post and find the word "somewhat".
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Some people say that you're not a "true" Texan if you were born outside of the state. Others (like me) believe that if you move here and you are in the Texas "state of mind" and you love the state and claim it as your home, then you are a "true" Texan. I was actually born in Georgia, but my dad was from Texas and he moved all over the state until he moved to Georgia for work. We always went to visit family during holidays and I would go spend the summer with my aunt and uncle in Texas. I can remember begging my parents to move to TX when I was younger because of how much I loved it! Now, I've graduated high school and I'm here for college and I don't plan on leaving! I am now proud to call myself a proud resident of the great state of Texas and there is nowhere else I would rather call home!!! I may have been born in GA but my heart is in TX and I consider myself a TRUE Texan!
I was born in Texas.

I'd say no, you can't be a true Texan if you weren't born here. I'd even go so far as to say that if you're first generation, you're only about 90% true.

I'm second generation and I sometimes feel like a poseur.

JMHO.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was born in Texas.

I'd say no, you can't be a true Texan if you weren't born here. I'd even go so far as to say that if you're first generation, you're only about 90% true.

I'm second generation and I sometimes feel like a poseur.

JMHO.
Now this is what I disagree with. I was born in Texas. My brother was born less than 100 miles away in Louisiana. Aside from some meaningless paperwork, he's no less Texan than I am. Hell, he even wears UT orange. I never wear that stuff.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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Can't we just all agree that you at least have to spend some time in Texas to be considered a "real" Texan?

I mean the cultural similarities with other states are just due to Texas being pretty Southern or "middle America" but the unique less lies in living in and loving the states independent way of life.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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I am a 4th generation Texan (all my family comes from Houston - Beaumont/PA area), and I agree with a few other posters, you have to be born and raised here to be a "true" Texan. Alot of folks want to claim it, but you "ant" a Texan if you were not born and "raised" here. LOL. For the folks who claim and it and "ant" from here..thanks for showing us love, but NO, your not a Texan.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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I am a 4th generation Texan (all my family comes from Houston - Beaumont/PA area), and I agree with a few other posters, you have to be born and raised here to be a "true" Texan. Alot of folks want to claim it, but you "ant" a Texan if you were not born and "raised" here. LOL. For the folks who claim and it and "ant" from here..thanks for showing us love, but NO, your not a Texan.
I agree.
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