Maybe you’re from New York and feel as though the idea of Texans having so much pride, for their state, comes from some sort of delusionally-based thought process.
Perhaps you believe that Texans are just ignorant, because Texas couldn’t be that awesome…right?
If that sounds close to how you feel, or maybe you’re just curious about why Texans have so much pride for their state, but regardless of the reason, the facts are simple; Texans love Texas and here’s why.
1. We have options.
Texas has it all–rivers, piney woods, the beach, big cities, deserts, hills–you name it, we have it and this is a big factor in why Texas is so awesome, well one factor anyways.
2. Texas is Friendly.
Texas is a friendly place, everyone knows that, but even Texans forget just how friendly their state really is. For part of last year, I lived in Europe and when I got back to Texas I was shocked at how nice everyone was, so much so that I found it almost weird.
Then I remembered how awesome it is when people are nice and my love for the Lone Star State became even stronger.
We may carry guns y’all, but we ain’t gonna use em’ unless we got to.
3. Food in Texas makes your taste buds sing.
Sure Maine has lobster, Idaho has potatoes and New York has steak, but Texas has all that and more, plus its seasoned to perfection–with a little bit of Mexico added in for good measure.
Not only does Texas have some of the best food offered in America, it’s served in portions that would surprise even Paula Deen.
When you’re in Texas you’re welcomed with open arms and a full plate of food, what other reasons do you need?
4. Texas has history, a lot of history.
One of the reasons why Texans love their state so deeply is because we are taught, from an early age, to love Texas.
We’re required to take Texas History, not just U.S. History, or World History, but Texas History. How many states can say that?
5. Texas has Austin.
Austin is the perfect example to show that not all Texans ride horses, chew tobacco and run around acting wild, shouting “y’all.” If you haven’t heard about Austin Texas let me fill you in with some facts:
- Austin is the state capital and home of the University of Texas (5th largest university in the U.S. by enrollment).
- Ranked #1 on MovieMaker Magazine’s annual top ten cities to live and make movies.
- Has more live music venues per capita than any other city and is known as the live music capital of the world.
- Companies such as Dell Computers, Whole Foods Market and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (rated #1 cinema by Entertainment Weekly) were all founded in Austin, Texas.
And the list could go on, but Austin is just another reason why Texans love, and have so much pride for their state…and rightfully so. Read more about Austin, Texas.
6. Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the economy.
Would you be proud of your state if it was continually ranked as one of the world’s top economies and had the most job growth out of all the other states?
Not a big deal or anything, but according to the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Commerce, they estimate Texas’s GDP (gross domestic product) at $1.14 trillion, which makes it the world’s 14th largest economy.
Texas also has more Fortune 500 companies than any other state in the union.
When I hear/read about people dissing Texas, I can’t help but laugh especially because they usually give the same reasons (see “The Wall of Shame/Idiots” below).
When your state has a bigger economy than a country, such as Australia (<3 y’all), you can’t help but feel a lot of love and a lot of pride for your state.
7. We have pride.
If you’re thinking that “pride” can’t be part of the list itself, think again. How many states can you think of, with citizens who have so much pride for their state, add ‘Texas’ to everything– just to make it better?
Don’t know what I’m talking about?
The pride Texans have for our state goes farther back than the California gold rush and is an intricate part of our every day life, but don’t take my word for it…come to any city in Texas, find a good/busy area of town and shout something like “Texas sucks and I wish we could give it back!!”
…But you best make funeral arraignments ahead of time. Sure, every state has a little pride, but nothing beats Texan pride (this is where all non-Texans roll their eyes).
8. The cost of living makes other states look outrageous.
Both for sale in similar locations (city size, distance from downtown, etc.), but, in Texas, you can buy a home twice the size of a home in California for the same price.
Everyone enjoys getting a good deal right? Well, Texas is full of great deals–on things that actually matter (like a roof over your head). Want to hear another great thing about Texas?
We have no personal income tax (one of only 7 states) and if you don’t like the high sales tax (min: 6.25% and max: 8.25%), learn how to spend less…that’s simple and beneficial.
What’s that? Over 10 percent tax on personal income in California? Ouch.
9. There’s plenty of sunshine.
The 5-Day Forecast for Central Texas
But guess what…we get to see more of the sun, never worry about destructive earthquakes, rarely have to flee wildfires, never have blizzards and when tragedies do happen, you can bet your bottom dollar your fellow Texans will come to the rescue.
10. Texas was once a Republic…
Probably the strongest of the ‘reasons’, as to why Texans love Texas so much, is because we were once our own Republic and if we feel the need to secede, we probably will.
Texas has a hell of a better chance at doing so than any other state. We have everything we need–money, oil, population, pride, land, etc. etc. and don’t worry about how Texans would defend themselves/fight for their rights; we’ll pull out the guns if necessary.
Yes, New York is amazing, California is beautiful and Florida has pristine beaches, but there’s something about Texas that just makes it better and if you’re anything like these idiots:
And you just might find yourself getting trampled by a horse ridden by a Texan… No, we don’t all have horses–I know that’s probably shocking. Ok Y’all come back to shenkitup.com now! Have a good day, I’ma go be dumb and ride my horse around in circles!!
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