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Why Not Being Texan Hurts Worse Than Nails on a Chalkboard

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Being from Texas has its pros and cons, just like being from any other state. But, not being from Texas, from our point of view, has far more cons. When you think about the great things we get to experience, the beautiful scenery we work and live in (yes, even our cities can be beautiful), and all the wonderful ways in which we get to express our state pride, it’s a wonder the entire U.S. population doesn’t reside here. So, in our humble opinion, here are three reasons why not being a Texan hurts worse than nails on a chalkboard (woo…just got the chills there for a second!)

1. Cowboy/Western Boots: We Love ‘Em!

Why Not Being Texan Hurts Worse Than Nails on a Chalkboard

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You’ll find that in Texas, everyone owns at least one pair of cowboy boots or western footwear. Either for fashion or for work, we’re proud of them and wear them as consistently as possible. If you’re not a Texan, can you say that where you’re from? We didn’t think so. Hurts, doesn’t it?

2. Texas Road Trips Are Amazing

Why Not Being Texan Hurts Worse Than Nails on a Chalkboard

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Road trips across and throughout our state can go as far as making you feel like you’ve visited another country! We have beautiful flatlands in the Panhandle area, gorgeous vistas in the Texas Hill Country, amazing beaches on the Gulf Coast, and East and West Texas are second-to-none for their own brand of stellar scenery. If you’re not a Texan, we’d venture a guess you can’t say that about where you’re from. We know. It hurts. We know.

3. Good Manners Are Second-Nature

Why Not Being Texan Hurts Worse Than Nails on a Chalkboard

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We actually say, “Howdy,” and we genuinely mean, “Hope y’all have a good day.” You’ll find opened doors, shaking hands, tipping of hats, and pleases and thank yous to be commonplace here in Texas. For all of you non-Texans… well, we’ll just leave that one alone. But, if it doesn’t sting a little that good manners appear to be a thing of the past in other parts of America, you haven’t been to Texas, aren’t from Texas, or simply haven’t experienced what general niceties really are.

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