5 Weird Habits Texans Defend

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Here in Texas, we take things serious, folks. There’s plenty of habits others outside of our great state may think are strange but to us, they are perfectly within the normal range.

Some traditions are passed down from generation to generation. We are proud of our state and the things that truly scream you’re from Texas if you do this. Below are five habits some may consider weird but to us, they are a national past time and time-honored traditions.

1. We take family photos among the bluebonnets.



No Texas Road trip is complete without the traditional stop by the side of the road to snap that legendary picture of the family in the bluebonnet fields.

Just be sure to check the grounds before posing for that once in a lifetime photo. Never know what other critters may be trying to photobomb your picture. It’s hard to resist the beauty the bluebonnets inspire among our Texas roots.

2. We love tubing on the river.


Photo: Facebook/comalriverhappenings

Whether it’s the Comal River, the San Marcos River, the Guadalupe River, the Medina River, or any other river you fancy in the Hill Country, tubing is a national past time in Texas.

Texans take to the rivers and throw in their tubes for an all day affair of floating down the river’s path with nothing but the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and blissful sounds of nature as their backdrop.

3. We stand in line for hours for barbecue.


Photo: Facebook/KillensBbq

On any given day, in any given Texas town it’s not surprising to find a line down the block of people waiting to get some of the best barbecue in town from their favorite BBQ joints.

Winter, spring, summer or fall, anytime is a good time for some good ole’ barbecue. Folks in these parts see nothing wrong with standing for hours on end just to get their favorite brisket, sausage, or ribs.

4. We fry everything.


Photo: Facebook/EpicFoodPorn

Here in Texas, we love our food so much we just have to make it even sweeter by frying everything. With carnivals, rodeos, and festivals serving up the latest in fried options, it’s no wonder this may be considered a strange habit by some.

You name it we fry it! Oreos, Twinkies, pickles, ice cream, cheese sticks, and the list is full of endless possibilities.

5. There is no other football like high school football.



There’s nothing like the Friday night lights of a fall evening jam-packed with high school football…Texans’ favorite past time in any part of the state.

High school football could very well take center stage over any college or professional football game as the rivalries and excitement build up around the evenings match up. The drill teams, bands, and flag corp all come together to present the complete package of support as we cheer on a sport where fathers and sons and grandsons have all graced the fields carrying on a time-honored tradition we Texans hold true to heart.