15 Reasons Why Texas Will Always Be Home

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“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as quickly as I could!” That saying exists for a reason. No matter where life leads, if you have ever lived in the Lone Star State, it will become your home sweet home. There are myriad reasons why Texas gets in your blood, but here are a few of our favorites:

1. Texas barbecue — No one forgets the first time they taste “fall apart” brisket.

Texas Barbecued meats

2. If you can fry it and put it on a stick, you’ll find it at the Texas State Fair!

Fried cheesecake on a stick

3. Texas football — Back to school means Friday Night Lights.

Football Player knealing on sidelines

4. The stars at night really ARE big and bright.

Guadalupe Mountain Stars

5. There is simply no substitute for a breathtaking Texas sunrise.


6. Texas music — the Lone Star State is home to countless music legends.

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

7. With summer temperatures soaring into triple digits, Texans know just how to survive the annual swelter.

Floating the Frio

8. In spring, iconic Texas bluebonnets skirt the highways and fill fields with spectacular color.

Willow City by Barbara Shallue

9. Texas cowboys — there’s almost always a rodeo going on somewhere.


10. Texas has majestic mountains…

Big Bend National Park

Photo: Flickr/robbie

11. And beautiful beaches, all within state lines.


12. Because Blue Bell…

Blue Bells Big Comeback

13. …and Whataburger…

12 Things only Texans Can Brag About

14. And Tex-Mex!

Tex Mex

15. Texas charm– there is no place like it on Earth!

Live Oak, Texas