What is it about Texas?

Real Estate Agent with Houston Realty



For all of the fellow Texans reading this, I am pretty confident in saying that we will all agree how much we love Texas...but what exactly is it that we love? Is it the food? The people? The land? What is it that you love about Texas?texas proud

Doug Supernaw's "Red and The Rio Grand" names a lot of reasons why we love Texas:

One lone star waving in the wind
A longhorn standing proud behind a rusty barbed wire fence
Cowboy hats and hearts that never bend
I was born and raised a Texan and will be 'til the end

As I travel down that blue bonnet highway
I'm thankful I was born a lucky man
And I know that I will live and die my own way
Somewhere between the Red and Rio Grande

Two old boots, dusty, worn, and stained
By the oilfields and the ranches and the blood that fell like rain
Heroes hearts that fought to change our name
From Tejas to Texas where the Lone Star proudly waves

As I travel down that blue bonnet highway
I'm thankful I was born a lucky man
And I know that I will live and die my own way
Somewhere between the Red and Rio Grande

  texas What are your top ten reasons for loving Texas? Here are some of mine...I am sure I will think of many more once I post this but I am interested in hearing what your love affair with Texas stems from:


•1.    The people - this is no doubt number one. We must have the friendliest people in the entire world. The spirit of our state is evident in everything that we do. I do believe the statement, ‘...give you the shirt right off of his back" must have came from Texas". I can't forget that Texas people are pretty darn smart too...after all Dr. Pepper was invented here. Quality - that's what Texas folks are!

•2.    The road trips - I can't think of another place on earth that would have as many great road trips as Texas. Think of all the scenic terrain you would see traveling across Texas and you must stop and "smell" the bluebonnets!

•3.    Sweet Tea and a nice front porch - it's pure Texas ya'll and I love it!

•4.    Tex-Mex food - No New York City food here...this is what our tummies yearn for!

•5.    Texas music - what do you say, "we gather all these great Texans, head on a road trip to Lukenbach, grab some ice tea and Mexican food while listening to good Texas Country music...that is what I am talking about!

•6.    Good economy and property values when compared to others in the country.

•7.    Good Manners still exist in Texas. There is nothing like the sound of a child saying, "yes, sir and no ma'am" unless of course it is that same child saying, "please and thank you".

•8.     The team spirit we have while cheering for our favorite school's team...no matter what Texas team it is...it's still Texas!Hartman Bridge



•9.    Everything is big in Texas - we live on our own grand scale and it is grand enough for me!


•10.  Winding rivers, lazy lakes and camping out under the stars....with my family.


This post was the perfect way to start my day and think about the things I am thankful for...I can't wait to hear your thoughts...

Comments (11)

Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Misty, what a wonderful localism post for TX. I like TX too, except when we play them in football.
Mar 27, 2008 10:11 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Yes, I agree this is a nice Localism Post for people to get a "feel" of Texas....problem is you didn't put it in Localism??? E-mail me if you need help :)   I have never been there but if it is as nice as Montana....big skies, open spaces, etc. then I might go there one day.

Mar 28, 2008 03:10 AM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes
As a former Texan (San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Waco) I can honestly say that Texas has its own personality that is unforgettable. The friendly people, hospitality, great food, frequent festivities and outstanding weather brings your great state a combination of goodies that can't be found anywhere else.
Mar 29, 2008 04:55 AM
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hello Misty,
A wonderful post about your state and all the great things about Texas.  I've never visited Texas but it is on my "list". 
Mar 31, 2008 01:19 AM
Misty Thomas
Houston Realty - Crosby, TX
Realtor Crosby, TX

Missy - I like when we play you in footbal!! Heck, I like when we play anybody...it is fun!!

Kathy - I think I have it posted in Localism now...thank you for the heads up and the extra help!

Chuck _ you are 100% right. I am glad while you were here you were able to make memories that are still with you!

Cynthia - Thank you!! Get here as fast as you can...this time of year is BEAUTIFUL!

Mar 31, 2008 03:29 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Missy, great post about Texas. Good idea from Kathy to put it in Localism. AND, welcome to Active Rain!



Apr 06, 2008 07:19 AM
Lindsay Pendleton
Relocating To Baton Rouge & Surrounding Areas - Baton Rouge, LA
Marketing Agent - Property Management in Baton Rou
Awesome Post Missy! This makes me want to saddle up and head over to Texas! Hey, All my X's live in Texas- okay, not really..I just always wanted to say that :)
Apr 07, 2008 06:24 AM
Misty Thomas
Houston Realty - Crosby, TX
Realtor Crosby, TX
LOL, Lindsay...well, all I can say is, if all your x's live in Texas you must have awesome taste!! ;o) Thank you for your comment, it made me smile!
Apr 07, 2008 07:19 AM
Becky Respess
Broker/Associate Century 21 Judge Fite Co - Cedar Hill, TX


I couldn't have said it better myself. Everywhere I have ever traveled people have recognized my accent first then they have to say something positive about Texas. Which I am truly thrilled to hear their feeling about our great state! Remember even some of our best actors, singers and sports figures are from Texas! Thanks for the creativity in describing our great state!

Apr 07, 2008 08:10 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
Great post Misty,  I love the map of Texas with the dog and kitty.  So cute! A good eye catcher.  :)
Apr 07, 2008 08:25 AM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes
Having lived in Texas three times (Waco, Wichita Falls, San Antonio) here's my short list of what I miss about Texas: Hospitality, the food, the endless festivals/parties/fiestas, small town love of the community, empty streets on Sundays, the weather.
Apr 18, 2008 05:45 PM