Statewars - Texas - Monday State Symbols

in #statewars6 years ago (edited)
I'm not living in Texas currently, but this is the state that I was born and raised. When I first met my now wife, she found out very quickly that if you're from Texas than that state in your eyes is the greatest in the world. Everyone from Texas not only knows that fact but believes it with their entire being.


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Don't believe me, visit any place in Texas and start bad mouthing it. I bet more than one Texan will walk up to you and politely explain to you why you're wrong and give you any number of reasons. Over this next 5-days, I can guarantee I will have you asking yourself why you don't already live in Texas.

Texas State Symbol - The Cowboy

The cowboy is a very deep-seated symbol of Texas. From the Dallas Cowboys (love them or hate them there are very few people indifferent about the Cowboys) to Walker Texas Ranger, and even the University of Texas Longhorns.


Cowboy Boots are the State Footwear and Cowboy Hats are the State Hat


State Cooking Implement -
Cast Iron Dutch Oven and the State Dish is Chili


State Sport is the Rodeo

Wildflowers

If you've never been to Texas and experienced the wildflowers you're missing out. Unfortunately, when I was living in Victoria, Texas most years the wildflowers were disappointing due to the lack of rain (April showers). The first year I lived there was beautiful. I loved driving too and from work everyday and staring at the beautiful flowers in the fields.


State Flower is the Bluebonnet

Silver

To my #steemsilvergold stacking family out there the state precious metal is silver. I know how much most of you like those silver rounds and are excited about the upcoming 2018 Steem Silver Rounds so why not carry that excitement right on down to Texas, where the people are friendly, the cities are busy, the landscape is beautiful, and the gold runs black.


State Metal is Silver

Well I would apologize for being long winded, but I feel like I'm just getting started about explaining why Texas is so great. If you suddenly get the urge to wave at strangers with a little nod and say howdy, well you might just be a Texan. If you're not yet seeing the light, well lucky for me I have 4 more days to convince you why Texas is God's gift to Earth.

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How about you come back to the promised land eh?

That would be really nice, and we've talked about it, but no plans at this time.

Come on! Some houses for sale in my neighborhood.

Would never move to Houston

NIce post, Texas is a State I have only visited in Dallas Airport passing through but is a State I hope to visit someday

tip!

Haha well i'm about to give you a few more reasons why you should visit this week :D

Indeed I am looking forward to seeing all the state pride

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We lived in the Houston area for one year and then in Beaumont area for 4 years. We are now back in our home state of Arkansas... squelched out by hurricane Harvey!
The ozark mountains are unbeatable for the views, but you’re right about Texans... you can’t convince them of anything better.
@jeejee

O noo :( my brother and his wife lost both of there cars and I watched the neighborhood I grew up in be covered in 2 - 3' of water. It was heartbreaking feeling so helpless being so far away and not being able to help. I was born and raised in the Golden Triangle.

I've heard that the stars at night there are big and bright... :D

Deep in the heart of Texas

Cool post, absolutely love Texas and silver! The stew looks great too. Thanks for sharing :)

You should check out this post and consider competing :D

To be honest when I was writing mine, I kind of used your format to create mine.. LOL.. up'd and resteemd!

Yeah, I was hoping this would help inspire people how to set-up their post or what to write about. Glad it worked!

Going to Texas and eating a bowl of authentic Texas Chili cooked over a fire in a cast iron Dutch oven, like the one you have in the picture, is on my bucket list. One of these days.

Don't limit yourself to just the Chili. The Tex-Mex and seafood is pretty amazing as well. Especially as much as it pains me to say this if you cross the border into Louisiana.

Awesome post and photos! What a great way to start statewars!!

Agreed. Love seeing all the awesome posts being written today!

I certify that everything in this post is absolutely true!! The only downside to living here is the land prices are high where I live in East Texas/SE Texas! @mnmleger

Pay should be good depending on what you're doing. Most of the time if I see a decent paying job online it's for somewhere in Texas.

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