We Texans take our state very seriously. When you hear the words “Texas Proud” it stands for our love♥️ of ‘all things Texas’. And, when you hear the words, “Don’t Mess With Texas” you’re probably thinking we are saying ‘don’t litter’ since that’s how the motto was born…as a slogan to keep Texas free of litter. But, it stands for so much more than that. It’s the way we feel when someone talks bad about where we live and when they try to do our state harm. We are fiercely proud. We here in Texas are proud to be here, proud of our rights, proud of our freedoms, Proud of our traditions, proud to be Americans, proud of our lakes and rivers, our wildflowers and our music.
We are proud of our state bird and all the other land and water birds that in-habitat our state.
Texas bluebonnets Northern Mockingbird
We are proud of Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio and all the other little cities with many named after other countries or other places. There are so many small cities that we started to run out of names and so we started naming them thing like Italy and Paris which actually has its own Eiffel Tower right in the middle of town. We are proud of our ranches, our farms our livestock and in our case, living the country life and let’s not forget our Friday night high school football and our college football. But, I would have to say one of the things we are most proud of is our Texas BBQ and that is one thing no one gets to mess with.
Recently, a San Antonio politician tried to do just that and it backfired on him. Politics and BBQ don’t mix when you are telling people to boycott one of the best BBQ places around. It only works if you are hosting a big BBQ and that’s when people come out and droves and you will find lots of fans. Feed people Texas BBQ and many times you’ll have a friend for life.
The other thing we are noted for is sitting on the front porch with a glass of tea, sweet or otherwise, or an ice cold beer with family and friends. And, it’s the best life ever.
Texas, you are my safe place, the place where I feel most loved, the place where I feel most comfortable and most happy. You, Texas, give me everything I’ve been looking for in my life. I’m so proud to call this my home for 25+ years.