Texans love Texas. Like, an inordinate amount. If you meet someone from Texas (ahem, you’re listening to one right now), it is guaranteed that within 5 minutes you will know that they are from the greatest state in the Union. And that’s just because we’re so PROUD of where we’re from. I have a bad habit of saying “Well, in Texas we do….” and ending stories with “That must be a Texas thing.”
Apparently this is not normal, so I want to offer an explanation to non-Texas folk as to why Texas people love their state so much (and continue to love it after we leave).