Having been in the radio business for 32 years now, and having lived all over the country--Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, and now Texas... Never have I ever witnessed more pride and pure love for where you're from than here in the Lone Star State. I've never seen any home decorated like I have here, beaming with home-state pride from door to door. Right along with it, a deep belief in God and folks who are regular churchgoers each and every week. There's certainly a different culture here-one that's very old world, sweet, genuine, and real. One of people who were raised with manners, a healthy fear of their parents, and at the core--the values of doing the right thing, treating others with respect, and just all-around kindness.

Being from the midwest and moving here-it's something to experience firsthand to be able to truly appreciate. I couldn't possibly feel more blessed moving here with my wife and starting over, surrounded by such a culture. In my travels over the brief amount of time I've been here (19 months), I have noticed there are certain things that are common house to house, street to street, neighborhood to neighborhood... Here are just a few observations so far from a newbie who's grateful to be here:

1. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE PERGOLAS

That Texas sun gets HOT and it's a nice shady break on the patio when you have one.

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2. THE TEXAS LONE STAR FROM THE STATE FLAG IS A CENTERPIECE

Pride. Love. And looks sharp too!

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3. LONGHORNS OR DEER HEADS ON THE WALL ARE A BADGE OF HONOR

Whether you're a hunter or you have one in the family-these are everywhere.

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4. TILE FLOORS

Because it's easier to clean with all the blowing dirt here coming inside with doors open and pets and kids in and out.....

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5. CROSS / CRUCIFIX ON THE WALL IN THE LIVING ROOM

Deep Faith in God and Country and the Great State of Texas!

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6. HUGE BIG SCREEN TVS

All the better to watch Football with!

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7. SWEET TEA 

Because why not? It gets hot here and Texans get thirsty!

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