According to the latest census numbers, there are a lot more Texans now than there were just one year ago. But just because their addresses have changed – are they really Texans?
It takes more than just being born in a place to be a Texan, and the jury’s still out on how long it takes to become a Texan after you get here.
Andrea Valdez’s “How to Be a Texan: The Manual” decodes the Texan culture with “easy-to-follow steps and illustrations” for everything from talking like a Texan to tending the ranch.
“You can be here and adopt being like a Texan pretty quickly,” Valdez says. “There’s that phrase ‘I wasn’t born here but I got here as fast as I could.’”
Anyone who’s grown up in the great state has been through the seventh grade Texas history class, but this book expands on your historical knowledge with a culture that’s stuck around for generations.