I'm from Texas, born and raised and I love it here. I'm not sure I'd anywhere else. I heard we are one of the most business friendly states in the union. I just heard on the radio this past weekend that a person who is only making minimum wage actually takes home an average of two dollars an hour more than someone in California. We have no state income tax and we're a right to work state. I even heard that California is getting to melt down or collapse financially. I love the highways and I think they're the best in the nation. When I was in the Marine Corps, I met other guys who were from California and they would make the distinction whether they're from southern or northern California. Here in Texas, we just say, "I'm from Texas". To us Texas is more than a state, it's an attitude.
Well said, Norbert! And, we've got a great economy and lots of growing businesses. I've lived all over the US and a few countries and I've not come across the "attitude" in other places that Texans share with other Texans.