Originally Posted by Vinny
ahem, Texas is not the "South". "Southern" Mississippi or Alabama cultures were very different. If you are from Texas you may think you are a part of that old southern culture but they don't think you are. Southern culture is not even remotely close to Texan culture...hell, even today. Texas was dominated by Germans. The Brits colonized all the way to the Mississippi river, had the bad teeth and preferred blacks over Mexican slave labor. Also everyone knows that the Clampets were from Tennessee and Granny was from Arkansas.
I think it's part South, part Southwest, and part it's own culture. It is very different than Mississippi, Alabama, etc. From an outsider's perspective though, they'll group it in with the South.