You’re not from around here, are you?

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You’re not from around here, are you?

Texas FlagI am proud to tell anyone who asks that I am a citizen of the great State of Texas. We Texans have a unique outlook on our personal identity. We are proud of our state and our heritage. Whether you’re from the far reaches of the Panhandle, the deserts of west Texas, the piney woods of east Texas, the coastal plains down by the Gulf of Mexico or anywhere in between, being Texan is often more important than being an American.

Speaking of the Panhandle, I have a friend who always says that he’s from Dalhart and always called it “God’s country”. We always told him that’s because nobody else wanted it!

In fact, Texans think we’ve got it made. To be not only an American, but also a citizen of the greatest state in the U.S.A., a state that was once an independent nation called the Republic of Texas…well, that’s enough to make your chest swell to about the same size as Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas! If I ever travelled abroad and someone was to ask me where I was from, I would probably tell them I’m a Texan first.

But I have noticed that many of the visitors to this little blog site here in the Brazos River valley aren’t from around here. Many of our fellow states are represented. That is understandable. But there are a surprising number of visitors from outside of the U.S.A., including Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Afghanistan, India, the UK, France, Italy, and Germany.

What is it about our blog site that attracts visitors not just from Texas and the U.S.A., but from all over the world? Is it our witty writing style, our informative articles, or our “Where Am I?” contests? Do you have an interest in moving to Texas? Interested in Texas real estate? Are you checking out the scene to see if you would fit in here? I can guarantee you would!

Post your comments or replies here and tell the world why you chose to visit The Century Tree Reader. By the way, if you’ve ever wondered why this blog is called “The Century Tree Reader” you can find the answer here.


  1. Texas is such a great state. We have great diversity in culture, weather, climate and topography. Want desert? We have it. Want the beach? We have it. Want the hill country? We have it! Texas is bigger than many countries! If you are ready to become a Texan too, come on down.

  2. I love the bumper stickers that say “I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as soon as I could.

    Also love the postcards that say, “The sun has rise, the sun has set and here we is in Texas yet.”