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Things You May Not Know About Texans

Things you may not know about Texans

As a native Texan, I have often noticed some misconceptions about Texans when traveling outside the state. Sometimes people think the state is very rural with farm animals a plenty and that our number one accessory is a cowboy hat. While that is true in areas we also have the fourth largest city in the country in Houston. Our communities are very diverse and offer us many cultural experiences. Here are some other things you may not know about Texans:

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Things you may not know about Texans
Things you may not know about Texans, Matthew Mc Conaughey

Haunted Galveston, Texas: Where Ghosts Wander the Island

*Years ago I originally wrote the post below as part of my past blog Joy DeVivre Design. In the spirit of the season, I thought it fun to include it here for a new audience to discover! 

Galveston Island is a coastal town about 45 minutes south of Houston. Galveston may not be as large as its neighboring city, but this 208 sq. mile stretch of land has many a story to tell. Once inhabited by Indians, the site of the 1863 Battle of Galveston during the Civil War, the playground for everyone from pirates to Frank Sinatra, this is a small island with a huge history. Hurricanes have come across Galveston many times, but the 1900 storm on September 8, 1900 is the saddest day in Galveston history. On that day more than 6,000 people lost their lives to a powerful hurricane that pushed it’s way over the island. Whether it be curses from the Indians, the pirates, the lost soldiers or those who lost their lives September 1900, something has stirred up paranormal activity on the island. Haunted Galveston, Texas has numerous ghost stories, so many that there are year-round ghost tours given and many more just during the Halloween season. You, my lucky readers, can save your money, have a comfy seat and I will give you the run down right here!

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Austin, Texas

I would be hard-pressed to think of a city that I adore more than Austin, Texas. Being from Houston it is easily accessible for short weekend trips, which I take there as often as possible. If you have never visited allow me to introduce you to the capital of Texas and you will see what the adoration is all about:Austin, Texas

The grounds of the Texas State Capitol are beautiful, but make sure to take a trip inside as the views there are equally stunning. 
Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

The music scene is huge in Austin on any given night. However, for a true music lover’s trip be sure to visit during the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. The festival is two consecutive weekends every year as summer turns into fall and features acts from all genres. 

Austin, Texas

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