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45 Things Texans Have Every Right To Brag About

As if Beyoncé wasn't reason enough.

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1. One of the best regional beers around.

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2. The 72oz challenge.

If you eat the Texas-sized 70oz steak and sides at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in under an hour you get the meal for free.
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If you eat the Texas-sized 70oz steak and sides at The Big Texan Steak Ranch in under an hour you get the meal for free.

3. Eight hour smoked brisket.

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Because grilling and BBQ are two totally different things.

4. The glory that is Dr Pepper.

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Dr. Pepper was created in Waco, Texas in 1885.

5. Swimming holes.

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Barton Springs Austin, Texas.

7. Inventing this game-changing water balloon technique.

8. Everything that is Matthew McConaughey.

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Not only does he look good, but he's a winner to boot.

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9. Great food and drink options like barbacoa and Big Red.

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11. Tea so sweet you wanna marry it.

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12. Kolaches.

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These Czech inspired treats are to die for.

13. Friday Night Lights...

14. Walker Texas Ranger...

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15. And one of the greatest shows of all time...

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... That provided the answer to this burning question.

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16. NASA, 'cause if you want to go to the moon you gotta go through Texas first.

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Mission control is located at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.

17. Amazing music festivals like South by Southwest.

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18. And Austin City Limits.

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19. Whole Foods Market.

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The popular grocery store was founded in Austin, Texas.

20. Authentic blues in Dallas's Deep Ellum.

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21. Schlitterbahn.

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Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is the most popular water park in the country.

22. Houston Rodeo, which just so happens to be the biggest in the world.

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23. The one and only Texas accent.

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24. High-end art in the middle of nowhere.

Prade Marfa outside of Marfa, Texas.
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Prade Marfa outside of Marfa, Texas.

25. The King of Country Music, George Strait.

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26. The Tejana goddess Selena.

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R.I.P.

27. And the R&B icon of a generation: Usher.

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Yeah!

28. One of the premier stadiums in all of sports.

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29. The Cowboys' five Super Bowls.

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30. And the San Antonio Spurs five NBA championships.

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31. The world largest convenience store Buc-ee's.

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32. And the awesomeness that is Beaver Nuggets and NUG-EES.

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33. Amazing beaches at Galveston Island.

You didn't think it was all deserts, did you?
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You didn't think it was all deserts, did you?

34. Flour tortillas so good that they serve as edible spoons.

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35. The perfect appetizing marriage of chips and queso.

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36. The glory that is the Texas State Fair.

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37. And all the fried food that comes with it.

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38. Gas station breakfast tacos.

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39. Highway 130, which has the country's highest speed limit.

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40. Bluebonnet-lined prairies in the spring.

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41. The romantic setting of the San Antonio River Walk.

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42. And a symbol of independence and rebellion in the Alamo.

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43. The best regional fast food chain anywhere.

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Sorry, In-N-Out.

44. The fact that it was once a sovereign nation.

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From 1836-1846 Texas was its own country. How many other states can say that?

45. Oh, and of course the gloriousness that is Beyoncé.

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How can you top that?

In the end you have to ask yourself...

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