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50 Sure Signs That Texas Is Actually Utopia

Texas is the best place on Earth, and real humble about it to boot. Here are 50 of the 10,000 things that make it special.

Every Texan knows that the U.S. looks like this...

1. The stars at night are big and bright.

2. Clear eyes, full hearts.

3. Beyoncé

"Check On It," Beyoncé feat. Slim Thug

4. Breakfast tacos

5. Barton Springs

6. The most authentic country and folk music.

"Amarillo By Morning," George Strait

"Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," Willie Nelson

"I Believe In You," Don Williams

"Feelin' Good Again," Robert Earl Keen

"For The Sake Of The Song," Townes Van Zandt

7. Basketball

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8. Kolaches

9. Marfa

10. Dr Pepper

11. Whataburger

12. Austin City Limits

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A PBS program featuring intimate, beautifully filmed concerts from a variety of musicians, ranging from Willie Nelson to Radiohead. Above, legendary Texas group The Flatlanders perform on the show.

13. The State Fair of Texas

14. These uniforms

15. The Texas Ruby Red grapefruit

16. Wildflowers

17. Rock 'n' roll, then and now.

"Rave On," Buddy Holly

"Me and the Bean," Spoon.

"Legs," ZZ Top

"Remember Me As A Time Of Day," Explosions In The Sky

"Piece Of My Heart," Janis Joplin

18. Impressively bearded dudes are never in short supply.

19. Bats!

20. The Bush gals

21. Schlitterbahn

22. The prettiest ladies.

23. The handsomest dudes.

24. Buc-ee's

25. The beauty of the desert.

26. Paul Qui

27. The Menil Collection

28. Sweetened iced tea

29. Athletes who inspire

30. Space exploration

31. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez

32. King of the Hill

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33. Blues in Deep Ellum and beyond.

"Black Snake Moan," Blind Lemon Jefferson

"Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground," Blind Willie Johnson

"Sometimes I Have Heartache," Big Mama Thornton


35. The best grocery store in the world x 3.

36. The Texas Renaissance Festival

37. Amazing movies made in Texas by Texas filmmakers.

38. Selena lives forever in Texas.

"Dreaming Of You," Selena

39. Pecan pralines.

40. The Houston hip-hop scene.

"This Is The Way We Ball," Lil' Flip

"Wanna Be A Baller," Lil' Troy

"One Day," UGK

"Ridin Dirty," Chamillionaire

"How Deep Is Your Love," Keith Sweat chopped and screwed by DJ Screw

41. Homecoming mums

42. Ann Richards

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43. Topo Chico

44. The Gulf of Mexico

45. Gilley's

46. A music festival for anyone.

47. Blue Bell Ice Cream

48. Luckenbach, Texas


50. Tex-Mex

In conclusion...