writing about Texas rather than taking a road trip through the bluebonnets, gosh dern it

by Andrea Elizabeth

What is it about Texas? There is something about the geography and geology, but not entirely because if you didn’t know where the borders were, you may not recognize the difference between the other sides of the Rio Grande, Sabine, and Red Rivers as significantly different any more than either sides of the Brazos or Guadelupe are. There’s something about the people born here. It’s a person thing. I reckon it has something to do with the Alamo and gaining independence. Blood of the martyrs? Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin? I think their intentions made this a whole ‘nother country, and the flora, fauna, rocks, springs, and banks of rivers are all set apart by it.