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A Texan Would Never …

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Squat with their spurs on.
Julie Baker, Bluebonnet EC | Caldwell

Pick a bluebonnet.
Tracey Powell, Tri-County EC | Aledo

Miss a chance to brag about Texas (and rightly so).
Donna Faldyn | Via Facebook

Turn down barbecue.
Thelma Beasley, Lighthouse EC | Memphis

Ask someone else to finish their sentence.
Jay Geis, Heart of Texas EC | Moffat

Say never.
Laura Ricciardi | Via Facebook

See a problem with “fixin’ to.”
Gay Kinard, Bluebonnet EC | Brenham

Fuss about rain.
Regena Wingate Rushing | Via Facebook

Forsake a neighbor who needed him.
Cory Craft, Hamilton County EC | Lampasas

Pronounce pecan as PEE-can.
Linda Jones | Via Facebook

Be caught dead lying about where they are from.
Edie Bluntzer, Nueces EC | Robstown

Say “terlit.”
Jean Cunningham | Via Facebook

Deny the fact.
William M. Russell, Lyntegar EC | Brownfield

Turn down barbecue.
Robin Folsom Andrews | Via Facebook

Turn his back in the face of trouble.
Gary Galloway, Tri-County EC | Weatherford

Willingly leave Texas.
Vicki E. Riley, Wise EC | Bowie

Be rude to anyone.
Elaine Byrne | Via Facebook

Turn away from a good fight.
Kent Collins, CoServ | Copper Canyon

Tell you a joke without telling you it is one.
Penny Haulman | Via Facebook

Stop using the word “y’all.”
Sandy Bowen, Big Country EC | Hawley

Turn down a steak.
Louis Sanchez | Via Facebook

Turn down an opportunity to judge a chili cook-off.
Debbie Lincoln, United Cooperative Services | Bluff Dale

Accept a dime he or she didn’t earn.
Danny McAuley | Via Facebook

Not know how to Texas two-step.
Brenda Hinz, Cherokee County EC | Whitehouse

Say “youse.”
Joyce Fogleman | Via Facebook

Walk away when you need help.
Jada Smallwood, Trinity Valley EC | Canton

Betray our state.
Linnie Moss | Via Facebook

Forget to say please and thank you.
Pam Raymer, Central Texas EC | Stonewall

Move.
Wanda McWhorter Huddleston | Via Facebook

Move away.
Gail Jackson | Via Facebook=

Move north of the Red River.
Keith Bickel | Via Facebook

Move to California.
Bob Wiseman, Pedernales EC | Driftwood

Forget the Alamo.
David Madoux | Via Facebook

Leave someone stranded on the side of the road.
Guyla Mittelstedt, Houston County EC | Crockett

Complain about the heat.
Blayne Stansberry, Pedernales EC | Manchaca

Turn on a turn signal when a hand swivel and wave will do.
Jeanette Martin | Via Facebook

Mess with Texas.
Mattie Silas, Rusk County EC | Henderson

Disrespect an elderly person.
Kaye Shepherd | Via Facebook

Say “aren’t” instead of “ain’t.”
Ralph Jones, HILCO EC | Morgan

Forget their roots.
JoAnn Keith | Via Facebook

Set his hat down brim down.
Alice M. Wolf, Navasota Valley EC | Bryan

Put barbecue sauce on their brisket and beans in their chili. But they would always have cornbread or biscuits at the table and always have a smile and a handshake for a new friend.
Corey Jacob, Pedernales EC | Dripping Springs

Be rude.
Lora Horton | Via Facebook

Barbecue in an oven.
Rebecca Garza, San Bernard EC | Hockley

Pass up helping someone in need.
Randy Welborn | Via Facebook

Say “you guys” instead of “y’all.”
Steve Yates, Pedernales EC | Wimberley

Forget manners.
Nelda Fayle | Via Facebook

Pass an oncoming car or pickup on a country road without waving.
Kristi Horton, Bluebonnet EC | Lockhart

Put cinnamon in chili.
Brent Terry | Via Facebook

Put beans in chili.
Gary Evers, Wood County EC | Yantis

Say “you all,” y’all.
Clifford Brite, Coleman County EC | Coleman

Criticize a cook for putting beans in their pot of chili. We’re much bigger than that.
Lisa Flowerree Bigon | Via Facebook

Stop praying for rain in South Texas, even in the winter.
Bruce Mabrito, Pedernales EC | Fair Oaks Ranch

Put beans in chili.
Ira Hennigan, Jasper-Newton EC | Orange

Drink unsweetened tea.
Peggy Sue Dillard | Via Facebook

Use “y’all” as a singular pronoun.
Donna Pardue, Pedernales EC | Marble Falls

Call a coke a “pop.”
Alan Smithee | Via Facebook

Ignore a neighbor in need.
Susan Barker, Medina EC | Devine

Let a neighbor down.
Manford Greninger | Via Facebook

Refuse a bowl of chili.
Vernette Dorsey, Rusk County EC | Henderson

Wear their pants tucked inside their boots.
Lori McNeil | Via Facebook

Turn down a golden fried chicken-fried steak tender as a hummingbird heart smothered in milk cream gravy.
Traylor Walker, San Bernard EC | Bellville

Disrespect elders.
Diane Markham | Via Facebook

Move to California.
Sue Caldwell, Bandera EC | Pipe Creek

Pass up chocolate pecan pie with whipped cream and a cup of hot coffee.
T.J. Cain Ramsey, Sam Houston EC | Via Facebook

Trade being a Texan.
Mary Lou Garcia, Magic Valley EC | Mercedes

Put brown gravy on a chicken-fried steak.
Jan Howard, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park

Say “cookout” or “pop.”
Jon Riggs, Victoria EC | Victoria

Not tell you he’s a Texan.
Amy Donaldson, Pedernales EC | Spicewood

Stop in progressing towards their goals.
Nuruddin Kapadia, CoServ | Frisco

Turn his back on a friend.
Jesse Davalos, Pedernales EC | Fischer

Live in any other state.
Robert Wisnoski, Sam Houston EC | Lufkin

Add beans to chili.
Magdalina Garcia, Pedernales EC | Marble Falls

Put beans in his red.
Jim Jezek, CoServ | Krugerville

Make a stranger feel unwelcome.
Avia Klatt Dowden, Pedernales EC | Sattler

Exaggerate.
Teddy King, PenTex Energy | Gainesville

Wear flip-flops and shorts at a rodeo.
Robert Tusch, Pedernales EC | San Marcos

Pronounce pecan as PEE-can.
Kay Bell, Heart of Texas EC | Waco

Honk at a driver in front of them to leave a stoplight quicker.
John Hille, Pedernales EC | Austin

Call anywhere else home.
Laura West-Hinojosa, Magic Valley EC | Arroyo City

Let facts get in the way of a good story.
Mitchell Schroeder, Hamilton County EC | Goldthwaite

Turn down ice cream.
Amy Ishee, Pedernales EC | Austin

Reveal her true age.
Belinda Billingsley, Bluebonnet EC | Bastrop County

Put beans in chili.
Richard Willis, Pedernales EC | Travis County

Look you in the eye while shaking your hand and go back on his word.
Miriam Gustavson, Fannin County EC | Farmersville

Forget the Alamo.
Julie Kunz, Grayson-Collin EC | McKinney

Say PEE-can.
Angel Solis, Taylor EC | Abilene

Give up their barbecue for another state’s barbecue.
Cindy Clarke, Pedernales EC | Lampasas

Eat hot sauce made anywhere but Texas.
Eileen Peek, Guadalupe Valley EC | Seguin

Put beans in their chili.
Diana Johnson, Grayson-Collin EC | Whitesboro

Destroy the beautiful landscape of the Texas highways by littering and would never be unkind to a neighbor.
Jean Hernandez, Houston County EC | Leona

Not always tip his hat and say howdy to all the ladies—young, old and in between.
Rick Gonzalez, Central Texas EC | Kingsland

Not be friendly.
J.F. Maguire, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park