Texas is unique among the states in that it established its own independence before joining the Union a decade later. That conflict forged a sense of identity that is qualitatively different than you find in other States - to this day if you visit San Antonio you can go to the Alamo: the Shrine of Texas Independence (so says the sign; it also requests that Gentlemen remove their hats).
So wear your Tony Lamas and hoist a Shiner Bock. That will take you home to Texas, at least in spirit.
It Ain't Texas (Songwriter: unknown)
Well take me home to Texas,It’s where I’m meant to belike a cowboy on the prarie wild and freewhere the Grand Ole Oprey is a dancehall down in GrueneWell take me home to Texas, it’s where I’m meant to beI’ve been up and down this highway,a hundred times before,but i don’t recall it ever being quite this long.One night to go on a two week run of one night stands,till I get to take some time off for the road.I can see that Lonestar guiding me back home,Nashville's nice, it ain’t Austin Texas,the Tennesee river's nothin’ like the Rio Grande.The sunset on the Smokeys is quite a sight to see,but nothin’ like blue bonnetts in the spring.To tell the truth, I like both places.Tennessee's nice, but it ain’t Texas.I like the Memphis blues and the big ole hills of Knoxville,but my heart’s around New Braunfels and ole Gruene Hall.I got the pedal to that floor board, just to see how far it'll go.I gotta keep these wheels a turnin, til they carry me back home.