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  •  Rio Grande Valley (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    I hate this about non-native Texans... They think the Valley means everything along the southern Texas border. It doesn't. The Valley is simply the lowest four counties on the southern tip of Texas. McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, Pharr, Rio Grande City, Brownsville, etc.

    Laredo, Del Rio, etc. are not Valley.

    Just FYI.

    22, Burkean Post-Modern Gay Democrat; NM2 (Raised), TX20 (B.A. and M.A.in Pol. Sci.), TX17 (Live); Taste my skittles? Intern w/ Pete Gallego for Congress.

    by wwmiv on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 08:07:10 PM PDT

    •  Hm, I just meant a very broad (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      "area along the Rio Grande" sort of thing, but point taken.  What would that area be called then, other than just "southern Texas"?

      NC-06/NC-04; -9.00, -8.41; progress through pragmatism

      by sawolf on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 08:17:30 PM PDT

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      •  Rundown (3+ / 0-)
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        sawolf, MichaelNY, jncca

        South Texas is San Antonio
        Central Texas is Austin
        Brazos Valley is Bryan and College Station (yuck)
        Hill Country are the small towns just west of Austin and San Antonio
        Centroplex is Fort Hood and that group of cities

        Metroplex is Dallas/Fort Worth
        North Texas is Wichita Falls, Sherman, Waco, etc.
        Panhandle is Amarillo
        Llano Estacado is Lubbock and surroundings

        Edwards Plateau is San Angelo and Abilene
        Permian Basin is Midland/Odessa
        Big Bend are the huge counties out west
        Border Country is El Paso, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Laredo, though El Paso is sometimes excluded from that and cordoned off into its own political category as simply "corrupt f*cks".
        The Valley is Rio Grande City, McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville

        The Gulf is Corpus Christi, Victoria, Port Lavaca, Bay City, etc.
        The Bay is Galveston and Houston
        The Golden Triangle is Beaumont
        East Texas is Longview-Marshall, Nacogdoches, Texarkana, Lufkin, etc.

        I think that pretty much covers it for Texas political geography. There may be a region or subregion or two that I'm forgetting, though. Every single region has different politics.

        22, Burkean Post-Modern Gay Democrat; NM2 (Raised), TX20 (B.A. and M.A.in Pol. Sci.), TX17 (Live); Taste my skittles? Intern w/ Pete Gallego for Congress.

        by wwmiv on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 08:40:55 PM PDT

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