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