Geographically, we Texans know that the difference between East and West Texas lies in the Balcones Fault line, running from Del Rio to Dallas. Culturally, there’s enough diversity and space in the Lone Star State to be at least 5-6 areas. However, people from the east know all too well what sets them apart from those in the west and vice-versa.
1. Where the south begins.
Texas is the buffer zone between the south and the southwest, and we like it that way. Not only can we usurp southern culture and claim it as our own, but we get to complain about the dry heat of the desert. Sometimes it feels like East Texas might as well be a part of Louisiana: it’s greener and more humid that any place out west, but they’re still our people.