I only lived in Texas for six months: from February to August, 1996--in Austin for a month, and the remainder in Copperas Cove. Though I had never planned to live in the Lone Star State, I must say that my brief time there was pleasant and interesting. Texans were generally very nice (including the state troopers)--once while in the middle of nowhere (near Ft. Stockton), I got pulled-over for doing 100 miles an hour---the officer just asked me to slow down. There were things to get used to though--such as living in a dry county, while the one next door was wet. Texans pronounce a lot of names differently from the rest of the country--a fact I learned while working at KCYL Radio in Lampasas. Several times I had to re-do commercials because I said a name in a non-Texan way--for instance, Lake Buchanan (B'yew-canon) to the rest of us, is Lake "Buck-canon" to a Texan. Another curious Texan trait was to enter a freeway or major highway, one had to cross-over into on-coming traffic to access the on-ramp! I visited many of the major cities while there: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Galveston, Amarillo. There are a number of Texas places I still want to visit, including Marfa and Aurora.