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I was having dinner Thursday night with my wife and a couple of friends when the conversation turned to rules we Texans follow as if they were law and that we have somehow forgotten to teach our kids. I was curious so I asked, "exactly what rules are you eluding to?"

They all three said at the same time that we are very friendly people here in Texas especially when it comes to driving around those road construction sights. My friends were talking about if you signal to merge into a lane it's like everyone that sees your signal light wants to let you over.

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I brought up the fact that there are some unwritten rules that Texans are instilled with from birth. The Texas 10 is almost a right of passage when young people are going out and discovering life on their own. These make life in Texas more fun interesting and by all means easier. If you can think of any other please share them with us.

The one rule I noticed that we did not discuss or list as a "rule" is the Respect Your Elders with yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, no ma'am, thank you, and please. But that's just knowing one's manners and knowing how to be polite.

So if you wish to move to Texas, raise your children in Texas, or better educate your grandkids, these are some basic principles to go by that make life a lot easier and makes a person more liked by everyone. Now let's all go out and be more Texan by following these simple Texas rules.

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