Being born and raised in Texas is unlike any other experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world. There's a certain "southern know-how" growing up in Texas that others probably wouldn't understand. With that knowledge comes the ability to know what to avoid. For example, Texas has had its share of hurricanes. Not that it's possible to  entirely avoid one, but if you can evacuate you should do so - and Texans know the drill all too well.

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According to Only In Your State, there's a list of things every Texan should avoid at all costs. You can be practically anywhere in Texas and can benefit from what I'm about to share with you. If you're all about being prepared, keep scrolling. I'm willing to bet you may thank me later.

LOOK: TEXANS SHOULD AVOID THESE 7 THINGS LIKE THE PLAGUE

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Driving Through Flood Waters

Most Texans know the danger of flood waters. Spring shower season will be here and the rain levels can get high. Unless you own a monster truck, play it safe. I've seen way too many Texans stranded. Turn around...don't drown.


 

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Doing Anything During the Hot Texas Summer Without Water

Just a few short months ago, Abilene experienced some of the highest summer temperatures ever. Make sure that if you're doing any activities in the sun to stay hydrated, and watch for signs of heat stroke. Going without water is plain dangerous.


 

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Dissing On Texas

Should you not love where you live, it's best to keep it to yourself. Disrespecting the Great State of Texas is a no-go. Others within earshot won't take kindly to it.


 

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Getting Into Political Discussions

Bringing up politics in Texas could be opening a can of worms. Just be forewarned. If talking politics is your thing, proceed with caution and be prepared.


 

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Doing Summertime Activities Without Sunscreen

The West Texas sun will rip the hide right off of you in the summertime. I've seen some really nasty burns. It can get serious not to mention painful. Plan ahead with some high-SPF sunscreen.


 

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Going Outside in the Summer Without an Umbrella Close By

If there's one thing I know about living in West Texas it's that thunderstorms can pop up with little to no warning. They're called "popcorn showers". Keep an umbrella handy to avoid being drenched.


 

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Walking in the Texas Woods After It Rains

A stroll through the trees on a humid day is one thing almost every Texan knows to avoid. It's those pesky mosquitos. Walk in a wooded area following a rain and you'll see what I mean.

Texas has its playbook and you've got to know the right calls. Although there are many more things to look out for in Texas, avoiding these aforementioned experiences could save you time, trouble, and heartache.

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