Texas: A Nation, Our Pride, Our Home
ORANGE Photo Director Darice Chavira shot Texas sunsets over the course of two weeks.
Chavira paired each photo with a quote from die-hard Texans across the state.
By Darice Chavira
8:45pm “Texas now and forever. Hook’em!” – Brenda Lau
8:42pm “I’m proud to be a Texan, and I love to support the Texas teams I’ve grown up rooting for my entire life. The phrases ‘Go Spurs Go’ and ‘Hook’em Horns’ are like second nature to me.” – Jazmine Ruiz
8:40 pm “There’s no such thing as strangers in Texas, just friends you haven’t met yet.” -Tiffany Pittman
8:40 pm “No matter where you’re from, just put on a pair of boots and a cowboy hat and you’ll fit right in!”- Justin Strapple
8:31pm “Texas is truly unique. One thing that I love about Texas is its culture. It’s one thing to be an American, but quite another to be a “Texican”. -Dusty Ramos
8:38pm “I believe Texas received the slogan, “Everything is bigger in Texas”, not because of the size, but because of the grandness and kind gestures of the people in this state.”-Skyler Wendler
8:27pm “If I’m never identified by a Texas accent, that’s okay. Because I know that a true Texan can be spotted, not by their southern drawl, but by their gracious hearts, their immense pride and a smile that goes on for days, y’all.”- Ashley Leies
8:30pm “I envisioned Texas for seven months and nine days. When I got back from Afghanistan, I never wanted to leave this country again. When I mean country, I mean Texas.”- 1LT. Andrew Segura
8:35pm “No matter where I end up in the future, Texas will always be my home.”- Layla Abed
8:26pm “Texas has something for everyone’s personal enjoyment. Whether it’s a rambunctious, lively city, or a quaint little town on the countryside; Texas has it all.”- Travis Martin