Tell us your #TexanSince story

Bemused outsiders often wonder what fuels Texas’ legendary sense of identity and pride. But as Texans, we know that our experiences, our food, our music, our culture — and lately, our politics — are as diverse as our vast topography and booming population.

As we prepare for this year’s Texas Tribune Festival (our three-day exploration of the politics and policy issues facing our state and the nation) we’re interested in learning more about where you, dear readers, come from. What does being Texan mean to you? What do you see as our state’s biggest challenge?

We’ll be gathering your responses to these questions for a community storytelling project to be showcased at our annual festival, being held in downtown Austin this Sept. 26-28. We plan to team up with a Texas-based creative partner to visualize these stories as part of an interactive storytelling experience for Festival and Open Congress attendees. We want to encourage attendees as well as people introduced to the campaign to share their “Texas origin” stories.

Help us learn more about what makes Texans tick, what keeps you moving and what keeps you here by sharing your own #TexanSince story. By completing the form below, your story may be featured in our #TexanSince art initiative, to be unveiled at festival — and you will also be eligible for our July 30 drawing for two free passes to this year’s festival (valued at $500).

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