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21 Photos That Show You What Life is Like in Small Texas Towns

All across the United States, small towns are preserving a sense of Americana that doesn’t exist elsewhere. It’s in the small towns where a sense of home thrives. The little hamlets of the Lone Star State don’t change often, and they maintain their siren call that often draws their native citizens back home. So settle in and take a look at the slowed-down, calmer, yet very real life happening on a daily basis in small towns across Texas.

Practicing piano in Marfa, Texas

Flickr/Lars Plougmann
Flickr/Lars Plougmann

Fans at a pee wee football game in Cameron, Texas

Image courtesy of Jennifer Stifflemire
Image courtesy of Jennifer Stifflemire

Viewing a parade in Hondo, Texas

Image courtesy of Kelly Koch
Image courtesy of Kelly Koch

Barrel Racing in Rockdale, Texas

Facebook/Rockdale Fair and Rodeo
Facebook/Rockdale Fair and Rodeo

Playing a game of 42 in Seymour, Texas

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Abrahamsen
Image courtesy of Elizabeth Abrahamsen

Sharing a meal at the Bowling Club Cafe in Blanco, Texas

Facebook/Blanco Bowling Club Cafe
Facebook/Blanco Bowling Club Cafe

Singing the National Anthem before a football game in New Deal, Texas

Flickr/Paul Roberts
Flickr/Paul Roberts

Out and about in Taylor, Texas

Flickr/Dustin Ground
Flickr/Dustin Ground

Lunch at City Drug in Jacksboro, Texas

Flickr/John Box
Flickr/John Box

Beauty queens ride in a parade in Cranfills Gap, Texas

Flickr/Patrick Denker
Flickr/Patrick Denker

A home-cooked meal of meatloaf and sweet tea in Breckenridge, Texas

Flickr/Kevin Muncie
Flickr/Kevin Muncie

Residents having a visit together in Blanco, Texas

Flickr/Charles Wilgren
Flickr/Charles Wilgren

Decked out for the home team (the Yoemen) on Friday, at Monica’s Daycare in Cameron, Texas

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Image courtesy of Monica Garrison

Children playing on a jungle gym made from an old hay ring in Needville, Texas

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Image courtesy of Terry Parker

Kicking back in Mt. Pleasant, Texas

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Image courtesy of JoAnna Grissom

A humorous sign welcomes visitors to Stanton, Texas

Flickr/Charles Henry
Flickr/Charles Henry

Fishing in Blanco State Park in Blanco, Texas

Flickr/Marilyn Brinker
Flickr/Marilyn Brinker

Preparing for the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge in Decatur, Texas

Flickr/Drumby
Flickr/Drumby

A service at the First United Methodist Church in Fentress, Texas

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Flickr/Rain0975

Breakfast at Donut Haven in Clute, Texas

Flickr/Kaoru
Flickr/Kaoru

Country music in Llano, Texas

Facebook/Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend
Facebook/Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend

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21 Photos That Show You What Life is Like in Small Texas Towns