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20 Photos That Perfectly Capture Life in Small Texas Towns

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ll 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.

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

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

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

Out and about in Taylor, Texas

Lunch at City Drug in Jacksboro, Texas

Beauty queens ride in a parade in Cranfills Gap, Texas

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

Residents having a visit together in Blanco, Texas

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


Image courtesy of Monica Garrison

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


Image courtesy of Terry Parker

Kicking back in Mt. Pleasant, Texas


Image courtesy of JoAnna Grissom

A humorous sign welcomes visitors to Stanton, Texas

Fishing in Blanco State Park in Blanco, Texas

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

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

Breakfast at Donut Haven in Clute, Texas

Country music in Llano, Texas

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