As any Texan will tell you, there is just something special about the great state of Texas. Author John Steinbeck said that being a Texan is a “state of mind,” but perhaps it is much more than that. Here’s a list of celebrities who hail from the Lone Star State. Some of these stars return to visit the state more often than others, but all are proud to call Texas home.
One of these celebs even thinks her life might have turned out better if she’d never left Texas.
Beyoncé Is All About Houston
The Queen B hails from Houston, Texas. Growing up she attended Parker Elementary School, a music magnet school in Houston, and later the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Alief Elsik High School. Beyoncé’s interest in music started quite early, and by the time she was in elementary school she was already performing in voice competitions. Her tenure with Destiny’s Child was not far off. Beyoncé is obviously proud of her home state and returns when it matters, like in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Recently, she went back to her home city and started the BEYgood Houston relief effort. Her sister Solange headlined a series of charity concerts while Beyoncé joined in to distribute food and diapers to the crowd. She even appeared in front of St. John’s United Methodist Church and told the audience, “I sang my first song in this church.”