You Know You Are From East Texas When … [Nacogdoches Edition]
We are back at it! This time poking and prodding into what makes you a true East Texan from Nacogdoches!
You may remember when we did the You Know You're From Lufkin When ... post, which we had a lot of fun with. Be sure to leave comments on what all we left out.
Nacogdoches seems to always be changing so many of our observations are just remembering where a certain business or building once was ... I.E. The Laundromat, The Annex, Buck's Pizza.
Before we get to your town in this ongoing series, send your "Know You're From _____" ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's see how well we know Nac!
Avoiding North Street
You have to avoid North Street when College is in session.
Submitted by Danielle Evanicky
You Know Where Hatchet Man Road Is.
Submitted by Stacy Spurr EA
There's an urban legend/ghost story that is known by most folks in Nacogdoches. Post Oak Road is an old timey little bridge with a spooky history. We're not sure what is true and what's not, but we know where Hatchet Man Road is.
Getting or Giving Old Directions
When you give directions based off where things were 30 years ago.
Submitted by Princess-Michele Pierce Simpson
Also, a general rule of thumb is when you're giving directions to another city and your 1st instruction is “Turn right (or left) on North Street.
You remember when North Street was only 2 lanes.
Submitted by Pam Hartless Rodrigues and Renee French Hurst
Things aren't much easier with the two extra lanes.
You have to go to Tyler or Lufkin to shop in a mall!
Submitted by Regina Collins
This one seems a bit harsh, because the Nacogdoches Mall has some great shops still. It's the only place I can think of to get Pho, and a strawberry Icee!
You’ve either been to Zip Nac or an ATV/four-wheeler park on a first date.
For you older couples: You know you're from Nac when you go to the Gun show for an anniversary.
It tends to happen living in Texas. Although, a lot more horse riders seem to have moved to Lufkin.
It becomes a neverending battle when that pollen starts getting kicked up in the Spring.
You still see people riding horses to the football games.
The Expo Center
When something BIG is going on at the EXPO and the entire population of Nacogdoches is in the arena.
Everyone knows all the news before it’s published. Social media hasn't made this any harder for us to get the news before we see it on T.V. or in the paper.
You don't have to wait on that High School reunion to see your old friends at the store, in the mall, or at the pharmacy. We thought about using a picture of someone excited with open arms, but we decided to go with a more realistic image.
No Place Like Home
No matter where you go in this world, Nac will always be a part of you. It's more of a state of mind than a place on a map.