Talk:Texas Panhandle

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Entomology[edit]

How is a square section of a state considered a pan handle? Ought not the region be called the pot? or something like "the area below Oklahoma's panhandle?" Perhaps Texas has an interesting claim to the originals of why it is the panhandle? Perhaps not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.230.145.35 (talk) 06:44, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

The Texas Panhandle's aspect ratio isn't quite as extreme as those of Oklahoma or Florida or Alaska, but it is still a narrower, roughly rectangular protrusion from a wider, more rounded central body of land, and thus a panhandle. (Nebraska's even has an aspect ratio below unity, but is still a panhandle.) -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 18:02, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

This needs a list of counties. Morwen - Talk 17:04, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Act of Accession[edit]

This bit repeats a misconception about Texas. The Constitution allows ANY state to subdivide under certain circumstances. Indeed, the act of accession states that subdivision shall comply with the requirements of the constitution. Perhaps the only difference between Texas and other states is that Texas is limited to five subdivisions whereas there is no such limitation on other states. Acsenray 16:03, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

Can you cite the part of the Constitution that allows for that? JustSayin 01:01, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Article IV, Section 3 "New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress." Implication being that with the consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as Congress these new States may be formed. I suppose the difference is that in the case of Texas, Congressional consent has already been granted (for up to five) so would require only the consent of the Texas legislature. ArtIV, Sec3 on WikiSource MrWeeble Talk tv 11:11, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Southern boundary[edit]

In the current revision it is stated that the southern boundary of Swisher County is regarded as the southern boundary of the region. While I have no doubt that this is true, why would Swisher County be singled out, as the five other counties have the same southern boundary as far as I can see? Backspace 05:32, 26 April 2007 (UTC) For smart people only

Counties And Cities[edit]

There is a missing county/city. Lubbock is a a big part of The Texan Panhandle. It is a county for several cities and has 2 colleges in its county. It should either be emmited as a county or city.

"State of Jefferson"?[edit]

The "State of Jefferson" refers to a proposal to unite southern Oregon and northern California. Official Jefferson State Website. Not the texas panhandle. Deleted. Psydude (talk) 19:46, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

  • I added a citation to the Handbook of Texas that describes the historical context of the "State of Jefferson" with respect to Texas. Greydream (talk) 18:49, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Major Cities[edit]

I see a long list of major cities listed in this article, and looked at one. It had a population of 3,000. How can a town that size be considered a major city? I propose changing the header to "Cities over 10,000 people" and adjusting the list accordingly. 65.167.146.130 (talk) 14:33, 13 November 2008 (UTC)