The Dallas Morning News
If you spend enough time in Texas, you’ll quickly become comfortable with phrases like “y’all,” “bless your heart” and “howdy.” But in recent years, there’s a saying that’s been almost as prevalent: “Don’t California My Texas.”
The phrase, borne of the massive migration of Californians to Texas over the last decade, captures conservative Texans’ political and economic concerns about a very real migration pattern — a trek that several high profile celebrities and business leaders joined in this year.
Joe Rogan’s decision to leave California for Texas became a point of conversation and speculation for months until the UFC host and comedian finally confirmed the move. And this week, Tesla founder Elon Musk ended speculation around his own move after months of criticizing California for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and threats to move more of his business operations out of the state.