Close VERIFY: Can Texas Secede From the United States? The answer might surprise you. Gabriela Garcia and Tashara Parker, KYTX 8:37 PM. EDT July 10, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST TYLER - It's been a subject people have been talking about for years now, even more recently, during the 2016 presidential election season. CBS19's Tashara Parker sought out to verify the question posed online.QUESTION:Can Texas legally secede from the United States?ANSWER:Texas cannot secede from the Union. The only right Texas has that other states may not, is that Texas can be divided in up to five more states. No states have the right to secede.SOURCES:Stephen F. Austin State University - Scott Sosebee, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Texas Historian%INLINE% © 2017 KYTX-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS 5 26 Blackout victims at Mexico resorts have little hope of justice Eclipse Eye Protection Pt. 2 Protesters Take Down Confederate Monument In Durham ECLIPSE GLASSES HUNT Eden Police Involved Shooting Dad banned from school Sunglasses VS Eclipse Glasses Eclipse traffic backed up 30 miles Alamance Leaky Roofs Petition To Keep Monuments More Stories Bannon out: Embattled strategist leaving White House Aug 18, 2017, 12:53 p.m. They Blacked Out At a Mexico Resort. They Woke Up To… Aug 17, 2017, 12:29 p.m. Powerball Tops $535 Million Entering Weekend Aug 18, 2017, 11:35 a.m.