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% © 2018 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 Update On Crash That Killed 5 High Point Teen Killed While Helping Driver Protect Yourself From Getting Hacked NC Man Witnesses Las Vegas Shooting Police Release Body Cam Video In Las Vegas Shooting Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know FBI profiler: Vegas shooting similar to Texas Tower massacre Homicide Vigil For Student Killed In Car Crash Trinity VS. Wheatmore More Stories Storms Possible Overnight into Tuesday Morning Jan 22, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Trump signs bill reopening government Jan 21, 2018, 10:09 a.m. How Greensboro Was Chosen As Best City For Drivers Jan 22, 2018, 4:58 p.m.