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 Was Your Info Involved In The Equifax Breach? Protect Yourself From Getting Hacked Hurricane Maria Now A Cat 5 3 storms churning in open Atlantic Purse Robbed From Elderly Woman's Scooter at Grocery Store Panthers Play Home Opener vs. Bills WATCH: Carolina couple enlist Panther Luke Kuechly with gender reveal of twins Mount Tabor Vs Glenn Supplies Heading To Florida From The Triad Lawsuits Filed Against Equifax More Stories Maria Hits Island of Dominica; Heads Toward Puerto Rico Sep 18, 2017, 11:08 a.m. 'We got you': Arrest In 1992 Cold Case Murder Of… Sep 18, 2017, 9:40 p.m. Millionaire Opens Up Mansion To 70 Foster Kids After Irma Sep 18, 2017, 9:03 p.m.