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 'Tiny Houses Greensboro' Revolutionizes Affordable Housing Woman hospitalized after one drink at Cancun resort Lyme disease correlated with suicide The Best Unlocked Smartphone Sale - The Deal Guy Injured Teen Returns To Rodeo LaToya Fountain Cold Case Triad Schools in Need of Teachers Card Shimmers Targeting ATM's & Gas Pumps Driving under the influence of electronics Randolph Co. Law Enforcement Searching For Escaped Inmate More Stories Heat Advisory: Dangerous Heat Saturday Jul 21, 2017, 5:27 p.m. One Month Away: The Science Behind the Total Solar Eclipse Jul 20, 2017, 12:04 a.m. How To Deal With Bats In Your Home Jul 21, 2017, 1:39 p.m.