I was stationed in Kingsville Texas for 3 years, down on the gulf by Corpus Christi. We at least had mustang Island to drink and camp on but other wise not much else to do but drink, fish or party at a friends house. Kingsville itself was small and people would dress up for Wal Mart to pick up girls, so most of us Navy guys would go to Corpus, 45 minutes away or sometimes even San Antonio 2.5 hours away.Texas is full of a lot of nice people, but that doesn't make it any less boring! Spent 23 years in Texas 2 hours from Amarillo. There is plenty of eating, shopping, and normal life activities, but mountains are about 6 hour drive into Colorado. Thats the biggest gripe I have with Texas is do anything outdoorsy other than fishing for Bass and Catfish you have to take a vacation. Every day life is fine though, not great but just fine.
Don't get me wrong, I have found a lot of fun in Texas, but when someone says "Texas is the best state" I change Texas in my mind to "Dallas, Houston, Austin and maybe San Antonio" because there isnt shit else in between.