Here in West Texas and in areas with flat ground, water towers are essential. They use the pull of gravity to keep the pressure high enough for water to flow through the pipes. As practical as they are, they also symbolize the communities they serve.
Having lived all over Texas, from Corpus Christi to San Angelo, I've noticed that basements are not common here. In fact, I have seen lively and viral social media discussions that assert that basements are illegal in Texas. That certainly isn't true. The state capitol building in Austin has a basement. Illegal? No. Impractical in many cases, yes.
Whenever there is an auto accident here in Texas, whether a minor fender bender or a full-blown crash with injuries or worse, it is essential for those involved to be very careful, what you say can and will be used against you.
Regarding Texas Chili, there is one considerable debate we have to address right off the bat. Does real Texas chili have beans in it or not? There are tons of posts and articles about this all over the internet.
Both Lawn Love and Texas Monthly did articles about how this city or that city would survive a zombie apocalypse. Neither of them listed San Angelo. Since we're not that big a city, we often get left off these lists. We used their stats to find an answer for San Angelo.