Close VERIFY: Can Texas secede from the United States? The answer might surprise you. Gabriela Garcia and Tashara Parker, KYTX 6:08 AM. PDT 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 © 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 Witness describes Payette plane crash 'I'm so glad you're home,' father to Otto Warmbier Judge refuses to lower bond for AMBER Alert dad Master Refrigeration Fire Hottest A.C. Sale This Summer - The Deal Guy VERIFY: Has District 81 lowered graduation standards? Thousands gather for Fremont Solstice Parade March for Racial Justice Judo Competiton Championship More Stories Mark your calendar for the next solar eclipse in 2024! Aug 21, 2017, 11:43 a.m. WATCH: International Space Station flies across sun… Aug 21, 2017, 11:55 a.m. Spain: Police confirm Barcelona attacker has been shot down Aug 21, 2017, 1:19 a.m.