There are things that are absolute in Nacogdoches. I'm talking about the things that we KNOW for a fact are true. Fact: Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University. Fact: Nacogdoches is known as the "Oldest Town In Texas". And there are many other facts that we could name.

However, there is a list of things in Nacogdoches that you may not realize, but that are provable things. This is just the beginning of that list.

  • 1

    Nac is easier to navigate when SFA classes aren't in session.

    Imagine that. You take a few thousand people out of a town, and it's easier to get around. Mind. Blown.

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    People will go out of their way, even drive further, to avoid North Street

    North Street is somewhat more manageable when SFA's students are gone, but people still avoid it.

  • 3

    It doesn't matter how old they are, people still show up in massive numbers for the Christmas Parade.

    From newborns to senior-citizens, people make their way downtown for that Christmas spirit, Nac-style.

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    4

    Everyone knows what the purple lights on top of the Steen Towers mean.

    If you don't, you haven't been here long enough, and you should probably ask someone. NOW.

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    5

    If you stop at one red light - on any street in the city - you're going to have to stop at ALL OF THEM.

    Think I'm joking? Watch and see what happens next time you have to stop on University Drive.