Close VERIFY: Can Texas secede from the United States? The answer might surprise you. Gabriela Garcia and Tashara Parker, KYTX 4:39 PM. CDT 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 Help VERIFYHelp our journalists VERIFY the news. Do you know someone else we should interview for this story? Did we miss anything in our reporting? Is there another story you'd like us to VERIFY? Click here. © 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 ETX photographer talks about her viral boudoir photos Atwood's robbery Crosby-Lebus worker strike Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know Teacher accused of assault 84-year-old post office worker retires 11 new features in IOS 11 SPCA Dogtoberfest East Texan nearly caught in Vegas shooting Under The Lights Week 5 (Sept. 29) More Stories Lufkin gunman in custody after police negotiations Nov 19, 2017, 4:01 p.m. Beloved Tyler florist Raymond Krueger closes shop… Nov 19, 2017, 7:58 p.m. 1 dead after Angelina County crash Nov 19, 2017, 11:58 a.m.