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Celebrity Bracket: Lyle LovettI’m not from Texas, and I didn’t get here as fast as I could, but as crooner and Klein native Lyle Lovett told me, “Texas wants you anyway.” My transition from Brooklyn to Dallas in 2009 was a bounty of culture shock. The politeness of Texans couldn’t have been any more different from the direct sincerity of New Yorkers. I moved here because I married a native Texan. After we had a son, we realized we needed a larger support system than we had in New York. So Texas—along with my wife’s mother and family—was the best option. We moved without jobs, without health insurance, without a car, and with an eight-month-old baby. It was rough. Thank goodness for Lovett’s infectious, western swing–wrapped tune “That’s Right…

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