The Houston Chronicle probably said it best:
In fact, I don’t think any city in Texas has a chance at Amazon’s HQ2. Mostly because our regressive, anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT state leadership has given the state a horrendous reputation on the coasts that only a political revolution will overcome.
But someone really put it in simple terms to Amazon with a letter from a Texan. In short, we don’t like Muslims, Gays, Mexicans, and Teachers. And we love guns, and machetes, and guns, and more guns. At least the writer was being honest.