A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 10, 2008
Texile (Texas Exile)

When a Texan is away from Texas (or, conversely for example, a New Orleans citizen escapes Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and moves to Texas), the term “Texas exile” or “Texile” is sometimes used. In 2005, a few New Orleans Hurricane Katrina evacuees settled in Austin and formed a band called “The Texiles.” However, the term “Texile” has so far been very rarely used.
“Texpatriate” or “Texpat” is a similar term to “Texile.”  A more popular term than “Texile” among Hurricane Katrina evacuees has been “Texodus” or “Texas exodus.”
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Giving Thanks and gettin 2 right back
It is with heavy heart that I report that Walter The Wolfman has already played the Maple Leaf, the Vieu Carre seems set to re-open fully and even the VoodooFest is returning (gulp) for a day. As we all know these are glimmers of hope but the work is just beginning. The stories of New Orleans musicians of all genres are unfolding in cities all across america. Indeed music has always mirrored the great textiles of our melting pot republic, but now a band called the Textiles (”The Texas Exiles”) emerges from kaos to produce sounds that embody the reaux seeping into music scenes from Austin to San Francisco to Baltimore. The Textiles, so I have heard, are comprised of members of the Iguanas and the Radiators with extras like Dave Alvyn sitting in.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 at 5:40 pm by alan
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Date: 20 Dec 2005 16:34:43 -0800
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Subject: Cyril Neville Not Returning to New Orleans
Cyril Neville says no to N’awlins
December 15, 2005
Cyril Neville joins his nephew Ivan Neville, as well as the Radiators and the Iguanas (who are scheduled to play at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn on New Year’s Eve), as popular New Orleans acts who have settled in Austin. Some even perform in an ad hoc band known as the Texiles.
The Volokh Conspiracy
[Hanah Metchis Volokh, guest-blogging, October 24, 2007 at 12:09pm]
What’s the best inducement to clerking in Texas? The food. As an exile from the great state of Texas (a Texile?), I can honestly say that I miss the Tex-Mex food more than anything else. I have never found authentic Tex-Mex outside of Texas, and certainly not in the Northeast. And, as the linked article explains, it really is an authentic American cuisine, not a corrupt form of Mexican food.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, February 10, 2008 • Permalink

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