Paul Sammataro’s native Boston accent has slowly given way to a Texas twang since moving south more than 20 years ago.
“I have this half-Boston, half-Texas accent, and people wonder where I’m from all the time,” he said. “We ended up in Texas because of opportunity. My brother-in-law lived down here for years, and back in 1992, I had a young family. He had asked us to come down and was sending me newspapers with help wanted ads. My wife agreed it was a good opportunity for our family, and if we didn’t like it, we could head back to Boston.”