I have heard a couple of times throughout my young life that Texas, if it wanted to, has the right to recede from the US. Is this actually true, or simply myth? (Sorry if that is a dumb question. I am still learning.) The reason I ask is because I am kicking around the idea of a story that involves Texas becoming independent from America. (There is A LOT more to the story idea than just Texas receding. Stuff like the FBI battling Terrorists trying to take over Texas, Texas receding because it was forced to, and so on.) How would it be done legally in the US? And has this story idea been done before? Thanks in advance.