I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

MOST ANYONE FROM TEXAS KNOWS MOST OF THIS


This is a must read for all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texansor wanna-be

Texans,

JUST TEXASPep , Texas 79353

Smiley , Texas 78159

Paradise , Texas 76073

Rainbow , Texas 76077

Sweet Home , Texas 77987

Comfort , Texas 78013

Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the Sun?

Sun City , Texas 78628

Sunrise , Texas 76661

Sunset, Texas 76270

Sundown, Texas 79372

Sunray , Texas 79086

Sunny Side , Texas 77423

Want something to eat?

Bacon , Texas 76301

Noodle , Texas 79536

Oatmeal , Texas 78605

Turkey , Texas 79261

Trout , Texas 75789

Sugar Land , Texas 77479

Salty, Texas 76567

Rice , Texas 75155

Pearland , Texas 77581

Orange , Texas 77630

And top it off with:Sweetwater , Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities?

Texas has them all!

Detroit , Texas 75436

Cleveland , Texas 75436

Colorado City , Texas 79512

Denver City , Texas 79323

Klondike , Texas 75448

Nevada , Texas 75173

Memphis , Texas 79245

Miami , Texas 79059

Boston , Texas 75570

Santa Fe , Texas 77517

Tennessee Colony , Texas 75861

Reno , Texas 75462

Pasadena , Texas 77506

Columbus , Texas 78934

Feel like traveling outside the country?

Athens , Texas 75751

Canadian, Texas 79014

China , Texas 77613

Egypt , Texas 77436

Ireland , Texas 76538

Italy , Texas 76538

Turkey , Texas 79261

London , Texas 76854

New London , Texas 75682

Paris , Texas 75460

Palestine , Texas 75801

No need to travel to Washington D.C.

Whitehouse , Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!

Earth , Texas 79031

We have a city named after our state

Texas City , Texas 77590

Exhausted?

Energy , Texas 76452

Cold?

Blanket , Texas 76432

Winters, Texas

Like to read about History?

Santa Anna ,

TexasGoliad ,

TexasAlamo ,

TexasGun Barrel City ,

TexasRobert Lee ,

TexasNeed Office Supplies?

Staples, Texas 78670

Want to go into outer space?

Venus , Texas 76084

Mars , Texas 79062

You guessed it. It's on the state line.

Texline , Texas 79087

For the kids...

Kermit , Texas 79745

Elmo , Texas 75118

Nemo , Texas 76070

Tarzan , Texas 79783

Winnie , Texas 77665

Sylvester , Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas , to make you smile

......Frognot , Texas 75424

Bigfoot , Texas 78005

Hogeye , Texas 75423

Cactus , Texas 79013

Notrees , Texas 79759

Best, Texas 76932

Veribest , Texas 76886

Kickapoo , Texas 75763

Dime Box , Texas 77853

Old Dime Box , Texas 77853

Telephone , Texas 75488

Telegraph , Texas 76883

Whiteface , Texas 79379

Twitty, Texas 79079


And our favorites..

.Cut n Shoot,

TexasGun Barrell City ,

TexasHoop And Holler,

Texas

Ding Dong, Texas

and, of course,

Muleshoe , Texas

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about folks from Texas ...If someone in a Lowe's store offers you assistance and they don't workthere, you may live in Texas ;

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Texas ;

If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Texas ;

If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Dallas for the weekend,you may live in Texas ;

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Texas ;

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you maylive in Texas ;

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leaveboth unlocked, you may live in Texas ;

If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to usethem, you may live in Texas

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --you're going 80 andeverybody's passing you, you may live in Texas ;

If you find 60 degrees 'a little chilly,' you may live in Texas ;

If you actually understand these jokes, and share them with all yourTexas friends, you definitely live in Texas ..

Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas .

1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742 miles

2. Beaumont to Chicago : 770 miles

3... El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas

4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , July 4, 1883.

5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike -2008!

6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was thefirst full-time coach at Rice University in Houston .

7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area inNorth America

8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America 's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.

9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

10. The worst natural disaster in U.S. history was in 1900, caused bya hurricane, in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island .

11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20,1969, was " Houston," but the space center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time.

12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island ..

13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43' in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979...

14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as theConstitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union )instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at thesame height as the U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states.

15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old

16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.

17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper..

18. Texas has had six capital cities:Washington -on- the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston ,Velasco, WestColumbia and Austin ...

19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington DC (by 7 feet).

20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument inthe world and it is taller than the Washington monument.

21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas'meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas ..

22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo (an interesting bit of triviaabout the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females.).2

3. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church inFairlie , Texas :

(1) Just one God.

(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.

(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.

(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.

(5) Put nothin' before God

.(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.

(7) No killin'.

(8) Watch yer mouth.

(9) Don't take what ain't yers.

(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff

Y'all git all that?
Waltz across Texas with you in my arms..........Waltz acrosss Texas with you....

15 comments:

jan said...

It must take students 3 or 4 years to learn all the history of Texas.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

every kid from kindergarten to freshman in high school has texas history...

Miss Healthypants said...

The Cowboy's Ten Commandments are too funny. :)

And I want to live in Kermit, Texas! *hee hee*

Sling said...

I don't see Denison Tx. on the list.
There's a cotton mill there..That's where my mom was born.
In the mill.

tsduff said...

I like number seven about Brazoria County which has more species of birds than any other area in North America. COOL!

That is a whole lot of facts ma'am! xo

texlahoma said...

My brain will only hold a limited amount of info. Now I know all about Texas but I'm not sure who I am.

mrsb said...

Oh, you just made me so homesick!

Intense Guy said...

I want to know in what year was Jalapeno jelly mistakenly used for KY Jelly?

I guess I'm just not smarter than a fifth grader.

billy pilgrim said...

nothing about kinky?

rosemary said...

Damn....that's a whole lotta Texas. If only people would follow those commandments.

sageweb said...

I would love to say I am from Kickapoo...

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

Miss Healthypants..can you imagine being from Detroit,Texas and just watch the people try to figure thatone out? ha
Sling:I think there is a monument there..saying:"Sling's mama was born here."
ts:the fact that there is only one natural lake in texas really freaks me out.
Tex:...Tex..jackiesues friend.
Mrsb:for jalapeno jelly?
Intenseguy:some time in the spring of 1978.

billy:I have a post to do on Kinky's bid for Govenor of Texas as a democrat. But I think his odds are small..we still remember him as a spoiler for the real democrat last time plus he's asshole buddies with bush and all the hob nobbing with willie nelson and 3 dog night will erase taht from my mind.
rosemary: yeah, everyone screams in texas about being able to hang the 10 commands in government buildings, but they are less apt to actually obey them..bastids.
sage: I know a guy from Kickapoo, and he got so tired of evryone either laughing at the name or accusing him of lying about it that he started telling people he was from Muleshoe.haha

EyeReckn said...

Missed one of my favorite things about Texas towns...

Try getting someone that lives more than two hours away from half the towns not listed to properly pronounce them...

Mexia,TX (Muh-hay-uh)
Waxahachie,TX (Walks-uh-ha-chi)
Corsicana,TX (Cours-uh-can-uh)
... I could go on for days

It ain't dat wez says dem rite, but fuck yall, we're from Texas!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

eye: waxahachie i can see misprouncing but mexia makes me crazy when they say it wrong..haha

angel said...

Holy crap... Are those really names of places in Texas? You're not just yanking my chain?