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My #2 son is on the road as we speak, moving to Austin.

 

Austin, despite being kind of a liberal hole, has some good gun shops and some ranges nearby.

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Just some of the reasons I'm proud to be a Texan!

 

Only in Texas

 

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

 

Just Texas

 

Pep , 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

 

Pittsburg , Texas 75686

 

Newark , Texas 76071

 

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

 

Dublin , Texas 76446

 

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 DC

 

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 79567

 

Like to read about History?

 

Santa Anna , Texas 76878

 

Goliad , Texas 77963

 

Alamo , Texas 78516

 

Gun Barrel City , Texas 75156

 

Robert Lee , Texas 76945

 

Need 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

 

The Anti-Al Gore City

 

Kilgore , Texas 75662

 

And our favorites...

 

Cut and Shoot, Texas 77303

 

Gun Barrel City , Texas 75147

 

Ding Dong, Texas

 

West, Texas (it's in Central Texas )

 

and, of course,

 

Muleshoe , Texas 79347

 

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 work there, 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 may live in Texas ;

 

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

 

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

 

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph --you're going 80 and everybody'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 your Texas friends, you definitely live in Texas .

 

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

 

1. Beaumont to El Paso : 742miles

 

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 the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston .

 

7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North 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 US history was in 1900, caused by a 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 US rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.

 

14. Texas is the only state to enter the US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union ) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the US Flag, and Texas may choose to 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, West Columbia, and Austin .

 

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

 

20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the 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 trivia about 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.

 

23. The first domed stadium in the US was the Astrodome in Houston .

 

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Farlie , 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?

 

Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder

and Your hand over my mouth.

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Don't forget Texas is the only place we can mix alcohol, ammunition, and have a family reunion just to meet women.

 

 

American by birth, Texan by the grace of God.

 

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