Wednesday, July 6, 2016

~ Just 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
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 , Texas
Goliad , Texas
Alamo , Texas
Gun Barrel City , Texas
Robert Lee , Texas
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
And last but not least, the Anti-Al Gore City 
Kilgore , Texas 75662
And our favorites...
Cut n Shoot, Texas
Gun Barrell City , Texas
Hoop 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 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 : 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 was 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 U.S. 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 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 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 U.S. Flag, and may divide into 5 states. (With the state our country is in, right now might be the time for Texas to secede from the Union!)
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 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 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 U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

Cowboy's Ten Commandments
(Posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie , 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?  :-)

Thoughts of Home on Thursday
 

14 comments:

  1. Love it! As a Native Texan, I learned a few things. Elmo used to not have a zip.

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  2. Pat , I loved all the funny and cute facts about Texas. I think my daughter would love this...she always talks about odd names of towns and where they came from. Blessings, hope your 4th was great. I loved mine. xoxo, Susie

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  3. Fun!! My husband loves stuff like this and regularly talks about the names of Texas towns. He loves to mention Dime Box and Slapout. :)

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  4. Awesome read:) I enjoyed all of these facts! Have a blessed day dear friend. Hugs.

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  5. Love this! Such fun Texas facts!

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  6. Hi Pat, This was fun to read our Texas facts. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day and weekend ahead. xo

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  7. hahhaa....being a born and bred Texan, starting way back yonder with the twinkle in my daddy's eye, I loved every single bit of this.....love it !

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  8. I was just telling my kids how much energy you Texans have and some of your favorite foods. I have a few Texas blog friends, so I learn things from them often. I admire the Texas women. So creative with their homes and they cook and bake so many wonderful dishes for their family.

    Pat, I wanted to tell you that I loved your comment on my post. It meant a lot to me. This letter that my son wrote was very special to me, and I'm glad you appreciate it also.

    I enjoy your Texas posts. I find out something new about ya'll every time. :)

    ~Sheri

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  9. Oh Pat you know I love this! The Jeff Foxworthy quotes made me laugh out loud. Thank you for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We really appreciate you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. ha ha Love it! Born in Cali, Live in Texas!

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  11. What fun facts you've shared, Pat, about our great state. However, I'm saddened this morning listening to the news of what happened last night.... Praying for the loved ones.

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  12. you forgot one!!! Our lakehouse is on Caddo Lake in UNCERTAIN, TX!!! are we sure about that? Uncertain!!!

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  13. You must have been to Georgia. It seems that the goings on in Texas have moved to Georgia and TN. So sad. Our nation is in civil war. "Why can't we all just get along?"

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  14. God bless Texas for always standing for freedom! Prayers for Dallas, too. I'm sharing this with my Texas friends!
    XO,
    Christy

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