All you ever WANTED to know about Texas or Not!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by TxChiknRanchers, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little long but well worth the read

    Need to be cheered up?

    Happy, Texas 79042
    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
    And top it off with:
    Sweetwater , Texas 79556

    Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!

    Detroit , 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

    Feel like traveling outside the country? Don't bother buying a plane ticket!

    Athens , Texas 75751
    Canadian, Texas 79014
    China , Texas 77613
    Egypt , Texas 77436
    Ireland , Texas 76538
    Turkey , Texas 79261
    London , Texas 76854
    New London , Texas 75682
    Paris , Texas 75460

    No need to travel to Washington D.C.

    Whitehouse , Texas 75791

    We even have a city named after our planet!

    Earth , Texas 79031

    And 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

    Men are from Mars, women are from Venus , Texas 76084

    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 is the only hotel in North America built over water.

    6. The Heisman Trophy ws 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 ."

    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.

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

    21. 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.).

    22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston .
     
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  2. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    "Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978"

    IN the lake!? Wow! Oh, nevermind, that must be a city. Can you tell I'm from New England. (Don't answer that!) I do carry jumper cables and I can use them though! I've hit a deer twice. I do have a cousin who lives in Austin. Maybe that had something do with it?
    LOL, those are fun even if I've never been there!
     
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep Henrietta its a town! [​IMG] Since you have hit a deer twice, By the power invested in me by the State of Texas I pronounce you a a step-citizen of the republic of Texas [​IMG]

    Randy
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    What funny names, Kickapoo and Hogeye really made me laugh!
     
  5. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Here's a couple more tid bits for you.....
    If we cut Alaska in half Texas would be the 3rd largest state (Alaska would still be 1 and 2).
    On distances between city's, from my house to where I work is 1060 miles (and i'm in the central part of the state, we could go east west or south from here). Texans get rush hour, Alaskans get frequent flyer miles.
    Oh yeah we have a town named Chicken population 16 nice people and one old codger. http://www.chickenalaska.com/chicken/index.html

    Sorry
    Tex dont mean to rain on your parade [​IMG]
     
  6. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:not to worry not even my parade. State made me give it back. [​IMG]

    interesting, the facts sometimes!

    randy
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    my mom is just down the road from cut n shoot. [​IMG]
     
  8. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is a great place... errr Name! Sometimes I go thru there just to see the sign.....Welcome to Cut and Shoot!

    Randy
     

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