International Picnic Day June 18, 2013
Life's too short - go on a Picnic! We're celebrating this little known holiday by extending a 10% discount off of your subtotal this week.
Just enter the discount code "Picnic2013" and be sure to click on "apply discount code."
Offer expires Midnight Sunday, June 23, 2013
(Discounts not available on custom work)
First time to shop with us? Be sure to create an account first with your private password!
Can't decide what to give your favorite Texan? Buy a gift certificate; we can mail it to you or to the recipient. Let them have the fun of shopping at "The Texas Trading Post!" This is probably one of our "biggest sellers."
If you are a terrorist planning on trying to bomb us Texans again (an attempt was made in Dallas but the good guys got the bad guys first), you might want to learn something about us Texans. There is no intention of stereotyping any faith, only those who are stupid enough and don't understand "Don't Mess with Texas!"
Everything is bigger and better in TEXAS. :)
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
Blessing, Texas 77419
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
Need some socks?
Argyle, Texas 76226
Why travel to other States? Texas has them all!
Atlanta, Texas 75515
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
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Little New York, Texas 75770
San Diego, Texas 78384
Los Angeles, Texas 78014
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
Moscow, Texas 75960
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 few cities named after our State!
Texas City, Texas 77590
Lone Star, Texas 75668
Energy, Texas 76452
Blanket, Texas 76432
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 (from a retired DPS Trooper)
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
Nickel, Texas 78629
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 77303
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147
Hoop And Holler, Texas 77369
Muleshoe , Texas 79347
From Mark in San Angelo, Texas....
Thanks to Ray:
Wink 79789 - home of Roy Orbison
Some of the strangest names of Texas cities and towns:
Mutt and Jeff (not even on the Texas map)
Ding Dong - supposedly named because of two early settlers in the town, Zulis Bell and Bert Bell, who opened a store and hired an artist, Cohn Hoover, to make a sign for it. The Bells instructed the sign painter to make a sign with two bells on it; inside the bells would be their names and the words “Ding Dong” would be coming out of the bell. Over time a community grew around the store, and it took on the name of the words coming out of the bell: Ding Dong.
If you have some history on how these wonderful Texas towns got their names, let us know...we love to share this kind of history with our Texas friends all over the world.
If we missed anyone, let us know....
And if you want to know what we love about Texas, check out this YouTube site...that's Gary P. Nunn singing "You Ask Me What I Love About Texas..."
Here is what has to say about folks from Texas...
If you measure distance in hours, 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 you find 60 degrees "a little chilly," you may live in Texas;
The following is compliments of our friend, Jutta Matalka, with the Amarillo CVB. You'll never find a prouder Texan (or a better friend) anywhere in our state!
Here are some little known, very interesting facts about Texas .
1. Orange to El Paso: 863 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. Well, Jutta thought it was interesting anyway...lol).
22. 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
Now that's kinda plain an' simple don't ya think?
Linda and Jutta in Nashville
p.s. - if you have some "Texas Trivia" (not that there's anything trivial about the Great State of Texas), let us know...we'd be delighted to include it. We have customers from around the world who are Texans - or Texans at heart - and they love reading this section of our website.