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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

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 79567


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....

Cash
Chocolate Bayou
Dripping Springs
Energy
Humble
Lawn
Lovelady
RingGold
Study Butte
Sugar Land
Trophy Club
Twitty
Uncertain
Waxahatchie
 
Thanks to Ray:
 
Wink 79789 - home of Roy Orbison
 
Some of the strangest names of Texas cities and towns:
Looneyville
Lollipop
Mutt and Jeff (not even on the Texas map)
Ben Hur
Weeping Mary
ShorTall
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..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

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.

 
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.


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