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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 .

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


Energy , Texas 76452


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 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

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 (known as Big Tree) near Fulton is estimated to be over 1000
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

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'tcha think?

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I've seen the big tree and it is BIG. Good fishing in those parts also

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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

What's this part mean? Couldn't find anything by Googling it.

2,021 Posts
Im pretty sure its if Texas succeeds from the Union, it has to divide into 5 States.
We are gonna do what ever in the hell we want. The times a comin'...

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I have a co worker that lives in Paradise and one that lives in Gun Barrel City. I used to drive through Athens and Kilgore on my way to college depending which way I went. They forgot to add Rome, Texas.

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texas is the only state I've lived in where the cops have a exhaust styem in thier car that's louder than your's. :) Come on over to marshall you'll hear our 2 new SRT8 chargers all the time

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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

What's this part mean? Couldn't find anything by Googling it.
Me neither, but if I had to guess ... might have sumptin to do with

"...Texas has had six capital cities: Washington-on-the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston , Velasco, West Columbia and Austin ..."

Somebody out there want to explain it?

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Texans voted in favor of annexation to the United States in the first election following independence in 1836. However, throughout the Republic period (1836-1845 aka the good old days) no treaty of annexation negotiated between the Republic and the United States was ratified by both nations.

When all attempts to arrive at a formal annexation treaty failed, the United States Congress passed--after much debate and only a simple majority--a Joint Resolution fo Annexing Texas to the US. Under these terms, Texas would keep both its public lands and its public debt, it would have the power to divide into four additional states "of convenient size" in the future if it so desired, and it would deliver all military, postal, and customs facilities and authority to the United States government. (Neither this joint resolution or the ordinance passed by the Republic of Texas' Annexation Convention gave Texas the right to secede.)

In July 1845, a popularly-elected Constitutional Convention met in Austin to consider both this annexation proposal as well as a proposed peace treaty with Mexico which would end the state of war between the two nations, but only if Texas remained an independent country.
The Convention voted to accept the United States' proposal, and the Annexation Ordinance was submitted to a popular vote in October 1845. The proposed Annexation Ordinance and State Constitution were approved by the Texas voters and submitted to the United States Congress.
The United States House and Senate, in turn, accepted the Texas state constitution in a Joint Resolution to Admit Texas as a State which was signed by the president on December 29, 1845.

Quoted from the actual Ordinance of Annexation:

"New States of convenient size not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas and having sufficient population, may, hereafter by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution; and such states as may be formed out of the territory lying south of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, commonly known as the Missouri Compromise Line"

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Everybody that gives a f--- raise their hand.
nice attitude. Go take a laxative and a sleeping pill and I'm sure you will feel better in the morning;) Sorry if the intellegence level is beyond your grasp and it is making you feel uncomfortable.


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Number 13 is impressive. 43 feet of rain in 24 hours is a BUNCH!!! Texas may be large, but Colorado has more land surface area. :p

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Everybody that gives a f--- raise their hand.

for what it is worth Harold, you better hope they don't Piss us off and we break away from the USA and form our own country, cuz the rest of you will be out in the cold...........

Texas supplies 80% of the Gas to heat your homes,

and we supply most of the Fuel you use to drive around in your vehicles...

we have our own Ocean ports.

We have our own Space program.

we have our own computer based companys.

we supply biggest amount of beef and poultry for the US.

and we supply a big part of the Electrical power.....

and we also have enough armed forces to for a Very Large Army

So in essence if we break away
You starve,
learn to walk instead of driving or ride a Bicycle..
and you also get very very cold without heat....

so who gives A f%#k now??? as you so put it???

so what do yall supply?:eek: other than nothing?


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If you just had someone besides Skosler to run it for you.:D

I love you too man. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy knowing that your always thinking of me.:D

As for running the new Republic of Texas- Don't worry it won't be a socialist state because the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend.

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Well if they wanted to separate and form a true democratic conservative society I would move their in a heartbeat. I don't know how much more "change" I can afford.:mad:
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