All about the great state of Texas. The Lone Star State.
A Texan died and ascended into Heaven.
St. Peter met him and welcomed him saying "You will certainly enjoy Paradise."
The Texan shook his head sadly and said "I always thought that TEXAS was Paradise."Read more: A Texas Story
- Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
- Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
- Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. Read more: An Old Texas...
Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Look at Texas with me just for a second. That picture, with the Panhandle and the Gulf Coast, and the Red River and the Rio Grande is as much a part of you as anything ever will be. As soon as anyone anywhere in the world looks at it they know what it is. It's Texas. Pick any kid off the street in Japan and draw him a picture of Texas in the dirt and he'll know what it is. What happens if I show you a picture of any other state? You might get it maybe after a second or two, but who else would? And even if you do, does it ever stir any feelings in you?Read more: What Texas Is?...
Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Farlie, Texas:
- Just one God.
- Honor yer Ma & Pa.
- No telling tales or gossipin'.
- Git yourself to church meeting.
- Put nothin' before God.
- No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
- No killin'.
- Watch yer mouth.
- Don't take what ain't hers.
- Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.
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 Houston, Texas