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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fun Texas Stuff

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 
Pearland , Texas 77581 
Orange , Texas 77630 
And top it off with: 
Sweetwater , Texas 79556 

Why travel to other cities?  Texas has them all! 
Detroit , Texas 75436 
Cleveland , 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 
Pasadena , Texas 77506 
Columbus , Texas 78934
Feel like traveling outside the country? 
Athens , Texas 75751 
Canadian, Texas 79014 
China , Texas 77613 
Egypt , Texas 77436 
Ireland , Texas 76538 
Italy , Texas 76538 
Turkey , Texas 79261 
London , Texas 76854 
New London , Texas 75682 
Paris , Texas 75460 
Palestine , Texas 75801 

No need to travel to Washington D.C. 
Whitehouse , Texas 75791 

We even have a city named after our planet! 

Earth , Texas 79031
We have 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 

Want to go into outer space? 
Venus , Texas 76084 
Mars , Texas 79062 

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
Twitty, Texas 79079
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 

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. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike -2008!
6. The Heisman Trophy was 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 ," but the space center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time. 
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 San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington monument. 
21. The name ' Texas ' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning friends. Tejas is not Spanish for Texas .. 
22. 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.). 
23. 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. 

Y'all git all that?