Texas Truths – Just for Fun

Just  Texas
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
Pittsburg,  Texas 75686
Newark, Texas 76071
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
Dublin, Texas 76446
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

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  75156
Robert  Lee ,  Texas 76945

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

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 and Shoot, Texas 77303
Gun Barrel City , Texas  75147
Ding Dong, Texas
West, Texas (it’s in Central Texas )
and,  of course,
Muleshoe, Texas 79347

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:  742miles.

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  Americabuilt 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  ahurricane in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island.


11.  The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was “Houston,” butthe  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 24hours 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 now: 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 (pronounced y’ceento) 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, whichsplits into four, and they  either have four males or four females. (Armadillo is what Aggies have on  the half-shell.)


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) Put nothin’ before God.
(3) Watch yer mouth
(4) Git yourself to  Sunday meeting.
(5) Honor yer Ma & Pa
(6) No killin’.
(7) No  foolin’ around with another fellow’s gal.
(8) Don’t take what ain’t yers.
(9) No telling tales or gossipin’.
(10) Don’t be hankerin’ for yer  buddy’s stuff.

All y’all git all that?
Lord, keep Your arm  around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth

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