Some Interesting Things About 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

Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Stay in the Big State !

Detroit, Texas 75436

Colorado City, Texas 79512

Cleveland, Texas 77327

Dayton, Texas 77535

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

Freeport , Texas 77541

Feel like traveling outside the country?

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 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, 19 69, 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 allows Texas to 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.).

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 yer’s.

(10) Don't be hankerin' fer yer buddy's stuff.

[Note: These are out of order and technically the fourth commandment was about the Sabbath.]


Note: The background is Potato Salad. I snapped a picture before I dug in.

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