Skip to comments.Texas - have you seen this one?
Posted on 10/14/2005 3:43:58 PM PDT by phatoldphart
When you're from Texas, people that you meet ask you questions like, Do you have any cows?" "Do you have horses?" "Bet you got a bunch of guns, eh?"
They all want to know if you've been to Southfork. They watched Dallas.
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?
In every man, woman and child on this planet, there is a person who wishes just once he could be a real live Texan and get up on a horse or ride off in a pickup. There is some little bit of Texas in everyone.
Did you ever hear anyone in a bar go, "Wow...so you're from Iowa? Cool, tell me about it?" Do you know why? Because there's no place like Texas.
Texas is the Alamo. Texas is 183 men standing in a church, facing thousands of Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, who had the chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed instead to fight and die for the cause of freedom. We send our kids to schools named William B. Travis and James Bowie and Crockett and do you know why? Because those men saw a line in the sand and they decided to cross it and be heroes. John Wayne paid to do the movie himself. That is the Spirit of Texas.
Texas is Sam Houston capturing Santa Ana at San Jacinto.
Texas is "Juneteenth" and Texas Independence Day.
Texas is huge forests of Piney Woods like the Davy Crockett National Forest.
Texas is breathtaking mountains in the Big Bend.
Texas is the unparalleled beauty of bluebonnet fields in the Texas Hill Country.
Texas is the beautiful, warm beaches of the Gulf Coast of South Texas.
Texas is the shiny skyscrapers in Houston and Dallas.
Texas is world record bass from places like Lake Fork.
Texas is Mexican food like nowhere else, not even Mexico.
Texas is the Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Hall, the Ballpark in Arlington and the Astrodome.
Texas is larger-than-life legends like Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Janis Joplin, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry, Darrell Royal, Rick Husband, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn, Lyndon B.Johnson.
Texas is great companies like Dell Computer, Texas Instruments and Compaq. And LOCKHEED MARTIN AEROSPACE, Home of the F-16 Jet Fighter and the JSF Fighter.
Texas is NASA.
Texas is huge herds of cattle and miles of crops.
Texas is skies blackened with doves, and fields full of deer.
Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the local High School Football game on Friday nights and for the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, and for the Night In Old San Antonio River Parade in San Antonio. Texas is ocean beaches, deserts, lakes and rivers, mountains and prairies, and modern cities.
If it isn't in Texas, you probably don't need it.
NO ONE DOES ANYTHING BIGGER OR BETTER THAN IT'S DONE IN TEXAS.
By federal law, Texas is the only state in the U.S. that can fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag. Think about that for a second. You fly the Stars and Stripes at 20 feet in Maryland, California, or Maine and your state flag, whatever it is, goes at 17 feet. You fly the Stars and Stripes in front of Pine Tree High in Longview or anyplace else at 20 feet, the Lone Star flies at the same height - 20 feet. Do you know why? Because it is the only state that was a republic before it became a state.
Also, being a Texan is as high as being an American down here. Our capitol is the only one in the country that is taller than the capitol building in Washington, D.C. and we can divide our state into five states at any time if we wanted to! We included these things as part of the deal when we came on. That's the best part, right there.
Texas even has its own power grid!!
If you are a REAL TEXAN you won't even need to be told to pass this on!"
I have done similar in 5 countries and everybody knew Texas. It was a thing I did when I traveled.
Just because you don't like it doesn't make it untrue.
Oil field in Wichita falls LMAO! Irish doctor deliverin' a Yankee of Texans while some other doctor from some other country got to see an American Woman give birth. I did us proud. Had no choice, I was in Texas. lol!
Good, I hope so.
Those mooks don't have as much to be proud of.
I got to add my two cents...
Having been east coast, west coast, overseas, up north and everywhre in between, I'm ready to come home to Texas.
Been away for 15 years now and if it takes a pay cut, I'm doing to it get back to where we belong. Other folks can't understand it, but we are a proud lot. And, we care for the state. Tech grad and trying to get back as fast as we can....
Well' I'm not from Texas and I'm not in Texas... but if everything goes as planned, I will be!!!!
There's a Whataburger in Petersburg? Where?
Rare Texas ping.
Several people have said what their state has. Thats one of the things about Texas. It's so big it pretty much has at least a little of what every other state has. I have lived in Texas my whole life. Spent time in about 20 other states and all had a lot of good stuff except Lousyiana. It ain,t braggin if its true.
Mom's great grandfather fought with Martin's Brigade, company F of the 5th Texas Partisan Rangers.
Health wise, she 's doing better than I am.
You've just been to the wrong part. Where I live, it's been 75 to 80 degrees all week, about 20 percent humidity, and wind hasn't gotten over 15 mph all week. (Plus the women here are the prettiest).
That old saw abou the Texas flag is a myth, and we can't divide Texas into five states.
After The Republic of Texas joined the US, it was divided into five states:
New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and of course, the great state of Texas.
A 5th Generation Texan--
Yep. (From the rear view mirror:').
Whataburger - (804) 732-2046 - 2350 W Washington St,
Whataburger - (804) 526-2060 - 1018 Boulevard,
Colonial Heights, VA
Same here!! :)
We just saw the one in Petersburg the other day when we were up there looking at houses, we didn't stop. Petersburg is much closer to us than Arkansaw, but thanks for the info.