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Texas - have you seen this one?
email | 10/14 | anonymous

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!"


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To: phatoldphart; Eaker; All
I can think of another thing about TEXAS that's pretty good......

Texas Forever!
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Texas Forever!
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Texas Forever!
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Texas Forever!
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201 posted on 10/14/2005 7:12:54 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ozarkgirl
I hate to rain on ya'lls parade, but when I think of Texas, I think of illegal aliens.

No fair, we are U.S. citizens, though the U.S. seems prouder of it than we do.

To be a real cowboy you'd have to be from Montana or Wyoming.

Where do you think those cows originally came from, Canada?

202 posted on 10/14/2005 7:14:16 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Eaker

Thanks for the ping. Great thread!


203 posted on 10/14/2005 7:14:16 PM PDT by nralife
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To: Texagirl4W

Anybody remember the Mobil Texas history comics?


204 posted on 10/14/2005 7:14:23 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: kalee
The best thing to come out of TX is my husband, but I'm a bit prejudiced. I think he did drive out on I-20 though. lol



It was coming through NORTH Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama on his way to Georgia that made him the great husband
that he is.
205 posted on 10/14/2005 7:14:24 PM PDT by WKB (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance.. then Baffle them with BS)
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To: phatoldphart

I love my l00 acres in Texas where:

The stars at night,
Are big and bright,
Deep in the heart of Texas,
The prairie sky
Is wide and high,
Deep in the heart of Texas.
The sage in bloom
Is like perfume,
Deep in the heart of Texas,
Reminds me of,
The one I love,
Deep in the heart of Texas.
The coyotes wail,
Along the trail,
Deep in the heart of Texas,
The rabbits rush,
Around the brush,
Deep in the heart of Texas.
The cowboys cry,
"Ki-yip-pee-yi,"
Deep in the heart of Texas,
The dogies bawl,
And bawl and bawl,
Deep in the heart of Texas.





206 posted on 10/14/2005 7:15:23 PM PDT by Bassfire (freepin with a smile)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Match the following states with their chili additives:

Texas
California
New Mexico

Green Chile
Beans
Pink Tofu


207 posted on 10/14/2005 7:18:15 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

OK, gotta say this, when I was on Reforger 1990 in germany I was asked where I was from, replied Oklahoma, they said Indians!!!! They loved anything Western.


208 posted on 10/14/2005 7:18:23 PM PDT by epaul
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To: phatoldphart
Anybody remember the Mobil Texas history comics?

Yep.

209 posted on 10/14/2005 7:18:59 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: MEG33; hispanarepublicana
Mine were here before Texas was a Republic

My McGee's came in 1832. Taylors, Eubanks, Williams, Leggets, and Mouton's by the end of the Civil War.

210 posted on 10/14/2005 7:19:15 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: WKB

My many times great-grandfather moved from Georgia to Texas right after the civel war. Had to. He'd shot a carpetbagger................


211 posted on 10/14/2005 7:19:39 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: Doctor Stochastic

New Mexicans put beans in their chili? For shame.


212 posted on 10/14/2005 7:19:41 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: Doctor Stochastic

What the H**l is pink tofu??????????


213 posted on 10/14/2005 7:21:11 PM PDT by epaul
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To: hispanarepublicana

The New Mexico legislature passed a resolution making the spelling "chile" because the claimed that only Texans put beans in "chili." (Probably an Indian word pronounced "Xjlj" or something like that.)


214 posted on 10/14/2005 7:21:39 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Texas Is Still Home To Me
(Blakely/Chambers/Gil)

I've rambled many places
Far from the open spaces I call home
From New York out to 'Frisco
Across the Great Divide
I've made friends most everywhere I've gone

But not a day goes by
When I don't dream of those
Big Texas skies
Down many roads I've wandered
But Texas is still home to me

If home is where your heart is
Mine ain't hard to find
Across that old Red River
Inside the Texas line
Rememberin' Bob Wills
A band tonight is playin' Silver Bells
So many miles I am away
But Texas is still home to me

Steel guitars are ringin'
Twin fiddles playin' all night long
In my heart, I hear the music
And I'm dancin' in my mind
As the white lines are leading me home

Hey, just a few more miles
And I'll be home if only for a while
Don't many roads I've wandered
But Texas is still home to me

If home is where your heart is
Mine ain't hard to find
Across that old Red River
Inside the Texas line
Rememberin' Bob Wills
A band tonight is playin' Silver Bells
So many miles I am away
But Texas is still home to me


Ship My Body Back To Texas
(Baxter, Bruce)

Lookin' for some greener grass
I left my Lone Star home
Put my trust in wanderlust
Set out for parts unknown
I tried California,
Where it's summer all the time
But they dug up all the gold in '49

Chorus
Ship my body back to Texas
If I die out on the trail
I'm not picky where you bury me
Just put me in the mail
Lay me down in Cow Town
Where I'll never be alone
Or pushin' up the Rose of San Antone

I headed for Alaska
Where I thought I'd change my luck
But nights are long and cold
And lunch can cost you forty bucks
They're shuttin' down the Motor Town
The folks ain't sittin' pretty
And you can't walk the streets of New York City

Chorus

I spent my last ten dollars
Drinkin' rum down in the Keys
Shipped out on a freighter
I've seen more than Seven Seas
'Cause one square mile of ocean
Looks just like the one next to it
If I could find my way back home I'd do it

Chorus

Plant me in the parking lot
Outside the Astrodome
Or pushin' up the Rose of San Antonio
Pushin' up the Rose of San Antone
215 posted on 10/14/2005 7:22:09 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: epaul
Soy curd with food coloring to make it palatable.
216 posted on 10/14/2005 7:22:21 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: hispanarepublicana
"If it has beans or tomatoes, it ain't chili." - "A Bowl of Red" Frank X. Tolbert
217 posted on 10/14/2005 7:22:42 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: phatoldphart
My many times great-grandfather moved from Georgia to Texas right after the civil war. Had to. He'd shot a carpetbagger................



Is that a threat ?:>)
218 posted on 10/14/2005 7:23:12 PM PDT by WKB (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance.. then Baffle them with BS)
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To: FreedomCalls

Now that you mention it, there definitely is a Texas store in every mall I've been in. Good gifts to send to Yankees. I'm not far from Crawford, and The Yellow Rose Gift Shop there has the best Texas White House Christmas ornaments. I buy them every year to send out of state as gifts (and always keep a few for myself). I Googled to see if they have a website, but couldn't find one. It's one of the best Texas memorabilia shops in the area.


219 posted on 10/14/2005 7:23:39 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: basil; All
Thanks, basil, for setting the record straight. I still love that song after all these years.

How about a singalong, Texans?


Texas, Our Texas

Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!
Texas, our Texas! So wonderful, so great!
Boldest* and grandest, withstanding every test;
O empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

CHORUS
God bless you, Texas! And keep you brave and strong.
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.**

Texas, O Texas! Your freeborn single star.
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far.
Emblem of freedom! It sets our hearts aglow.
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.

Texas, dear Texas! From tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes! We come your children true.
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.


*The original lyric was "Largest and grandest" until Alaska became a state. **The recording stops early. The chorus is supposed to be repeated before going on to the next verse.

220 posted on 10/14/2005 7:24:02 PM PDT by ru4liberty (Ann fan no more)
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To: hispanarepublicana
New Mexicans put beans in their chili? For shame.

Ditto that
Beans are to be eaten with tortillas.....
Corn Tortillas
(None of those danged "flour" tortillas)

221 posted on 10/14/2005 7:24:50 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Doctor Stochastic
Texans do not put beans in chili!!!! And that stupid "chile" spelling is probably some kind of commie, politically correct Bill Richardson thing. The only thing besides finely chopped beef (not "chili meat") and spices that I put in my chili is chocolate.
222 posted on 10/14/2005 7:24:52 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: phatoldphart

Es verdad.


223 posted on 10/14/2005 7:25:32 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: WKB

>Is that a threat ?:>)

Not if you're a Texan....


224 posted on 10/14/2005 7:25:42 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: kalee

Thank you. Live in Richmond so it is not too far away. Have not had a Whataburger since I was in Tallahassee. Good times, good food.


225 posted on 10/14/2005 7:25:48 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: phatoldphart
Texas is "Juneteenth" and Texas Independence Day.

We could do without that Juneteenth thing. That's one of the stupidest holidays or celebrations or whatever the hell you want to call it on record.

226 posted on 10/14/2005 7:26:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
.......The only thing besides finely chopped beef (not "chili meat") and spices that I put in my chili is chocolate.

LOL
I'll bet you love chicken mole too.
(I know I do)

227 posted on 10/14/2005 7:27:56 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: phatoldphart

Not if you're a Texan.


While traveling on I-20
I spent the night in Tyler one time does that
count?


228 posted on 10/14/2005 7:28:12 PM PDT by WKB (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance.. then Baffle them with BS)
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To: sinkspur

If you follow the PBR keep your eyes on a youngster named Best Western. He will buck in the Classic in Las Vegas in a couple f weeks.


229 posted on 10/14/2005 7:29:04 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: WKB

Yeaah. It'll do


230 posted on 10/14/2005 7:29:14 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: Rastus; Bloody Sam Roberts

Oops. The credit on the second one is Black/Bruce.


231 posted on 10/14/2005 7:29:19 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: phatoldphart

Yeaah. It'll do




Oh it was at a Holiday Inn Express too.


232 posted on 10/14/2005 7:31:20 PM PDT by WKB (If you can't dazzle them with brilliance.. then Baffle them with BS)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Well, "chile" dates back long before Richardson moved there from either California, Mexico City, or Boston. Of course I always twit those born in Albuquerque with whether they were born on the Texas or New Mexican side of the river.


233 posted on 10/14/2005 7:31:55 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: neutrino
And Texas has the most beautiful women in the world.

Noone who has been here can dispute that- this state is just crawling with beautiful women.

Here's something I found interesting- not long ago, I was undergoing physical therapy with a very nice lady from Kentucky. She was instructing a young lady from Kansas about my particular problem. They got to talking about moving to this area when Melinda, my therapist, asked the other lady- "Have you gotten used to people opening doors for you yet?".
I was more than a little bit shocked by that question, so I asked- and they both assured me that men did *not* open doors for ladies in either Kansas or Kentucky!

She also asked her if anyone had told her they were "stove up" yet :) I got a good laugh out of the facial expression on that one. And, yes, I was stove up (or almost), but my wonderful Kentucky born therapist fixed me up! (of course, she's also very attractive- this explains why she ended up in Texas :)

234 posted on 10/14/2005 7:31:56 PM PDT by TexasBarak (I don't know about you folks, but I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Fiddlstix

I make a pretty good chicken mole', but I cheat. (How many Yankees just thought you asked me about a cross between a ground-burrowing rodent and a chicken, I wonder--it's pronounced molay, northern FRiends).
Anyway, I cheat and my mom always cheated too. That stuff you buy in the jelly jar/glass in the Mexican food aisle is the real thing and will do nicely, but you have to only use about half of it and "doctor" it with extra cumin and garlic yourself. Further, DO NOT cook it by itself as a sauce that will be poured on top of a sad, tired, boneless skinless chicken breast later. Pre-cook your chicken thighs and/or legs (on the bone), and then put your chicken IN THE SAUCE as it finishes cooking. That's the secret.


235 posted on 10/14/2005 7:32:42 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: Mind-numbed Robot; kalee
My former in-laws lived in Brownsville, Giddings, etc back in the 70's. There was one house they bought near Giddings, new, that had most common species of pit viper living in the back yard. My kids were about 8 and 4 and ran around the back yard with abandon. The snakes were ubiquitous but my kids avoided them somehow. Whatcha gonna do? Tell the kids to sit in the kitchen?

Less troubling but no less uncomfortable were the scorpions that lived in the house. The rug was reddish, brown shag and the scorpions were reddish, brown shag. One could only see them if they moved which some of them did and some of them didn't.

It was a telling day when my ex-father-in-law let out a humongous scream after toweling off with a scorpion laden towel.

Ah, I remember it well, the evenings when we would all sit and drink beer, eating nacho chips with hot sauce on the floor of that brand new house, watching the scorpions crawl across the floor.

236 posted on 10/14/2005 7:34:02 PM PDT by groanup (shred for Ian)
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To: Clemenza

I've been to Texas Hill Country - luv it!


237 posted on 10/14/2005 7:34:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Windsong

Longview no longer has an El Chico but Panchos is still open. El Chico's burned down about three or four years ago and they decided not to rebuild. I work in Longview.


238 posted on 10/14/2005 7:34:50 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: 11Bush
Thank you. Live in Richmond

You live in the County Seat of Ft Bend? Heck that's just down the road and we have several Whataburgers around here! ,,,,,, ;-)

239 posted on 10/14/2005 7:35:21 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: makoman

Sounds like you're real Happy and down-to-Earth!


240 posted on 10/14/2005 7:36:16 PM PDT by hobson (It's a bit like getting nibbled to death by a duck...)
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To: phatoldphart

I was born in San Antonio (Dad was an AF NCO stationed at Randolph). Years later, I went to pilot training in Lubbock (and met and married my wife of 27+ years there). Then, a few years later, was stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene. I left the AF at that time, stayed in Abilene for a while, then moved to Austin and lived there for a couple of absolutely incredible years.

San Antonio.......Lubbock.........Abilene.........Austin.........


I may now live in the truly great state of North Carolina, and I may have lived here for ten + years......but I still feel more like a Texan than a North Carolinian.


241 posted on 10/14/2005 7:36:52 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Ditter
>If you follow the PBR keep your eyes on a youngster named Best Western. He will buck in the Classic in Las Vegas in a couple f weeks.

Checkout posts 78,91,99
242 posted on 10/14/2005 7:37:38 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: Rastus

God Blessed Texas
Little Texas

I've seen a lot of places,
I've been around the world.
I've seen some pretty faces,
Been with some beautiful girls.
After all I've witnessed,
One thing still amazes me,
Just like a miracle,
You have to see to believe.

'Cause God blessed Texas
With His own hand.
Brought down angels
From the promised land.
He gave them a place
Where they could dance.
If you wanna see heaven, brother,
Here's your chance.
'Cause I've been sent
To spread the message:
God blessed Texas.

First He made the sunshine,
Then He made the water deep.
Then He gave us moonlight
For all the world to see.
Well, everybody knows
That the Lord works in mysterious ways.
He took a rest,
Then on the very next day

God blessed Texas
With His own hand.
Brought down angels
From the promised land.
He gave them a place
Where they could dance.
If you wanna see heaven, brother,
Here's your chance.
'Cause I've been sent
To spread the message:
God blessed Texas.

God blessed Texas
With His own hand.
Brought down angels
From the promised land.
He gave them a place
Where they could dance.
If you wanna see heaven, brother,
Here's your chance.
'Cause I've been sent
To spread the message:
God blessed Texas.
Mmm-mmm.
I've been sent
To spread the message:
God blessed Texas.


243 posted on 10/14/2005 7:38:11 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Doctor Stochastic

"ChilE" is the yellow/green/red/orange thing that grows on plants. "ChilI" is the beef, chili powder, cumin, garlic, etc., ambrosia that is a creation of the Texans.


244 posted on 10/14/2005 7:38:12 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: WKB

Not as good but ok


245 posted on 10/14/2005 7:39:20 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: RightOnline

The Hub City (Lubbock) has changed A LOT. The TTU Ghetto just east of Jones Stadium on 4th and University was BULLDOZED in the biggest entirely privately-funded redevelopment effort in the nation.
The Tahoka Traffic Circle is gone. The city limits now extend to FM 1585, which is a few miles South of "the Strip".
Lubbock is one of four finalists for the G.W. Bush library.


246 posted on 10/14/2005 7:41:22 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: groanup
My grandparents owned a couple of hundred acres south of Giddings that we kept horses on for many years and visited almost every weekend. More scorpions than I have ever seen anywhere on earth.
247 posted on 10/14/2005 7:41:27 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (A right wing Christian, not part of the Christian Right)
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To: Fiddlstix; TheMom; dix; humblegunner; antivenom; eastforker; Flyer; Humidston; olliemb; ...

There ya go!

Texas is, Texas.

Ain't nothing like it.


248 posted on 10/14/2005 7:42:30 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: longhorn too

Pancho's is a newcomer. Sometime in the sixties. If I remember the sixties...


249 posted on 10/14/2005 7:43:02 PM PDT by phatoldphart ("some people were forged of a hotter fire. Well, that's what it is to be Texan." -Bob Wheeler)
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To: hispanarepublicana
My family was in Texas when it was born too. They settled in what later became Shelby Co, in the 1820's. They are listed in the first census in 1835. Where did your family settle?
250 posted on 10/14/2005 7:43:21 PM PDT by Ditter
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