Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Only in Texas!

Days after Grammy left, we received this in the mail...

How fun are those?! She found them up in Illinois and sent them knowing how much the girls love to paint piggies :)


I received this next bit in an email and wanted to share.  It is "clean" and your kids may enjoy the geography  fun facts. 

Note: the Jeff Foxworthy jokes are spot on! Don't forget the Cowboys Ten Commandments :)

Only in Texas

This is a must read for all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texans or wanna-be Texans:

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 DC

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 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

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

Twitty, Texas 79079

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 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 US 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 US rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979.

14. Texas is the only state to enter the US 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 US Flag, and Texas may choose 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.

8. Texas has had six capital cities:

Washington-on-the Brazos, Harrisburg , Galveston, Velasco, West Columbia, and Austin.

9. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the US 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 US was the Astrodome in Houston.

Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Farlie , 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?

Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.

~ Patty ~


  1. Love the nail polish and the jokes/facts about TX!!

  2. I've actually been through Palestine and went dancing in West! :D
    Loved it! And how neat of your mom to think of your girls!

  3. Hi Patty~ Cute post! Love those 10 Commandments the best. Can't believe El Paso is closer to California than Dallas...really? Some of those city names are hilarious. My oldest is considering UD for college so I'll pass this on to him. We'd love for him to go there so praying hard that he will see the light!

  4. i love it! not being a texan, former texan, or adopted texan, I didn't know any of this good info! I like Turkey Texas the best!

  5. I love it. because of this blog I know more about Texas. And I really love the nail polish. I also love the jokes, it makes me laugh.


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