Texas!!!!!

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Lori, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Lori

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    Well this isn't a topic for debate, just an ordinary topic. Unfortunately there is no longer a general discussions forum that is not in the debate section so I've posted here.

    All Texans and fans of TEXAS are welcome to come here and talk about all things TEXAS! What do you love about this great, awsome state of ours?

    Here's the place for Texas events, TX history, etc.

    I love everything about it except Houston lol.

    azwyld
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    ps moderator pls feel free to move if needed.
     
  2. Plain Old Bill

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    I've been to Texas,It's hot and sandy over a lot of it. Sorta makes me think of Eqypt.
     
  3. Thankful

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    I was born, raised, and educated in Texas. Not all of it is sandy. Where I lived, the soil was black.
     
  4. Mike McK

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    Lived in Austin.

    Awesome town.
     
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    Adrian Peterson!

    I love it that Oklahoma is a short drive up I35. [​IMG]
     
  6. Joshua Rhodes

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    LOL... nothing is a short drive in Texas.

    I just moved from Seguin, TX to Branson, MO. In that 12-hour drive, the first 6 or so are still in the state of Texas. "Boldest and grandest..."

    [​IMG]

    I hope the Lord allows me to move back soon. I love that state.
     
  7. BillyMac

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    Congratulations Joshua, you just made the move from the state of arrogance to God's country. Take the shorter drive on over to Southern Illinois where there is a whole lot more of God's country. In fact if it's got hills and wooded acres with quiet streams - that's God's country.

    Oh and......... don't get upset; I'm just joshin ya, Josh..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Lived 84-88 in suburban Dallas. God has to take me to heaven; I've already spent my time in hell.
     
  9. Joshua Rhodes

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    LOL! Guys you crack me up! :D
     
  10. Bro. James Reed

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    I would never live in Dallas Dr. B. The traffic is horrible. Here, people cut you off if you're going too slow. There, they cut you off to keep you from speeding. I can't stand driving up there.

    I'm much more at home down here where the speed limit is 60mph in the city, but the cops won't stop unless you're going over 80, especially true on I-10. (Lori, you know what I'm talking about) ;)

    Seriously, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I'm 5th generation Texan and proud of it. Texas really is like a whole other country. We have everything from deserts, to mountains, to hills, to plains, to coasts, and more. There is something for everyone. If you like cold winters, live in the panhandle. If you like hot, moist summers, live in Houston...also good if you're not too into the ice and snowy winter scene. If you like a mixture of the two, you can live in Dallas.

    Texas is still one of the few places where people will slow down and drive on the shoulder, on two lane roads, in order for faster traffic to pass. We always wave when someone does this too. We don't measure distance in miles, but in minutes or hours.

    We're not afraid to excercise our 2nd Amendment rights and have, I believe, the highest per capita gun ownership/concealed carry guns of any state in the country.

    We're not afraid to execute killers based on political correctness. Until recent years, it was almost impossible to tell our Democrat politicians from Republicans; both groups were southern conservatives.

    we have the best college football players in the country, even though most of them attend schools in Oklahoma and Arkansas. :D

    We have most of the U.S. oil refineries, plus a good chunk of U.S. oil production. One of the reasons why when the rest of the country suffers from high gas prices, we tend to do really well.

    I love the uniqueness of our history. The bravery shown by those at the Alamo, and by Gen. Houston and his men at San Jacinto in the defeat of Santa Ana, which took about 18 minutes.

    I love the fact that Galveston was the last port of the CSA to still be in Confederate hands when the war ended. I believe the U.S. had captured it once and once re-captured they never again held it during the war. Bravery.

    I absolutely love the fact that you can drive 5 miles out of ANY major city in Texas and be in the countryside with cattle ranches and family farms.(There are still some within the Houston city limits as well)

    I love the fact that we ive by our own way of life and don't bow down to any power, other than God, from outside of this state. We don't follow anyone or anything except what we feel is right.

    I could never leave. This is my home, and Lord willing always will be.

    As the song goes, 'God blessed Texas with His own hands.'

    PS Aside from the fact that we do indeed believe that ours is the best state of the Union, we also are some of the nicest bunch in the good ole USA, unless you get on our bad side. We will actually stop and render assistance to others, even those we've never met, when they're in peril.

    God Bless the USAA and the state of Texas.

    Bro. James
     
  11. Marcia

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    Makes sense that Texans would post a whole thread just on Texas. :rolleyes: :D

    I once drove all the way across Texas, from east to west going to El Paso, and thought it would drive me nuts. You would see a mountain or hill and think you were getting to it, but hours later, you would not be any closer. It seemed to go on forever. :cool:
     
  12. Ed Edwards

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    I'm Texican by byrth and
    Oklahoman by choice.
    Texas is NEXT TO the best state
    in the USofA.
     
  13. BibleMaMa

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    What I love about Texas............ My husband! :D He was born and raised in Dallas and the surrounding areas.

    I have been to Texas a few times and it is a very nice state. Want to move there some day.

    YEA TEXAS!!!
     
  14. Pete Richert

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    My family moved here to Austin two years ago. Its a nice place. I haven't really been around much of TX (drove to Galveston once; oh and went to a wedding in El Paso) so I don't really have a lot of experience on the State itself. Austin is a nice city, though all in all I think I prefered San Fransisco and surrounding area more (not the home prices though). Part me of wishes to move back to the Bay area, though if I wished to live there I should have never left.

    I work for a high tech company (Sun Microsystems) designing microprocessers. I live about a quarter of a mile from cattle that I drive by on the way home everyday.
     
  15. Bro Tony

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    The only good thing to come out of Texas is my first born son. I really did like it there in Plainview when I was there, except I missed the mountains, there were none in the panhandle.

    Bro Tony
     
  16. BillyMac

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    Ever been in Dallas in rush hour traffic and have to cross 3 lanes to make your cut-off on the 35E in a tractor-trailer pullin double trailers - "wiggle wagons"??? Talk about congestion! Can you say......... fergit it???

    Pulled doubles outta Dallas up the 287 through the panhandle and on through the panhandle of Oklahoma into Colorado. Now that's some beee-yute-iful country. Colorado that is.

    Came outta Armadilla headed for El Paso and then pasoed right on across I-10 to San Anton and back up the 35 to Dallas. Lotsa wide open country east of El Paso. And again very picturesque and ....... well......... lonely.

    55 mph and all in the right lane as I recall, while four wheelers zipped past ya at 70 in that left lane. Tar every 12 feet or so between sections of roadway ---- THA-THUMP, THA-THUMP, THA-THUMP, THA THUMP, THA-THUMP.......endlessly on I-20 headed west outta Louisiana. Borrrring but you never went ta sleep even if you were in the bunk while your partner was doin the drivin. oh yeah...... I REALLY loved Texas then..... (sarcasm)

    I've never seen so many weirdo odd-ball people in all my life until I got to Texas. I'm not allowed on this board to talk about those experiences though --- things I've seen just drivin along or stopped at a rest area around midnight to make a pit-stop in the dark. Whew!!! Its a wonder I'm still alive..... (Thank you Jesus for preserving my life and keepin me from me safe from temptation!)

    (the above was an attempt at humor -- how do y'll like my Texas drawl???)

    That was in the late '90s, not that long ago. But back in the Spring of '71, when I came through San Antonio and Fort Sam Houston, it was one of the very best experiences of my single life. I really liked Texas then and always wanted to return to THAT area. That's enough intertainment for now........
     
  17. go2church

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    It's a Texas thing, if you're not a Texan, you wouldn't understand!
     
  18. Bro. James Reed

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    I imagine you don't find much enjoyable about just driving through Texas. It really is one of the most boring drives out I-20 between Ft. Worth and Abilene. There is NOTHING there for over 100 miles!!!

    I'm not much on driving across the state. It gets really boring after the first few hours. :D

    I was on a trip to Washington a few years back with a convention. We traveled by bus to New York, with a pitstop in Philadelphia. If I recall, the whole tripwas about 5 hours, on the bus, with the pitstop, crossing, what, 4 states? Those people were complaining about the L O N G drive. I told them, this is like driving from Houston to Dallas...and you stay in ONE state. I guess you get somewhat used to it after a while. This is especially true for Houston and Dallas...the suburbs are so spread out.

    When I leave in the morning, I fight rush hour(s) traffic, usually lasting about 6:30am to 10:00am on the NW freeway, and I drive right at 32 miles one way. That's just from the outskirts of the city to downtown. It usually takes around 1 hour, if I'm lucky and there's only 1 or 2 wrecks on the way.

    I still wouldn't trade this life for any other on earth though. I love my home state.

    BTW, there are many weirdos here in Houston. We have the art car festival every year, plus there's Montrose( the 'fabulous' section of town, if you catch my drift). Plus, with a representative like Sheila Jackson Lee, who used to be mine as well, you know there are a lot of crazies here. Rest assured though, most of them are not native to this planet, let alone this state. [​IMG]

    Come on back and visit us again some time.

    If you come about mid April the Bluebonnets should be in full bloom. They sure are pretty.
     
  19. Mark Bishop

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    But of course... [​IMG]
    and a better topic is not to be found. [​IMG]

    Matter of fact.. whilst I was exiled to Va..
    I used to subscribe to the "Homesick Texan"
    newspaper.. [​IMG]
    hmm.. I'll have to see if it's still around... [​IMG]

    mark
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  20. HankD

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    Spent some time at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Dr. Bob is correct in his assessment.

    BTW, Texans brag too much [​IMG]

    I lived in Maine for 15 years, now there's paradise (except for the 10 month winter and the 2 month black fly season).

    There is/was a joke in Maine about a Texan tourist bragging about his BIG house.

    Texan: "It takes me an hour just to get out of my drive way"

    Maine-iac: "Eyup, I had a car like that once".

    HankD
     

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