Just a few reasons that
TEXAS is so great.
A TEXAN and proud of it!!!
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,
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 bit of TEXAS in everyone.
Did you ever hear anyone in a bar go, "Wow...so you're from
????? Cool, tell me about it?" Do you know why? Because there's no place like
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 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 Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly, Waylon
Jennings, Janis Joplin, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry, Darrell Royal, ZZ
Top, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Denton Cooley, Michael
DeBakey, Sam Rayburn, George Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, and George W. Bush.
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 cities shut down to watch the local High School Football game on Friday nights and for the Cowboys on Monday Night
Football, and NIOSA 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 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
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
School in Longview 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.
TEXAS protects it's own boundaries
and has it's own Border Patrol and TEXAS Rangers
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.
This was send to me and I wanted
to share it with all of you. Thank you, Ross and Sylvia. Author unknown
Briley Mayfield, aka
descendant of Isaac and
Elizabeth Harper Reed, and Elijah Morris, who came here in 1830 before Texas became a
Republic and when we were known as a Texians.
Dedicated to my little
brother...............Tall Texian (1945-2003)
Texas consists of
268,601 square miles. There are 640 acres in a square mile which
would calculate to 171,904,640 acres in Texas. The population of
the United States is (according to 2000 census) 281,421,960 people.
Therefore, if all the people in the U. S. would move to Texas, each
person would have over a half acre ( 6/10 of an acre to be exact ).
Breaking the population of the U. S. down to families of four (4),
each family would have over two (2) acres. Now that's BIG. (Thanks
to Greg Allen)
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