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    ColleenC1
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    Texas Facts and the Ten Commandments Texas Style

    Since I am a newbie to Texas just thought I would share my latest knowledge

    >> > Subject: TEXAS FACTS and TEN COMMANDMENTS in TEXAS
    >> >
    >> > Some interesting yet little-known facts about Texas and its history ...
    >> > (only for Texans and their friends or relatives):
    >> >
    >> > 1. Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles
    >> > 2. Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles
    >> > 3. El Paso is closer to California than it is to Southlake, Texas (near
    >> > Dallas), as well as to Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus
    >> > Cristie, Waco, San Antonio, Tyler, Laredo, etc.
    >> > 4. The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas, July 4, 1883.
    >> > 5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America
    >> > built over water.
    >> > 6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the
    >> > first full-time coach for Rice University in Houston.
    >> > 7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in
    >> > North America
    >> > 8. The Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America's
    >> > only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
    >> > 9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson, TX in 1978.
    >> > 10. The worst natural disaster in U.S. history was i n 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".
    >> > 12. King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island.
    >> > 13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S. rainfall record of 43" in
    >> > 24
    >> > hours in and around Alvin in July 1979.
    >> > 14. Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, (known as
    >> > Constitution of 1845 by 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 it may be divided into 4 States.
    >> > 15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1,500 years old.
    >> > 16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
    >> > 17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
    >> > 17.1 There is no period after "Dr" in Dr Pepper.
    >> > 18. Texas has had six capital cities: 1. Washington-on-the-Brazos 2.
    >> > Harrisburg 3. Galveston 4. Velasco 5. West Columbia 6. Austin
    >> > 19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S which is
    >> > taller than the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. (by 7 feet).
    >> > 20. The name Texas comes from the Hasini Indian word tejas meaning
    >> > friends. Therefore, tejas is not Spanish for Texas!
    >> > 21. The state animal 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. They either have four males or four females.
    >> > 22. The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston
    >> >
    >> > THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - TEXAS STYLE
    >> > Some here in Texas have trouble with all those shalls and shall nots in
    >> > the Ten Commandments. So some good folks out in west Texas got together
    >> > and translated some King James into some King Ranch.
    >> >
    >> > Cowboy's Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in
    >> > Fairlie, Texas).
    >> >
    >> > ( 1) Just one God.
    >> > ( 2) Put nothin' before God.
    >> > ( 3) Watch yer mouth.
    >> > ( 4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
    >> > ( 5) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
    >> > ( 6) No killin'.
    >> > ( 7) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
    >> > ( 8) Don't take what ain't yers.
    >> > ( 9) No telling tales or gossipin'.
    >> > (10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff
    >> > Kinda plain an' simple and to the point, don't ya think?
    >> > Y'all have a good day now, yuh hear?
    >> > THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU

  2. #2
    mrblanche
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    Re: Texas Facts and the Ten Commandments Texas Style

    How about this?

    If you start in Jacksonville, FL, (the east end of I-10) and drive to Los Angeles (the west end of I-10), you will spend 1/3 of your trip in Texas.

    If you start in Brownsville, TX, and drive north to the Canada border via the Texas panhandle, you will spend 1/2 of your trip in Texas.

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    Re: Texas Facts and the Ten Commandments Texas Style

    1. Beaumont to El Paso: 742 miles------ Is actually 836 miles by road.
    2. Beaumont to Chicago: 770 miles----- IS actually 1094 miles by road.

    That piece has been around for a while and is mostly true other than the 2 mileages I posted.

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