Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Facts about Texas

-The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than Rhode Island.
-Texas covers about 268,601 square miles.
-Texas is the 28th state, joining December 29, 1845.
-Texas’ motto is friendship.
-Texas is known as The Lone Star State.
-The Texas flower is the bluebonnet.
-The Texas bird is the Mockingbird.
-The Texas tree is the Pecan tree, and there are lots here!
-Major Texas cities include Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
-More land is farmed in Texas than any other state.
-You could fit 220 Rhode Islands in Texas!
-Texas stretches 800 miles each way.
-Texas has a lot of farms. Texas has the biggest single ranch in the U.S. and more farms than any other state.
-Texas is home to presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, George Bush Senior and W.
-Tyler has more than 38,000 bushes in its rose garden.
-The biggest state capital in the U.S. is Texas’
-Main Texas agriculture includes beef cattle, cotton, sheep, milk, rice, and more.
-Texas is one of the lead explorers in natural gas and oil.
-Texas is first in petroleum, natural gas, and French sulfur.
-Texas is second in salt.
-Texas manufactures many chemicals, metals, glass, and coal products.
-Texas makes more wool than any other state.
-Amarillo holds the largest helium well.
-The world’s first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Strange Video

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Peter in Missouri asks: Here in Missouri when a young boy kills his first deer it is customary to drink some of the deer’s still steaming blood. This is a tradition that dates back to the Indians and is a sign that the hunter honors the deer’s sacrifice to his family. Is it true that in Texas you make him have sex with the deer’s severed heart?

Only if it’s an 8 point or better! Just Kidding! I've heard this one before, and I can tell you this is just a silly Urban Legend, much like stories floating around the internet of college teams from Missouri actually winning championships. Any Championships! Including Division or regional stuff!
In Texas when a young boy or GIRL (they both hunt here) kills his or her first deer, they crack a 40oz Lonestar, pour a little on the deer for respect, then chug the rest.

Brad from Texas asks: What's the deal with armadillo's? Why don't you ever see a live one?

Armadillos (mainly Dasypus) make common roadkill due to their habit of jumping to about fender height when startled by an oncoming pickup truck. Armadillos are also like bubble wrap...you can't help but pop the bubble wrap with your fingers...same is true for dillos, you just cannot resist trying to run them down or shoot them.

Monday, June 7, 2010

When is Texas Independence Day?

March 2, 1836

The Texas Declaration of Independence was produced, literally, overnight. Its urgency was paramount, because while it was being prepared, the Alamo in San Antonio was under seige by Santa Anna's army of Mexico.
Immediately upon the assemblage of the Convention of 1836 on March 1, a committee of five of its delegates were appointed to draft the document. The committee, consisting of George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney, prepared the declaration in record time. It was briefly reviewed, then adopted by the delegates of the convention the following day.