10. How bout them yankees?
8. It's too hot
7. Nawf side
the Astros suck
5. Rap sucks
4. Whats Swishahouse?
3. Who is Mike Jones?
2. Damn Mexicans
And the #1 thing you should NEVER
say in Houston is....drumroll please....
WEED IS BAD FOR YOU!!!!!
NEVER SAY THIS IN HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Texas Facts!!!!!! Not that you people would be concerned
World's first rodeo was in Pecos, TX July 4, 1883.
The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel
North America built over water.
The Heisman Trophy was named after John William
Heisman who was the
first full time coach for Rice
Brazoria County has more species of birds than any
area in North America.
Jalapeno Jelly originated in Lake Jackson, TX in 1978.
The worst natural disaster
in U.S. history was in 1900
caused by a hurricane in which over 8000 lives were
word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969 was
El Paso, TX is closer to California than it is to
TX is the worlds largest inland port.
Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest
rose garden with over 38,000
bushes with 500 varieties
on 22 acres.
The Texas State Shell is the Lightning Whelk.
King Ranch is larger
than Rhode Island.
July 1979 Tropical Storm Claudette brought a U.S.
rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around
Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by treaty
instead of by annexation.
A Live Oak tree near Fulton
is estimated to be 1500
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
Dr Pepper was invented
in Waco in 1885. There is no
period after Dr in Dr Pepper.
Texas has had six capital cities....
5. West Columbia
The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome
U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in
Washington D.C. (by 7 feet).
The name Texas comes from
the Hasini indian word
"tejas" meaning friends.
The Texas State animal is the Armadillo.
The first domed
stadium in the U.S. was the Astro Dome
The 2nd capital of Texas is Harrisburg. That was a
by John Harris back when Texas was still
a part of Mexico.
During the Texas Revolution, Santa Anna burned
city to the ground but it resurfaced after the
battle of San Jacinto. The capital of the new Republic
was moved to Harrisburg from
Washington-on-the-Brazos because it built a railroad
hooking up to Galveston.
before the Civil War, Galveston was the richest
port in the Gulf of Mexico. During the Civil War, the
again burned to the ground, only to resurrect
once again and extend its railroad to San Antonio. But
the town was
never really the same after that second
Houston was a growing city just to the north of
in 1926 it was annexed by the city of
Our county was named after John Harris and the
importance he played
in the early development of this
area of Texas.
Also, the reason that Texas became a state through
than annexation was because it was an
independent nation when Congress offered it
statehood. All other states were
first territories of
the United States (either bought from other countries
-- like the Louisiana Purchase -- or won
and then were annexed according to the rules of
Article IV section III in the U.S. Constitution.
Texas is unique on how it entered the U.S. it
also can leave the union whenever it wants (at least
and there have been some attempts to
do that since we seceded with the Confederate states
back in 1861. The
most recent serious debate on
secession was in the 1970s during the energy crisis
when President Carter was forcing
Texas to sell its
gas & oil to the northern states at discounted prices.
There were bumper stickers on virtually
every truck in
Texas at that time saying "Let the Bastards Freeze in
the Dark". Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed
did not leave the U.S. If we had, our country would
have had the 5th highest GNP in the world because of
energy driven economy and OPEC (that coalition of
Arabic nations) was driving prices of oil incredibly
high by cutting
off supply. Of course, when OPEC
resumed supplying the world with energy, Texas would
have been a struggling third world
how the economy bottomed out in 1980s?)
Some scholars think that although Texas does have a
in its current state constitution for
secession, the legality of such an act would
ultimately be a decision for the
U.S. Supreme Court.
Houston Traffic Rules, and yet again not much intrest in less you wanna
go to Houston!! Which you should.
1. You must learn to pronounce the city name. It is "Ewe-stun",
not "Huestun." Oh yea, it is pronounced "San Phal-ee-pay,"
"San Phil-eep" (San Felipe).
2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Houston has
version of traffic rules...Hold on and pray. There is no
such thing as a dangerous high-speed chase in Houston. We all
3. All directions start with, "Go down to Loop 610".... which
has no beginning and no end.
The Chamber of Commerce calls getting through traffic...a
5. The morning rush hour is from
6:00AM to 10:00AM. The evening
rush hour is from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. Friday's rush hour starts
If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be
rear-ended, cussed out and possibly shot. When you are the first
off the starting line, count to five when the light turns
green before going, to avoid getting into any cross-traffic's
7. Kuykendahl Road can ONLY be pronounced by a native
8. Construction on I-10, I-45,
US 59 and Loop 610 is a way of
life and a permanent form of entertainment.
9. All unexplained smells are explained
by the phrase, "Oh, we
must be in Pasadena!!!."
10.If someone actually has their turn signal on, it is probably
11.All old ladies with blue hair in a pink Cadillac have
minimum acceptable speed on Loop 610 is 85 mph. Anything
less is considered downright sissy.
iron on windows in east Houston is NOT
14.Never stare at the driver of the car with the bumper
that says, "Keep honking, I'm reloading." In fact, don't honk at
15.If you are in
the left lane, and only going 70 mph in a 60
mph zone, people are not waving when they go by.
16.The Sam Houston
Toll road is our daily version of NASCAR.
17.If it's 100 degrees, Thanksgiving must be next weekend.
in doubt, remember that all unmarked exits lead to
19.You don't have to wait for an exit to get
off a freeway, just
follow the ruts in the grass to the frontage road like everyone
else. This is how Houston residents
notify Texas Department of
Transportation where exits should have been built.