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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 a little bit of Texas in
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 heroes.
James Bowie and Davy Crockett, and do you know why?
Because those men saw a line in the sand and they decided
to cross it and be
John Wayne paid to do the movie The Alamo himself.
That is the Spirit of Texas.
Texas is Sam Houston capturing Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana at
Texas has huge forests of Piney Woods like the Davy Crockett
and Sam Houston National Forests.
Texas is breathtaking mountains in the Big Bend .
Texas is the unparalleled beauty of bluebonnet fields in the Texas Hill Country. Texas is floating the rivers of the Hill Country on a hot summer day. Texas is the beautiful, warm beaches of the Gulf Coast of South Texas . Texas is beaches you can drive on and have many memorable bonfires with close friends. Texas is that warm feeling you get when someone asks where you’re from. Texas is the shiny skyscrapers in Houston and Dallas.
Texas is world record bass from places like Lake Fork . Texas is Mexican foods like nowhere else, not even Mexico . Texas is chicken fried steak and world famous Bar-B-Q.
Texas is the Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Hall, the Mort Myerson in Dallas, The Ballpark in Arlington, the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the American Airlines Center in Dallas, and the Astrodome (the Reliant Stadium now) in Houston.
Texas is larger-than-life legends like Michael DeBakey,
Ann Richards, Denton Cooley, Willie Nelson, Buddy
Holly, Gene Autry, Audie Murphy, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan, Tommy Lee Jones, Johnny Gimble,
Waylon Jennings, Farrah Fawcett, Janis Joplin,
Sandra Bullock, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry,
Eva Longoria Parker, Darrell Royal, ZZ Top, Roger Staubach, Grant Teaff,
Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn,
Howard Hughes, George H. W. Bush, Lyndon B.Johnson,
George W . Bush, and let’s not forget GEORGE STRAIT,
the Big Bopper, Tex Ritter, George Jones,
Clay Walker, Mark Chestnut, and Tracy Byrd to name
ONLY a few.
Texas has great companies like, and
Dell Computer, Texas Instruments, EDS and Compaq,
Whataburger, Southwest Airlines, Bell Helicopter
LOCKHEED MARTIN AEROSPACE, Home of
the F-16Jet Fighter and the JSF Fighter,Valero.
Texas is NASA. Texas is huge herds of cattle, beautiful horses and miles of crops. Texas is home to the world famous King Ranch.
Texas is home to the most amazing sunsets of gold over an empty field.
Texas is skies blackened with doves and fields full of deer.
Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the
local high school football game on Friday nights
and for the Cowboys on Monday Night Football at
the new Cowboy Stadium, and for the Night
In Old San Antonio River Parade in
across Texas is to drive 1/3 the way across the
Texas has ocean beaches,
deserts, lakes and rivers, mountains and prairies,
and modern cities.
If it isn’t already in Texas, we probably 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 flag 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 Klein Oak High or anyplace else at 20
feet, the Lone Star flies at the same height – 20
feet. You know why? Because its the only state
that was a Republic before it became a state.
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, DC. And we can divide our state into
five states at any time if we wanted to! We can become a republic again at any time the voters of
Texas choose, and we included these things as
part of the deal when we came on.
That’s the best part, right there.
Texas even has its own power grid!! And don’t even lie to yourself. Did I mention the LIVE music capitol of the world? If you are a REAL TEXAN, you won’t
even need to be told to pass this on..Do It!
GOD BLESS TEXAS