More About Texans!
With apologies to no one.

The statue of Lady Liberty atop the state capitol dome in Austin was placed facing south, "forever turning her back on the North" following the Civil War; for the same reason, Confederate monuments on courthouse lawns across the state similarly face south.

Texas ranks first in the U.S in highway mileage, with over 70,000 miles; and first in railroad mileage and number of airports.

Texas has more churches than any state in the union, with 16,961.

Texas leads the nation in the sale of pick-up trucks.

The highest recorded temperature in Texas was 120 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest was -23 degrees Fahrenheit.

Average annual precipitation ranges from 58.3 inches in Beaumont to 8.8 inches in El Paso.

The largest military base in the world, Fort Hood, is located in Killeen, in central Texas.

Two of the three largest universities in the United States are in Texas; Texas A&M University in College Station and the University of Texas at Austin.

Texas beauty is unmatched!

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Texas.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. 10,001 live in Texas.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites, chances are, Texas has it.

There ain't nuthin' that will kill a mesquite tree.

There are valid reasons some people put concertino (razor) wire around their houses.

Texas has 6 seasons:
Spring, Feb. 16 to April 15
Summer, April 16 to July 15 (temp 90 to 98 degrees)
Super Summer, July 16 to Sept. 10 (temp 100 to 115 degrees)
Summer, Sept. 11 to Oct. 1 (temp 90 to 98 degrees)
Fall, Oct. 2 to Dec. 1
Winter, Dec. 2 to Feb. 15

In West and North Texas, the wind blows at 90 MPH from Oct. 2 until July15, then it stops totally.

Onced and Twiced are words.

Fire ants consider your body a picnic area.

People actually grow and eat Okra and Black Eyed Peas.

Texans really don't have an accent.

When the world ends termites and mesquite trees will survive.

Green grass DOES burn.

When you live in the country, you don't have to buy a dog. City people drop them off at your gate in the middle of the night.

The sound of coyotes howling at night only sounds good for the first couple of weeks.

When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it's time to go to the doctor.

"Fixinto" is one word.

A Texan will say, "If I knowed everything about a subject, then I know it 'backards and fards'."

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is.

You work until you're tarred out or it's too dark to see.



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