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Come to Texas!
Come to Texas!
I know everyone see's those tv ad's that promote other states while sitting in the comfort of their own home eating a tv dinner in let's say....Delaware. I've been thru many states and seen ad's for Texas trying to promote the Lone star state and all there is to do down here. There's nothing bad about the state. Great shopping, alot to do, great music and culture. It's a melting pot of nationalitys down here and we have a deep history that go's back to Spanish colonial times that often in some areas pre-dates the East coast. Most people forget that the Spanish were all thru Texas and the southwest before the Mayflower, ect, ect.
Anyhow as a friendly member of the Lone star state born and raised here. I thought it would be friendly to advise those from out of town about some of our laws that we have down here
Randon Texas laws.........
One must acknowledge a supreme being before being able to hold public office.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don't need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
It is illegal to milk another person's cow. it's also illegal to put graffiti on someone else's cow and it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.
It is Texas law that when two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. In a "true facts" books there was an explanation for this law. It seems that one of the state senators did not want a law passed. To keep this particular law from passing, he attached the train law to it. He hoped that his fellow senators would discover the train law attached, see how ridiculous it was, and not pass the laws. Nobody saw the the train law attached and passed both laws.
It is illegal to curse in front of or indecently expose a corpse.
As late as 1932, jail-breaking in Texas was not a crime if the prisoner escaped without using a gun.
In Texas, sixteen-year old divorced girls are prohibited from talking about sex during high school extracurricular activities.
It is unlawful for a person to consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle upon a public roadway, if the person is observed doing so by a peace officer.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
A recently passed anti-crime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and explain to the nature of the crime about to be committed. (This one ought to make you feel safe)
Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden.
It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.
Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.
Though you do not need a fishing license to fish on your own land, but a hunting license is required to hunt on your own land.
It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence.
For $150 you can become a licensed dead animal hauler in Texas.
Fifty years ago, you could have been jailed for giving out or discussing information on birth control.
It is illegal to spit on the sidewalk.
In Texas, pharmacists can't be registered members of the Communist Party
Texas's official dance is the square dance.
The official dish of Texas is chili.
Rodeo is the official state sport of Texas.
The Bluebonnet is the official song of the state flower.
Speaking of bluebonnet's don't pick one of the many growing on the side of the highway, it's the state flower and picking one brings a heavy fine.
The Texas Flag is the only flag that can be flown at the same height as the United States Flag. Every other state flag must be flown below the US Flag.
For the handyman while in Texas....
In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
And for those feeling frisky while in Texas.....
In Texas, two categories of men are exempt from peeping tom charges: men over 50 and men with only one eye.
Up to a felony charge can be levied for promoting the use of, or owning more than six dildos.
It's legal for a chicken to have sex with you, but it's illegal to reciprocate.
No one other than a "registered pharmacist" may sell condoms or other kinds of contraceptives "on the streets or other public places." No, not even physicians. Anyone who tries to make a few extra bucks doing this will be severely prosecuted for the dire act of "unlawfully practicing medicine."
In the state of Texas it is a misdemeanor if two men engage in oral and or anal sex and is considered sodomy. The same law does not apply to men and women engaging in the same activity with each other.
You can be legally married by publicly introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.
Also here are some wonderful local laws for those who just might find themselves in these towns. Just a head's up.
Abilene It is illegal to idle or loiter anyplace within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of flirting or mashing.
Alamo A person found intoxicated must be given a large dose of castor oil by a local doctor...and failure to gulp it down will result in a fine., A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
Austin Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.
Beaumont Collegiate football is banned at Lamar University.
Borger It is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, feather dusters, whips or quirts (riding crop), and explosive firecrackers of any kind.
Clarendon It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.
Corpus Christie it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
Dallas It's illegal to possess realistic dildos.
Denton It is against the law to fish from horseback
El Paso Urinating on the streets is illegal. ,Appearing in public places wearing a "lewd dress" is prohibited. ,Churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to provide spittoons "of a kind and number to efficiently contain expectorations into them."
Galveston Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal., No person shall inhale fumes from model glue. ,Any person who sits on a sidewalk may be fined up to $500. , It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays. , ?Offensive gestures? will not be tolerated at any special event. , Bicycles must be operated at a "reasonable speed"., One needs permission from the director of parks and recreation before getting drunk in any city park. ,No person shall throw trash from an airplane.
Harker Heights No person amy disturb a church service by swearing. , Drivers of city vehicles must respect all traffic rules just like the rest of us.
Houston Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday., It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
Jasper Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.
Kingsville there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city's airport property.
Lubbock It is illegal to drive within an arm's length of alcohol - including alcohol in someone else's blood stream.
Mesquite: It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts
Odessa the star of David and the peace symbol are forbidden by the city's dress code because they are considered to be Satanic symbols.
Port Arthur Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.
Richardson It is illegal to do "U Turns"., It is now illegal to place a "for sale" sign on a car if it visible from the street.
San Antonio In San Antonio, it is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands., It is against the law to litter or do anything "unsanctimoniously" at the Alamo.
Temple Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot., You can ride your horse in the saloon., No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.
Texarkana Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.
Wise County It is Illegal to transport more than one case of beer across county lines in a moving automobile as you will be in the act of bootlegging.
7/23/2005 12:23 pm
I've heard the laws about dildos. Some adult companies we deal with in Texas, where by the way you can manufacture almost anything you just can't always sell it there, they call dildos "cake toppers". How'd you like a 15" x 24" dildo on your cake in black latex with balls?|
~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~
7/23/2005 3:15 pm
7/24/2005 11:07 am
and you wanted to have the blogger's convention there? lol|
7/24/2005 1:50 pm
lol. I wanted to have some sort of get together there.|
Hell I've moved down a rund and I am thinking a all night beer bash somewhere or even a campout on the massive amount of acres out here.
7/24/2005 6:56 pm
Big Bend. Definitely Big Bend. And laws be damned, I own more than six...|