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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:43 pm 
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14. Texas is the only state to enter the US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the US Flag, and Texas may choose to divide into 5 states.

Also allows Texas to have a standing "army" The Texas Rangers.

I've had a few very pleasant trips to TX, mostly DFW area, but when I drive to Austin and San Antonio...It took FOREVER.

Just like driving from Detroit to Ironwood here in Michigan (only 600 miles).

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:51 pm 
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One more. You can see the next town over...but it's a two day drive. :shock: Had friends in Denton and Mule Shoe that I used to visit quite a bit in the '70's. Had a lot of fun down there. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Poco Oso wrote:
One more. You can see the next town over...but it's a two day drive. :shock: Had friends in Denton and Mule Shoe that I used to visit quite a bit in the '70's. Had a lot of fun down there. :D


And lest we forget the definition of forever is a road trip from Fruitvale to Odessa

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Are We There Yet? wrote:
And lest we forget the definition of forever is a road trip from Fruitvale to Odessa


Hi,

Selena, I'm sure that's exactly what everyone in the car w/ you thought, too.

Rick C

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:52 pm 
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Hmmmm.

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:01 pm 
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Rick Courtright wrote:
Are We There Yet? wrote:
And lest we forget the definition of forever is a road trip from Fruitvale to Odessa


Hi,

Selena, I'm sure that's exactly what everyone in the car w/ you thought, too.

Rick C

Wouldn't that be a trip from Dallas to Ft. Worth? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:27 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:37 am 
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Poco Oso wrote:
One more. You can see the next town over...but it's a two day drive. :shock: :D



Yeah, Oklahoma has some roads like that too !! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:31 am 
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Slyk Willy wrote:
14. Texas is the only state to enter the US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union) instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the US Flag, and Texas may choose to divide into 5 states.

Also allows Texas to have a standing "army" The Texas Rangers.

I've had a few very pleasant trips to TX, mostly DFW area, but when I drive to Austin and San Antonio...It took FOREVER.

Just like driving from Detroit to Ironwood here in Michigan (only 600 miles).

Thought that treaty was nullified after the war between the states.


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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:25 am 
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Poco Oso wrote:
Rick Courtright wrote:
Are We There Yet? wrote:
And lest we forget the definition of forever is a road trip from Fruitvale to Odessa


Hi,

Selena, I'm sure that's exactly what everyone in the car w/ you thought, too.

Rick C

Wouldn't that be a trip from Dallas to Ft. Worth? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:53 am 
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Was stationed in Ft Bliss (El Paso) three times and have wanted to move back many many times. I remember leaving Pecos heading to Van Horn and didn't think I was EVER gonna get there. That section brings new meaning to "miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles". Of course the drive from Van Horn to El Paso is another section of 'loneliness'. It was 18 hours drive time from my home in MD to Texarkana; it was 11 driving hours from there to El Paso.
Texas is BIG.

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:47 am 
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I had the opportunity to live in Texas for 12 years, mostly in San Antonio and El Paso, and three of my four natural children are native born Texans. The ONLY thing I did not like about Texas was the heat! But living in the Midwest this winter, the heat doesn't seem so bad right now. Texans have a special pride which is lacking in most other parts of the country. In my 17 years here in Illinois I have yet to hear someone brag about being from or having been born in Illinois!

I'd sell my house and move back there in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the reality that most of my kids and grandkids live close to where I am now, and even Texas can't make up for family.


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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:21 am 
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Here in West Texas we have nothing and lots of it!!! Lowest unemployment rate,however. The middle of nowhere can best be described as Orla,Texas. You then take hwy 652 either West or East and drive forever and it's still nowhere. My friend once stated that in Texas your dog could run out the front gate and you could still see him two days later!! It's ugly, but it's home to some of the nicest people..... Was involved in a manhunt years ago.... Finally caught the escapees. They had been running for two days. One said that everything out here stings, bites or chases you.....and they could not find water or food not shelter..... They were happy to give up!

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:33 am 
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mexicanjoe wrote:
Here in West Texas we have nothing and lots of it!!! Lowest unemployment rate,however. The middle of nowhere can best be described as Orla,Texas. You then take hwy 652 either West or East and drive forever and it's still nowhere. My friend once stated that in Texas your dog could run out the front gate and you could still see him two days later!! It's ugly, but it's home to some of the nicest people..... Was involved in a manhunt years ago.... Finally caught the escapees. They had been running for two days. One said that everything out here stings, bites or chases you.....and they could not find water or food not shelter..... They were happy to give up!


Texas has some really beautiful places too, but you're right, Joe. There's so much of it to look through to find them. :wink: 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Texas Facts
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:46 pm 
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And it has the Alamo, the cradle of Texas liberty. The story of the battle of the Alamo, and the brave men who gave their lives there for Texas independence, is something every patriotic American should be familiar with, and proud of.


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