Not sure why, but I’ve had a bug up my butt for a few days and have been looking at land out in west Texas. These are both near Sanderson, Texas, the cactus capital of Texas. Sanderson is an hour or two out from Del Rio. They’re also reeeeeeal close to old Mexico. 127.69 Acres [Continue]
Texas turns 174 today! Happy Birthday!
1986 was Texas’ 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial. So 2011 will be our 175th anniversary. But what do we call that? I have found two terms on teh internets, demisemiseptcentennial and quartoseptcentennial that purport to mean 175 years. Wonder which one we’ll use?
Texas Attorney General Abbott’s Objection to the GM Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan “Under its bankruptcy plan, GM seeks to sell itself to a new company – at this time called “New GM”. GM has insisted that current dealers sign a new dealership agreement if they want to be part of the New GM operation. The new [Continue]
happy Texas Independence Day!
42 acres, $6,000 that’s like $150 an acre! Yes, it’s waaaaaay out in West Texas, but so? What an awesome place to camp for a few weeks a year, to hang out at occasionally, to actually be able to look at the stars from. And if I can find a place that ha a nice [Continue]
Some Ike victims may not be allowed to rebuild “Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under a little-noticed Texas law. And even those whose houses were spared could end up seeing them condemned by the state. Now here’s the saltwater in the wound: It could [Continue]
Well, Ike has come and gone, as far as I can tell, and didn’t do much where. Although I hear Ike hit Houston like it was Tina: pretty much fucked it up.
What’s not to love about this story? A damsel in distress who beats the crap out of her attacker, gallant gentlemen behaving as men should behave, and a dirt bag who gets his clock cleaned, hard, by a girl.
Here is a map of the US with the states names replaced by the country whose GNP (or GDP, I always get them confused, or are the basically the same?) most closely matches that state. So France has the same GNP as California, for example, or Belarus has the GNP of Alaska.
www.petitiononline.com/texasoc/petition.html Thousands sign petition to make Texas an open-carry state “If Duane Suddeth had his way, he could strap on a handgun and wear it — anytime, anywhere — without concealing it. That day has not come in Texas, but the 42-year-old Bedford man is among thousands hoping it is on its way. “This is [Continue]
Today is the 172nd anniversary of the last day of the battle at the Alamo. “Commandancy of the Alamo~ Bexar, Feb. 24th 1836~ To the people of Texas and all Americans in the world~ Fellow citizens and compatriots~ I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna~ I have sustained [Continue]
If it’s not in the sports page, that is. Texans report seeing UFO “STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO. Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — say [Continue]
STI is a maker of fairly expensive, but veryvery nice, 1911 style pistols, mainly for competitions. I shot a 9mm one once, it was sweet. It also cost a little over $2000. They’re located in Texas, I think they used to be in Irving but now they’re in Georgetown. Anyway, they’ve decided not to sale [Continue]
Tonight, at a little after midnight a little after six pm, Texas will execute the 400th prisoner since we re-instated the death penalty in 1976. Johnny Ray Conner was not a nice man. “On May 17, 1998, Johnny Conner entered a north Houston grocery store and brought a drink to the counter, as if to [Continue]
Go ahead, call us cowboys by ANDREW KLEINFELD AND JUDITH KLEINFELD “Americans have many symbols of the Western frontier–mountain man, pioneer woman, homesteader, prospector–but our main symbol of the frontier is the cowboy. Hardly anyone needs stirrup-friendly, pointy-toed boots for his daily chores anymore, but plenty of people buy them. The cowboy best encapsulates the [Continue]
Category:People from Fort Worth “This category includes persons born in Fort Worth, Texas and non-natives who are strongly associated with the city at any time in its history.” kinda cool. I did not know that “Porky” from the Lil Rascals was from Fort Worth.
So I’m reading an article on CNN.com on Mexico saying it’ll sue the US if we use the Guard to detain illegal immigrants. Blah, blah, blah, right? Well, then I come upon this little tidbit: “In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Julieta Nunez Gonzalez, the local representative of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute, said Tuesday she will ask [Continue]
Take a look at CNN’s map of Katrina evacuation shelters. Is it me, or are Houston, San Antonio, and Austin in the wrong places? Looks to me like they all need to be shifted up a little, and east. See that bay to the north and east of where they have Houston? That’s where Houston [Continue]