Category: Texas

land ho!

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]

area gandalf23?

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]

ike

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.

make Texas an open-carry state!

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]

remember the Alamo!

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]

we feel it is necessary to take a stand against irresponsible legislation designed solely to inhibit the American citizen’s right to keep arms

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]

400

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]

cowboys

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]

people from fort worth

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.

grupo beta

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]

cnn f’d up the Texas map

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]