Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Only In Texas

My native state has so many things I love.  We subscribe to Texas Highways magazine, and some of the staffers there have made a list of 35 things they love about Texas.  Their lists of 35 things they love about Texas are so true they nearly had me all teary.  Actually I was.   I made a list, too, but am still working on it. 

Below is from an email I received today,and I''m using it for my post today.  I still have the cough and cold, but it is getting some better.  My doc gave me some antibiotics because my eardrum looked pretty red.  Plus she read me the riot act about not using my inhaler more often.  So, today's post isn't my personal writing, but it is interesting. 

Only in Texas

A history/geography lesson for all Texans, used-to-be Texans, adopted Texans or wanna-be Texans:

Just Texas
Pep, Texas 79353
Smiley, Texas 78159
Paradise, Texas 76073
Rainbow, Texas 76077
Sweet Home, Texas 77987
Comfort, Texas 78013
Friendship, Texas 76530

Love the sun?
Sun City, Texas 78628
Sunrise, Texas 76661
Sunset, Texas 76270
Sundown, Texas 79372
Sunray, Texas 79086
Sunny Side, Texas 77423

Want something to eat?
Bacon, Texas 76301
Noodle, Texas 79536
Oatmeal, Texas 78605
Turkey, Texas 79261
Trout, Texas 75789
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Salty, Texas 76567
Rice, Texas 75155
Pearland, Texas 77581
Orange, Texas 77630
And top it off with:
Sweetwater, Texas 79556

Why travel to other cities? Texas has them all!
Detroit, Texas 75436
Cleveland, Texas 75436
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Denver City, Texas 79323
Klondike, Texas 75448
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Newark, Texas 76071
Nevada, Texas 75173
Memphis, Texas 79245
Miami, Texas 79059
Boston, Texas 75570
Santa Fe, Texas 77517
Tennessee Colony, Texas 75861
Reno, Texas 75462
Pasadena, Texas 77506
Columbus, Texas 78934

Feel like traveling outside the country?
Athens , Texas 75751
Canadian, Texas 79014
China , Texas 77613
Dublin, Texas 76446
Egypt, Texas 77436
Ireland, Texas 76538
Italy, Texas 76538
Turkey, Texas 79261
London, Texas 76854
New London, Texas 75682
Paris, Texas 75460
Palestine, Texas 75801

No need to travel to Washington D.C.
Whitehouse , Texas 75791

We even have a city named after our planet!
Earth , Texas 79031

We have a city named after our state:
Texas City, Texas 77590

Energy, Texas 76452
Blanket, Texas 76432
Winters, Texas 79567

Like to read about History?
Santa Anna, Texas 76878
Goliad, Texas 77963
Alamo, Texas 78516
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75156
Robert Lee , Texas 76945

Need Office Supplies?
Staples, Texas 78670

Want to go into outer space?
Venus, Texas 76084
Mars, Texas 79062

You guessed it. It's on the state line.
Texline, Texas 79087

For the kids...
Kermit, Texas 79745
Elmo, Texas 75118
Nemo, Texas 76070
Tarzan, Texas 79783
Winnie, Texas 77665
Sylvester, Texas 79560

Other city names in Texas to make you smile......
Frognot, Texas 75424
Bigfoot, Texas 78005
Hogeye, Texas 75423
Cactus, Texas 79013
Notrees, Texas 79759
Best, Texas 76932
Veribest , Texas 76886
Kickapoo, Texas 75763
Dime Box, Texas 77853
Old Dime Box, Texas 77853
Telephone, Texas 75488
Telegraph, Texas 76883
Whiteface, Texas 79379
Twitty, Texas 79079

And our favorites...
Cut and Shoot, Texas 77303
Gun Barrell City , Texas 75147
Ding Dong, Texas
West, Texas (its in Central Texas ) 76691
and, of course,
Muleshoe , Texas 79347


  1. You have to give Texas its due for creativity.
    I got tickled how Veribest was probably meant to trump Best,Texas.
    Hope you feel mu better soon.

  2. ha! They sure did come up with a lot of stuff to cover all that space you guys have out there!

    My son and I saw a dead mum plant rolling down the street awhile ago and he said, "mom! It's one of those Texas-balls!" Of course he meant tumbleweed, but I didn't correct him!

  3. Patti, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Feeling better now. Using the inhaler like I should now, too.

    We do have a lot of hubris here in Texas, ou but we love making fun of ourselves. Funny about the Texas balls.