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Texas Child

Blessed is the child who is Texas Born,
Where the wind blows free
And the sun shines warm;
Where children grow up to be honest and true,
To believe in themselves and in what they can do.

Dew sprinkled mornings, star-studded nights,
Fields strewn with wild flowers, big-city lights,
Sand-dollar beaches, and Hill Country streams,
Wild western vistas as wide as your dreams.
It's all a part of the state you call home,
and a part of your heart, wherever you roam.

Tall tales 'round the campfire,
or on grandma's knee,
Rich with legends and heroes, a proud history.
So dear Texas child, just revel in glory--
Someday you'll write your own Texas story!

Ode to Texas

The devil wanted a place on earth
Sort of a summer home
A place to spend his vacation
Whenever he wanted to roam.

So he picked out Texas
A place both wretched and rough
Where the climate was to his liking
And the cowboys hardened and tough.

He dried up the streams in the canyons
And ordered no rain to fall
He dried up the lakes in the valleys
Then baked and scorched it all.

Then over his barren country
He transplanted shrubs from hell.
The cactus, thistle and prickly pear
The climate suited them well.

Now the home was much to his liking
But animal life, he had none.
So he created crawling creatures
That all mankind would shun.

First he made the rattlesnake
With it's forked poisonous tongue.
Taught it to strike and rattle
And how to swallow it's young.

Then he made scorpions and lizards
And the ugly old horned toad.
He placed spiders of every description
Under rocks by the side of the road.

Then he ordered the sun to shine hotter,
Hotter and hotter still.
Until even the cactus wilted
And the old horned lizard took ill.

Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom
As any creator would
He chuckled a little up his sleeve
And admitted that it was good.

'Twas summer now and Satan lay
By a prickly pear to rest.
The sweat rolled off his swarthy brow
So he took off his coat and vest.

"By Golly," he finally panted,
"I did my job too well,
I'm going back to where I came from,
Texas is hotter than Hell."

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Texas State Flag
The Texas state flag was originally designed for the Republic of Texas and later became the state flag. It has the same colors and symbolism as the United States flag. The blue is for loyalty, the white for strength and purity, and the red for bravery. In the center of the blue section of the flag is a white, regular five-pointed star, oriented so that one point faces upward.

You know you're in Texas in the summertime when:

"True" Facts about Texas

Texas Seasons

Survivor, Texas Style

The contestants will start in Dallas, travel through Waco, Austin, San Antonio, over to  Houston, and down to Brownsville. They will proceed up to Del Rio, on to El Paso, then to Midland/Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo.
From there, they proceed to Abilene, and on to Fort Worth and back to Dallas.
Each will be driving a pink Volvo with a bumper sticker that reads, "I'm gay, I voted for Al Gore, and I'm here to confiscate your guns."
The first one be make it back to Dallas wins!

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Songs about Texas

Songs about Miscellaneous Texas Cities

Songs about the Alamo

Songs about Abilene

Songs about Alice

Songs about Amarillo

Songs about Austin

Songs about Bandera

Songs about Beaumont

Songs about Corpus Christi

Songs about Dallas

Songs about El Paso

Songs about Fort Worth

Songs about Galveston

Songs about Houston

Songs about Laredo

Songs about Lubbock

Songs about Luckenbach

Songs about Nacogdoches

Songs about Pecos

Songs about Port Arthur

Songs about San Antonio

Songs about Waco

Songs about Waxahachie

Sources for some of the Texas songs is Texas Titles from the Austin Chronicle back to top of page