Fuck Yeah Texas

A collection of what makes this state great.

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pbs-food:

What happens when a handful of Texas homebrewers decide to not only craft their own spirits, but also to make their own copper and fermented gold wash stills, heat exchangers and hot liquor tanks? Chip Tate and the men of Balcones Distillery distill daily with their hammered, patinaed equipment, crafted from the ground up. The result is some of the best whisky around. That glass in your hand? It’s made from honey, figs, corn, camaraderie, and an unwillingness to compromise.

Watch: Balcones Distillery from Dark Rye Magazine

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brambleandscoot:

A woman was assaulted on an Austin Community College campus today, so the administration sent out a helpful reminder to not get assaulted.

brambleandscoot:

A woman was assaulted on an Austin Community College campus today, so the administration sent out a helpful reminder to not get assaulted.

txdrivebyshooting:

Dallas, Texas - Walkabout

A special thanks to Thomas Hawk who has inspired me to undertake a “give back to the homeless community” project. 

The Borowitz Report: How to Look Smarter

newyorker:

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NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – A new study released Tuesday indicates that wearing glasses does not make a person look smarter, but standing next to Texas Governor Rick Perry does.

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Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty.

When the comments are even better than the story.

Andrew Jackson would probably shoot him, not because he was gay, just on the general principle that he was a human being who did not appear to be bulletproof.”

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bobbycaputo:

Texas’ Hidden Surf Scene

Texas isn’t generally considered a great place to surf, but there are good waves to be found if you know when and where to look. Photographer Kenny Braun is one of those people. “Surprisingly there are many people in Texas who don’t even know there are beaches in Texas, much less surfers,” he said via email. “I think most people still associate Texas with either the cowboy or Dallas although, in reality, I think that there are probably more surfers than cowboys in Texas. And a few cowboys who surf as well.”

Braun started surfing in the mid-1970s. He grew up in Houston, where the beach was about 1 ½ hours away. In 2000, Braun started photographing his friends, family, and fellow surfers. His book, Surf Texas, is a beautiful document of a little-known culture.

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How to buy prints/cards directly from my site?

txdrivebyshooting:

You have asked, and here is the answer.

Some of my images are for sale available directly from my site. You can click on the link below each photo (on the left) and purchase the image as a print or a card (in various shapes and sizes).

Fotomoto is a wonderful service, reliable and safe.

If you have any questions, just ask.

Thank you,

Peter

txdrivebyshooting:

"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas one and indivisible."

txdrivebyshooting:

"Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas one and indivisible."

party-wok:

get in a pickup truck, drive to the nearest field, and blast this out of the speakers while you wistfully drink a Budweiser and think about America.

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whiskeysandwords:

…never forget.

whiskeysandwords:

…never forget.

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thisbelongsinamuseum:

It’s become a tradition here on the blog to recognise the week of July 4th, you know, that time of year when Americans celebrate their Americanness with fireworks (invented by the Chinese) and ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ t-shirts (most likely made in China). In past years I’ve you told you about the Liberty Bell of the West, American Freedom Museum and Pioneer Village’s Miracle of America Museum so why not add a random memorial marker to the list? Reading plaques has become my thing lately, so at least you all know one person in the world is paying attention to them.

In case you fell asleep during American History class, Texas won its independence in 1836, and became the Republic of Texas. So the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border was once an international boundary. A survey crew began the demarcation process on May 20, 1840, at the Gulf of Mexico, and completed its work in 1841. Granite markers were placed along the border, but only one survives in Logansport, which means it is the only known international boundary marker within the United States. Unfortunately, any further international territorial disputes ended with the Annexation of Texas in 1845. The marker had a very short life as an international boundary: just four years. But it lives on in a three-acre park with a bronze plaque and fence (to protect it from vandalism) that probably no one even notices, but it survives and that’s all that matters. Because this is AMERICA!!!

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