Fuck Yeah Texas

A collection of what makes this state great.

standing6four:

Katy voters will decide whether or not to build the most expensive high school football stadium in the country. The new stadium would open in August, 2015, seat 14,000 people and cost $69.5 million. And it would be placed right next to the 10,000-seat arena they already have.

Texas school districts are happy to spend big on sports stadiums. The costliest to date, Eagle Stadium in Allen, near Dallas, came in at $59.6 million. Built for one team, it opened last year with an inaugural crowd in excess of 21,000 and more than 8,000 season ticket holders. It boasts a weight room, a giant high-definition video board and a three-tier press box.

Another Houston-area student sports complex, the 10,000-capacity Woodforest Bank Stadium, opened in 2008 and cost $49 million. Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, which holds 23,000, is undergoing a $35 million dollar renovation. Last year, Carthage (population 7,000) spent $750,000 on a 1,200-square foot video screen for its beloved Bulldogs that is probably the largest high school football scoreboard in the nation.

This comes at a time when state lawmakers have reduced funding for public schools by 25% over the past decade.

Oh Texas, sometimes you make me shake my head and sigh…….

exiledintejas:

Piñatas - Texas Style. Now available at your local H-E-B.

exiledintejas:

Piñatas - Texas Style. Now available at your local H-E-B.

nativetexas:

The cool and crystal clear waters of Barton Springs Pool on a warm summer day (Travis County).
Photo by Paul Langdale.

nativetexas:

The cool and crystal clear waters of Barton Springs Pool on a warm summer day (Travis County).

Photo by Paul Langdale.

Dallas Museum Returns Antiquities to Italy

archaeologicalnews:

ROME (AP) – The Dallas Museum of Art has agreed to return six antiquities that were looted illegally from Italy.

In exchange, Italy is loaning the Dallas museum treasures from the Spina necropolis housed at the Ferrara archaeological museum.
Italy’s culture ministry announced the agreement Thursday. The objects being returned include Etruscan-era kraters – vases – and a pair of bronze shields.

The ministry’s press office said that unlike past negotiations with U.S. museums, which involved threatened or real legal action to recover looted antiquities, Dallas museum director Maxwell Anderson spontaneously offered to return the items after the museum couldn’t determine their provenance. (source)

nativetexas:

Texas Memorial Stadium was originally constructed in 1924 after a student-led effort to expand the prestige and institution of football at the University of Texas. Over the years, the university has added significantly to the structure and today the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium can seat 100,119 (Travis County).
Photo by Paul Langdale.

nativetexas:

Texas Memorial Stadium was originally constructed in 1924 after a student-led effort to expand the prestige and institution of football at the University of Texas. Over the years, the university has added significantly to the structure and today the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium can seat 100,119 (Travis County).

Photo by Paul Langdale.

nativetexas:

The University of Texas’ Main Building (colloquially known as “The Tower”) was completed in 1937 and originally housed a closed-stack library. In 1966, one of the first school shootings in American history took place atop the tower as a deranged student named Charles Whitman shot innocent civilians below at random with his Remington 700 deer rifle (Travis County).
Photo by Paul Langdale.

nativetexas:

The University of Texas’ Main Building (colloquially known as “The Tower”) was completed in 1937 and originally housed a closed-stack library. In 1966, one of the first school shootings in American history took place atop the tower as a deranged student named Charles Whitman shot innocent civilians below at random with his Remington 700 deer rifle (Travis County).

Photo by Paul Langdale.

austinstatesman:

Here’s a look at the rainfall totals around Central Texas last night

Latest update has more than 60 people rescued from flooding in  Southeast Austin, and Austin Energy reporting 8,500 experiencing outages. 

Read more on closures, rescues and weather: http://atxne.ws/1bG16oz

austinstatesman:

Here’s a look at the rainfall totals around Central Texas last night

Latest update has more than 60 people rescued from flooding in Southeast Austin, and Austin Energy reporting 8,500 experiencing outages.

Read more on closures, rescues and weather: http://atxne.ws/1bG16oz

dailydoseoftexas:

Happy Halloween!

dailydoseoftexas:

Happy Halloween!

(Source: nukenate)

rutabagaparsnip:

The Texas Memorial Museum Hall of Paleontology, photo by Chris W. Johnson.
The Daily Texan has a front page news story today about the impending budget cuts and layoffs that will happen in August 2014. I will probably lose my job along with the majority of our small staff of fourteen. Though the museum will remain open to visitors, there will be no budget for public events, tours, teacher training, or exhibit improvement.
Here is more information on our public programs and where you can donate if you want to help.
I’ve worked here for over five years, and this has been the best job I’ve ever had thus far. I’m devastated that it’s going away by the end of the fiscal year. While I am mollified that this little museum—which has always been free and open to the public—will not close, it will be a shadow of its former self if there is no one around to care for it. Please help if you can.

rutabagaparsnip:

The Texas Memorial Museum Hall of Paleontology, photo by Chris W. Johnson.

The Daily Texan has a front page news story today about the impending budget cuts and layoffs that will happen in August 2014. I will probably lose my job along with the majority of our small staff of fourteen. Though the museum will remain open to visitors, there will be no budget for public events, tours, teacher training, or exhibit improvement.

Here is more information on our public programs and where you can donate if you want to help.

I’ve worked here for over five years, and this has been the best job I’ve ever had thus far. I’m devastated that it’s going away by the end of the fiscal year. While I am mollified that this little museum—which has always been free and open to the public—will not close, it will be a shadow of its former self if there is no one around to care for it. Please help if you can.

txdrivebyshooting:

Farmers Branch, Texas - Mercer Crossing

txdrivebyshooting:

Farmers Branch, Texas - Mercer Crossing

Texas Bike Rider’s Nature Guide

exiledintejas:

Went for an afternoon bike ride today. Here’s a tally of the local central Texas fauna spotted on today’s ride (note - this is rather typical for parts of Texas):

9 deer
1 armadillo (dead)
1 turkey vulture (snacking on said armadillo)
1 harlequin Great Dane
The scariest looking opossum in central Texas (Hey, Halloween’s Thursday buddy!)

vintage-art-fashion:



Republic of Texas Print
In a stunning move, a federal judge Monday ruled that abortion restrictions authorized by Texas lawmakers in July are unconstitutional, and will not be implemented as scheduled on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel decided Monday that the regulations requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital impeded on the rights of physicians to do what they judge is best for their patients and would unreasonably limit a woman’s access to state abortion clinics.

In a stunning move, a federal judge Monday ruled that abortion restrictions authorized by Texas lawmakers in July are unconstitutional, and will not be implemented as scheduled on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel decided Monday that the regulations requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital impeded on the rights of physicians to do what they judge is best for their patients and would unreasonably limit a woman’s access to state abortion clinics.

montenegro21:

I’m a Shiner bottle! #Halloween #shiner #Texas #costume

montenegro21:

I’m a Shiner bottle! #Halloween #shiner #Texas #costume

pizzagrenades:

Drinkin shiner and carvin pumpkins with my mom. Good Sunday :3

pizzagrenades:

Drinkin shiner and carvin pumpkins with my mom. Good Sunday :3

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