Fuck Yeah Texas

A collection of what makes this state great.

miss4n6tx:

For those of you who have been the recipient of some of my Buc-ee’s merchandise - here’s a glimpse of what all you can buy at the mega gas station here in Texas. 


George Jones at Billy Bob’s Texas

George Jones at Billy Bob’s Texas

(Source: fallsonamemory)

thegoldenperch:

1876 Anderson County Texas Map

Map depicting the Anderson County Region of Texas in 1876.

austinstatesman:

VIDEO: Press conference with UT’s new AD, Steve Patterson http://atxne.ws/1bawTQm

austinstatesman:

VIDEO: Press conference with UT’s new AD, Steve Patterson http://atxne.ws/1bawTQm

evangotlib:

wilwheaton:

“I am pro-life,” she told a University of Texas at Brownsville crowd on Tuesday. “I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that goes to bed without being able to be a part of the Texas dream, every woman and man who worry about their children’s future and their ability to provide for that future. I care about life and I have a record of fighting for people above all else.”

“This isn’t about protecting abortion,” Davis explained in the same appearance. “It’s about protecting women. It’s about trusting women to make good decisions for themselves and empowering them with the tools to do that.”

Anti-choicers are violently pro-life, right up to the second a child is born. It’s heartening to see Wendy Davis taking them on like this.

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miss4n6tx:

Today needed an emergency ice cream run

miss4n6tx:

Today needed an emergency ice cream run

wilwheaton:

wnyc:

Mother Jones: Voter ID Laws in Action

Uh-oh. Those voter ID laws accidentally disenfranchised a white guy in Texas. That law is clearly not working as intended.

wilwheaton:

wnyc:

Mother Jones: Voter ID Laws in Action

Uh-oh. Those voter ID laws accidentally disenfranchised a white guy in Texas. That law is clearly not working as intended.

theatlantic:

Elizabeth Taylor’s Fiesty, Feminist Turn in Giant

Meet Elizabeth Taylor: feisty feminist and ardent social reformer. There she is—a strikingly beautiful and fresh-faced 23-year-old—just off the Mexican-tiled lobby of the historic Hotel Paisano in the tiny west Texas town of Marfa. In a paean to the Academy Award-winning classic Giant, filmed here nearly 60 years ago, the film plays round the clock on a tiny screen, surrounded by photos and memorabilia of the cast and crew that stayed here.
In addition to Taylor, they included a high-powered team of actors—Rock Hudson, James Dean, Dennis Hopper, and Mercedes McCambridge—who were on location in June 1955 for the Warner Brothers epic Giant. Adapted from a sprawling Edna Ferber novel, the film is far from the standard shoot-‘em-up westerns of the time. Today it is little remembered as a groundbreaking film that shot down stereotypes of both women and minorities, showcasing Taylor’s early acting talents as a strong-willed young rancher.
Read more. [Image: Warner Bros.]

theatlantic:

Elizabeth Taylor’s Fiesty, Feminist Turn in Giant

Meet Elizabeth Taylor: feisty feminist and ardent social reformer. There she is—a strikingly beautiful and fresh-faced 23-year-old—just off the Mexican-tiled lobby of the historic Hotel Paisano in the tiny west Texas town of Marfa. In a paean to the Academy Award-winning classic Giant, filmed here nearly 60 years ago, the film plays round the clock on a tiny screen, surrounded by photos and memorabilia of the cast and crew that stayed here.

In addition to Taylor, they included a high-powered team of actors—Rock Hudson, James Dean, Dennis Hopper, and Mercedes McCambridge—who were on location in June 1955 for the Warner Brothers epic Giant. Adapted from a sprawling Edna Ferber novel, the film is far from the standard shoot-‘em-up westerns of the time. Today it is little remembered as a groundbreaking film that shot down stereotypes of both women and minorities, showcasing Taylor’s early acting talents as a strong-willed young rancher.

Read more. [Image: Warner Bros.]

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

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