Fuck Yeah Texas

A collection of what makes this state great.

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.

word.

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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txdrivebyshooting:

Frisco, Texas - Home on the Range

txdrivebyshooting:

Frisco, Texas - Home on the Range

wendydavistexas:

"A Texas Story" – Wendy Davis for Governor

Exactly one year ago today, Wendy Davis began her historic filibuster of Texas Senate Bill 5, the most draconian anti-choice law in the country. And in the 12 months since, all of Wendy’s most dire warnings have come true.

Nearly half of Texas’ 44 abortion providers have been shut down. Abortion clinics in rural areas have been eliminated completely. And at least 14 more clinics are slated for shutdown by September unless they can somehow meet the irrational and arbitrary requirements of the bill.

But that’s not the worst part. The scariest thing is that Texas-style clinic shutdown bills are now spreading like wildfire. Louisiana just passed a bill that will shut down every clinic within five hours of New Orleans. Oklahoma passed a similar bill in May. And copycat bills are moving forward in other states across the country.

Huge sections of the country are on the verge of becoming a zero-access zone—exactly as Wendy Davis warned. Can you make a donation to help stop the spread of Texas-style clinic shutdown laws and to protect choice wherever it’s under attack?

Yes, I’ll make a donation to help defend the right to choose, including stopping the spread of Texas-style clinic shutdown laws.

The way these clinic shutdown laws work is that they require abortion providers to follow bizarre and often contradictory regulations that often are literally impossible to follow.

Take Louisiana’s clinic shutdown law. The bill requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital—even though there’s no medical justification for that whatsoever. But here’s the kicker: None of the hospitals in New Orleans will give admitting privileges to abortion providers! It’s the perfect catch-22.

Because of federal courts packed with right-wing judges, we can’t rely on the courts to protect our rights. Too many of these laws are going into effect, so it’s up to us to beat them back one state at a time.

A year ago today, Wendy Davis stood up and fought for women. Now it’s our turn.

Yes, I’ll make a donation to help defend the right to choose, including stopping the spread of Texas-style clinic shutdown laws.

Thank you for helping to make choice real for all women,

Ilyse G. Hogue
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

texasmonthly:

Always and forever #wcw (at Texas Monthly)

texasmonthly:

Always and forever #wcw (at Texas Monthly)

txdrivebyshooting:

Galveston, TX: Sacred Heart Church is 99 years old and you would never know it. The most beautiful of white buildings it stands out among every other building on Galveston Island. 

txdrivebyshooting:

Galveston, TX: Sacred Heart Church is 99 years old and you would never know it. The most beautiful of white buildings it stands out among every other building on Galveston Island. 

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“In Austin, someone has scrawled on the bathroom wall of a cafe on Congress Street, ‘I don’t know if you or I exist, but somewhere there are poems about us.’”
Linh Dinh, Poetry Sightings (via whiskeysandwords)

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