Top 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice as Awesome as Any Other State

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1. NASA 2. World class birding. Even in the middle of Dallas at White Rock Lake. 3. Tex-Mex 4. El Capitan 5. South Padre Island (best sand castle sand in the world) 6. Molly Ivins 7. Ann Richards 8. Taco Cabana 9. Sons of Hermann Hall 10. Barton Springs, Balmorhea, Krause Springs and all the rest 11. When Katrina refugees needed places to stay, we took them in.

12. Nolan Ryan 13. Willie Nelson 14. Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Lyle Lovett and Townes Van Zandt 15. The most popular poker game in the world isn't called New York Hold 'Em, is it? 16. The Frio River 17. The Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater 18. Bottle Rocket, Reality Bites and Robocop were filmed here. 19. Also, Giant, Logan's Run, Fandango and No Country for Old Men. 20. The Last Picture Show, Bonnie and Clyde, Lonesome Dove and Dazed and Confused, too.

21. Walker, Texas Fucking Ranger OR Chuck Norris 22. Texas high school football is Friday Night Lights. 23.In some Texas towns, you can hear native Texans speaking Spanish, German and Polish. 24. Oh, and Czech, too 25. The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

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