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Constitution of the State of Texas, 11/10/1845.

Item From: Records of the U.S. Senate. (03/04/1789-).

The Texas Constitution was written in 1845 to establish a government of Texas as a part of the United States. This version is not the one in use in Texas today. In total Texas has had five versions of it’s constitution including the one currently used by Texas.


(this post was reblogged from usnatarchivesexhibits)

What’s Closer to Texas Than Texas Is to Itself?

Points in the map’s red section are closer to somewhere in Texas than the opposite sides of Texas are to each other.

That’s right: You can be in Fargo, or Atlanta, or San Diego … and be closer to Texas than Texas is to itself.

That’s what the map above says. Texas is big.


At least Tito’s Vodka doesn’t claim to be low calorie.

I suppose this is a good time to post something from my Flickr stream?

I suppose this is a good time to post something from my Flickr stream?


Pianist Van Cliburn, one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century and North Texas resident, died Wednesday morning at his mansion near Fort Worth, Texas, at age 78. 

From Dallas Morning News classical arts critic Scott Cantrell’s obituary:

Mr. Cliburn burst on the international scene in 1958 as winner of the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. The competition was widely assumed to be a showcase for pianists from Russia and its satellite countries.

The surprising triumph of a tall, gangly, wavy-haired Texan, all soft-spoken politeness, was splashed all over newspapers, magazines and then-new television screens. A Time magazine cover hailed “The Texan Who Conquered Russia.”

(this post was reblogged from dallasmorningnews)


Reunion Tower’s shiny balls are ready for the holidays. (Photo by Justin Terveen)


(this post was reblogged from dallasobserver)

Now Austin wants to secede from Texas and rejoin the U.S.

The most patriotic street in all the land (which will need to be renamed if Texas secedes).