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Hawk

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Jun 23, 2004, 7:34:33 PM6/23/04
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The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

Texas has had six capital cities:
1. Washington-on-the-Brazos
2. Harrisburg
3. Galveston
4. Velasco
5. West Columbia
6. Austin

Texas has produced four U.S. presidents - they all led America to war.

Texans are prone to violence more than any other people throughout the
nation.

The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war. Tejas
is not Spanish for Texas.

The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built
over water.

The State animal is the Armadillo. (An interesting bit of trivia about the
armadillo is they always have four babies! They have one egg which splits
into four and they either have four males or four females.

Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period after Dr in Dr
Pepper.

El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas.

World's first rodeo was in Pecos... July 4, 1883.

Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

There are more Texans walking around with guns, than there are people living
in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Steven M (remove dirt and invalid to reply)

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Jun 23, 2004, 8:08:19 PM6/23/04
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Je Wed, 23 Jun 2004 23:34:33 GMT, "Hawk" <vot...@xXx.com> skribis:

>The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

Define "stadium". There have been lots of domed buildings, the
Astrodome was just the first one big enough for baseball and football.

>Texas has produced four U.S. presidents - they all led America to war.

Johnson didn't start the Vietnam War, but he increased U.S.
involvement.

George Bush #41 led the US against Kuwait.

GWB took the US to Iraq.

Eisenhower was born in Texas, and he was the highest ranking US
general during WW2, but I think he considered himself a native of
Kansas.

>Texans are prone to violence more than any other people throughout the
>nation.

Maybe ... Any statistics?

>The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war. Tejas
>is not Spanish for Texas.
>
>The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built
>over water.

Wrong. http://www.sanfrancisco.com/watersedge/

>El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas.

This is true, but it's annoying (to me) to read something like this
and not post any evidence.

El Paso TX to East Blythe CA = 577.8 miles
El Paso TX to Dallas, TX = 634.5 miles

(from maps.yahoo.com)


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Lars Eighner

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Jun 23, 2004, 8:32:11 PM6/23/04
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In our last episode,
<dsoCc.8341$J02....@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com>,
the lovely and talented Hawk
broadcast on austin.general:

> Texas has produced four U.S. presidents - they all led America to war.

Ike was born in Denton, but considered himself Kansan.
Bush I was born in Connecticut or some such place, not here.

Whatever criteria you use to define "has produced," you can have
either Ike or Bush I, but not both.

> The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war. Tejas
> is not Spanish for Texas.

Really?

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Patrick Lee Humphrey

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Jun 23, 2004, 9:17:51 PM6/23/04
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"Hawk" <vot...@xXx.com> writes:

>The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.

The first one big enough for football and baseball, anyway.

>Texas has had six capital cities:
>1. Washington-on-the-Brazos
> 2. Harrisburg
> 3. Galveston
> 4. Velasco
>5. West Columbia
> 6. Austin

>Texas has produced four U.S. presidents - they all led America to war.

Only two of 'em are native Texans, though -- Eisenhower (Denison) and LBJ
(Johnson City?). (The Bushes are native to one of those postage-stamp states
way up north, and only #43 spent a significant amount of his life down here.)

>Texans are prone to violence more than any other people throughout the
>nation.

Nice content-free assertion, and stupid to boot -- Texans are a "people"?

>The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war. Tejas
>is not Spanish for Texas.

Idiot. It was a Karankawa word meaning "friends", since the first Spanish
explorers encountered the Karankawa while exploring westward along the Gulf
coast.

>The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built
>over water.

>The State animal is the Armadillo. (An interesting bit of trivia about the
>armadillo is they always have four babies! They have one egg which splits
>into four and they either have four males or four females.

...and if you try hard, you may be able to outwit one, some day.

>Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period after Dr in Dr
>Pepper.

The Dr Pepper plant in Dublin (about a 90-minute trip on up 6 from Waco, in
Erath County) still uses only glass bottles *and* cane sugar, thus making it
the last place you're going to find the original Dr Pepper.

>El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas.

Duh...considering it (El Paso) is 600-odd miles *west* of Dallas, dumbass.
What you're trying to remember is this: El Paso is closer to Los Angeles than
it is to Orange, and Orange is closer to Jacksonville (the one in Florida)
than it is to El Paso.

>World's first rodeo was in Pecos... July 4, 1883.

>Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.

...at about the same time as the annual Mosquito Festival started just up the
road in Clute.

>There are more Texans walking around with guns, than there are people living
>in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Wow...a whole 4% or so of the state, considering that if Brooklyn was a city
of its own again, its population within the city limits would rank it behind
Dallas *and* Houston, in Texas alone.

--
Patrick "The Chief Instigator" Humphrey (pat...@io.com) Houston, Texas
www.chiefinstigator.us.tt/aeros.php (TCI's 2003-04 Houston Aeros)

Spike

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Jun 23, 2004, 10:38:28 PM6/23/04
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In article <dsoCc.8341$J02....@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com>,
vot...@xXx.com says...
What's your problem with Texas? The usual jealousy- small man syndrome???
-Spike
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2001 by 19 men armed with boxcutters. One gun on each plane
could have changed things.

*

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Jun 23, 2004, 10:48:13 PM6/23/04
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Brooklyn? Brooklyn, NY?
We have a hell of a lot more walking around with guns than just Brooklyn,
dude, and proud of it.
It's legal here.

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Mike Smith

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Jun 24, 2004, 5:40:59 AM6/24/04
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On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 23:34:33 GMT, "Hawk" <vot...@xXx.com> wrote:

<snipped the mind-numbed moron's statement.>

Folks, when I tell you someone is truly stupid, BELIEVE IT!

Mike Smith

Rocket Ray

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Jun 24, 2004, 8:35:59 AM6/24/04
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Hawk wrote:

> Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.

Yeah, but *Sgt.* Pepper was invented in England in 1967.


Rocket "and Paul is dead" Ray

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charliekilo

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Jun 24, 2004, 8:54:13 AM6/24/04
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"Steven M (remove dirt and invalid to reply)"
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> Je Wed, 23 Jun 2004 23:34:33 GMT, "Hawk" <vot...@xXx.com> skribis:
>
> >The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.
>
> Define "stadium". There have been lots of domed buildings, the
> Astrodome was just the first one big enough for baseball and football.
>
> >Texas has produced four U.S. presidents - they all led America to war.
>
> Johnson didn't start the Vietnam War, but he increased U.S.
> involvement.
>
> George Bush #41 led the US against Kuwait.
>
> GWB took the US to Iraq.
>
> Eisenhower was born in Texas, and he was the highest ranking US
> general during WW2, but I think he considered himself a native of
> Kansas.
>
> >Texans are prone to violence more than any other people throughout the
> >nation.
>
> Maybe ... Any statistics?
>
> >The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war.
Tejas
> >is not Spanish for Texas.
> >
> >The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built
> >over water.
>
> Wrong. http://www.sanfrancisco.com/watersedge/


There's also one that is over the water of either Half Moon Bay or Monterey
Bay, I can't remember which and I'm too lazy to do the search.

Jeffrey E. Salzberg

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Jun 24, 2004, 9:14:06 AM6/24/04
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> > >The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war.

It means "friend", and it's not Apache.

Tex Tosterone

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Jun 24, 2004, 9:15:10 AM6/24/04
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"Rocket Ray" <are...@io.com> wrote in message
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> Hawk wrote:
>
> > Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
>
> Yeah, but *Sgt.* Pepper was invented in England in 1967.
>
>
Pepper Gomez was invented in Mexico in the WWF.


George Kerby

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Jun 24, 2004, 11:25:20 AM6/24/04
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On 6/24/04 8:14 AM, in article
MPG.1b449da8e...@news.comcast.giganews.com, "Jeffrey E. Salzberg"
<spammer...@volcanomail.com> wrote:

>
>>>> The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war.
>
> It means "friend", and it's not Apache.

As far as I know, no Apaches lived in Tejas...


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jjp

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Jun 24, 2004, 2:22:30 PM6/24/04
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"Hawk" <vot...@xXx.com> wrote in message
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> The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.
>
> Texas has had six capital cities:
> 1. Washington-on-the-Brazos
> 2. Harrisburg
> 3. Galveston
> 4. Velasco
> 5. West Columbia
> 6. Austin
>
> The name Texas comes from the word "tejas" meaning friend.
>
> The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is one of the only hotels in North America
built
> over water.
>
> The state small animal is the Armadillo. The state large animal is the
longhorn.

>
> El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas.
>
> World's first rodeo was in Pecos... July 4, 1883.

Three of the country's top ten largest cities -- Houston, San Antonio, and
Dallas -- are located in Texas. And Austin is the second-fastest growing
city in the country.

The Texas Medical Center in Houston is the largest medical district in the
nation and houses some of the top-rated hospitals around.

Houston's downtown theatre district is second in size only to New York's
Broadway.

The Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company in the country to win
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy awards.

Houston ranks third in the country in terms of volume of fine arts museum
space.

Houston is home to the third largest number of working artists in the
nation.

Esquire magazine and The Wine Spectator have more than once named Houston as
the fourth best restaurant city in the nation, just behind New York, San
Francisco and Chicago.

A Texas city -- Houston -- was named by PETA as one of the top ten
vegetarian-friendly cities.

The world's largest computer company, Dell, is based in Austin. The world's
previous largest computer company, formerly Compaq, is based in Houston.

Houston doctor DeBakey invented the roller pump that ultimately led to the
creation of the heart-lung bypass machine; developed techniques for
repairing aortic aneurysms; fashioned the first artificial arteries out of
Dacron; and the MicroMed DeBakey Vad, a miniature implantable pump that
helps a failing heart circulate blood that was implanted in the first
American patient in Houston.

The breast implant was invented in Houston.

The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman, who was the first
full time coach for Rice University in Houston.

The third largest number of pleasure boats in the country is in Houston.

The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the US which is taller than
the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

NASA mission control, astronaut training, and International Space Station US
ground base are all located in Houston. The first word spoken from the moon
was "Houston"...

Texas is the only state to enter the US by treaty, instead of by annexation.
This allows the Texas flag to fly at the same height as the US flag.

A diverse and international city, over 90 languages are spoken in Houston,
and it also ranks third in the country in number of foreign consulates.


Jenn Dolari

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Jun 24, 2004, 5:35:47 PM6/24/04
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Hawk wrote:

> Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.

Speaking of Dr. Pepper - any chance of finding the "Cane Sugar" version of
Doctor Pepper around Austin?

Jenn
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Scott Sexton

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Jun 24, 2004, 6:25:32 PM6/24/04
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In article <Pine.WNT.4.60.0406241633410.1684@dorothy2>, je...@dolari.org
says...

> Hawk wrote:
>
> > Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
>
> Speaking of Dr. Pepper - any chance of finding the "Cane Sugar" version of
> Doctor Pepper around Austin?


Texicalli Grille usually has it on tap. They are currently out, but I
expect they will drive to Dublin and get another load shortly

Texicalli Grille 534 East Oltorf 442.2799

When they are out, I drink the homemade Root Beer they have.


Mmmmmm Texicalli = Good!

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Jun 28, 2004, 11:02:06 PM6/28/04
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"Jenn Dolari" <je...@dolari.org> wrote in message
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> Hawk wrote:
>
> > Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
>
> Speaking of Dr. Pepper - any chance of finding the "Cane Sugar" version of
> Doctor Pepper around Austin?

Central Market.

I used to order them by the case from Dublin....

Motorblade

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Jun 28, 2004, 11:17:30 PM6/28/04
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>> Speaking of Dr. Pepper - any chance of finding the "Cane Sugar" version of
>> Doctor Pepper around Austin?
>

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Hombre

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Jun 29, 2004, 1:35:52 AM6/29/04
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In article <BD005C8E.28AD%ghost_...@hotmail.com>,
George Kerby <ghost_...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/24/04 8:14 AM, in article
> MPG.1b449da8e...@news.comcast.giganews.com, "Jeffrey E. Salzberg"
> <spammer...@volcanomail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >>>> The name Texas comes from the Apache Indian word "tejas" meaning war.
> >
> > It means "friend", and it's not Apache.
> As far as I know, no Apaches lived in Tejas...

Limita, Conejero, Trementina, Lipan and Mescalero were all subgroups of
Apaches that lived here in Texas.

There are many theories about the origin, but the most accepted is that
Texas comes from the Caddo word teysha, meaning hello friend.

Hombre

vonroach

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Jun 29, 2004, 9:13:40 AM6/29/04
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On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 05:35:52 GMT, Hombre <hom...@notanemail.com>
wrote:

>There are many theories about the origin, but the most accepted is that
>Texas comes from the Caddo word teysha, meaning hello friend.
>
>Hombre

Then the Tejas indians who lived in `Texas' were friendly.

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NAME THE FOUR PRESIDENT ?

jjp

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Jun 29, 2004, 12:39:07 PM6/29/04
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"jjp" <jj...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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... and hawk has nothing to say about all the facts he left out...
figures...

vonroach

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Jun 30, 2004, 7:40:57 AM6/30/04
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This jackass knows nothing about Texas or anything else - hint:the
`hawk' is a moron playing with his daddy's computer. Probably too
dumb to go to school, so has to stay home and find something to pass
the time.

Diamante No Įspero 11D

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Dennis Kucinich For US President 2004!

http://www.kucinich.us/index.php

Hawk

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"vonroach" <hadr...@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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Roachie is right. I know very little about Texas, except for the fact that
their eduction system has the lowest turn out of high school students that
can read or write, or that Houston was deemed the fattest city in the
nation.again, or that Texas leads the nation in corporate fraud and
insurance scams, or the idiotic war monger in the White House calls himself
a Texan, or that Roach was shunned from a recent gathering of Houston Eats
(newsgroup) for his pedophile ways.


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