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What a great read!!!!
MUST READ! Best article I've ever read from a NON-Texan about us Texans! #texasstrong....
"I’m not a Texan. I don’t adore the Lone Star State. I’m a transplant who’s lived in Austin for the last four years. I can’t name the state fish, I don’t understand the thing with mums at Homecoming, and I think chicken fried steak sucks. I don’t care about Friday Night Lights.
But I married into a Texas family. A Texas family with crazy deep roots. My wife is a direct descendant from the Texas Revolution. Through my marriage, I get a front row seat to all things that filter through the Texas lens. I’ve learned a lot about bluebonnets and Whataburger. I know the difference between casual allegiance with Texas colleges, what it really means to be a Longhorn, and the difference between good salsa and crap that came out of a jar.
If there’s one lesson I’ve learned as an outsider looking in, it’s that there’s a sense of purpose to these people like I’ve never seen. A central passion runs through Texans unlike any other American identity. Pride percolates here. It’s something people who aren’t from Texas just can’t grasp. We may have a docile sense of civic pride for our hometowns, but nothing like this state demands of its residents.
The Texas flag flies as high as the American flag, while the state Capitol is just a smidge taller than the U.S. Capitol, because – Texas. There are Texas flags on everything. And folks all over this huge collection of miles expect a reverential obsession from those who choose to take up this address, if only for a while.
That sense of purpose and absolute unwillingness to bend in their pride is why Texas will only become stronger in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Before Texas, I spent seven years in New Orleans, a place that knows about heartbreak and flooding. To love New Orleans is to love the city. But a New Orleanian ain’t much of a Louisianan, despite them being hand in hand. They’re two different cultures. But here, even if you’re from the Panhandle or live along the Gulf of Mexico, you still adore this state and will bond together under that flag, that symbol
Typically, cities talk smack on one another, and the outlying country towns don’t want anything to do with the big cities and their completely different personalities. There are liberals and conservatives, cowboys and city slickers, white folks, brown folks, black folks and every shade in between wearing cowboy boots. This place has many stories, many sides to the dice.
Harvey took many lives. It dumped acres of water onto the streets of Houston, decimated Rockport, and flooded Galveston and cities and towns across southeast Texas. But Texas will lick its wounds. Texas will come back bigger and better, and brighter and with more Texas-ness than you can imagine. Texans cannot allow for their diamonds to go unpolished. The thought of a place in Texas where local culture dies just doesn’t feel right. There are no places where the roads are unfinished, or the buildings lie in ruins – that would go against everything these people have known their whole lives: This land is precious and it is our birthright.
........ H-E-B and Buc-ee’s, two Texas brand giants, came to the rescue, offering shelter, food, showers, and support. Mattress Mack, a Houston mattress maven, opened his warehouses so folks could get a good night’s rest. The people here know a love that moves deeper than their sense of pride – it’s a calling of purpose.
You cannot count Texas out. There’s no other state in our union that could handle this hurricane. New York has taken its lumps. New Orleans knows what loss feels like, but this is a monster named Harvey that we’ve never seen before. Who better to challenge Harvey head-on than Texas? They’ll do it wearing an Astros cap and with a twisted smile, daring that water to take a piece of the land they love so much."
CAJUN COUNTRY HAS LOST A VERY DEAR CAJUN LEGEND TONITE. D L MENARD HAS DIED, AT THE AGE OF 85. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.
According to Wikipedia, “Doris Leon” Menard was born in Erath in 1932, started playing guitar at 16, and by 17 he was playing in dance halls across Acadiana.
Not only known for his music: Mr. D. L. was also an accomplished craftsman, and anyone who owns a piece of his furniture can now consider themselves lucky to have a piece of history.
Our thoughts are with Mr. D. L.’s friends and family. Acadiana has lost a legend.
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I DONT CYBER, SO DONT ASK. ALSO, IF I WANNA WHISPER SOMEONE, I WILL INITIATE IT, SO DONT WASTE YOUR TIME THERE,EITHER. I WILL JUST COPY AND PASTE IT IN THE ROOM, AND TOTALLY HUMILIATE YOU. ALSO, I AM A CHRISTIAN,AND WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY RELIGIOUS JOKES, ETC, IN THE ROOM. I WILL IGNORE ANYONE WHO DOES THAT. DONT BE SACRELIGIOUS. ALSO, I AM STRAIGHT,BUT IM A STRAIGHT ALLY,WHICH MEANS, I SUPPORT GAY RIGHTS,AND HAVE GAY PRIDE. PLEASE, NO GAY JOKES.
MS. LORETTA LYNN HAS HAD A STROKE PLEASE PRAY FOR HER,AND KEEP HER IN YOUR THOUGHTS.
Country music singer Loretta Lynn was hospitalized after a suffering a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, her official website said Friday.
Lynn, 85, was admitted to a Nashville hospital on Thursday where she is "under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery," a statement on LorettaLynn.com said.
Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.
The singer's upcoming shows have been postponed on advice of her doctors while she recovers, the statement added.
Lynn was scheduled to perform at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina on Friday, and had performances lined up across the United States through November.
Born in Kentucky, Lynn carved a career in the country music scene with her down-home twangy voice, singing hits such as 1960's "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" and "Coal Miner's Daughter," released in 1970.
For information on when shows will be rescheduled, fans are encouraged to visit LorettaLynn.com.