Okay, maybe not EVERYTHING. We all know Texas is too awesome to sum up in just 26 words, so I’m going to use the alphabet to highlight some of the best things about our state. Get ready – your state pride is about to get Texas-sized.
I'd like to think we have by far the cutest state animal.
Because where else do smokers this big exist?!
An ice cold beer and some George Strait in our ears is all we really need to have a good time.
We guzzle this stuff like water. (And if you think we're being grammatically incorrect when we spell it, you must not be from Texas.)
One of the greatest natural wonders of our state, no doubt. The name originated from the Tonkawa Indians who believed they saw ghost fires and heard creaking sounds coming from the rock after a Spanish conquistador placed a spell on it.
I don't think this one needs any elaboration.
It's the tallest point in Texas!
We have a magical grotto in our state. We're cooler than you.
Specifically Blue Bell. Nothing else.
She'll always have a little piece of our hearts.
It's the largest ranch in the entire country and the birthplace of the Santa Gertrudis breed of cattle.
Lyndon B. Johnson
One of the most influential presidents in history was born right here in Texas. Coincidence? I think not.
You aren't a true Texan until your tires have been covered in mud.
"Houston, we have a problem!"
Oil is a big deal here - and our bank accounts are happy about that!
Palo Duro Canyon
Because the diversity of Texas nature is just astounding.
Cheese is one of our main food groups.
It ain't Texas without some annual calf ropin' and horse ridin'.
Your teeth may fall out, but it's totally worth it!
Every Texan knows that summer means it's time to head to the hill country and hop in a tube for a long float.
We're home to several major universities!
We love us some deer sausage.
It's the best fast food around, and we don't care if you think otherwise.
X Marks the Spot
We have a lot of buried treasure in Texas, surprisingly. One of the most notable is the Lost San Saba Silver Mine, which was last seen on maps in 1829.
It's a Texas thing y'all wouldn't understand.
Yeah, we're pretty proud that our state produced such a legend.
There ya have it, folks. The Texas alphabet. How do you feel about this list? Do you have any better suggestions for some of the letters? Let me know in the comments!