Every state has some strange laws, but I would argue that Texas has some of the weirdest. To be honest, I’m not sure how these ordinances ever got passed. You probably won’t get busted for doing any of these illegal things in Texas, but you’ll get a good laugh out of reading them. Because of the weird laws in Texas, it’s illegal to do the following 12 things. You’ll thank us later after you’re done laughing at these weird Texas laws. 

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In addition to these strange laws in Texas, check out this YouTube video by Top Places to Visit with some fun facts about Texas.

How ridiculous are these laws? We’ve all probably broken one or two…right? Do you know of any other crazy laws in Texas? If so, let us know in the comments below. Then take a peek at the strangest things that have ever happened in Texas.

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Weird Laws In Texas

What are some weird laws in Texas that were not listed in this article? 

Believe it or not, there are more strange laws in Texas that were not listed in this article especially in the city of Austin. Here are 7 more weird Texas laws that you won’t believe:

  • Spitting on the sidewalk is illegal
  • It’s illegal to loiter within the city limits with the intent of flirting
  • You can't tuck your jeans into your boots unless you own more than ten cattle
  • It is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket 
  • Horses ridden at night must have tail lights attached
  • It is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, whips, firecrackers, or feather dusters in the town of Borge
  • You could get fined $500 for sitting on a sidewalk in Galveston

Be sure to read our previous article telling you more about these strange laws in Texas.

What are five more strange laws in Texas that are still active?

1. For anyone living in or visiting Dennison or Bristol, adjusting your stockings in public could lead to a sentence in the state penitentiary for up to a year.
2. For anyone wanting to commit a crime, you must first give a 24-hour written or oral notice. You must also provide the nature of the crime beforehand.
3. Because it includes a formula for making beer at home, the Encyclopedia Britannica is forbidden in Texas.
4. In El Paso, churches, halls of assembly, hotels, banks, shops, train depots, and saloons must all have spittoons. If they don't, they're violating the law.
5. Anyone can walk around barefoot in Texas, but they must first purchase a $5 permit.

What are three fun facts about Texas that surprise most people?

1. Texas has its very own power grid, which is separate from the rest of the U.S.
2. The deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history happened in Texas. This natural disaster was the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which sadly took between 6,000 to 12,000 lives.
3. When it comes to size, Texas is larger than any of Europe's 44 counties.
4. The slogan "Don't Mess With Texas," was actually created for an anti-litter campaign.
5. Our capitol building is taller than the U.S. Capitol.
6. The Texas Star Ferris wheel at the State Fair of Texas is the 3rd tallest Ferris wheel in the U.S.
7. Texas is home to the world's largest urban bat colony.
8. Texas has its own pledge of allegiance.
9. There is a German dialect that is only spoken in Texas.
10. King Ranch, located in Kingsland, is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island.

Read our previous article to learn more about these fun facts in Texas.

What popular soft drink was invented in Texas?

Many inventions have taken place in Texas, including Dr. Pepper. In 1885, Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco by Charles Alderton, a young pharmacist. It originated at Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store. Dr. Pepper is one of America's most popular soft drinks. Today, it's offered in a variety of flavors, but of course, nothing beats the original. The origin of the drink's name, in addition to why it dropped the period, is unclear. However, you can learn all about Dr. Pepper and its history at the Dr. Pepper Museum, which is also located in Waco.

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