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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:37 PM
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Post something nice about TEXAS
I'll start - Enchiladas.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:37 PM
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1. You're getting bush back in '04.
:evilgrin:
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:45 PM
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15. Don't want him. Send him to his native Conneticut.
Do they have a federal prison there?
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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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2. My gay-liberal penpal lives there...
errr... keyboardpal? It's an email thing.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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3. It's nowhere near New York.
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:50 PM
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17. We're fine with that ourselves.
xx
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:10 PM
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22. good point
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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4. My husband was born there!
And there's nothing nicer than him!
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 PM
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5. It's far away from me
:hippie:
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:40 PM
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6. good food, good music
Bob Wills
Willy Nelson

Tex-Mex Cookin'
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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:40 PM
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7. Austin and...
...bass fishing.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:40 PM
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8. The air keeps the Sun from getting to bright.
:)
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:41 PM
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9. Ummmmm....Fire Ants!
I tried Matt...I really really tried!
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:00 PM
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19. Stonewall Peaches
Heampstead watermelons
Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit
The Hill Country
Bluebonnets
Big Bend National Park
Garner State Park
Fried Okra
Guadelupe River (not in flood)
Thunderstorms
Packsaddle Mountain
Guadelupe Mountains
Carne Guisada
Ann Richards
Chili
Chicken Fied Steak
Black Eyed Peas
Austin
Barton Springs
Bull Creek
University of Texas
Longhorns
University of Texas Longhorns
Texas State Fair
Wimberley
Willie Nelson and Bob Wills (I know they were in another post, but,
hell, the deserve it)
SXSW
Enchanted Rock
HOME

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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:02 PM
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20. That's right!
Except for the blackeyed peas... :)
Nice to meetcha! :hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:06 PM
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27. FANTASTIC ANSWER!
Uh, except that Texas Longhorns crap - I went to A&M :7
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2bfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:27 PM
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38. Garner State Park!
Now there are some memories!!!! I would add:

Port Aransas
Kings Inn
Robison Brothers
Mi Tierra
Rio Frio
Schlitterbahn
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:43 PM
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10. El Paso and the Mexican culture in the western part of the state.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 08:43 PM by northwest
I wanna travel down to El Paso/Juarez sometime.
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:43 PM
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11. Austin Rocks!
Even post tech boom de-evolution.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:43 PM
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12. here's several
Hook-Billed Kite

Green Jay

Brown Jay

Real Muscovy Ducks -- the kind that can fly

Plain Chacalaca

Altamira Oriole

Whooping Crane wintering grounds

spring migration of the Broad-Winged Hawks

If you check out the Texas Gulf Coast Birding Trail, you'll meet plenty of people from England and Scotland, we Americans don't know what we have in Texas.
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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:44 PM
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13. it used to be part of Mexico
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:07 PM
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28. In some parts of Texas, you think you are IN Mexico.
Ole!
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:44 PM
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14. My friends Phil and Hilary live there
:hi:
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:45 PM
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16. I like our law with regard to ballot access for third parties
Texas law says that you cannot sign a petition to put a third party candidate on the ballot if you voted in the major party primaries. This is a good law because it prevents major parties from organizing signature drives on behalf of third party candidates that damage the other party. This law is unique in the country.
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:24 PM
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34. i found this annoying
i voted in the dem primary and cant sign nader or pete camejo on the ballot (hey its texas rember kerry aint gonna win anyways)
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ablbodyed Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:52 PM
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18. Three!!!....
Molly Ivens, Jim hightower, Ann Richards.
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:30 AM
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44. You took the words
right out of my mouth!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:09 PM
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21. All those nice people in W. Texas in their big brand new cars, blue hair
and cowboy hats that passed my ex and I while we were hitchhiking with our canteens turned upside down and empty in 100 degree heat a while back seemed like good Christian folks. I bet one of them would have even been nice enough to call the police if one or both of us had passed out by the side of the road from dehydration.

And, after walking several more miles to find some water, that nice lady in the HoJo turned off the water cooler from behind her desk before we could get a drink...a classic act of Christian kindness and charity.

(Finally, two grizzled old whiskey drinking black men in an ancient beat up Cadillac picked us up, drove us across the New Mexico line, took us to one of their relatives restaurants, fed us BBQ and gallons of lemonade, let us stay for the night, and then drove us to Silver City in the morning to a nightclub they were working on.)

Ah, yes....Texas....I remember it well.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:11 PM
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23. The stars are bright
CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!

Deep in the heart of Texas!


Ann Richards.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:12 PM
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24. The Rolling Countryside
and tree-choked rivers between Houston and Louisiana, especially at twilight.

"I traveled through East Texas
Where many martyrs fell
But I know one thing
Nobody can sing
the blues like Blind Willie McTell."
Bob Dylan
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:40 PM
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25. John Henry Faulk
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:05 PM
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26. Molly Ivins
A national treasure.
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:07 PM
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29. the San Antonio Spurs!!!!!!
Go Spurs!
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muchacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:28 AM
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43. Oh yeah!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:43 AM
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45. Hi Servo300!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:21 PM
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30. The best thing about Texas?
I'm gone! Outa there! Even though my great-great uncle was the second president of the Republic of Texas (Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamar), I have no roots there! I am in the wilds of the Transylvania (NC) mountains now. Screw Texas!
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:22 PM
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31. The Reverend Horton Heat!
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suigeneris Donating Member (471 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:23 PM
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32. No thank you. NT
.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:24 PM
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33. The Super-Colliding-Super-Conducter
... oh wait ;)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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36. You mean Phil Gramm's and Joe Barton's boondoggle?
Or is it just that big hole in the ground? :D
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:24 PM
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35. SRV. Johnny Winter. Eric Johnson. Chris Duarte. Freddie King.
and Willie Nelson.
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MiddleRiverRefugee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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37. My wife's aunt / uncle / cousins in Dallas
Good lib'rul Democrats all. I had the pleasure of seeing them when I was on travel last week. Got new boots too, at a low enough price so I could afford a pair each for my wife and Daughter.

The sight of a little girl of three, in new boots from Texas. Nothing. Like. It.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:29 PM
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Skittles live here.....
.... and she's kicking the asses of those who richly deserve an ass kicking as we speak :)
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Shrek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:29 PM
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39. San Antonio
I took my family there for vacation in March.

We had more fun for less money than just about anywhere else we've ever gone! And some of the folks here in the Lounge were nice enough to give us some advice on what to see and do.

We'd go back tomorrow if we could!
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:32 PM
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40. The Lakers' coach
is not too fond of San Antonio, and was quite public about it.

Think he made a mistake -- got the Spurs all the more charged up!


Go Spurs Go!
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:39 PM
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41. How can you NOT say Shlitterbahn???
And TexMex and of course all of us Texas DUers. I can't speak for the entire state (it's a damn big state in case you haven't noticed) but the people in Austin are some of the nicest people I've ever encountered in the United States.
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muchacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 10:27 AM
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42. Lyle Lovett
and chilis relleno....
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:43 AM
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46. Texas Tech Red Raiders
Hoot! Hoot! :D Plus my mom was born there.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:45 AM
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47. Blue Bell Ice Cream. Ranch Style Beans. Smokehouses.
All my old friends down at JSC.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:55 AM
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52. oh god, I have great memories of eating Blue Bell ice cream as a kid
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phillybri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:48 AM
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48. Austin Stories
Great show...Gone too soon...
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:50 AM
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49. Thought of another thing: Tubin'!!!!
Floatin' down the cool springfed San Marcos River on a hot afternoon with a beer in my hand.

That's nice. Real nice.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:51 AM
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50. I was born there, my parents met there, great food!
that's three things!
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 11:52 AM
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51. Tex Mex, Austin and Padre Island National Seashore
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:07 PM
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53. Top 30 Country Songs About Texas
30. "The Wedding Song," Charlie Robison and Natalie Maines
29. "Rainbow at Midnight," Ernest Tubb
28. "Heartaches by the Number," Ray Price
27. "The Long Black Veil," Lefty Frizzell
26. "Delta Dawn," Tanya Tucker
25. "Merry Christmas from the Family," Robert Earl Keen
24. "Billy Austin," Steve Earle
23. "Gallo del Cielo," Joe Ely
22. "Dos Tacos," Johnny Bush
21. "South Coast of Texas," Guy Clark
20. "Dallas," Jimmie Dale Gilmore
19. "Let's Fall to Pieces Together," George Strait
18. "Harper Valley PTA," Jeannie C. Riley
17. "Let Him Roll," Guy Clark
16. "The Wurlitzer Prize," Waylon Jennings
15. "These Days (I Barely Get By)," George Jones
14. "The Road Goes On Forever," Robert Earl Keen
13. "L.A. Freeway," Guy Clark
12. "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" Waylon Jennings
11. "Waltz Across Texas," Ernest Tubb
10. "Chunk of Coal," Billie Joe Shaver
9. "My Old Friend the Blues," Steve Earle
8. "Travelin' Soldier," Dixie Chicks
7. "Live Forever," Shaver
6. "The Grand Tour," George Jones
5. "To Live's to Fly," Townes Van Zandt
4. "Night Life," Willie Nelson
3. "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground," Willie Nelson
2. "New San Antonio Rose," Bob Wills
1. "Pancho and Lefty," Townes Van Zandt


From John Nova Lomax, Music Editor at the Houston Press. His recent list of the 30 Worst Texas Songs had raised a controversy. "What the heck do you you know about Texas/Music?" Quite a bit, in fact:

http://houstonpress.com/issues/2004-05-06/racket.html/1...



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