Guest Author - Vance R. Rowe
All right you crazy Texans. It is time to look at some of the strange laws still on the books in your state.
In Texas, it is illegal for a person to sell his or hers own eyes. I don’t want to know why this law came about.
If you do not believe in the Christian God, the flying spaghetti monster or any other supreme being, you may not hold public office.
Criminals may not commit crimes against other people without first giving them a 24 hour notice of the crime they plan to commit. The notice may be given orally or in writing, but it must be given.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it gives a formula for making beer.
If two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, they must come to a full stop and neither can pass until the other has moved on.
It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from a second story window of a hotel. Does this mean you can shoot a buffalo from the first or third story windows?
Galveston, Oh Galveston! In Galveston Texas, it is illegal to throw trash from an airplane window and it is also illegal to land an airplane on the beach.
Any person who sits on a sidewalk in Galveston can be fined up to 500 dollars.
If one plans on getting drunk in any city park in Galveston, one must first receive permission from the director of parks and recreation.
It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays in Galveston.
In San Antonio, Texas, it is illegal to urinate on the Alamo. Has this really been a problem there?
In LeFlors Texas, it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer while standing up.
In Richardson Texas, it is illegal to put a “for sale” sign on your vehicle, if it is visible from the street.
In Temple Texas, it is okay for one to ride their horse in a saloon but may not ride a horse and buggy through the town square.
If you live in Texarkana and you want to ride your horse at night, said horse must be equipped with taillights.
In the great city of Houston, it is illegal to sell limburger cheese on Sunday and is illegal to sell beer after midnight on Sunday but not illegal to sell it on Monday morning.
And we will finish up in Port Arthur, Texas where it is illegal to “emit obnoxious odors” in an elevator.