To make the world a friendly place, one must show it a friendly face.
- James Whitcomb Riley
I’m sorry to tell you, that you won nothing in last night’s game. I will tell you that someone won in Washington won the Jack Pot.
Now you needed to win something in last night’s drawing for me to continue this game. And since you didn’t, Mega Million Lottery Pool Game 27 is over.
You still have on more day to join Mega Million Lottery Pool Game 28.
Mega Million Lottery Pool – Game 28– $10.00 per share.Start Date is Friday October 20th, 2006
Right now I have $560.00 collected with 50 Members. I have about 3 commitments for tomorrow and I still need to check my Post Office Box to see if any other out of state members have mail me money.
Facts about Texas
Nobody asked for these, but here are some little known Texas facts
Beaumont TX to El Paso, TX: 742 miles
Beaumont, TX to Chicago, IL: 770 miles
El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas
World's first rodeo was in Pecos .... July 4, 1883.
The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water.
The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full time coach for Rice University in Houston.
Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America.
Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978.
One of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history was in 1900 caused by a hurricane in which over 8000 lives were lost on Galveston Island.
The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was "Houston."
King Ranch is larger than Rhode Island (Bill Greene flew over it in 1955 zooming cattle!)
Tropical Storm Claudette had a US. rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours around Alvin July 1979.
Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by TREATY, instead of by annexation. (This allows the Texas flag to fly at the same height as the flag.)
A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old.
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period after Dr in Dr Pepper.
Texas has had six capital cities:
5. West Columbia
The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the U.S. which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. (by 7 feet).
The name Texas comes from the Hasini Indian word "tejas" meaning friends.
Tejas is not Spanish for Texas.
The State animal is the Armadillo. (An interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies! They have one egg which splits into four and they either have four males or four females.
(Well, I thought it was interesting any- way!)
The first domed stadium in the U.S. was the Astrodome in Houston.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - TEXAS STYLE
People here in Texas have trouble with all those shalls and shall nots in the 10 Commandments. Folks here just aren't used to talking in those terms.
So, some folks out in west Texas got together and translated the "King James" into "King Ranch" language:
Cowboy’s Ten Commandments
Cowboy's Ten Commandments posted on The wall at Cross Trails Church, in Fairlie, Texas.
(1) Just one God.
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.
(3) No telling tales or gossipin'.
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meeting.
(5) Put nothin' before God.
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.
(7) No killin'.
(8) Watch yer mouth.
(9) Don't take what ain't yers.
(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.
Now that's kinda plain an' simple don't ya think? Y'all have a
Good Day... Y'hear?