HUNT COUNTY NEWS ** Trivia – Weird Texas Laws

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HUNT COUNTY NEWS ** Trivia – Weird Texas Laws
• It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
• A recently passed anti-crime laws requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and explain to the nature of the crime about to be committed.
• It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
• One must acknowledge a supreme being before being able to hold public office.
Texas is the only state where citizens also pledge allegiance to the state flag.
• It is illegal to sell ones eye.
• A program has been created in the state that attempts to control the weather.
• When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone.
• It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
• It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
• The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
• In Abilene – It is illegal to idle or loiter anyplace within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of flirting.
• In Austin – Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.
• In Beaumont – Collegiate football is banned at Lamar University.
• In Borger – It is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, feather dusters, whips or quirts (riding crop), and explosive firecrackers of any kind.
• In Clarendon – It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.
• In El Paso – Urinating on the streets is illegal.
• In El Paso – Appearing in public places wearing a “lewd dress” is prohibited.
• In Galveston – It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.
• In Galveston – Offensive gestures will not be tolerated at any special event.
• In Galveston – Bicycles must be operated at a “reasonable speed”.
• In Galveston – One needs permission from the director of parks and recreation before getting drunk in any city park.
• In Galveston – No person shall throw trash from an airplane.
• In Galveston – Landing an airplane on the beach is illegal.
• In Galveston – No person shall inhale fumes from model glue.
• In Galveston – Any person who sits on a sidewalk may be fined up to $500.
• In Harker Heights – No person may disturb a church service by swearing.
• In Harker Heights – Drivers of city vehicles must respect all traffic rules just like the rest of us.
• In Houston – It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
• In Houston – Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday.
• In Jasper – Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times.
• In LeFors – It is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing.
• In Lubbock County – It is illegal to drive within an arm’s length of alcohol – including alcohol in someone else’s blood stream.
• In Port Arthur – Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.
• In Richardson – It is illegal to do “U Turns”.
• In Richardson – It is now illegal to place a “for sale” sign on a car if it visible from the street.
• In San Antonio – It is illegal to urinate on the Alamo.
• In San Antonio – It is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.
• In Temple – Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.
• In Temple – You can ride your horse in the saloon.
• In Temple – No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.
• In Texarkana – Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights

** Note**  Though many websites do list these as current Texas Laws, we are listing them here as entertainment only and they have not been checked to still be valid laws.

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