Ten Texas Commandments
No one ever leaves Texas after they have been here a certain length of time. They either can’t or don’t want to, or it may be as the old settlers use to say, “having once drunk Red River water, it was not possible to go back.”
H. H. McConnell
I don’t make the rules. I’m only here to remind y’all of them. So, if y’all hail from north of the Red, east of the Sabine, west or south of the Rio Grande and want to make y’alls abode in Texas, then y’all need to abide by these Ten Commandments.
Y’all shall be loyal to Texas—and Texas only.
Y’all shall not drive in the left lane, except to pass.
Y’all shall not take the name of Texas in vain.
Y’all shall remember the Alamo ’n Goliad.
Y’all shall honor George ’n Willie.
Y’all shall not mess with Texas.
Y’all shall not put beans in chili.
Y’all shall not touch or take another man’s cowboy hat.
Y’all shall not use the Chilean flag for the Texas flag on social media.
Y’all shall not covet my Whataburger, chips, queso ’n salsa, Dr Pepper, Big Red, Lone Star, Shiner, or Blue Bell.