What I Remember About Texas & How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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We spent a summer in Texas. In the beautiful Hill Country of Kendall County. Near Boerne (pronounced “Bernie.”) Here’s what I remember about our ’02 summer in the Lone Star State:


  • Texas summers are hotter than hell
  • Barbecue!
  • The best parking spot isn’t determined by proximity to the store entrance, but to shade
  • The Medina Apple Festival
  • The Guadalupe River is warm
  • Sweet tea
  • You can drive for days without ever leaving the state
  • The Alamo is air-conditioned inside. The San Antonio Riverwalk isn’t
  • Sharing the street with saddle horses in downtown Bandera
  • “Ya’ll” is singular. “All ya’ll” is plural
  • The Kendall County Fair and Rodeo are the Real Deal
  • Armadillos are nocturnal. Remember that if you’re on the road after dark
  • Texas Longhorns are huge
  • Mesquite
  • Scorpions (don’t ask)


Also, Texans are a “Breed Apart.” They’ll tell you so. Every chance they get.

Texans ride tall. Eat hearty. Smile quickly. They’re rightly famous for their warm hospitality and generosity. Texans are also resilient and fiercely independent.

If I know Texans, they’ll weather Hurricane Harvey just fine and come back stronger than ever. But they could use your help.

Please consider Samaritan’s Purse. A world-renowned Christian disaster relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse is on the scene in Texas, providing tangible help and hope for thousands hard hit by Hurricane Harvey. Find out how you can help here.

Thanks and God Bless Texas!