History Main / EverythingIsBigInTexas

2nd Mar '16 4:45:19 PM IncoG5nito
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* [[https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php Buc-ee's]], a chain of ''freakishly'' large gas stations with convenience stores at least as big as most standard supermarkets, equally as impressive souvenir and outdoor supply sections, and an array of freshly cooked food that rivals most shopping mall food courts. Most if not all of them do not allow 18-wheelers on the premises. The largest one (in New Braunfels) is the largest convenience store in the world, ringing in at ''68,000'' square feet, with 83 toilets and ''120 fuel pumps''. They advertise aggressively along the interstate highways with signature black billboards that can show up over 100 miles away from the nearest location; they have even popped up other states (one such billboard along I-10 in Florida advertising the Baytown location states "737 miles - you can hold it!")

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* [[https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php Buc-ee's]], a chain of ''freakishly'' large gas stations with convenience stores at least as big as most a standard supermarkets, supermarket, equally as impressive souvenir and outdoor supply sections, and an array of freshly cooked food that rivals puts most shopping mall food courts.courts to shame. Most if not all of them do not allow 18-wheelers on the premises. The largest one (in New Braunfels) is the largest convenience store in the world, ringing in at ''68,000'' square feet, with 83 toilets and ''120 fuel pumps''. They advertise aggressively along the interstate highways with signature black billboards that can show up over 100 miles away from the nearest location; they have even popped up in other states (one such billboard along I-10 in Florida advertising the Baytown location states "737 miles - [[{{Determinator}} you can hold it!")it!]]")
10th Jan '16 5:19:36 PM nombretomado
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** Subverted when she goes after the Alaskan Bull Worm. SpongeBob's idea of big is MUCH bigger than Sandy's.

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** Subverted when she goes after the Alaskan Bull Worm. SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s idea of big is MUCH bigger than Sandy's.
30th Dec '15 9:12:47 AM StFan
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* There are stories from the Vietnam War about how American POWs would congregate by unit, except for the Texans, who would all just congregate with each other. It was also a certainty that every American soldier knew the name of at least one military base in Texas, again, thanks to the Texans.

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* There are stories from the Vietnam War about how American POWs [=POWs=] would congregate by unit, except for the Texans, who would all just congregate with each other. It was also a certainty that every American soldier knew the name of at least one military base in Texas, again, thanks to the Texans.
29th Dec '15 8:43:13 PM Werebeagle
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* The Old El Paso salsa commercials shows cowboys sitting around a fire eating chips and salsa, and boast of its big Texas taste, compared with the other brand made in...New York City (NEW YORK CITY?!)

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* The Old El Paso Pace salsa commercials shows cowboys sitting around a fire eating chips and salsa, and boast of its big Texas taste, compared with the other brand made in...New York City (NEW YORK CITY?!)
29th Dec '15 8:12:20 AM Morgenthaler
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In terms of culture Texas plays host to some of the largest Hispanic and Asian American communities in the Southern United States. The state's ranks of professionals, business leaders and politicians draw from all racial and religious groups who can produce people with the ability, which basically means each and every one of them. Many government institutions retain their form from the days of the Republic of Texas and Reconstruction Era. Politics is personality based as much as anything else from the state's history of being in the Solid South, leading to such politicians as KinkyFriedman, a self described Jewish Cowboy and entertainer whose campaign slogan was "Why the hell not?", popping up from time to time.

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In terms of culture Texas plays host to some of the largest Hispanic and Asian American communities in the Southern United States. The state's ranks of professionals, business leaders and politicians draw from all racial and religious groups who can produce people with the ability, which basically means each and every one of them. Many government institutions retain their form from the days of the Republic of Texas and Reconstruction Era. Politics is personality based as much as anything else from the state's history of being in the Solid South, leading to such politicians as KinkyFriedman, Music/KinkyFriedman, a self described Jewish Cowboy and entertainer whose campaign slogan was "Why the hell not?", popping up from time to time.
25th Nov '15 3:19:00 PM Scorpion451
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Economically, Texas is comparable with India and Canada. It is the home to 58 companies of the Fortune 500, more than any other state in the US. Economics is mostly regional in the state, helping to define the regional identities of many residents. East Texas has a large timber industry. North and West Texas are defined by agriculture and petroleum extraction. Dallas has defense manufacturers and the silicon prairie. Austin has the silicon hills, the government, and music industry. Houston excels in shipping, petrochemicals, and aerospace industries (thank you NASA). San Antonio is very rich in history and is home to several major military bases, but El Paso always escapes mention (despite being the hometown of probably the [[Wrestling/BretHart second most talented]] [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero professional wrestling family in North America]]).

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Economically, Texas is comparable with India and Canada. It is the home to 58 companies of the Fortune 500, more than any other state in the US. Economics is mostly regional in the state, helping to define the regional identities of many residents. East Texas has a large timber industry. North and West Texas are defined by agriculture and petroleum extraction. Dallas has defense manufacturers and the silicon prairie. Austin has the silicon hills, the government, and music industry. Houston excels in shipping, petrochemicals, and aerospace industries (thank you NASA). San Antonio is very rich in history and is home to several major military bases, but El Paso always escapes mention (despite being the hometown of probably the [[Wrestling/BretHart second most talented]] [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero professional wrestling family in North America]]).
America]]). Texas's capital of Austin, meanwhile, is known as the Live Music Capital of the World, the hollywood of Texas, and the Silicon Hills, combining a vibrant, globally recognized arts, media, and music scene with a cutting edge research and manufacturing hub.
19th Oct '15 9:29:26 PM IncoG5nito
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* [[https://www.buc-ees.com/index.php Buc-ee's]], a chain of ''freakishly'' large gas stations with convenience stores at least as big as most standard supermarkets, equally as impressive souvenir and outdoor supply sections, and an array of freshly cooked food that rivals most shopping mall food courts. Most if not all of them do not allow 18-wheelers on the premises. The largest one (in New Braunfels) is the largest convenience store in the world, ringing in at ''68,000'' square feet, with 83 toilets and ''120 fuel pumps''. They advertise aggressively along the interstate highways with signature black billboards that can show up over 100 miles away from the nearest location; they have even popped up other states (one such billboard along I-10 in Florida advertising the Baytown location states "737 miles - you can hold it!")
8th Oct '15 6:38:50 AM DeepRed
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Unfortunately some writers will still represent Texas as a backward state, a mashup of the DeepSouth and TheWildWest. No Texan will be able to speak for five seconds without mentioning the oil industry, the beef industry or high school football. (See the Rich Texan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.) In almost any depiction, they'll come off as well meaning but ultimately ignorant and/or jingoist; more recent media might portray Texas as a strong right-wing enclave [[note]]Texas ''has'' voted Republican in the last eight presidential elections, but it continues to be home to many, many Democrats -- even in Dallas, one of the few very large Republican cities in America.[[/note]] filled with religious fanatics, who wear the stereotype with pride because [[InsultBackfire they don't consider it negative]]. (Compare with {{Eagleland}}.) Though some Texans act the stereotype intentionally to mess with non-Texans, especially when out of state. It's practically a sport. Truth be told, Texans tend to be rather proud of their state heritage, to the point that it can be considered a form of local Nationalism. (General Motors capitalized on this in the 1980s and 1990s, advertising the Suburban as "the national car of Texas".) Ask a Texan where he's from, anywhere in the world, and he'll likely say he's from ''Texas'' rather than America.

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Unfortunately some writers will still represent Texas as a backward state, a mashup of the DeepSouth and TheWildWest. No Texan will be able to speak for five seconds without mentioning the oil industry, the beef industry or high school football. (See the Rich Texan from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.) In almost any depiction, they'll come off as well meaning but ultimately ignorant and/or jingoist; more recent media might portray Texas as a strong right-wing enclave [[note]]Texas ''has'' voted Republican in the last eight presidential elections, but it continues to be home to many, many Democrats -- even in Dallas, one of the few very large Republican cities in America.[[/note]] filled with [[TheFundamentalist religious fanatics, fanatics]], who wear the stereotype with pride because [[InsultBackfire they don't consider it negative]]. (Compare with {{Eagleland}}.) Though some Texans act the stereotype intentionally to mess with non-Texans, especially when out of state. It's practically a sport. Truth be told, Texans tend to be rather proud of their state heritage, to the point that it can be considered a form of local Nationalism. (General Motors capitalized on this in the 1980s and 1990s, advertising the Suburban as "the national car of Texas".) Ask a Texan where he's from, anywhere in the world, and he'll likely say he's from ''Texas'' rather than America.
17th Sep '15 3:45:45 PM R1ck
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Economically, Texas is comparable with India and Canada. It is the home to 58 companies of the Fortune 500, more than any other state in the US. Economics is mostly regional in the state, helping to define the regional identities of many residents. East Texas has a large timber industry. North and West Texas are defined by agriculture and petroleum extraction. Dallas has defense manufacturers and the silicon prairie. Austin has the silicon hills, the government, and music industry. Houston excels in shipping, petrochemicals, and aerospace industries (thank you NASA). San Antonio is very rich in history and is home to several major military bases, but [[DemotedToExtra El Paso always escapes]] [[ScrappyLevel mention]] (despite being the hometown of probably the [[Wrestling/BretHart second most talented]] [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero professional wrestling family in North America]]).

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Economically, Texas is comparable with India and Canada. It is the home to 58 companies of the Fortune 500, more than any other state in the US. Economics is mostly regional in the state, helping to define the regional identities of many residents. East Texas has a large timber industry. North and West Texas are defined by agriculture and petroleum extraction. Dallas has defense manufacturers and the silicon prairie. Austin has the silicon hills, the government, and music industry. Houston excels in shipping, petrochemicals, and aerospace industries (thank you NASA). San Antonio is very rich in history and is home to several major military bases, but [[DemotedToExtra El Paso always escapes]] [[ScrappyLevel mention]] escapes mention (despite being the hometown of probably the [[Wrestling/BretHart second most talented]] [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero professional wrestling family in North America]]).
5th Sep '15 4:19:37 PM nombretomado
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* Starting in 2014, [[{{NASCAR}} Texas Motor Speedway]] will be home to "Big Hoss", [[Franks2000InchTV the world's largest video board]], measuring 218 by 94.6 feet. This breaks the record previously held by corporate sibling Charlotte Motor Speedway (200 by 80 feet).

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* Starting in 2014, [[{{NASCAR}} [[UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} Texas Motor Speedway]] will be home to "Big Hoss", [[Franks2000InchTV the world's largest video board]], measuring 218 by 94.6 feet. This breaks the record previously held by corporate sibling Charlotte Motor Speedway (200 by 80 feet).
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