Silly Laws in Texas

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 Laws that probably should never have been written, or should have come off the books a long time ago!

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.
A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot without first obtaining a special five-dollar permit.
It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.
You can be legally married by publically introducing a person as your husband or wife 3 times.
It is illegal to drive without windshield wipers. You don’t need a windshield, but you must have the wipers.
It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.
A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
It is unlawful for a person to consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle upon a public roadway, if the person is observed doing so by a peace officer.
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
    Abilene
It is illegal to idle or loiter anyplace within the corporate limits of the city for the purpose of flirting or mashing.
    Austin
Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket.
    Borger
It is against the law to throw confetti, rubber balls, feather dusters, whips or quirts (riding crop), and explosive firecrackers of any kind.
    Clarendon
It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.

    Dallas
It’s illegal to possess realistic dildos.
    El Paso
Churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to provide spittoons “of a kind and number to efficiently contain expectorations into them.”
   Houston
Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday.
It is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday.
    Galveston
It is illegal to drive a motor car down Broadway before noon on Sundays.
    Jasper
Dogs must be on a leash at ALL times. Fine of 100 dollars.
    LeFors
It is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing.
    Lubbock County
It is illegal to drive within an arm’s length of alcohol – including alcohol in someone else’s blood stream.
    Mesquite
It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.

    Port Arthur
Obnoxious odors may not be emitted while in an elevator.
    Richardson
It is now illegal to place a “for sale” sign on a car if it visible from the street.
It is illegal to do “U Turns”.
    San Antonio
It is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands.
It is illegal to urinate on the Alamo.
    Temple
No one may ride a horse and buggy through the town square.
You can ride your horse in the saloon.
Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.

 

AND FINALLY, A REAL ‘HORSE’S ASS’ LAW:
Texarkana

Owners of horses may not ride them at night without tail lights.

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11 thoughts on “Silly Laws in Texas

  1. “Beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday.”

    Midnight on Sunday is actually the midnight between saturday and sunday, 12:00 am is the beginning time of a new day.

  2. San Antonio residents can thank Ozzy Osbourne for the law regarding urinating on the Alamo. LOL

  3. I don’t believe that In mesquite it’s illegal for children to have unusual haircut but it is against the school district dress code.

  4. That’s not a silly law. It should be common sense, but if you’re stupid enough to urinate on the Alamo, you should be arrested.

  5. Lamar had a football team in 1964 or 65. I marched in the Arlington State College (Now UTA) band at a half-time show then.

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