Crazy laws – Texas
Texans are a proud bunch. I’m a native Houstonian so I certainly fall into the category of a proud Texan, too.
Texans love that things are BIG in Texas. Texans love food! Texans even embrace the strange pieces of the past. Why toss out the old and weird stuff when you can embrace it and laugh??
Crazy laws – Texas that are still technically on the books
It is illegal to milk another person’s cow. So if you really have a hankering to milk a cow, please ask first.
It is illegal to carry wire cutters in your pocket. Just the idea of cattle rustling ruffles feathers these days and that must be why this law is still on the books. (Austin)
Don’t Mess with Texas!
For more than 30 years, Texas has used the campaign, “Don’t Mess with Texas” to educate and encourage people to keep the roads of Texas clean and NOT to litter. Texans take this really seriously -so seriously that the following had to be made a law.
It is illegal to litter from an aircraft. (Galveston)
It is illegal to eat garbage that belongs to someone else. Apparently, you can eat your own garbage all you like. If you absolutely have to eat your neighbor’s garbage, you can ask permission first.
It is illegal to throw confetti in Borger, Texas.
Crazy laws – Texas that make you think “What is the story that led to this law?”
It is illegal to urinate on the Alamo. (San Antonio)
It is illegal to emit obnoxious odors in an elevator. (Port Arthur)
It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second story window of a hotel.
Crazy laws – Texas that make you think “Someone clearly didn’t think this through!”
It is illegal to purchase beer after midnight on Sunday……but it is LEGAL to purchase beer on Mondays. (Houston)
It is illegal to purchase Limburger cheese on Sundays. (Houston)
It is illegal to commit a crime without giving your victim 24 hours notice. AND it is illegal to commit a crime. Hmmmm….
There is more to Texas than the weird laws we laugh about. Check out more on the Lone Star state.
Happy Texas Travels,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist