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Construction on the highway
This area of Texas has the custom of paying contruction workers a bonus for completing the work as quickly as possible. For that reason (and possibly because a lot of the construction workers are Hispanic) one almost never hears about time over-runs. Stadiums, homes and roads - all are built very quickly and efficently.
They also have the interesting and helpful custom and building schools before they are needed.
My daughter's family room
It's easy to remember which is the Texas flag - it's the one with the single star. Some people say it was originally because Texas was the lone state of Mexico which was attempting to uphold its rights under the Mexican Constitution of 1824. Others say that the star represented the wish of many Texans to achieve statehood in the United States. A flag with a single star was raised at the Alamo (1836)
The flag was adopted as the state flag when Texas became the 28th state in 1845. As with the flag of the United States, the blue stands for loyalty, the white represents strength, and the red is for bravery.
The picture shows an iron star in a circle which my daughter and SIL had made for their family room. The pictures on the wall were painted by a medical illustrator who used to work for my father. The pencil drawing in the reddish frame was done by my daughter's paternal aunt. The picture of the steers over the fireplace was done by my grandmother.
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