Commenter Of The Day: The Texas Archive War Edition

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Only in Texas would someone start a shootout over the proper placement of records. This isn't because Texas is full of rabid bookkeepers but rather because Texas, historically, is full of guns. Early on in the formation of the Republic of Texas the young country was constantly threatened by the Mexican army and the residents of the capital city of Austin frequently fled to safer locations. On one such occasion President Sam Houston, seeking to find a safer place for the records, tried to move them to Houston. A woman named Angelina Eberly, Houston's former landlady, didn't like the idea and shot a cannon into the General Land Office building. The archive-gatherers fled and were pursued by townfolk until, 18 miles away, they surrendered the records back to the Austinites. As silly as it sounds, it is quite possible Austin wouldn't have maintained their status as the capital were it not for Angelina Eberly and her itchy trigger finger. Because of this, she's a great name in Austin. Smart, also, hopes to be a great name in the city with their car2go system, but Captain Liverspots thinks it may be at the expense of another great name.


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For those who missed the joke, you can find it here.


TexanIdiot25- needs moar horse powah

I love Austin, despite the uber liberals that sometime come out..

Also, they have the Hobo Forrest.