13 Weird Texas State Laws That Are Still Active
Did you know that it's illegal to sell your eyes or milk a person's cow in the state of Texas? There are still some outdated and silly laws that don't apply to Texans but are still in the books.
Don't Show Your Stockings
- Lookout - It's illegal to adjust your stockings in Dennison or Bristol, TX; it could lead to a sentence of up to a year in the state prison.
- An anti-crime law in Texas states that criminals who intend on committing a crime must give their victims oral or written 24-hours advance notice. Not just that, but they must also include the nature of the crime - sure, good luck with that.
- Forget selling your eyes - it is illegal to do so in Texas.
- The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home.
No Drinking Sipping and Standing
- In LeFors, Texas, don't even think about taking three sips of beer at a time while standing. That there, sir, is illegal!
Hotels and Buffalo
- In Texas, hold on to your hat; you cannot shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
No Dusting Buildings
- Why? It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster for whatever reason.
No Dumpster Eating
- Did you know that you can go to jail if you eat out of your neighbor's garbage without their permission? Gross!
You're Mine Now
- Forget the wedding - In Texas, you can be considered legally married by publicly announcing a person as your wife or husband by saying it three times. Beetlejuice would be proud.
- If you want to walk around barefoot, you will first need a special $5 permit.
Get Your Hands Off My Cow
- Get your hands off those utters - that cow is not yours. In Texas, you cannot milk a stranger's cow, no matter how much you need milk in your coffee.
Pardon Our Spit
- According to an outdated law, El Paso churches, halls of assembly, hotels, banks, stores, train depots, and saloons should all provide spitoons or violate the law.
No Cheese For You on Sundays
- It's also illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday in certain parts of Texas, so there goes your charcuterie board for your SundayFunday.