Did You Know These 12 Things Are Illegal To Do In Texas?
Did you know Texas has laws that most people don't know about? While the Lone Star State is known for its barbeque and friendly folks, it's also home to lesser-known laws that could catch you off guard.
Only In Your State got me started. They listed out several weird laws in Texas but I was interested in the lesser-known laws. Actually I was taken aback by a couple of these. I had no clue they were illegal. In fact, some of these violated all the time. Are you guilty of doing any of these?
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Selling your eye: In Texas, it is illegal to buy, sell, or even possess human organs, including eyes.
Selling your own homemade beer: Texas law prohibits the selling of homemade booze without proper permits.
Feeding garbage to pigs: Feeding swine with garbage is illegal in Texas. It can spread diseases.
Placing a "for sale" sign on your car: I see this law broken a lot. Placing a "for sale" sign on your vehicle parked in a public place is no bueno in Texas.
Carrying wire cutters: Packing wire cutters or any other tool to pick locks with the intent to commit theft is illegal in Texas.
Serving wine in teacups: It's illegal to serve wine in a teacup or any other improper container in Texas. I had no clue.
Selling Limburger cheese on Sunday: Here's another I had never heard. The sale of Limburger cheese is prohibited on Sundays in Texas.
Holding more than two bingo sessions in a week: Only two bingo sessions per week are allowed in Texas under the Bingo Enabling Act.
Owning a kangaroo without a permit: You actually need permits to own a kangaroo or other exotic animals as pets in Texas.
Misrepresenting butter: Texans are picky about their butter. Margarine sold in Texas must be distinctly marked and cannot be passed off as real butter.
Making offensive gestures at a funeral: I'm not too sure why you would, but it is illegal to make offensive gestures or cause a violent scene within 500 feet of a funeral in Texas.
Shooting Bigfoot: While it may seem like a fun urban legend, it is illegal to kill Bigfoot or any other mythical creature in Texas.
So, remember these lesser-known laws to stay out of trouble. I've got to tell you, most of these seem quirky and even silly, but the law is the law in Texas. Stay informed and be in the know.