27 Things People Who Went To High School In Texas Will Understand

No, you didn’t ride a horse to school.

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1. Regardless of where you went to school, football fever was a very real thing.


Remember in Texas it’s not a sport, it’s a religion.

2. Which was great, because pep rallies were an excuse to get out early and show some school spirit.


Whether you had school spirit or not.

3. And homecoming week meant mums GALORE, along with the nonstop sound of cowbells in the hall.


One mum to rule them all.

4. Whataburger was your go-to spot to eat after school…


“Just how you like it.”

5. …and you or one of your friends stole an order number every single time you went.


What a fine collection.

6. If it wasn’t Whataburger, you went to Sonic for its happy hour drink special.


‘Cause let’s face it, cherry limeades and ocean waters are the shit.

7. And if you were at a rural Sonic, seeing horses at the drive-thru wasn’t totally out of the ordinary.


Horses need to eat too.

8. You looked forward to spring break, because it usually fell around the same time as the livestock show and rodeo.


Carnival, funnel, cakes, concerts, and a petting zoo — what’s not to like?

9. Or you were one of the kids who went to Port A or South Padre Island before you were in college.


Some people are just a little ahead of their time.

10. STAAR testing was literally the worst part of the entire year.


And the old-school TAKS and TAAS tests were equally frustrating.

13. Chances are, you’ve heard the “horse to school” joke at least a thousand times.

If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked this..

And it wasn’t funny the first 999 times you heard it either.

14. If you earned a letterman, you better believe you wore it with pride.


And a Texas-shaped patch meant you were a true superstar.

15. And the sight of a blue corduroy jacket will forever remind you of FFA.


17. Regardless of where you went to school, chances are there were more than a few trucks in your school parking lot.


Truck nuts were optional.

18. When you started classes in August, the heat was still beyond unbearable.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for much of N Texas through 7:00 PM Friday. Stay hydrated, check on kids & neighbors.

They have snow days up north, but can Texas get some heat days?

19. And the rest of the year, you had no idea on how to dress for school, because Texas weather is as unpredictable as it gets.

21. At some point in your scholastic career, you’ve taken a class field trip to the Alamo.


“Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo!”

22. And there was always some kind of club selling candies at school to raise money for those trips.


NHS, 4-H, DECA, etc.

24. Whether your school was in the city or country, there was definitely a cowboy clique.


Texas Trophy Hunters Association sticker not included.

25. Most school dances included some version of the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”


And there was always that one person who wasn’t on beat.

26. And prom was the one dance you looked forward to the most.


Except for the whole meeting the dad part.

27. So even though you knew that in many ways, your education was unique…

We have high school football stadiums bigger than the state of Rhode Island


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