Texas Roadside

There are entire books about the Texas roadside. Here is a sampling of pictures.

The first "Adopt A Highway" in the world was US 69 north of Tyler.

This old gas station was still doing a brisk business in Burkburnett as of March 2003.

The welcome center in Harlingen flies the flags of the six nations that have claimed Texas: the United States of America, the Republic of Texas (now the state flag, of course), the Confederate States of America, Mexico, France and Spain.

The highlight of the tiny Burnet County town of Oatmeal, this used to be painted as a giant can of Quaker Oats.

Eagle Pass on the Rio Grande: "Where Yee-Hah Meets Olé."

Midland's Greyhound station features this classic sign.

Apache Trading Post in Alpine is a great store for Texas items.

Jack-assic Park is a feature of the Apache Trading Post.

Al's & Son is a great place for barbecue in Big Spring.

A  working oil pump sits in front of a museum in Van.

This muffler cowboy guards Dick's Muffler & Brake in Marshall.

Texan windmill, Alvarado

Here's a sign you don't see every day.


"Watch your curves!" (also inRoscoe)

US 180 east of Lamesa

This window painting supports the Lamesa High School  Tornadoes.

US 180 east of Lamesa

US 180 east of Lamesa

This character is Willie Wiredhand (US 180 between Lamesa and Seminole).

Welcome to Seminole, the birthplace of Larry Gatlin (of the Gatlin Brothers) and Tanya Tucker.

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