Six Reasons Why Texas Is Better

Six Reasons Why Texas Is Better

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1. High School Football Games

Nothing says Texas more than the Friday night lights of high school football, complete with drill team, cheerleaders, a marching band and a loud student section. These games are some of the greatest things you will ever experience, especially rivalry games.

2. Tex-Mex

The holy grail in all things Texas. Tex-Mex is the food any Texan will run to given the chance, it is also the thing we miss the most when we leave Texas. Give me some enchiladas and queso, and I'm happy, not to mention unlimited amounts of free chips and salsa.

3. Whataburger

Although Whataburger can be found in other states, you won't find anyone more obsessed with the fast food chain than a Texan. Whether it's their honey butter chicken biscuits or collecting the plastic numbers, all of Texas loves Whataburger.

4. Schlitterbahn

The be-all end-all of waterparks. Located all around the great state of Texas, you can find the best of the best water slides, including the famous MasterBlaster at the original park in New Braunfels, Texas.

5. Homecoming

Homecoming in Texas isn't just a dance, it's a week-long event full of festivities including theme spirit days, pep rallies and obnoxiously large homecoming mums that jingle as you walk down the hallway. PSA: stop putting bells on your mum!

6. Professional Sports


Houston is home to some of the most popular sports teams in the nation. The Rockets always make Houston proud leaving everything on the court. The Texans are hard not to love when they have a player like J.J Watt. The Astros haven't had the best time the past few years, but this year, they are on top of things. The Houston Dynamo has taken everyone by storm making soccer more popular than ever in the Lone Star State. Dallas has the Mavericks owned by famous Shark Mark Cuban and also the world-famous Dallas Cowboys NFL team. Let's not forget the San Antonio Spurs who swept the 2014 NBA season bring home the championship trophy.

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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ASU Baseball Is Already Knocking It Out Of The Park

All eyes are on the Sun Devils as they enter the national poll this previous week. The Sun Devils are the last unbeaten team left in the NCAA.

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Starting off the season 18-0? Not bad, considering the Sun Devils' haven't gone undefeated at the start of the NCAA baseball season since 2010 when they went 24-0, but honestly where did this come from? In the 2017-18 season, the Devils finished off with 23-32, sitting towards the bottom of the Pac-12. Now they're the top of the conference, past the usual Pac-12 baseball powerhouse, Oregon State.

On a team with only 27 on the roster, which makes it the smallest team in the Pac-12, you wouldn't really expect such an explosive start to the season. Take a look at the improvements made, though, and you'll see why.

For starters, catcher Sam Ferri is back healthy and ready for this season to start with both pitchers Alec Marsh and RJ Dabovich, who've both thrown some great games, but if we're being honest here, have been a little inconsistent with a few errors, but have been backed up by the offense to get the job done.

On offense, Hunter Bishop and Spencer Torkelson are the ones to watch out for. Torkelson was named Pac-12 freshman of the year last year, after setting the Pac-12 freshman record of home runs. Now he's back with some deadly at-bat presence, as you can always expect a few RBIs from him, and also doing a great job at infield (#TorkBomb). Bishop's following suit, with major at-bats against Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Xavier.

Safe to say being ranked #23 right now is huge for a program that struggled majorly in the past seasons and has had some great players transfer out recently. Despite being faced with huge adversity before the season, this lineup is really producing some good stuff this year, and by being undefeated through the first month of play really exemplified that.

Hats off to Head Coach Tracy Smith for helping these young men after having the program suffer for a while.

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