The Craziest Laws in Texas

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The Craziest Dumb Ass Laws in Texas…

When I first moved here to Austin, Texas from Sarasota, Florida I had no Idea what to expect. However, I quickly realized that Texas was a bit on the crazy side for many reasons. First of all, most women from Sarasota wore bikinis tops and Daisy Dukes. The first time I went downtown to 6th Street, all I saw were cowboy boots, big belt buckles, Wranger jeans, cowboy hats, and pick up trucks in the parking lot, some with lift kits. Obviously a bit different from fun in the sun, sand, and water. But once I started to mingle with Austinities, fashion flew out the window. I found it really easy to talk to people, and soon enough I was wearing some of the same gear at trying to two step at Dallas Night Club. As with any environmental change comes difference; nothing surprised me more than some of the craziest dumb ass laws in Texas. Of course the following came from my research on Google, so please don’t kill the messenger. It is illegal to sell one’s eyeball. It is illegal to milk another person’s cow.  A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed. Homosexual behavior is a misdemeanor offense. The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel. Wire cutters can not be carried in your pocket but a  pocket knife up to 3 inches can. It is illegal to dust any public building with a feather duster.   I hope this was entertaining, and I would love to hear your comments and any other dumb ass laws that you find or may know. If you know of anyone thinking about buying or selling – Search MLS, Get a FREE Home Value Check and Find Homes for Sale at or call Mike Cusimano at 512-795-9918.

Article written by Mike Cusimano