With the current political atmosphere, it’s darned easy to get caught up in complaining about what legislation might be coming down the pipe. But if you look back just a little ways, there were some unusual circumstances that caused a few Texas lawmakers to ordain some pretty weird legislation of their own. Over the years, the Lone Star state has initiated some real headscratchers, and while some of these are still in the books, you have to wonder why, and how they might have been enforced!
5 Unusual Texas Laws That are Headscratchers
It Was Illegal to Milk Another Person’s Cow (Was)
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This law was repealed, although it used to carry a fine of $10!
It is Illegal to Have a Camel Run Loose in the Street
Photo: Pinterest/Jasmine Turner
This one is apparently still on the books, and is specific to Galveston only.
It Was Illegal to Publish That Another Person Was a Coward (Abolished)
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Libel law is in place for such circumstances nowadays.
It is Illegal to Sit on a City Sidewalk in Galveston
A fine of up to $500 could be imposed! Really Galveston?
It is Illegal to Drive Within an Arm’s Length of Alcohol
Photo: Pinterest/Monica Sievert
This one is in Lubbock County, and it actually includes alcohol in someone else’s bloodstream!