KNOW THAT YOU'RE IN TEXAS WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND
Armadillos sleep in
the middle of the road with all four feet
in the air.
There are 5,000 types
of snakes and 4,998 live in Texas.
There are 10,000 types
of spiders. All
10,000 live Texas, plus a few no one has
ever seen before.
and twiced are words.
People actually grow
and eat okra.
When you live in the
country you don't have to buy a dog. City
people will drop them off at your front
gate in the middle of the night.
The sound of coyotes
howling at night only sounds good for the
first few weeks.
When a buzzard sits
on the fence and stares at you, it's time
to see the doctor. Fix-in-to is one word.
is a dirt hole that holds water for irrigation,
watering the cows, or swimming .
There ain't no such
thing as "lunch." There is only dinner and
then there's supper.
ice tea" is appropriate for all meals and
you start drinking it when you are age two.
Backwards and forwards
means I know everything about you.
"Jeet?" is actually
a phrase meaning, "did you eat?"
don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't
matter what time it is...you work until you're
done or it's too dark to see.
2006 Program Goals
Build capacity and connections
to other allied organizations throughout the
state and world
Conduct a Statewide "End
the War in Iraq" campaign and gather
petition signatures to present to the Texas
Congressional delegation demanding an end
to the war (Spring) - Temporary office set
up in Austin, 5,000 bumperstickers, 1,000
petitions, 200 t-shirts ordered
Continue the 2nd Annual "Teaching
Peace in Texas" Conference for educators
throughout the state to learn new strategies
and find new ways to build more peaceful and
violence-free Texas schools. (Fall) 2006 Committee
to be formed
Distribute quarterly mailings
to key Texans for Peace donors and supporters
Expand e-mail and web content
and coverage of Texas peace and social justice
Fund Texans for Peace on a
sustainable basis - Peace" coffee shop
being explored (experienced business leaders
and/or investors needed). Fundraising committee
to be formed
Organize educational road shows
on peace and justice issues throughout the state
- Texan on the Tigris: Meetup - Feb 4 (San Antonio).
Texans for Peace: Paz en el valle - March 31-April
Represent Texas at peace events:
Shine the Light: A Call to Witness in a Time
of War - Jan 19-22 (Washington, DC) Empire,
Resistance, and the War in Iraq: A Conference
for Historians - Feb 17-19 (Austin) 3 Years
Too Many: End the War - March 18 (Austin)
During 2006, Texans for Peace
Issues and Involvement - (volunteer
2006 Committees (get involved!)
Here are some ways that you
can become more involved in Texans for Peace
leadership. Chair or join a committee for
Responsible to bring attention to issues of
peace and justice and involvement of T4P
Finance and Fundraising - (volunteer
Responsible for developing funding activities
Media and Publicity - Alyssa
Responsible for press activities, news releases,
Networking Across Texas - (volunteer
Responsible to build networks between organizations,
including electronic networks
"Teaching Peace in Texas"
Conference - (Volunteer needed), Chair Responsible
to organize and run the Conference
Sup. / Printing
2004 TOT Income:
El Paso Peace Jam 970.00
T-Shirt / Books 00.00
/ Printing 497.40
T-Shirts / Books 456.25
Internet and e-mails 800.00
Nat. Conf. (Indiana) 265.00
Peace Jam El Paso 970.00
22 editions of the Texans for Peace website
and attended events, workshops, and rallies in Amarillo,
Austin, Boerne, Burnett, Corpus Christi, Crawford, New Braunfels,
in addition to speaking in Sydney while working abroad.
op-eds and articles in the Austin Chronicle, Baytown Sun,
Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express News, and the Green
Left Weekly (Sydney)
the 1st Annual "Teaching Peace in Texas" Conference
(Dallas); Attended the Veterans for Peace conference (Dallas);
Attended the National Non-military Options for Youth planning
meeting (Los Angeles)
a 3rd peace trip to Iraq with Christian Peacemaker Teams
get volunteers around the state to Camp Casey in Crawford
the e-mail distribution list to 20,000