Five Strange Texas Laws We Bet You Didn’t Know Existed
Over the course of time since our Founding Fathers set laws into motion, taking this from a lawless land to the land of civility and accountability; from a time where man roamed the countryside doing whatever his will led him to, to the age where he was Governed by laws and told what was ok and what wasn't... There were certain laws on the books that were never removed, even after enough time had passed where they became no longer necessary or obsolete. Doesn't matter what state you're in, or what city. They exist everywhere. Some fun ones in Texas that are still valid and on the books, even though they aren't actively enforced:
YOU CAN'T EAT YOUR NEIGHBOR'S GARBAGE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION
You know something had to happen for something to be turned into law. Don't want to think about the fact that someone ate their neighbor's garbage once--and the neighbors called the Police on them! But I guess even your garbage is technically your property, and it's theft to steal.....
YOU CAN'T MILK SOMEONE ELSE'S COW
It's a $10 Fine if you're caught!
YOU CAN'T SHOOT BUFFALO FROM THE SECOND STORY OF A HOTEL
Most hotels nowadays don't have windows that open from the second floor, so not that much of a concern these days. Well that, plus no buffaloes on the streets anymore.
YOU CAN'T FEATHER DUST IN PUBLIC
Keep it indoors and stay out of trouble!
YOU CAN'T GO BAREFOOT IN PUBLIC
Plus in Texas, why would you want to? Back then it cost you $5 for a permit to go barefoot. Didn't have a permit? You could be arrested!
So--there you have it. Be careful out there and don't break the law. You never know who's watching!
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