Since I live in tobacco country, this sign was a shocker. Seems the good folks in this Texas town have banned smoking from all public places. A violation will cost you $500!
Miss Jessica pointed out that instead of seeing smokers light up inside a restaurant's "designated smoking area" or bar, you'll see them all hanging out 20 feet from the establishment's main entrance, as per the new smoking ban... sort of like the smoking alleys we remember associated with high school in the 70s.
Having lived in this area for some 18 years or so, I was quickly reminded of the thinking of the city officials. This city still rates as one of the highest in the nation for teenage births. Do you think they'll ever figure out the importance of sex education and birth control (rather than just teaching abstinence)?
The city also boasts 3 universities and several colleges.
I noticed this sign not far from one...
I still believe Texas has the most beautiful baby-blue sky I have ever seen.
A sky which can cloud up quickly, threatening bad weather, but never produce the first drop of rain.