May 2012 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Everything’s Bigger in Texas
Texas-sized sights are everywhere—and not too far from where you hang your hat

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    Now, that’s what you call a turnip. Five-year-old Zarey’a Bonner, granddaughter of Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative members Arono and Joyce Jeter, picked the biggest of the bunch—an approximate 3-pounder—from her grandfather’s patch.
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    Stephanie Molina says Beaumonters love to brag that “our hydrant is bigger than yours.” The Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative member snapped this shot of Marisa McClain on her visit to The Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont.
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    Bigger-than-your-face pancakes? Sure, why not? CoServ Electric members Mark and Diana Price say son Daniel’s eyes got round when the heaping plate arrived at their table in Lewisville.
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    Pedernales Electric Cooperative member Amanda Gregory says Titus, their gentle giant of a Siberian cat, is sweet to children—including 3-year-old son Gabriel—but tough on scorpions. “A true Texan!” she affirms.
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    Honey, they shrunk the girls! Central Texas Electric Cooperative member Dallas Gorman says he and daughters Bailey, left, and Lizzie Gorman drive past these larger-than-life “bluebonnets” on each back-road trip from Lakeway to Cleburne.

You’ve heard it before: “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” But this doesn’t just go for 10-gallon hats, big hair and the famous 72-ounce steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo. If you’ve paid attention, you might also have noticed the world’s largest cowboy boots in San Antonio. Or Paisano Pete, the world’s largest roadrunner, in Fort Stockton. So keep a keen eye. Texas-sized sights are everywhere—not too far from where you hang your hat.

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