Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cafe Semi-Inundated With Request to Join the Folks

Aunt Martha received a letter from an Austin Resident which she shared with the Folks at the Hubbard City Cafe.

Dear Hubbard City Cafe,

I was not born in Texas but I got here as soon as I could from the West Coast. I am a regular reader of your blog and the purpose of this letter is to request that you will make me sorta one of the folks at the Hubbard City Cafe. Here is my case for making this request:

In every man, woman and child on this planet, there is a person who wishes just once he could be a real live Texan from Hubbard City and get up on a horse or ride off in a pickup. There is a little bit of Hubbard, Texas in everyone.

Texas is the Alamo. Texas is 183 men standing in a church, facing thousands of illegal Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, who had the chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed instead to fight and die for the cause of freedom.

We send our kids to schools named William B. Travis and James Bowie and Davy Crockett, William B. Hubbard, and do you know why? Because those men saw a line in the sand and they decided to cross it and be heroes. John Wayne paid to do the movie himself. That is the Spirit of Texas Texas is Sam Houston kicking Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana's ass at San Jacinto.

Texas is having coffee every day but Sundays at the Hubbard City Cafe.

Texas is floating the rivers of the Hill Country or pulling a bass out of the Hubbard City Lakes on a hot summer day.

Texas is the beautiful, warm beaches of the Gulf Coast of South Texas.

Texas is that warm feeling you get when someone asks where you're from.

Texas is Mexican foods like nowhere else, not even Mexico.

Texas is Bush's fried chicken, Cheddar's chicken fried steak, and Tony or Jasper's Bar-B-Q.

Texas is larger-than-life legends like Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley, Vince Young, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly, Gene Autry, Audie Murphy, Don Meredith, Tommy Lee Jones, Waylon Jennings, Farrah Fawcet, Janis Joplin, Sandra Bullock, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry, Eva Longoria, Darrell Royal, ZZ Top, Colt McCoy, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn, Howard Hughes, George H. W. Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, George W. Bush, and let's not forget GEORGE STRAIT- PANTERA, the Big Bopper, Tex Ritter, George Jones, Doak Walker, Bobby Lane, Wade Bowen, Billy Roy Michchum, to name ONLY a few.

Texas is great companies like Dell Computer, Texas Instruments, EDS and Compaq, Southwest Airlines, Bell Helicopter and LOCKHEED MARTIN AEROSPACE, Home of the F-16 Jet Fighter and the JSF Fighter, Valero. Texas is NASA and the Hubbard City Cafe.

Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the local high school football game on Friday nights and for the Cowboys on Monday Night Football at the new Texas Stadium.

We can become a republic again at any time the voters of Texas choose, and we included these things as part of the deal when we came on. That's the best part, right there.


A Hubbard City Cafe Wannabe,

Gary Howard

Well, Aunt Martha then asked for a vote.

Butch turned to Billy Roy and asked, "What do you think?"

BM responded, "Nope, if we let him in, the others will want to come to. Our coffee pot is only so big. Damn good letter, though."

The vote against allowing semi-honorary membership based on this request was pretty much unanimous.

Think about it a lot,



  1. And I thought they wouldn't let him in because he neglected to mention NASA and our independance on foreign oil.....

    : )

  2. As usual, B.M. shows us the way.

    Lanky from Hubbard

  3. Love Gary's letter...deeply reflective. Hey! Why not add more chairs to the table at the Hubbard City Cafe for all the wannabes through ""? That way you wouldn't have to worry about running out of coffee;-)On second thought, I guess it just wouldn't be the same as being there.