Typewriter Rodeo: Best Town Names in Texas

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on the news.

By Laura RiceJanuary 22, 2016 9:31 am

Everyone knows the familiar Texas city names: Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso. But if you look closer, you’ll find that our state has more than a few interesting points on the map. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.


Best Town Names in Texas 

So many towns in Texas

Their names simply rock!

The silent “a” of Manchaca

The timeless value, of Dime Box


Oh Flower Mound it conjures

Floral fields and hills so tall

(There’s very few of either

But no one wants to live, in Strip Mall)


The panhandle features Pampa

Where you’re pampered to the limit

And if you need to curse

All you have to yell is Dimmitt!


Then there’s Italy and Paris

With the lure of foreign fields

But ours aren’t fancy and falutin’

Like all our towns – they’re real.