This street is in the tiny unincorporated town of Reagan, Tx. The “town” was started in the 1800’s and has no relation to the former president.
I am guessing the there are possibly fewer than 1000 residents. Certainly fewer than 5000.
This “town” does not have a Walmart. Possibly even no gas station.
Next time I drive thru, I’m going to explore this street. I wonder is there also a Forklift Meandering Way.
I actually like this street name. I am really tired of the Ye Olde Phony English street names that fill every new subdivision. I wish the various county commissioners would force new street names to reflect local features and local history, rather than all coming from the tiresome “nature” names (wood, stream, meadow etc) and the equally tiresome upper-class English naming traditions.
This street name may have been around a while, but the sign is new.
This street branches off from State Highway 6 directly across the highway from this beloved landmark:
@compunaut@f00l As with the town I grew up in, I believe Lubbock is a great place to be FROM! I have been there on a coupe of occasions…once on purpose, once passing through to New Mexico. Texas Tech is famous…they even have their own STD…the Raider Rash.
Looks like my oldest will be attending TxTech this fall, what with scholarship offer & admission to Connections for Academic Success and Employment (CASE), part of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research (College of Education). Hoping to avoid making that drive more than once/twice per semester. Maybe I need to invest in a camper
I absolutely cannot believe that Reagan has made its way into the zeitgeist of the Mehtropolis. For reasons no one else will understand, I am duty bound to mention that Reagan is beautiful at night when it’s all lit up. Also, I agree with @f00l about that drive. It’s one of my favorites. Just don’t speed through Riesel, those cops have itchy siren-switch fingers.
“It finally dawned on us that Bevo was more of a liability than an asset,” the former athletic director Bellmont told the Statesman in 1932. “After leaving him on the Iglehart ranch for nearly a year he was brought into town again, slaughtered and barbecued.”
(A lead-up goes over how the steer came to be a mascot for the first time. The steer was a nearly fully wild one, brought in from West Texas.)
With the football season  over, the steer remained in South Austin while UT students discussed what to do with him. The Texan newspaper favored branding the longhorn with a large “T” on one side and “21 - 7” on the other as a permanent reminder of the Texas victory. Others were opposed, citing animal cruelty, and wondered if the steer might be tamed so that it could roam and graze on the Forty Acres.
The debate was abruptly settled early on Sunday morning, February 12, 1917. A group of four Texas A & M students equipped “with all the utensils for steer branding” broke into the South Austin stockyard at 3:00am. There was a struggle, but the Aggies were able to brand the longhorn “13 - 0,” which was the score of the 1915 football game A & M had won in College Station.
Only a week later, amid rumors that the Aggies planned to kidnap the animal outright, the longhorn was removed to a ranch sixty miles west of Austin. Within two months, the United States entered World War I, and the University community turned its attention to the conflict in Europe. Out of sight and away from Austin, the branded steer was all but forgotten until the end of the war in November 1919. Since food and care for the animal was costing the University fifty cents a day, and because the steer wasn’t believed to be tame enough to roam the campus or remain in the football stadium, it was fattened up and became the barbecued main course for the January 1920 football banquet. The Aggies were invited to attend, served the side they had branded, and were presented with the hide, which still read “13 - 0.”