City Dictionary - The Dictionary with Local Flavor
Search In: Texas Entire Site

Top Texas Entries

61. Borracho: A stew-like dish made from beans, beer, pork, peppers.  
62. Empire CafĂ©  
63. Grand Parkway: Also known as State Highway 99 or the Outer Beltway  
64. Skate Trash: A Houston-based social organization for skateboarders  
65. Houston Hash House Harriers: An organization of runners who gather afterwards for drinking and other such social events.  
66. Heights, The: Known as the Houston Heights, it's a large community located in northwest-central of the city.  
67. Ice House, The: Short for the West Alabama Ice House, a Spartan but locally-frequented bar on Hazard Street  
68. Texas Caviar: A type of relish made primarily from peppers, beans and onions.  
69. Tejano: Tex-Mex folk music  
70. Texas Medical Center: A conglomerate of over a 40 different structures, the medical center is one of the highest densities of clinical fa...  
71. Johnson Space Center: Located in the center for human spaceflight activities, the space center is where astronauts are trained research i...  
72. Houston Museum District: Located in southern part of downtown, it is known for its reknowed exhibits and diverse venues.  
73. Theater District: located in downtown Houston, the district is home to Houston's nine performing arts organizations, the 130,000 squa...  
74. Astrodome: Also known as the 8th wonder of the world, the Astrodome was the home of the Houston Astros and the world first ind...  
75. Hurrican Rita: September 2005 hurricane which led to the largest municipal evacuation in US history.  
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 > >>
Texas Tagline
"Don't mess with Texas!" Edit | History
Past Words of the Day

1. A day shift manager at a grocery store who has hilarious encounters with employees and customers. Poor Chad Vader, younger brother to Darth Vader, just doesn't relate to people.

2. Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy Street Co-op. Chad Vader is younger brother to Darth Vader and works ineffectively as a day shift manager. The first episode was popularized through different social networking sites and has bee seen nearly 8 million times on Youtube.

Bag of chips.

1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out of the vault.

2. Also formerly referred to as "Lez Waters."

Once a year, people race in teams around the city on a bar/city tour. Participants are in teams of 5 and are expected to dress up to whatever theme they choose. Grocery carts are stolen (and then returned) as sleds and one

A slang name for the town of Oroville, CA; Often used by the more fortunate residents when describing the less than desirable aspects of the area: high unemployment, considerable lower-middle class population, conservative politics, scarcity of culture, abundance of roadside fast food strips, etc. Historically, Oroville has roots linking it to California's Gold Rush era. Its name is coined from the Spanish word for gold ("oro") and a truncated, slang diminutive for village (-ville), thus inspiring its local promotional tagline, "The City of Gold."