On Houston Not Being Voted the Capital of Texas in 1839
The Houston Morning Star newspaper wrote:
"But let it not be supposed that we in Houston are going to sit down like children and cry because we have dropped our bread and butter, although it HAS fallen on the "buttered side." Not we, nothing can be farther from our thoughts than this. We WILL have a great city, in spite of them, and if they don't behave very well up there in Austin, we will CUT OFF THEIR SUPPLIES, and throw them upon corn bread and beef."
----- the Houston Morning Star newspaper in 1839, after the City of Houston lost the fight (to Austin) to have Houston named the capital city of Texas
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.