Cows have value in Texas. This saying (not found elsewhere with these words) dramatically illustrates the point.
12 January 1936, Abilene (TX) Morning Reporter-News, pg. 4, col. 1:
It calls to mind the old Texas saying that you could shoot a man with impunity, but you’d better not steal his cow. There is still a large element of truth in that.
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, August 22, 2007 • Permalink