Texas now has an official game

AUSTIN, TX The measure was unanimously approved Friday morning during a flurry of consent bills. Despite the huge number of bills pending, state Rep. Erwin Cain of Sulphur Springs read a poem explaining the game and it's virtue as an alternative to poker. The poem was placed in the House journal.

The game is also known as Texas 42 and is played for four players forming two teams. For decades it's been called "the national game of Texas." The resolution would make the moniker official.

The resolution now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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