How Dry Is It In Texas? A buddy out of Longview, Texas, said he'd killed a mosquito that was carrying a canteen. A man in Dime Box, Texas, said the chicken farmers were giving the chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs. In Lake Palestine Texas, they caught a 20 lb. catfish that had ticks on it! It's so dry in Texas that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists are using wet-wipes, the Presbyterians are giving out rain-checks, and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water. Now THAT's Dry!