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Entry from December 14, 2008
Texas Trifecta (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio/Austin)

“Texas Trifecta” can mean any three things that are Texas-related. “Texas Trifecta” has been used to refer to three Texas cities—Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio or Austin. When NBA basketball teams go on a Texas road trip, they play a “Texas Trifecta” of the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
Other names for the three-city “Texas Trifecta” include ‘Texas Triangle” (or “Golden Triangle”) and “Texas Three-Step.”
Wikipedia: Trifecta
In horse racing terminology, a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order. The word comes from the related betting term, “perfecta”. A trifecta is known as a Tiercé in France and Hong Kong.
Other uses
“Trifecta” as a slang term is used to describe any successful or favorable phenomenon or characteristic that comes in threes, for example: “She has the ‘trifecta’ of attractiveness, intelligence, and career success.”
11 February 1992, Boston (MA) Globe:
The Texas Trifecta is again upon the Celtics—and no one has done it any ...
19 March 1992, News Tribune (Tacoma, WA):
... Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson in succession on this three-game road trip that takes them to Houston, San Antonio and Dallas - the Texas trifecta.
15 November 1997, Los Angeles (CA) Daily News:
They also completed a rare Texas Trifecta, becoming the first team since 1992 to beat Dallas, San Antonio and Houston in one road trip.
The Wizard of Odds
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Game of the Week
Texas Trifecta: We don’t want to shortchange any of our blogging friends from Texas, so here’s links to Bevo Sports, Burnt Orange Nation and Mean Horn. 
Google Books
Vault Guide to the Top Texas & Southwest Law Firms
By Vera Djordjevich
Published by Vault Inc.
Pg. 196:
In 2004, a Houston office opened its doors, completing Munsch Hardt’s Texas trifecta. Together, the Dallas, Houston and Austin offices handle a broad range of business law matters in transactions and litigation, with a particular specialty in commercial bankruptcy.
Great Big Sea
Mon, Sep 03 2007, 11:52 PM
Hey Shady…..fellow Texan here….Central Texas for me.  Used to be,  back in The Good Old Days,  GBS played what I call the Texas Trifecta….....Dallas, Houston and Austin, they even played at College Station one trip.
Marathon Maniacs News Letter (December 2007)
12/14 – Valerie Boessling #743 (Pearland, Texas): Late last year and into the beginning of 2007, Valerie completed the Texas trifecta (Dallas White Rock, Houston and Austin) to qualify for Bronze membership in the Insane Asylum. She has run 10 lifetime marathons in 2 states.
Jager Bowl   
Written by Justin Sanders, on 01-02-2008
That would complete what many UT fans call the Texas Trifecta which consists of a UT win followed by an A&M and OU loss. I don’t know about you but that certainly sounds like the perfect recipe for a Happy New Year! 
USA Today
Celtics still searching for first road win
Posted 5/11/2008 6:57 PM
By Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer
What’s most puzzling about the Celtics’ road woes is that they played so well while living out of their suitcases during the regular season. They won almost everywhere, even blowing through San Antonio, Houston and Dallas to win consecutive games in a rare Texas-three step of wins.

It was the first time Boston had won three in a row in the Lone Star State since 1987, and the Celts became the first team to nail the Texas trifecta since the Sacramento Kings in 2001.
Weezer: Karl’s Corner
10/21/08 Troublemaker Tour Show 24: Dallas - Nokia Theatre
Posted by Karlophone on 10/21/2008
Second of the Texas Trifecta tonight, in Dallas! Or rather Grand Prairie, a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth. Regardless, its Texas and thats what counts.
(Between Austin and Houston shows—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, December 14, 2008 • Permalink

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