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Texas State Information

Texas became the 28th state on Dec 29th 1845. Texas is commonly known as the “Lone Star” state and there are several differing opinions as to where the state got this name. Some folks say it is form the “Long Expedition” which had a star as its symbol, others think it is reference to the fact that Texas wanted to become a state and some folks even think it a reference to the fact than it represented Texas as the lone star of Mexico but whatever the reason this name was bestowed on the state it has stuck.

Origin of state’s name: The word Texas comes from the Indian word for friends.

Population: The population of Texas is in excess of 20 million people based on the last census in 2000.

Capital: The capital of Texas is Austin and is located on the Colorado River in south-central Texas. Texas is bordered by several other states including New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Driving  

Driver’s license information, applications, testing requirements, driver’s manuals and testing locations can all be found on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s website.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/dlindex.htm

Economy: the economy is driven by many different industries. Texas is famous for mining and drilling so it is not surprising that petroleum, natural gas, oil and chemical production top the list of industries than drive the economy. When one thinks of Texas, cattle ranches immediately come to mind and farming and horse breeding care common livelihoods in Texas. Sheep farming is also common and the state is a big wool provider.

State Flower: The state flower is the Bluebonnet or Lupinus Texensis. The flower is also commonly known as the Buffalo clover.

State Bird: The state bird is the Mocking Bird or Turdus Polyglottus which is characterized by its beautiful singing voice and animated movement. The Mocking Bird is also the state bird for Florida and Tennessee.

State Song: The state song is “Texas, our Texas” by WJ Marsh and G Wright which is a lovely song in praise of this beautiful great state.

State Motto: The state motto is “Friendship”

Texas – Interesting Facts

  • The famous Alamo is located in San Antonio, Texas and this is where Texas tried in vain to defend itself against Mexico.
  • The state of Texas covers an enormous amount of land and the state is about 8% the total land in the US.
  • The state has the largest population of cows when compared to any other state.
  • Texas farms more land than any other state.
  • Not surprisingly, the first Rodeo ever held was in Texas late in the 19th century.

Texas – Famous People

Many famous people were born and raised in Texas and many famous people call Texas their home today. This includes actors, athletes, authors, politicians and entertainers. Arguably the most famous natives were the two US presidents, Dwight D Eisenhower the 34th US president from 1953-1961 and Lyndon B Johnson the 36th president from 1963-1967. Texas has also produced some of the world’s best known singers and entertainers including. The great blues singer, Janis Joplin and the actress Joan Crawford were both born in Texas.  

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