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  • Capital: Austin


  • Largest city: Houston


  • Highest point: Guadalupe Peak, 8,751 ft (2667.4 m)


  • Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico, sea level


  • Admission to Union: December 29, 1845 (28th)

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  • Texas emits the most greenhouse gases in the U.S.


  • Thunderstorms strike Texas often, especially the eastern and northern portions of the state. Tornado Alley covers the northern section of Texa


  • Texas highway would be the first to allow 85 mph speed limit between Austin and San Antonio.


  • On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.


  • The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island


  • In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.


  • We don’t measure distance in miles, but rather time.


  • Chicken fried steak is not poultry


  • When it comes to BBQ, beef is boss


Texas Points of Interest

Texas Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Texas, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Texas State Counties

254 Counties in Texas

  1. Anderson County


  2. Andrews County


  3. Angelina County


  4. Aransas County


  5. Archer County


  6. Armstrong County


  7. Atascosa County


  8. Austin County


  9. Bailey County


  10. Bandera County


  11. Bastrop County


  12. Baylor County


  13. Bee County


  14. Bell County


  15. Bexar County


  16. Blanco County


  17. Borden County


  18. Bosque County


  19. Bowie County


  20. Brazoria County


  21. Brazos County


  22. Brewster County


  23. Briscoe County


  24. Brooks County


  25. Brown County


  26. Burleson County


  27. Burnet County


  28. Caldwell County


  29. Calhoun County


  30. Callahan County


  31. Cameron County


  32. Camp Carson County


  33. Cass County


  34. Castro County


  35. Chambers County


  36. Cherokee County


  37. Childress County


  38. Clay County


  39. Cochran County


  40. Coke County


  41. Coleman County


  42. Collin County


  43. Collingsworth County


  44. Colorado County


  45. Comal County


  46. Comanche County


  47. Concho County


  48. Cooke County


  49. Coryell County


  50. Cottle County


  51. Crane County


  52. Crockett County


  53. Crosby County


  54. Culberson County


  55. Dallam County


  56. Dallas County


  57. Dawson County


  58. Deaf Smith County


  59. Delta County


  60. Denton County


  61. DeWitt County


  62. Dickens County


  63. Dimmit County


  64. Donley County


  65. Duval County


  66. Eastland County


  67. Ector County


  68. Edwards County


  69. El Paso County


  70. Ellis County


  71. Erath Falls County


  72. Fannin County


  73. Fayette County


  74. Fisher County


  75. Floyd County


  76. Foard County


  77. Fort Bend County


  78. Franklin County


  79. Freestone County


  80. Frio County


  81. Gaines County


  82. Galveston County


  83. Garza County


  84. Gillespie County


  85. Glasscock County


  86. Goliad County


  87. Gonzales County


  88. Gray County


  89. Grayson County


  90. Gregg County


  91. Grimes County


  92. Guadalupe County


  93. Hale County


  94. Hall County


  95. Hamilton County


  96. Hansford County


  97. Hardeman County


  98. Hardin County


  99. Harris County


  100. Harrison County


  101. Hartley County


  102. Haskell County


  103. Hays County


  104. Hemphill County


  105. Henderson County


  106. Hidalgo County


  107. Hill County


  108. Hockley County


  109. Hood County


  110. Hopkins County


  111. Houston County


  112. Howard County


  113. Hudspeth County


  114. Hunt County


  115. Hutchinson County


  116. Irion County


  117. Jack County


  118. Jackson County


  119. Jasper County


  120. Jeff Davis County


  121. Jefferson County


  122. Jim Hogg County


  123. Jim Wells County


  124. Johnson County


  125. Jones County


  126. Karnes County


  127. Kaufman County


  128. Kendall County


  129. Kenedy County


  130. Kent County


  131. Kerr County


  132. Kimble County


  133. King County


  134. Kinney County


  135. Kleberg County


  136. Knox County


  137. La Salle County


  138. Lamar County


  139. Lamb County


  140. Lampasas County


  141. Lavaca County


  142. Lee County


  143. Leon County


  144. Liberty County


  145. Limestone County


  146. Lipscomb County


  147. Live Oak County


  148. Llano County


  149. Loving County


  150. Lubbock County


  151. Lynn County


  152. Madison County


  153. Marion County


  154. Martin County


  155. Mason County


  156. Matagorda County


  157. Maverick County


  158. McCulloch County


  159. McLennan County


  160. McMullen County


  161. Medina County


  162. Menard County


  163. Midland County


  164. Milam County


  165. Mills County


  166. Mitchell County


  167. Montague County


  168. Montgomery County


  169. Moore County


  170. Morris County


  171. Motley County


  172. Nacogdoches County


  173. Navarro County


  174. Newton County


  175. Nolan County


  176. Nueces County


  177. Ochiltree County


  178. Oldham County


  179. Orange County


  180. Palo County


  181. Pinto County


  182. Panola County


  183. Parker County


  184. Parmer County


  185. Pecos County


  186. Polk County


  187. Potter County


  188. Presidio County


  189. Rains County


  190. Randall County


  191. Reagan County


  192. Real County


  193. Red River County


  194. Reeves County


  195. Refugio County


  196. Roberts County


  197. Robertson County


  198. Rockwall County


  199. Runnels County


  200. Rusk County


  201. Sabine County


  202. San Augustine County


  203. San Jacinto County


  204. San Patricio County


  205. San Saba County


  206. Schleicher County


  207. Scurry County


  208. Shackelford County


  209. Shelby County


  210. Sherman County


  211. Smith County


  212. Somervell County


  213. Starr County


  214. Stephens County


  215. Sterling County


  216. Stonewall County


  217. Sutton County


  218. Swisher County


  219. Tarrant County


  220. Taylor County


  221. Terrell County


  222. Terry County


  223. Throckmorton County


  224. Titus County


  225. Tom Green County


  226. Travis County


  227. Trinity County


  228. Tyler County


  229. Upshur County


  230. Upton County


  231. Uvalde County


  232. Val Verde County


  233. Van Zandt County


  234. Victoria County


  235. Walker County


  236. Waller County


  237. Ward County


  238. Washington County


  239. Webb County


  240. Wharton County


  241. Wheeler County


  242. Wichita County


  243. Wilbarger County


  244. Willacy County


  245. Williamson County


  246. Wilson County


  247. Winkler County


  248. Wise County


  249. Wood County


  250. Yoakum County


  251. Young County


  252. Zapata County


  253. Zavala County






Our Story

  • The state of Texas is the second most populated state in the country and second ranked most extensive state with a total land area of 268,581 square miles. The states name was derived from the Caddo word “Tejas” which has the meaning “friends” and was given by the Spanish to the Caddo people. Texas is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana and has a total population of roughly 25.7 million people. The region where present day Texas currently is located was originally known as “Nuevo Reino de Filipinas: La Provincia de Texas” during the period of Spanish rule.


  • The largest city in Texas is Houston which is also the fourth largest in the United States, while the city of San Antonio is the second largest in the state and the seventh largest in the country. The state capital is Austin which is also another major city in the state. The state has received the nickname the “Lone Star State” which represents the state as a former independent republic as well as a general reminder of how the state struggled for its independence from Mexico.


  • The geography of the state is diverse and resembles parts of southern and southwestern America. Many people think of desert land when Texas comes to mind however less than 10% of the total land are within the state actually consists of desert. Most of the states residents are located near prairies, forests, grasslands, and coastline.


  • The major industries in Texas include petroleum and natural gas, cotton and livestock farming, banking, steel, tourism, and insurance. The state has many main bodies of water including the Rio Grande River, Brazos River, and Red River. The highest point of elevation in the state is Guadalupe Peak which sits 8,749 feet above sea level. The state bird is the Mockingbird, the state fish is the Guadalupe Bass, the state flower is the Bluebonnet, and the state tree is the Pecan Tree. Texas has such a wide range of activities for people to enjoy across its large landscape which makes it an ideal state for people to travel to. Many people who enjoy the outdoors frequently visit the state as it offers numerous options as far as outdoor activities as well as a unique and busy city life.


  • Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston, Texas


  • Nothing will give you away as a foreigner more than saying pop or soda when ordering carbonated beverages. Those things are called Cokes. It’s a generic term we use. I don’t care if you really want a Pepsi, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, or Sprite. They are all known as Cokes. The only time they’re not called Cokes is when you want a Dr Pepper. The Dr Pepper {don’t ever put a period after Dr} was invented in Waco and thus deserves a certain amount of respect.


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