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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 State Information

  • 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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