Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State.
The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna.
The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.
Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.
The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
Texas boasts the nation's largest herd of whitetail deer.
The capital city of Austin is located on the Colorado River in south-central Texas. The capitol building is made from Texas pink granite.
Professional sports teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Rangers.
Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
The first suspension bridge in the United States was the Waco Bridge. Built in 1870 and still in use today as a pedestrian crossing of the Brazos River.
Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
The armadillo is the official state mammal.
The worst natural disaster in United States history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. Over 8000 deaths were recorded.
The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.
Texas possesses three of the top ten most populous cities in the United States. These towns are Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
El Paso is closer to Needles, California than it is to Dallas.
Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.
The state's cattle population is estimated to be near 16 million.
More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.
More species of bats live in Texas than in any other part of the United States.
Laredo is the world's largest inland port.
The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest rose garden. It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden.
Amarillo has the world's largest helium well.
The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883.
The Flagship Hotel on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built entirely over the water.