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Texas Fun Facts

We are your neighbors, and we love Texas as much as you do.  Here are some fun facts and memes.

Texas Flag in the City of Austin

Texas Fun Facts

  • Texas’s nickname is  “The Lone Star State”
  • The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the entire state of Rhode island
  • Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty.
  • Texas was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
  • .The Capital of Texas is located in Austin
  • The armadillo is the official state mammal.
  • Houston was the first word spoken from the moon.
  • The Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Rangers all call Texas home.
  • Austin in known as the music capital of the world
  • More species of bats live in Texas than in any other state.
  • Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
  • Twelve towns have been the capital of Texas; Monclova, Los Adaes, San Antonio de Bexar, Saltillo, San Felipe De Austin, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, Columbia(present day West Columbia) and Houston. In 1844 the capital was moved to Austin.
  • Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
  • About a half-dozen Amish settlements exist in Texas, most of them in the southern part of the state.
  • Texas has an estimated 11 Million cows.
  • Texas was the 28th state admitted to the Union.
  • The Heisman trophy is named for John William Heisman. He was the first full-time coach and athletic director at Rice University
  • The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883.

Cool little Texas Towns to visit

Most people know about Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, but there are some other great little towns in Texas that are popular tourist destinations.

 

  • Fredericksburg
  • New Braunfels
  • Round Rock
  • Georgetown
  • Kerrville
  • Marfa
  • Bandera
  • Bastrop
  • Lockhart
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