are you sure that you dont want to kick texas out because we are doing so much better than everyone else? read the link i provided. texas will have a
10.7 billion surplus. the article also mentions jobs have increased 2.4% here. also, the housing crisis hasnt really effected texas as much as just
about every other state. Ok, i was just kidding about being jealous of texas. i think most people misunderstand the texan personality. they see it as
texans thinking they are better then everyone else. are we proud of where we come from? YES! do we think we are better then everyone else? NO! Texans
love our history. if you dont know about it, you should read up. what makes texas special is that we have basically been under rule of six different
countries, Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States. read about the battle of san jacinto, the alamo, etc.
heres another link
out of all the people who moved to another state in the united states, 16% moved to texas. another article i read said texas grew by 500,000 in
here are a few of the more interesting facts about texas
More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States
The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845
Austin is considered the live music capital of the world.
Texas is home to Dell and Compaq computers and central Texas is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the south.
Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product
The first suspension bridge in the United States was the Waco Bridge
The capitol in Austin opened May 16, 1888. The dome of the building stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.
More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.
The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has more residents - 5,221,801 - than 31 U.S. states. For example, Arizona has about 5.1 million residents.
Texas' largest county is Brewster with 6,208 square miles. Connecticut (5,544 Sq Mi), Delaware (2,489 Sq Mi) and Rhode Island (1,545 Sq Mi) can fit
inside this county.
Texas has 90 mountains a mile or more high, with Guadalupe Peak in West Texas at 8,751 feet being the tallest.
Almost 10% of Texas is covered by forest which includes four national and five state forests.
Possessing enormous natural resources, Texas is a major agricultural state and an industrial giant. Second only to Alaska in land area, it leads all
other states in such categories as oil, cattle, sheep, and cotton. Texas ranches and farms also produce poultry and eggs, dairy products, greenhouse
and nursery products, wheat, hay, rice, sugar cane, and peanuts, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Sulfur, salt, helium, asphalt, graphite, bromine, natural gas, cement, and clays are among the state's valuable resources. Chemicals, oil refining,
food processing, machinery, and transportation equipment are among the major Texas manufacturing industries.
Millions of tourists spend well over $44 billion annually visiting more than 100 state parks, recreation areas, and points of interest such as the
Gulf Coast resort area, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Alamo in San Antonio, the state capital in Austin, and the Big Bend and
Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Texas produces more fuel, including petroleum and natural gas, than any other state.