Geographical Location• Texas is positioned in both the Northern and Western Hemispheres.• It is surrounded by New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and part of the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas Population• Texas has the second largest population out of all 50 states• Texas has a population of 25,647,681
Texass Size• Texas is the second largest state behind Alaska• Texas has a size of 268,580 Square Miles.
The Climate• The Climate of Texas varies greatly.• It ranges from hot and dry in the West to Hot and Humid in the East.
Major Industries and Services•Aeronautics•Defense•Computer Technology•Energy•Healthcare•Entertainment•Tourism•Agriculture
The Natural Resources of Texas• Oil,• lumber• salt• sulfur• gypsum• natural gas• solar power• biomass• water, coal• silver, and gold
Famous People• Willie Nelson ~ Singer• Janis Joplin ~ Singer• Dwight David Eisenhower ~ U.S. President• Bonnie & Clyde Barrow-Outlaws• Tommy Lee Jones ~ Actor• Joan Crawford ~ Actress• Lyndon B. Johnson ~ President
Texas Tourist Attractions 1-101. Alamo2. Paseo del Rio (Riverwalk)3. Six Flags Over Texas4. South Padre Island5. Seaworld of Texas6. Moody Gardens7. State Capitol8. State Fair of Texas9.San Marcos Outlet Mall10. Padre Island National Seashore
Current Events• Texas executed there 10th inmate in 2012. 1.) Jonathan Green• Postseason for Mens football was banned.• West Nile Virus is at record breaking levels.• Quatar Company is going to export LNG from Texas. 1.) Found natural Gas for cars.
Texass Symbols• Flower: The Bluebonnet• Bird: The Northern Mockingbird• Animal: The Texas Longhorn• Dog: The Blue Lacy• Tree: The Pecan tree• Small Animal: The Armadillo
History of Texas• 1519: Alonso Alvarez de Pineda explored and mapped the Texas Coastline.• 1528: Cabeza de Vaca explores the Texas interior on his way to Mexico.• Mexico bans emigration into Texas by settlers from the United States• 1836: The Texas Declaration of Independance.
History of Texas Continued• In 1845 congress passed a bill so the U.S. could annex Texas• In 1861 Texas secedes from the Union and joins the Confederate states.• In 1901 "Black Gold" is found in Texas.• In 1969 President John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas TX.
The Top Five Cities• Houston (2,099,451)• San Antonio (1,327,407)• Dallas (1,197,816)• Austin (790,390)• Fort Worth (741,206)
Top Five Colleges• Rice University• University of Texas-Austin• Texas A&M University-College Station• Southern Methodist University• Baylor University
Summary• Texas is positioned in both the Northern and Western Hemispheres.• Texas has the second largest population out of all 50 states.• The Climate of Texas varies greatly.• Some of its famous citizens are Janis Joplin and Willie Nelson.