Wildlife: AmphibiansHouston Toad San Marcos Salamander
Wildlife: BirdsBluejay Bald Eagle Mexican-Spotted Owl
Wildlife: FishFlathead Catfish Guadalupe Bass Rio Grande Cichlid
Wildlife: ArthropodsBlue Crab Spiny-backed Orb Weaver Black Widow (male and female)
Wildlife: ReptilesRed-eared turtle Concho Water Snake Texas-Horned Lizard
Wildlife: Mammals Coyote Mexican-Tailed BatTexas Kangaroo Rat Longhorn
Famous Buildings: The Capitol• Here politicians create and pass new laws.• The capitol is in Austin, Texas.
Famous Buildings: The Alamo• It was built in 1744 by Spanish Franciscan friars.• It is made of the rock limestone.• A famous battle occured here in 1835. The Texan army fought for independence from Mexico.• The Alamo is in San Antonio, Texas.
Texas RangersTexas had many criminals when it first became a state. Many thieve stole horses from cowboy ranchers.In order to defend their land, companies of men formed to fight crime. They were called the TEXAS RANGERS.
Famous RangerWilliam Anderson, “Big Foot”-1.9 meters tall!-He fought in the war for Texan independence from Mexico.-He helped form Austin, TX.
Guns are legal in Texas!• Walker Colt Revolver(used by Texan Rangers in Mexican war)• Hunting rifles(Texas has a lot of land with game or animals. Many people own guns to hunt.)
Famous TexansMatthew McConaughey Beyonce Knowles
American Football!•Many people watch and play football in the UnitedStates.•Here are some famous teams in Texas.
Football Terms Quarterback FumbleTouchdown! Tackle
Half-time• Like football, an American football game is divided into two parts. The part in between is called “halftime.”• Bands and drill teams perform. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGHe_5E6Esw
Football StadiumsReliant Stadium Cowboys Stadium Houston, TX Dallas, TX