Texas designated the mockingbird ( Mimus polyglottos ) as official state bird in 1927. Northern Mockingbirds have extraordinary vocal abilities - they can sing up to 200 songs
The Bluebonnet is the state flower for Texas.
Scientifically named Lupinus texensis , the bluebonnet is also called buffalo clover, wolf flower, and (by the Mexicans) el conejo. It was adopted as the official state flower by the Texas Legislature in 1901.
Milk, cheese, cows, guns, and books
Texas has many industries and is known also for its petroleum.
Major Historical Events
26 June 1832 --The Battle of Velasco resulted in the first casualties in Texas' relations with Mexico. After several days of fighting, the Mexicans under Domingo de Ugartechea were forced to surrender for lack of ammunition.
1832-1833 -- The Convention of 1832 and the Convention of 1833 in Texas were triggered by growing dissatisfaction among the settlements with the policies of the government in Mexico City.
The state motto of Texas is simply "friendship." The word Texas is from a Caddo Indian word "teyshas" (meaning "friends" or "allies" - see name origin of Texas).
Texas State Capital is Austin.
San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution. In December 1835, Ben Milam led Texian and Tejano volunteers against Mexican troops quartered in the city. After five days of house-to-house fighting, they forced General Martín Perfecto de Cós and his soldiers to surrender.
The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people of Texas and the United States.
Texas Amusement Parks
Six flags Texas is one amusement park located in San Antonio Tx.