The mockingbird is also known as a fierce protector of its nest and environment. It is sometimes seen swooping down on a dog, cat or predator that may be venturing too close to the bird's protected territory.
Chemicals, oil refining, food processing, machinery, and transportation equipment are among the major Texas manufacturing industries . ...
Major Historical Events
29 December 1845 -- U. S. President James Polk followed through on a campaign platform promising to annex Texas, and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.
25 April 1846 -- The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.
25 November 1850 -- In a plan to settle boundary disputes and pay her public debt, Texas relinquished about one-third of her territory in the Compromise of 1850 , in exchange for $10,000,000 from the United States.
May 1852 -- The first Lone Star State Fair in Corpus Christi symbolized a period of relative prosperity in Texas during the 1850's. Organizer Henry L. Kinney persuaded Dr. Ashbel Smith to be the fair's manager.
Everything Is Bigger In Texas
Smack in the midst of a bustling international city, the University of Houston's 667-acre campus is a lush, green oasis. Fountains and sculptures adorn the grounds, while manicured lawns and tree filled parks offer breathing room.
Our world-class facilities include high-tech laboratories, modern classrooms, and nationally renowned centers such as the Moores School of Music , the Athletics/Alumni Center ; and the LeRoy and Lucille Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting , which houses KUHT HoustonPBS, the nation's first educational television station; KUHF (88.7 FM), Houston's NPR station; the Center for Public Policy Polling ; and television studio labs.
State Football Team
The 2007 Texas Longhorn football team represented The University of Texas at Austin in the 2007–2008 college football season. The team was coached by Mack Brown, who received the 2005...