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  • Texas Jimmy Hernandez
  • State Flower
    • Named for its color and
    • it is said the resemblance
    • of its petal to a woman's
    • sunbonnet the bluebonnet
    • is the state flower of
    • Texas. ...
  • State Bird
    • 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.
  • Major Industries
            • 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.
  • STATE MOTO
    • Everything Is Bigger In Texas
  • University
    • 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...
  • Reference
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