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  • 1. Texas Amanda Rivas
  • 2. 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. It blooms in the early spring and can be readily found in fields and along the roadsides throughout central and south Texas.
  • 3. State bird
    • The Mockingbird is a common songbird that is found across North America. It is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. It lives in a variety of habitats, including farmlands, roadsides, thickets, and towns.
  • 4. Major industries
    • petroleum and natural gas, farming (cotton, livestock), steel, banking, insurance, tourism
  • 5. Major historical events
    • Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials secularized San Antonio's five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents. These men and women continued to farm the fields, once the mission's but now their own, and participated in the growing community of San Antonio.
  • 6. State motto
    • friendship
  • 7. Interesting facts
    • The population of Texas is 24 million, not including the 16 million cattle.
    • Texas possesses three of the Top Ten most populous cities in the U.S. - Houston,  Dallas and San Antonio
    • Texas has 215 cities with a population of 10,000 or more
    • Almost 10% of Texas is covered by forest which includes four national and five state  forests.
    • 70% of the population of Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin
    • Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation's total area.
  • 8. State capital
    • The Texas State Capitol is located in Austin, Texas and is the fourth building in Austin to serve as the seat of Texas government
  • 9. Universities
    • University of Houston