• Austin is the capital of Texas.
•Austin has the state
•It has a famous university in
The spanish explorers Álvar Núñez Cabeza
de Vaca and Francisco Vázquez de
Coronado were the first to visit the region
in the 16th and 17th centuries
• Americans, led by Stepehn F. Austin, began to settle along the
Brazos River in 1821 when Texas was controlled by
Mexico, recently independent from Spain
• In 1836, following a brief war between the American settlers in
Texas and the Mexican government, the Independent Republic
of Texas was proclaimed with Sam Houstun as president. (This
war was famous for the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto).
• Finally, Texas became a state in 1845
Texas is a agricultural and an industrial state.
Second only to Alaska in land area.
Texas ranches and farms.
The symbolic song is “Texas, our Texas”
The symbolic folk dance is square dance.
-Guadalupe bass fish
-Lightning whelk seashell
-Texas red grapefruit
- Jalapeño pepper