T e x a s S t a t e S y m b o ls
Pecans are a
spring all over
Texas. The Mockingbird
sings a sweet song.
A Little Texas History
Six flags have flown over Texas. Americans, led by
Stephen 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 Houston as president.
This war was famous for the battles of the Alamo and
San Jacinto. Texas became a state in 1845.
We Ar e Lo y a l Te x a n s
Honor the Texas flag. I pledge allegiance to the
flag, one state, under God, one and indivisible.
W h a t ' s t h e W e a t h e r L ik e in
Te x a s ?
Texas has a mostly dry, hot climate. However, the
mountains, plains and coastal regions see colder
temperatures depending on the season.
Texas does have extreme weather. Violent storms,
tornadoes and hurricanes are predicted each year.
Te x a s La n d
Texas enjoys a wide variety of landforms. Mountains and
canyons dot the west and southwest regions. Plains are found
in the Panhandle. Central Texas has a gentle rolling hill
country. Texas borders the Gulf Coast, creating sandy beaches
and coastal plains and East Texas is filled with dense green
forest. There is something for everyone!
N a t iv e P la n t s
Texas native plants are hardy, needing little water or
care to survive in the sometimes very harsh climate.
N a tu ra l Re s o u rc e s
Oil, cattle, sheep, natural gas, sulfur, salt and graphite
are among the many rich resources Texas has to offer.