Texas State Capital – Austin, Texas

Texas State Capital It was back in 1839 when five mounted scouts rode across the Republic of Texas, looking for the perfect spot for a new capital city.  On the north bank of the Colorado River, in a central location, was a little settlement of four families called Waterloo. In September of 1839, fifty ox-drawn wagons hauled all the official furniture and records up from Houston and established the new capital called Austin among...

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For What is Texas is Famous?

We have good number of our visitors asking “what is texas famous for?” or “what makes texas famous?” So we’ve compiled the top 10 reasons why Texas is famous. The Alamo – Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 180+ Texians including battled for 3 days against 6000+ members of the Mexican army. Granted, they lost and all the Alamo defenders were killed but it inspired the rest of Texas to fight Mexico for...

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Texas State Quarter

The Texas Quarter was the 28th coin to be issued in the 50 State Quarter Series from the United States Mint. The design of the quarter is meant to honor the qualities that make Texas great. The top of the Texas Quarter says “Texas” with the year 1845 underneath – because on December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state to be admitted into the Union. In the center of the coin is the shape of Texas with a lone star....

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State Song of Texas – Texas, Our Texas

The State Song of Texas was chosen May 23, 1929. “Texas, our Texas” was written by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. Our state anthem was one of many that had been entered into a competition and it took 4 years for the State legislature to make the decision! “Texas, our Texas” has been performed at State Functions, Football Games and sung by many school children. The only change that has been made to...

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Texas State Symbols

Texas traditionally has recognized natural resources and wildlife commonly found within the state as tangible representations of both the state’s proud spirit and its vast and diverse natural heritage by proclaiming them official Texas State symbols. Texas State Small MammalThe Armadillo Texas State MammalLonghorn Texas State Flying MammalFree-Tailed Bat Texas State BirdMockingbird Texas State FishGuadalupe Bass Texas State...

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Interesting Texas Facts

The name Texas comes from the word “tejas” meaning “friend” in the language of the Hasinai Indians of the Caddo Nation.   The nickname for Texas is “The Lone Star State” Texas declared independence from Mexico on On March 2, 1836. After the battle of San Jacinto, Texas became a free republic on April 21, 1836. The Republic of Texas was admitted to the US on Dec. 29, 1845 as the 28th State.  There...

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