Is Texas Friendly? We stand behind our “Friendship” motto!

The Texas state motto, “Friendship” was adopted by the Forty-first Texas Legislature in February 1930 and the word “Texas” comes from the Caddo Native American word for “friends.” Even the “Welcome to Texas” border signs on the highway claim, ” “Drive Friendly — the Texas Way.”  But are Texas residents really friendly? I’ve visited a lot of US … Read more

Why Are Texans So Proud of Texas?

The people, the landscapes, the sheer size: there are a whole host of reasons that Texans wear their state pride like a badge of honor. But perhaps the main reason that people from Texas are so darn proud is because of their state’s unique and deep roots within American history. Founded in 1845, Texas is … Read more

What kind of Lizards live in Texas?

There are a wide variety of lizard-friendly habitats found in Texas with plenty of anoles, geckos, iguanas, horned, whiptails, skinks, and leopards.  In the eastern and western thirds of Texas, the Texas spiny lizard is the most common lizard. The Texas spiny lizard is arboreal, which means it spends most of its time in trees. … Read more

50 Songs about Texas that you’ll never forget

Ernest Tubbs

Songs written about Texas seem to have it all: love, heartache, adventure, and a ton of state pride. And, boy, are there are lot of them: back in 2003, the Austin Chronicle estimated that there were over 3,500 songs written about the Lone Star State. With tracks ranging from Ernest Tubb’s classic “Waltz Across Texas” … Read more

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame – Waco, Texas

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame No, we’re not talking about a baseball team, we’re talking about the historic Texas Ranger Division, the world-famous law enforcement agency that has been solving crimes in the State of Texas since 1823. Texas Rangers provided protection in the Republic of Texas from 1836 – 1845, and with a … Read more

50 Famous Texans That You’ll Never Forget

The Texas rugged terrain and bigger-than-life pride have not only inspired a slew of cowboy movies, but it is home to some of the most famous Americans. Here is a list of the top 50 Texans who have made our state proud. 1. Joe Green (born 1946) “Mean Joe” received the consensus All-America honors when … Read more

The 15 Things that Make Texas Famous

Texas is home to famous people, famous landmarks, famous experiences, and famous pride.  If we had to narrow it down to just a few things that make Texas famous, we’d say the size, pride, food, history, and of course, longhorns. Below are 15 of our favorite things that attract over 7 million visitors to Texas … Read more