Learn about Texas
by Tom Strayhorn
The facts out about Texas are very interesting. In addition
you can find a good selection of Texas maps on line using
the search words Texas State map. This is state is packed
with a lot of history!
The capital city of Texas is Austin. With a population of
20,044,141 Texas is a great place to meet cowboys. One would
wonder how many tourist have traveled Texas in hopes of meeting
a real cowboy.
The nickname for Texas is the Lone Star State. Is it called
because of the vast distances between its borders. These boundaries
cover a total of 262,015 sq miles of land Texas borders Arkansas,
Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Texans like to claim
that they are the largest state but really they are the second
largest state, Alaska being the largest.
The Texas motto is friendship which is based on a word used
by the Caddo Indians meaning friends. Expressions like howdy
can be heard from one corner of the state to the other and
not just by cowboys and cowgirls. The Texans are a mighty
friendly group that live in 254 counties covering from the
Gulf of Mexico to the plains and the mountains. You will not
find a friendlier or more interesting group of folks.