By Shelby Harding


Texas is one of the 50 nifty states in the United States of America. Some locals would even go as far as to say that it is the best state out of them all! So what makes Texas so great? What is the history of Texas? Let's take a look at facts about the great state of Texas!

What Is The Weather Like?

The western side of the state averages 8.7 inches of rainfall each year, while parts of southeast Texas average as much as 64 inches of rainfall each year. Maximum temperatures in the summer months average between 80 degrees and 100 degrees fahrenheit. Thunderstorms strike often, especially in the eastern and northern parts of Texas. Tornado Alley covers the northern section of Texas and experiences the most tornadoes in the United States with an average of 139 a year. Some of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. History have impacted Texas. The Galveston hurricane of 1900 is known as the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. History.

Who Are The "Founding Fathers" Of Texas?

What Is The Population and Size of Texas?

Texas is the 2nd largest state in the United States. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles and a growing population of over 26.5 million residents as of July 2013. Houston is the largest city in Texas and its capitol is Austin. 80% of Texas is White, 12.4% is African American, 38.4% is Hispanic or Latino, and 4.3% is Asian.
Big image


Thank you for reading these fun and exciting facts about Texas! I hope that you have learned a little more about the great state. Texas is a great place to live and has many positive benefits. Texans always welcome new visitors...after all, our nickname is The Friendship State! So come on down and take a trip that might turn in to a permanent vacation.