April is in Full Bloom!
More "Fun Facts" with Steve @ WJ&A~THE Credit Authority
2. What is the State Bird?
3.What is the State Flower?
4. What is the State Gem?
5.What is the State Stone?
6. What is the State Food?
7. What is the State Animal?
8.What is the State Insect?
9. Which Texas Governor was Born in Connecticut?
10.Which State in the Union has the Highest Number of Pro Sports Teams?
11. How many US Presidents were Born in Texas?
12. What is the State Nickname?
And Here's Some "Fun Facts" About Texas....
The population of Texas is 26 million, not including the 14 million cattle.
The King Ranch itself near Corpus Christi is larger than the state of Rhode Island, includes 50,000 head of cattle and more than 2,000 miles of fence.
Texas possesses 23,292 farms with 1,000 acres or more for a total of 132 million acres, or 80% of the state land area.
Almost 10% of Texas is covered by forest which includes four national and five state forests.
The Texas summer of 2012 was the hottest June - August period ever in the United States since
records began in 1895.
It is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal cattle or to put graffiti on someone else’s cow. It is also illegal to indecently expose or swear in front of a corpse in Texas. In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose on the beach.
The city of Slaughter, Texas, has never had a homicide.
The largest city in Texas is Houston. It is also the fourth largest city in the United States.
John Wayne and Chuck Norris are honorary Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement agency in North America with statewide jurisdiction.
And Last But Not Least.....
State Bird Mockingbird
State Tree Pecan
State Motto “Friendship”
State Flower Bluebonnet
State Dish Chili
State Grass Sideoats Grama
State Gem Topaz
State Stone Palmwood
State Mammal (large) Texas Longhorn
State Flying Mammal Free-tailed Bat
State Insect Monarch Butterfly
State Fish Guadalupe Bass
State Vegetable Onion
State Fiber Cotton
State Fruit Red Grapefruit
State Stone Petrified Palmwood
State Pepper Jalapeno
State Sport Rodeo
State Shrub Crape Myrtle
State Dance Square Dance