The Lone Star State

Statehood History

Texas became the 28th state on December 29, 1845 and is also known as the second biggest state. This state was claimed by six countries: Mexico, Spain, France, The Republic of Texas, the U.S.A., and the Confederate States of America. That is why they have a theme park called Six Flags Over Texas.

When Texas became a state, Mexico was arguing with Texas because they wanted the southern border to be the Rio Grande. But, Mexico's authorities always considered the Nieces River to be the border. This later caused the Mexican-American War.


Texas is really big for agriculture which include crops and livestock. Texas's livestock provides 20% of the nation's beef cattle and beef cattle is also their largest source of agriculture. Other forms of livestock in Texas include chicken, dairy products, eggs, and hogs.

Another big part of the agriculture are crops like cotton, which is their most valuable crop. Some other crops include greenhouse and nursery products. In addition, they also provide corn, hay, wheat, peanuts, rice, sugar cane, watermelon, grapefruit, and cantaloupes.

Natural Resources

Texas is rich in natural resources. Sulfur is located in the costal plain. there is also much more like salt, helium, asphalt, graphite, bromine, and natural gases.
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State Trivia

  • The flag's symbol is the Lone Star
  • Texas is the second biggest state
  • Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836
  • Three out of ten of the largest cities are in Texas - Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio
  • Texas is the home of the Alamo where they fought Santa Ana
  • Sam Houston was the only man to be governor in two states and one was Texas
  • Texas is the home of the Longhorns
  • My grandpa was born in Lubbock, Texas
  • The population increase from 2000-2010 was 20.6%
  • Texas has the most counties of any state - 263
  • Texas has the biggest ranch in the country - King's Ranch
  • Texas has the biggest Capital Building located in Austin, Texas

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