Facts & Trivia Ya'll Need to Know
Texas is home to approximately 23 million people, 15 million cattle, 2.5 million deer, and 200,000 alligators.
Texas leads the nation in the sale of pickup trucks.
The state capitol building in Austin is constructed of Texas pink granite. It's dome is 7 feet taller than the nation's capitol in Washington D.C.
Laredo is the world's largest inland port.
Some call Austin the "live music capitol" of the world.
Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
Brewster County in West Texas is larger than the state of Connecticut.
In the 1860's, longhorn cattle out numbered people in Texas 9 to 1.
The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos in 1883.
The state was an independent nation, The Republic of Texas, from 1836 to 1845. The "Lone Star" flag was adopted in 1839 as the official flag of the Republic of Texas.