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Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Origin of Name The name "Texas" is based on a Caddo Indian word meaning "friends." Area (rank) 268,601 sq mi (2nd). Population 26,448,193 (2nd). Capital Austin. Admitted to Union (rank) December 29, 1845 (28th).

Official Symbols of Texas
Official Symbols of Texas
Originating in Texas in the mid 1800's, the blue lacy was named after the Lacy Brothers of Burnet County (Frank, George, Edwin, and Harry Lacy), who noted the dog to be a coyote, greyhound and scenthound mixture, and to have a natural herding instinct. It was designated the official state dog breed on June 18, 2005.

History
History

Big Bend National Park
Big Bend National Park
The Big Bend region is one of the few places on Earth where geological processes are so clearly shown that an untrained person can understand them. It is home to 75 species of mammals, 55 species of reptiles, 430 species of birds, and 1,000 varieties of plant life. Relics of an ancient cave dweller civilization are also found in the park.

John Neely Bryan
John Neely Bryan
built a log cabin and established a ferry near what is now downtown Dallas in 1841. He had the town site platted in 1844, and was instrumental in getting Dallas named the seat of Dallas County in 1850.

Port Neches
Port Neches
was established on the Kansas City Railroad in 1902, and incorporated as a city in 1927.

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