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