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Texas Profile

The Republic of Texas achieved its independence from Mexico in 1836, the same year as the famous siege of the Alamo in which pioneers Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett were slain. The "Lone Star State" was the 28th state to join the Union, admitted in 1845. The name Texas is a Spanish name, which comes from an Indian word meaning "friends" or "allies." Texas is the second-largest state in the Union in area, after Alaska. Although it has a wild, frontier history, today Texas is a major producer of oil and has important centers of industry and finance. A Texas state historian has said that the state flower, the bluebonnet, "is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland." ...Read more here: Texas - The Lone Star State

Capital City:
Lone Star State
December 29, 1845 (28th)
Origin of State's Name:
Based on a word used by Caddo Indians meaning "friends"
Largest Cities:
Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, Austin
Border States:
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Land Area:
261,914 sq. mi.; 2nd largest
State Bird:
State Flower:
Bluebonnet (lupinus)
State Tree:
Pecan (carya illinoensis)
State Song:
Texas, Our Texas

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Texas Schools

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Elementary Schools

Burgin El
(817) 419-1300
401 E Mayfield
Arlington, TX 76014
Stewarts Creek El
(469) 713-5960
4431 Augusta St
The Colony, TX 75056

Middle Schools

Waxahachie J H
(972) 923-4680
2401 E Brown St
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Bastrop Middle
(512) 321-3911
709 Old Austin Hwy
Bastrop, TX 78602

High Schools

Gatesville H S
(254) 865-8281
205 S Lovers Ln
Gatesville, TX 76528
Barbara Jordan H S
(713) 636-6900
5800 Eastex Fwy
Houston, TX 77026

Sex Offender Information for Texas

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In Texas, the registered sex offenders can be found at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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