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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:
Austin
Nickname:
Lone Star State
Motto:
Friendship
Statehood:
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:
Mockingbird
State Flower:
Bluebonnet (lupinus)
State Tree:
Pecan (carya illinoensis)
State Song:
Texas, Our Texas

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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Texas

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Texas Schools

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Elementary Schools

Wharton El
(713) 535-3771
900 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
R Q Sims Int
(254) 562-4000
1010 N Ross
Mexia, TX 76667

Middle Schools

Sugar Land Middle
(281) 634-3080
321 Seventh St
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Grady Burnett Junior High School
(972) 429-3200
516 Hilltop
Wylie, TX 75098

High Schools

Colorado High School
(325) 728-3424
1500 N Lone Wolf Blvd
Colorado City, TX 79512
Pace H S
(956) 548-7700
314 W Los Ebanos Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520

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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