Texas Brush Country, the ghost of
Horseman, referred to as
is said to continue to roam.
Lubbock doesn't have any storm drains.
The written test for University of
Texas at Austin campus police in
the 1960s asked applicants the shape of their excrement to test their
ability to be observant.
The entire Encyclopedia
Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a recipe for making
beer that can be used at home.
coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state.
The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years.
Texas State representative, Jim Kaster,
introduced a bill that all criminals must notify their victims in advance
of their crimes and remind them that use of deadly force is authorized.
To combat the deadly killer bee, the Harris
County Fire Department has 11 trucks equipped with soapy water sprayers
that do nothing but respond to killer bee calls. Currently, the Austin
Fire Department will only deal with emergency situations involving killer
bee attacks in progress.
oldest human skeleton ever found in the Western Hemisphere was discovered
in 1953 near Midland,
It was first believed that the skeleton, the remains of a 30-year-old
woman, was 10,000 years old. However, the latest estimates are that
it is much older.
Battle of the Alamo,
lasting nearly two weeks, ended on March 6, 1836, with the deaths of
all its defenders – about 190. The Mexican army numbered
4,000-5,000 during its final charge.
There are more than 70,000 miles of highways in
The Big Texan Steak Ranch
Amarillo serves a 4½ pound steak for free, if you can eat it in an
Franklin Mountains State
Park, in El Paso County, is the largest urban park in the nation at over
24,049 acres, covering some 37 square miles, all within the city limits of
You can be legally married by publicly
introducing a person as your husband or wife three times.
Texas has a total of 6,300 square miles of
inland lakes and streams, second only to Alaska.
Texas has four national forests – Angelina, Davy
Crockett, Sabine and Sam Houston; and two national parks – Big Bend and
There were more than 70 World War II
prisoner-of-war camps in
Texas, more than any other state.
Primarily the camps housed German solders, but also held Italian and
Texas has 90 mountains a mile or more high, with
Guadalupe Peak in West
Texas at 8,751 feet being the tallest.
According to archaeologists, the site of one of the oldest
areas of human habitation in North America is near Lubbock,
Texas. Located in the northeastern part of
Lubbock County, the site dates back to the Clovis period some 12,000 years
Texarkana owners of horses may not ride them at night without taillights.
Museum in San Antonio trots out thousands of dead animals and dead animal
parts for your enjoyment. The museum features a 4,000-antler
chandelier and a chair made for Teddy Roosevelt out of 62 pair of buffalo
horns. This massive assemblage of
Texas-style stuff also includes a dead baby
giraffe, a bottle cap collection, portraits made from rattlesnake rattlers
and a large Indian chief silhouette "drawn" in sheet metal with a .22
The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is
banned in the State of
Texas because it contains a formula for making
beer at home.
of America, updated April, 2015.