The Lone Star State
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of Texas
- Capital City:
- Houston, 1837-1840. Austin, 1840-1842. Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1842-1845. Austin, since 1845.
- Austin Apartments
- Postal: TX
- Traditional: Tex.
- Admission to Union:
- Adoption Records: Texas Adoption Registry
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: Texas Apartments
- Area Codes: Texas Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Texans
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates
- Border States:
- Citizens: Texas Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For Texas
- Constitution: Texas Constitution, 28th state to enter the Union.
- County Profile: Texas Counties
- Courts: Texas Judiciary
- Current Events: Texas News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: State Government Agencies
- Driving: Driver License Division
- Agriculture: The largest source of agricultural revenue in Texas comes from the
sale of beef cattle. Texas ranks first in the country in the number of cattle raised. Other Texas livestock
products include dairy products, chickens, eggs, turkeys, hogs and sheep, goats, horses and honeybees.
Texas raises more sheep and produces more mohair from angora goats than any other state. The state's
largest field crop is cotton. Cotton is Texas' official state fibre/fabric.
Other major field crops in Texas are corn, grain sorghum, hay, rice and wheat. Texas is one of only a few
large rice-growing states and only Kansas produces more grain sorghum than Texas. Farmers also grow
oats, peanuts, potatoes, soybeans, sugar beets and sugar cane. Greenhouse and nursery products (flowers,
ornamental shrubs, young trees) are also produced in the state and Texas ranks as one of the top states
in income from this sector. The leading fruits produced in Texas are grapefruits
(official state fruit), oranges, cantaloupes and honeydew melons.
Texas is also a leading producer of pecans.
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- Manufacturing: Texas is a leading manufacturing state. Ranking first in the
manufacturing arena is the manufacture of computers and electronic equipment (computers, electronic
components, military communication systems). The manufacture of chemicals is ranked second in the state.
Texas leads the states in this sector, producing benzene, ethylene, fertilizers, propylene and
sulfuric acid. Ranking third is the food processing sector with beverages the majority products.
Beer, soft drinks, baked goods, preserved fruits and vegetables and meat are important processed products.
- Services: The biggest service industry in Texas is the community, business and
personal services group. Industries in this group include private health care, hotels and
motels, law firms, engineering companies and repair shops. As might be expected in a leading petroleum
producing state, engineering firms that service oil and natural gas companies are the source of a great
deal of this income. Ranking second in Texas is the wholesale trade (food products, motor vehicles,
petroleum products) and retail trade (department stores, grocery stores, service stations) group. The
finance, insurance and real estate services group ranks third in the state. Houston and Dallas are the
major financial centers of Texas. Dallas also serves as home to many large insurance companies.
- Mining: Texas leads the states in the total value of its mined products, producing
large quantities of oil and natural gas. The state is responsible for about 1/5 of the country's oil
production and almost 1/3 of the nation's supply of natural gas. Texas is also a leader in the production
of cement, crushed stone, lime, salt and sand and gravel.
- Fishing: Texas' fishing industry is thriving. Its shrimp catch is one of the
largest in the country. It also hauls in black drum, crabs, flounder, oysters, red snapper, red drum
and sea trout. Farm-raised catfish are produced in the state as well.
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: Texas Geography
- Highest Point: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: Texas
- Judiciary: Texas Judiciary
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Legislature: Texas Legislature Online
- Library: Texas State Library
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- License Plates: Texas
- Lottery: Texas Lottery
- Lowest Point: Gulf of Mexico, sea level.
- Maps: Texas Maps
- Marriage: Texas Marriage Certificates
- Motor Vehicles: Texas Department of Transportation
- Museums: Texas Museums
- National Forests:
- National Parks: National Parks in Texas
- Natural Resources: Texas' most important natural resources are its large mineral deposits, particularly of petroleum and natural gas. It's
estimated that oil reserves in Texas form about 1/3 of the country's total supply. Large deposits of sulfur,
salt, lignite and limestone are present in the state. In addition, the state has fertile soils and rich
grasslands that support large herds of beef and dairy cattle and sheep.
- Newspapers: Texas
- Nickname: for Texas
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Online Services: Texas Online Services
- Origin of State's name: Texas
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Road Side America: Texas
- Senior Citizens: Department of Aging and Disability Services
- Song: Texas, Our Texas
- State Parks: Texas State Parks
- State Quarter: Texas
- Symbols: Texas Symbols
- Tax Forms: (No state income tax)
- Topography: State Topography Image: Texas
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Texas Veterans Commission
- Vital Records: Texas Vital Records
- Voting: Registration, Voting, and Elections
- Web Cams: Texas Webcams
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