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Did you know

  • that El Paso is closer to Needles, California, than to Texas?
  • the Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman, who became the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston in 1924?
  • the first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969, was “Houston”?
  • King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island?
  • the San Jacinto Monument is taller than the Washington Monument?
  • Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by treaty (known as the constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union) instead of by annexation.  This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height at the U.S. Flag?
  • Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885?  There  is no period in Dr Pepper.
  • more wool comes from the State of Texas than any other state in the United States?
  • the name “Texas” comes from the Hasini Indian word “tejas,” meaning “friends.”  “Tejas” is not Spanish for “Texas.”
  • the Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the United States that is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.? (by 7 feet)
  • Texas possesses three of the top ten most populous cities in the United States: Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio?

Texas Capitol Building - Austin, Texas

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Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

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