Texas

Texas Facts

Texas State Bird

Texas State Bird Song

Texas State Flag

Texas State Flower

Texas State Gemstone

Texas State Insect

Texas State Seal

Texas State Song

Texas State Tree

Texas State Facts & Symbols

Click here to learn more about our state symbols then play the Matching Game listed below.

Texas State Symbols Matching Game

Do you know the state flower, the state mammal? Click here to test your skills!

Texas Treasure Trivia Hunt

An Internet Treasure Hunt on Texas created by Lydia Turner at Clear Fork Elementary School.

People of Texas

Famous Texans

Welcome to the list of notable Texans. You can read brief biographies of some of the Texans, and see caricatures of some by Texas cartoonist Richard Bartholomew, by clicking on the linked (underlined) names in the lists.

Lone Star Junction

A Texas history resource provided for the benefit of both Texans and "foreigners" alike. If you have an interest in Texas and its rich history, you've found the right place in cyberspace. (Click on the link "people" under Archives to get info on a famous Texan.)

Texas Handbook Online

A digital gateway to Texas history.

Regions of Texas

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Site has a map of the regions and a description of each region. Great starting point with information on the history, wildlife, topography, major cities, rainfall, rare animals, and more for each Texas region.

Enchanted Learning

Site has printable maps of the regions. Site also describes the names of each region and subregion.

Cities & Parks in the Big Bend Region

Cities and Parks in the Texas Gulf Coast Region

Cities and Parks in the Texas Hill Country Region

Cities and Parks in the Panhandle Plains Region

Cities and Parks in the Piney Woods Region

Cities and Parks in the Prairies and Lakes Region

Cities and Parks in the South Texas Plains Region

State Capitol

Texas Senate Kids

Learn about the senators in Texas, Texas trivia, and a glossary of terms.

Tour the Texas State Capitol

Howdy cowpokes! Let's take a tour of the Texas Capitol and learn all about its history! Just click on the object you want to learn about or on the room you want to go into and you're on your way!

Texas Crops

Cotton

Learn about cotton and the steps involved in growing and processing it. When you arrive at this site click on the links at the right of the screen.

Sorghum

Scroll down and read "Sorghum Usage" to find out what it is used for and to view a picture of the crop.

Citrus

How the citrus industry began in Texas, lists the types of fruit.

Irrigation in Agriculture

Gives a definition of irrigation and lists & describes different methods of irrigation.

Texas Indians

The Battle of Plum Creek

Learn about the Indians at the Battle of Plum Creek near Lockhart.

Caddo Indians

Caddo Indians developed a horticultural way of life. Click on this Handbook of Texas Online site to learn about their customs and culture.

Coahuiltecan Indians

The Handbook of Texas describes this southern Texas native American.

Jumano Indians

Jumano Indians were the buffalos hunters and traders of early Texas. Click on this Handbook of Texas Online site to learn about their customs and culture.

Karankawa Indians

Study what the Karankawa Indians looked like.

Karankawa Indians: Handbook of Texas Online

Learn how the Karankawa Indians contributed to the history of Texas.

Lipan Apaches

The Handbook of Texas Online provides a detailed description of these nomadic buffalo hunters.

Native American Tribes of Texas

Learn about Native Americans and their language.

Quanah Parker

Quanah Parker was the last chief of the Comanches.

Quanah Park - Texas State Historical Association

Quanah Park, last chief of the Comanches, lived in the Texas Panhandle.

Texas Arrowheads and Indian Artifacts

Look at the arrowheads that have been found around Texas.

Texas Indians

This site features good information for both teachers and students on Texas Indians.

Texas Indians

This site from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provides information on the following topics: Who are Texas Indians?, Journeys of the First Americans, Indian Activity--Making A Mat, Indian Groups When Europeans First Arrived, and coloring pages.

Texas Indian Tribes

Find out where the Indian tribes of Texas came from.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas Rangers worked with Indians across Texas.

Texas State Historical Association - Biographies

Biographies of famous Texans.

Texas Independence

The Alamo

Visit the Alamo to learn about historic mission and the part it played in the fight for Texas independence. The defenders of the Alamo are also listed.

Battle of the Alamo

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission details the Battle of the Alamo. Read William Barret Travis' Letter from the Alamo, 1836, which begs for reinforcements.

People and Events of the Alamo

PBS brings the American Experience of the Alamo on Internet.

Texas History Timeline (Key Events in Early Texas)

Key events are listed by these categories: early exploration and development, revolution and republic, and statehood and beyond.

Texas Declaration of Independence

Learn who drafted the declaration and view a copy of the document.

Texas Revolution Timeline

View a timeline depicting the steps of independence for Texas.

Texas Tours and Travel

Texas Highways Magazine

Published monthly by the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas, encourages travel to and within the Lone State.

Texas It's Like a Whole Other Country

Take a tour of Texas.

Texas Ranch House

Take a tour of a 1867 Texas ranch. Visit the bunkhouse, tack room, and kitchen. See if you can load the chuck wagon or lead a cattle drive.

Texas Travel and Vacation Destinations

This Texas travel guide takes you to all the attractions around the state. Also learn about Texas culture and view a Texas map.

Tour the Texas State Capitol

Howdy cowpokes! Let's take a tour of the Texas Capitol and learn all about its history! Just click on the object you want to learn about or on the room you want to go into and you're on your way!