Governor: Rick Perry
(R, to January 2007)
Union: Dec. 29, 1845
Nickname: Lone Star
Song: Texas, Our Texas
Houston Astros, Texas Rangers (Baseball);
Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks,
(Basketball); Houston Comets (Women's Basketball)
Dallas Cowboys (Football);
Dallas Stars (Hockey).
Name: From a Native American word meaning friends
Industries: Trade, Real Estate, and Oil and Gas
Sites: The Alamo in San Antonio
Interest: Gulf Coast resort area,
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, State capital in Austin,
and the Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.
States: Texas borders New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.