Shooting Star Tattoo Designs and All About Texas
This page features Shooting Star Tattoo Designs and
some basic facts and info about the state of Texas, also known as the Lone Star State.
For more shooting stars and other free printable graphic designs, visit any of the links shown below.
For many thousand years, what is now known as Texas was occupied by what are now known to some as Native Americans and Native Mexicans.
Spanish explorers were the first non-natives to occupy the region
now known as Texas, some time during the 16th and 17th centuries. They settled at
Ysleta near El Paso in 1682.
White Americans began to settle along the Brazos River in 1821, when Texas was controlled by Mexico. Beginning in 1836, the region
existed as the Independent Republic of Texas.
Texas, whose name means "those who are friends," officially
became the 28th state admitted to the union on December 29, 1845. The
resulting border disputes led to the Mexican War of 1846–1848.
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- The present state constitution of Texas was adopted in 1876.
- Texas is bordered by Oklahoma on the north, Louisiana and
Arkansas on the east, Mexico on the south, and New Mexico to the west.
- Three rivers, the Rio Grande, the Red River and the Sabine River,
provide natural state borders.
- Texas has four major physical regions: the Gulf Coastal Plains,
the Interior Lowlands, the Great Plains, and The Basin/Range Province.
- The ten largest cities in Texas (in population size) are Dallas,
Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, McAllen, Corpus
Christie, Brownsville and Killeen, in that order.
- The official bird species that symbolically represents the state
of Texas is the Mockingbird.
- Texas' official state flower is the
- The official state tree of Texas is the Pecan.
- The Texas state fruit is the Red Grapefruit.
- The state stone of Texas is Petrified Palmwood.
- The Texas state insect is the Monarch Butterfly.
For a collection of assorted maps of Texas, other maps, shooting star tattoo designs, more
tattoo art, and other free printable items, visit on any of the links
shown on this page.
To learn more about the state of Texas, visit the links below, or visit State.tx.us.
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