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TEXAS Facts You Should Know

Below is a list of Facts about Texas.  Some you'll know and remember them from elementary school.  Others, you might look at them and think, where did they come up with that?!

And if you're relocating here to Texas, these are some things you should know about your future new home!!

Name: From Tejas, Indian word meaning friendly

Capital: Austin

Motto: Friendship

Bird: Mockingbird

Tree: Pecan (how do you pronounce this word?)

Flower: Bluebonnet

Gem: Topaz (I did not know this)

Stone: Petrified Palmwood (huh?)

Dish: Chili

Song: "Texas, Our Texas"

Insect: Monarch Butterfly (I would have thought mosquito!!)

Fabric/fiber: Cotton

Dance: Square Dance

Fruit: Texas Red Grapefruit (I had no idea!)

Fish: Gualalupe Bass

Large Mammal: Longhorn (duh!)

Small Mammal: 9-Branded Armadillo

Plant: Prickly Pear Cactus (do pears grow on this or is it shaped like a pear like the Bradford Pear Tree?)

Reptile: Horned Lizard

Vegetable: Sweet Onion (to go in the Chili above!)

Comment balloon 6 commentsDonna Harris • February 13 2007 03:37PM


This is great information especially to pass onto our out of state buyers.  Thanks!
Posted by Linda Box Taylor, Your Plano, TX Realtor (Castle Connections Realty) about 13 years ago
And we are the only state that can hang the Texas flag as high as the American Flag. Isn't that great!
Posted by Robert Allison (Residential Home Lending) about 13 years ago
Robert, I did not know that.  I learn something new everyday!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 13 years ago
Robert: Why is that?
Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 13 years ago

Actually, the idea that the Texas flag can fly at the same height as the US flag is an urban legend:

The Texas State Capital building is, of course, the largest state capital (in square footage). Another myth is that it's the only state capital taller than the US Capital.

Texas is the only state allowed (by it's annexation rules) to be "subdivided" into more states (up to five). It's also the only state that was once an independant nation.

Remember the Alamo!

Posted by Jay Thompson (Zillow) almost 13 years ago
More things I did not know, or that I forgot after 7th grade's mandatory Texas History Class.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 13 years ago