Infographic on the History of Texas

outside the Texas State History Museum

Texas is an integral state of the United States of America. It is popularly known as the Lone Star State. If you are familiar with the old refrain that “everything is bigger in Texas,” well, that statement is not altogether wrong, as Texas is the second-largest state in the Union next to … Read more

Who Were the Original Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers patch

In 1823, Stephen F. Austin was known to hire ten men to protect settlers in Texas from Indian attacks. These ten men were the original Texas Rangers. The Rangers were instrumental in helping to secure Texas independence and preserve order throughout the state. In this blog post, we will learn more about … Read more

Beautiful and Historic Texas Churches That Are Worth a Visit

Religion in Texas has an interesting background. Since it was first established as a Spanish colony many centuries ago, Roman Catholicism has been the state’s leading religion. Texas is also part of the “Bible Belt,” a region in the Southern US whose inhabitants – mostly conservative Protestants – hold absolute and unwavering … Read more

The Creepiest Ghost Towns in Texas

Brown withered tree

Texas, also known as “The Lone Star State,” is the second largest state in the south-central region of the US. The Lone star state label signifies the prior status of Texas as an independent state. It is famous for its BBQ, hot varying temperatures, live music, and rich history of creepy ghost … Read more

Miriam “Ma” Ferguson: The First Lady Governor of Texas

Miriam ‘Ma’ Ferguson

Miriam Amanda Wallace Ferguson, known as Miriam “Ma” Ferguson (June 13, 1875 – June 25, 1961), was an American politician who served two terms as a governor of Texas. Just five years after American women won the right to vote, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson became the first female governor of Texas. She missed … Read more

The Texas Declaration of Independence

”Texas Declaration of Independence”

The Texas Declaration of Independence was issued and framed by the Convention of 1836 at the Washington-on-the-Brazos. After forming a convention, a resolution was immediately introduced for appointment of a committee to draw up a declaration of independence. It was produced literally overnight, since it was urgently needed as the Alamo in … Read more

History of Oil in Texas

Oil drilling in Monahans, Texas

Texas is known for producing and supplying a large share of oil to the entire United States. Although it has become an oil industry over time but not everyone is aware of how it all came about. The discovery of oil in Texas drastically changed the lives of the Texans and continues … Read more

History of Texas Hold’em

Texas hold 'em  community card

Texas Hold’em is amongst the five popular variants of the game poker. Although many people confused Texas Hold’em with regular poker, there are huge differences between the two. It is still quite popular to this day and many Texans prefer this game over other variants. However, little is known about the history … Read more

History of the Cowboy in Texas

A cowboy in action

For years, cowboys have remained a very popular group in America. Although they originally originated in Mexico but with time the American cowboys have developed a style and reputation of their own. Today, they live quite a glamorous life with many actors and singers pushing themselves into acting and producing hit records. … Read more

Texas, Our Texas: The Texas State Song

Texas Flag

“Texas, Our Texas,” is the official state song of Texas, adopted by the 41st Legislature after a state-wide contest in 1929.  The music was originally written in 1924 by William J. Marsh from Fort Worth, and the lyrics were written by Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. Older songs, like “Dixie” and “The … Read more

Texas Rangers History – The Original Texas Law Enforcement

A statue of a Texas Ranger

If you would ask people about the Texas Rangers, probably the first thing that will come to mind is the baseball team. But before them, Texas Rangers were most widely known as the oldest state law enforcement agency in North America. The Rangers have a heritage that started with the earliest settlements … Read more

Pecan Tree: The Official State Tree of Texas

Pecan trees

The pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis) is the official state tree of Texas since 1919. It was made the official state tree by an act of the 36th Legislature in regular session and the acts of the 40th Legislature in 1927 confirmed the choice. Pecan was also adopted as the state health nut … Read more