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Texas Population: Still Growing and Increasingly Diverse

The population of Texas has increased during every decade since Texas became a state, with recent population growth exceeding that of all other states in the nation.

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Willie Nelson and the Birth of the Austin Music Scene

The Armadillo World Headquarters was all about music, a shared tolerance for marijuana, psychedelic drugs, and cold beer.

A performance at the Anjali Performing Arts Center in Houston

Asian Indians in Texas

According to U.S. Census estimates, there were 385,000 Asian Indians living in Texas in 2017. The state's thriving job market, educational opportunity, and warm climate have made Texas the fourth-largest concentration of Asian Indians in the United States, behind California, New York, and New Jersey.

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Native Americans in Texas

Native American Indian groups have shaped Texas throughout its history. Before 1900, historians have estimated, more than 50 Native American nations lived and thrived across Texas.

Fairs, Festivals, & Special Events

Fairs, festivals, and other special events provide year-round recreation in Texas, but serve to support the economic growth and financial development of the state. Some of these celebrations are of national interest, while many attract visitors from across the state.

Major Rivers

There are 11,247 named Texas streams identified in the U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System. Their combined length is about 80,000 miles, and they drain 263,513 square miles within Texas.

Birding in Texas

The Lone Star state is home to some of the most famous birding sites in the country. Several of the over 89 state parks in the state offer some of the best bird-watching experiences because of the thriving biodiversity of Texas, its climate, and geography, which has situated Texas as one of the richest terrestrial birding in the United States.

Mineral Water Spas of Texas

The popularity of “taking the waters” — visiting mineral-water spas — peaked in the 1890s.

A Look Back at the Southwest Conference

For much of its 82 years, the Southwest Conference was the most tightly knit league in major college sports. Its excitement and energy generated from deep in the heart of Texas.

Mineral Water Spas of Texas

The popularity of “taking the waters” — visiting mineral-water spas — peaked in the 1890s.

Fairs, Festivals, & Special Events

Fairs, festivals, and other special events provide year-round recreation in Texas, but serve to support the economic growth and financial development of the state. Some of these celebrations are of national interest, while many attract visitors from across the state.

A Look Back at the Southwest Conference

For much of its 82 years, the Southwest Conference was the most tightly knit league in major college sports. Its excitement and energy generated from deep in the heart of Texas.

Birding in Texas

The Lone Star state is home to some of the most famous birding sites in the country. Several of the over 89 state parks in the state offer some of the best bird-watching experiences because of the thriving biodiversity of Texas, its climate, and geography, which has situated Texas as one of the richest terrestrial birding in the United States.

Mineral Water Spas of Texas

The popularity of “taking the waters” — visiting mineral-water spas — peaked in the 1890s.
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1 week ago Middleton was adopted by Teresa Berryman Johnson/Author/Inspiration by Teresa Supporting my hometown Centerville TX and surrounding communities! In honor of my dad and mom (Wade Berryman Sr, and Lottie Pickett Berryman,) my grandparents on my mom side (Eliza Brown and Aaron Pickett Sr) & ( dad side: LaConna Middleton Berryman and Alonso Berryman) May we all inspire one another as we continue our journey called life. Blessings to all. 🌵
1 week ago Centerville was adopted by Teresa Berryman Johnson/Author/Inspiration by Teresa Supporting my hometown Centerville TX and surrounding communities! In honor of my dad and mom (Wade Berryman Sr, and Lottie Pickett Berryman,) my grandparents on my mom side (Eliza Brown and Aaron Pickett Sr) & ( dad side: LaConna Middleton Berryman and Alonso Berryman) May we all inspire one another as we continue our journey called life. Blessings to all. 🌵
1 week ago Rusk was adopted by The Rev. Dr. T. Randall Smith in memory of my grandmother, Hallie Wiggins, my window into history 🌵
1 week ago Crockett was adopted by A Downes Descendent In Honor of the Downes 🌵
2 weeks ago Stockard was adopted by Dan R. Stockard In honor of dad, Jack D. Stockard 1928-2011 🌵
2 weeks ago Abilene was adopted by Tasha Rose Williams In Honor Of The Great State Of Texas; I, Tasha Rose Williams, Adopt The Town Of Abilene 🌵
2 weeks ago Aledo was adopted by Magnus Research Group In Honor of Our Beloved Grandmother, Barbara Ann Angello, 1930-2022 🌵
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3 weeks ago Jefferson was adopted by Crystal Storm Ortiz For the love of this town; past and present 🌵
3 weeks ago Slaughter was adopted by Descendants of J.M. and Mattie Lee King From humble beginningsā€¦ 🌵
3 weeks ago Katemcy was adopted by John Beatty For Dewey Martin who was born here! 🌵
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