Do you know why Texas is called the “Lone Star State”? The nickname is in reference to the Lone Star flag, which was adopted after Texas became independent from Mexico. Many people think that the transition to the United States was instant, but in fact, Texas was an independent republic for ten years before becoming an American state. The Lone Star flag embodies Texan pride and the “go-it” alone spirit many of the natives still take to heart today.
Texas became the 28th state of the union in 1845 and is settled in the south-central region of the United States. The state is nearly the same distance east to west (773 miles) as it is north to south (801 miles). The slithering course of the Red River runs approximately 1,360 linear miles, 640 of which are in Texas or along the Texas/Oklahoma boundary.
The territory of Texas was part of the Spanish Empire for more than a century. It was part of the new country of Mexico from 1821 to 1836 when it gained independence and had its short-lived stint as a republic.
The old saying, “everything is bigger in Texas” definitely stands true:
- Texas uses its own power grid, separate from the United States.
- The Texas Capitol building is the largest state capitol in the United States.
- Texas is larger than any country in Europe.
- King Ranch in Kingsville, is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island.
- Texas is home to the largest bat colony in America.
Also, Texas isn’t home to just one, two or three of the four major sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)… eight professional sports teams call Texas home! (Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars.)
Learning about the state of Texas for our June subscription snack box was fun and full of mind-blowing historical facts. Individuals who purchased our Texas box fell in love with the Slo Poke candy bar and our Pecan Pralines. One constant reply we’ve heard from our customers is our snacks can provide a sense of nostalgia from a happy and simpler time in their lives.
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Source: The Story of Texas, Britannica, USA Today