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*[[Lance Armstrong]], who holds the record for most consecutive [[Tour de France]] victories, was born in Plano.
 
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*[[George W. Bush]], 43rd President of the United States, former Governor of Texas.
 
*[[George W. Bush]], 43rd President of the United States, former Governor of Texas.

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The state flag of Texas.

Texas is the twenty-eighth state to enter into the union and was admitted on December 29, 1845. It is the second largest of the 50 US states, and the largest continental state. Before its admission, it was its own country, having gained independence from Mexico.

The capital of Texas is Austin, and the largest city is Houston. It was solidly Democratic from about 1900 to the 1970s, then Republicans gradually took control and now dominate.

Texas is 268,581 sq. miles (about 695,622km2) total area.[1]

Up until the 1980's Texas had a booming oil industry, starting with the Spindletop oil gusher. For many years Texas was one of the largest oil producers in the world.

Notable Texans

The Texas capitol building in Austin

References

See Also

Lubbock Texas Temple