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*[[Lance Armstrong]], who holds the record for most consecutive [[Tour de France]] victories, was born in Plano.
 
*[[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.
 
*[[Dwight Eisenhower]], former president, was born in Denison.
 
*[[Dwight Eisenhower]], former president, was born in Denison.
 
*[[Pat Garrett]], the policeman who shot [[Billy the Kid]], lived in multiple locations in Texas.
 
*[[Pat Garrett]], the policeman who shot [[Billy the Kid]], lived in multiple locations in Texas.
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*[[Ross Perot]], former presidential candidate, was born in Texarkana.
 
*[[Ross Perot]], former presidential candidate, was born in Texarkana.
 
*[[Dan Rather]], former CBS news anchor, was born in Wharton.
 
*[[Dan Rather]], former CBS news anchor, was born in Wharton.
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*[[Stevie Ray Vaughn]], musician.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:14, 4 May 2007

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 total area.[1]

Despite a widely spread urban legend stating otherwise, Texas's entry to the Union was not accompanied by a provision that allows Texas to secede from the Union at any time. [2]

Notable Texans

References

  1. http://www.texasalmanac.com/facts/
  2. http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texas.asp