Learn About Texas
Texas U.S.A., the "Lone Star State," features a captivating combination of southern and southwestern culture. Once occupied by Spain, France and Mexico, this western frontier state gained independence in 1836 when Hispanic Tejanos joined forces with American and European immigrants and defeated an invading army. In 1845, after spending a decade as an independent country, Texas joined America’s Union. >> Read more about Texas
Galveston, Texas, a lush and alluring barrier reef island on the Gulf of Mexico, is home to 57,247 people, (2000 Census data), and draws more than a million visitors each year. With 32 miles of pristine beaches, this water wonderland provides some of the finest outdoor recreation in the nation. Located just 50 miles south of the dynamic city of Houston, Galveston residents enjoy the close proximity of big-city amenities, while relishing their unique island lifestyle. >> Read more about Galveston
Houston Texas began its journey into U.S. history when John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen purchased 6,642 acres of land along the rugged Buffalo Bayou in 1836. The City of Houston then incorporated on June 5, 1837, and took its name in honor of Sam Houston, the reigning President of the Republic of Texas. Houston’s port and railroad industry, along with the discovery of oil in 1901, put this burgeoning city on the fast track to success. >> Read more about Houston
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