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1519

The first historical document related to Texas was a map of the Gulf Coast, created in 1519 by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda add something


1528

Cabeza de Vaca reported that in 1528, when the Spanish landed in the area, "half the natives died from a disease of the bowels and blamed us add something


1541

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado describes his 1541 encounter with: add something


1685

European powers ignored the area until accidentally settling there in 1685 add something


1690

In 1690 Spanish authorities, concerned that France posed competitive threat, constructed several missions in East Texas add something

 

The "Mission San Francisco de los Tejas" was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas add something


1716

When France began settling Louisiana, mostly in the southern part of the state, in 1716 Spanish authorities responded by founding a new series of missions in East Texas add something


1749

In 1749, the Spanish peace treaty with the Lipan Apache angered many tribes, including the Comanche, Tonkawa, and Hasinai add something


1785

The Comanche signed a treaty with Spain in 1785 and later helped to defeat the Lipan Apache and Karankawa tribes add something


1803

After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the United States inherited this odd circumstance add something

 

When the United States purchased Louisiana from France in 1803, American authorities insisted the agreement included Texas add something


1821

In 1821, the Mexican War of Independence included the Texas territory, which became part of Mexico add something

 

It was incorporated as "provincia de Texas" into the Mexican Empire in 1821, and declared a republic in 1836 add something


1822

Austin's settlers, the Old Three Hundred, made places along the Brazos River in 1822 add something


1823

The Texas Rangers were unofficially created by Stephen F. Austin in 1823 and formally constituted in 1835 add something


1825

In 1825, Texas had about 3,500 people, with most of Mexican descent add something


1830

By the 1830s, the U.S. had drafted the Indian Removal Act, which was used to facilitate the Trail of Tears add something

 

Combined with United States' attempts to purchase Texas, Mexican authorities decided in 1830 to prohibit continued immigration from the United States add something


1832

Texians met at the Convention of 1832 to discuss requesting independent statehood, among other issues add something

 

The Anahuac Disturbances in 1832 were the first open revolt against Mexican rule and they coincided with a revolt in Mexico against the nation's president add something

 

Sam Houston - Houston left for Texas in December 1832 and was immediately swept up in the politics of what was still a territory of the Mexican state of Coahuila


1833

The following year, Texians reiterated their demands at the Convention of 1833 add something

 

Sam Houston - In 1833, in the living room of the Adolphus Sterne House in Nacogdoches, Texas, Houston was baptized into the Catholic faith in order to qualify under the existing law for property ownership in Coahuila y Tejas


1834

By 1834, the population had grown to about 37,800 people, with only 7,800 of Mexican descent add something

 

Albert Sidney Johnston - Texas War of Independence - In April 1834, Johnston took up farming in Texas and enlisted as a private in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence against the Republic of Mexico in 1836


1835

In early 1835, wary Texians formed Committees of Correspondence and Safety add something

 

The unrest erupted into armed conflict in late 1835 at the Battle of Gonzales add something

 

Sam Houston - In 1835, one year before being elected first President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston founded the Holland Masonic Lodge

 

Sam Houston - The Texas Army commissioned him as Major General in November 1835


1836

Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic add something

 

The newly elected Texian delegates to the Convention of 1836 quickly signed a Declaration of Independence on March 2, forming the Republic of Texas add something

 

The provisional government soon collapsed from infighting, and Texas was without clear governance for the first two months of 1836 add something

 

Sam Houston - He negotiated a peace settlement with the Cherokee of East Texas in February 1836 to allay their fears about independence

 

Sam Houston - Texas Declaration of Independence - On March 2, 1836, his 43rd birthday, Houston signed the Texas Declaration of Independence

 

Albert Sidney Johnston - He was named Adjutant General as a colonel in the Republic of Texas Army on August 5, 1836


1837

As early as 1837, the Republic made several attempts to negotiate annexation with the United States add something

 

Albert Sidney Johnston - On January 31, 1837, he became senior brigadier general in command of the Texas Army

 

Sam Houston - On December 20, 1837, Houston presided over the convention of Freemasons that formed the Grand Lodge of the Republic of Texas, now the Grand Lodge of Texas


1838

Albert Sidney Johnston - The second president of the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar, appointed him Secretary of War on December 22, 1838


1839

Albert Sidney Johnston - Johnston was to provide the defense of the Texas border against Mexican invasion, and in 1839 conducted a campaign against Indians in northern Texas


1840

Sam Houston - On May 9, 1840, Houston, aged 47 and now the President of Texas, married for a third time


1842

Mexico launched two small expeditions into Texas in 1842 add something


1844

Texas was finally annexed when the expansionist James K. Polk won the election of 1844 add something


1845

In 1845, Texas joined the union as the 28th state add something

 

Sam Houston - After the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845, Houston was elected to the U.S. Senate, along with Thomas Jefferson Rusk

 

Robert Toombs - He had opposed the Annexation of Texas but vowed to defend the new state once it was annexed late in 1845

 

George Henry Thomas - Mexican-American War - With the Mexican-American War looming, his regiment was ordered to Texas in June 1845

 

On December 29, 1845, Congress admitted Texas to the U.S. as a constituent state of the Union add something


1846

President Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor south to the Rio Grande on January 13, 1846 add something

 

John D. Sloat - Receiving a report of fighting on the Texas border while off Mazatlán, he raced north , engaged in a skirmish called the Battle of Monterey, California, raised the flag over the Customs House at Monterey, California on July 7, 1846, and issued a proclamation announcing that California was now part of the United States


1850

The Compromise of 1850 set Texas's boundaries at their present form add something

 

They brought or purchased enslaved African Americans, whose numbers tripled in the state from 1850 to 1860, from 58,000 to 182,566 add something


1852

Frederick Law Olmsted - Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the "New York Daily Times" to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857


1853

The first railroad to operate in Texas was the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway, opening in August 1853 add something


1854

J.E.B. Stuart - Stuart graduated from West Point in 1854 and served in Texas and Kansas with the U.S. Army, a veteran of the frontier conflicts with Native Americans and the violence of Bleeding Kansas


1857

Sam Houston - Houston ran twice for governor of Texas as a Unionist, unsuccessfully in 1857, and successfully against Hardin R. Runnels in 1859


1860

Texas was at war again after the election of 1860 add something

 

George Henry Thomas - On August 26, 1860, during a clash with a Comanche warrior, Thomas was wounded by an arrow passing through the flesh near his chin area and sticking into his chest at Clear Fork, Brazos River, Texas


1861

A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U.S. in early 1861, and officially joined the Confederate States of America on March 2 of the same year add something

 

A State Convention considering secession opened in Austin on January 28, 1861 add something

 

Sam Houston - An elected convention voted to secede from the United States on February 1, 1861, and Texas joined the Confederate States of America on March 2, 1861

 

Texas voters approved this Ordinance on February 23, 1861 add something

 

Texas joined the newly created Confederate States of America on March 4, 1861 ratifying the permanent C.S. Constitution on March 23 add something

 

Albert Sidney Johnston - He participated in their trek across the southwestern deserts to Texas, crossing the Colorado River into the Confederate Territory of Arizona on July 4, 1861


1862

Kit Carson - Early in 1862, Confederate forces in Texas under General Henry Hopkins Sibley invaded New Mexico Territory

 

Sam Houston - In 1862, Houston returned to Huntsville, Texas, and rented the Steamboat House; the hills in Huntsville, Texas reminded him of his boyhood home in Tennessee

 

Kit Carson - Located about south of Santa Fe, New Mexico , on the Rio Grande River, it was to be the later site of Carson's battle against Confederate Texas forces in February 1862


1863

Nathaniel P. Banks - In the autumn of 1863, Banks organized two seaborne expeditions to Texas, chiefly for the purpose of preventing the French in Mexico from aiding the Confederates or occupying Texas


1864

Kit Carson - In November 1864, Carson was sent by General Carleton to deal with the Indians in western Texas


1866

President Johnson, in 1866, declared the civilian government restored in Texas add something

 

Albert Sidney Johnston - In 1866, a joint resolution of the Texas Legislature was passed to have his body reinterred to the Texas State Cemetery in Austin The re-interment occurred in 1867


1870

In the 1870s, white Democrats wrested power back in the state legislature from the biracial coalition at the end of Reconstruction add something


1875

A hurricane in 1875 killed about 400 people in Indianola, followed by another hurricane in 1886 that destroyed the town add something


1876

The current Texas Constitution was adopted in 1876 add something


1886

David Rice Atchison - Atchison resigned from the army over reported strategy arguments with General Price and moved to Texas for the duration of the Civil War. After the war he retired to his farm near Gower, Missouri and was noted to deny many of his pro-slavery public statements made prior to the Civil War. In addition, his retirement cottage outside of Plattsburg, MO burned to the ground before his death in 1886


1890

In the 1890s, 100,000 blacks voted in the state; by 1906, only 5,000 could vote add something


1892

Founded in 1892, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, called "The Modern", is Texas's oldest art museum add something


1900

In 1900, Texas suffered the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history during the Galveston hurricane add something

 

King Vidor - Vidor was born in Galveston, Texas, where he survived the great Galveston, Texas Hurricane of 1900


1901

In 1901, the Democratic-dominated state legislature passed a bill requiring payment of a poll tax for voting, which effectively disenfranchised most blacks, and many poor whites and Latinos add something

 

On January 10, 1901, the first major oil well in Texas, Spindletop, was found south of Beaumont add something


1911

Since 1911, Texas has led the nation in length of railroad miles within the state add something

 

Lucius Roy Holbrook - Holbrook served as Assistant to the Chief Commissary, Maneuver Division, San Antonio, Texas, until July 21, 1911 and at Fort Riley until September 20, 1911


1912

The Socialist Party became the second-largest party in Texas after 1912, coinciding with a large socialist upsurge in the United States during fierce battles in the labor movement and the popularity of national heroes like Eugene V. Debs add something

 

Henry Eyring - In July 1912, the Eyrings and about 4,200 other immigrants were driven out of Mexico by violent insurgents during the Mexican Revolution and moved to El Paso, Texas


1915

Other devastating Texas hurricanes include the 1915 Galveston hurricane, Hurricane Audrey in 1957 which killed over 600 people, Hurricane Carla in 1961, Hurricane Beulah in 1967, Hurricane Alicia in 1983, Hurricane Rita in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008 add something


1916

Julian Huxley - In September 1916 Huxley returned to England from Texas to assist in the war effort, working in the British Army Intelligence Corps, first in Sussex, and in northern Italy


1917

Lucius Roy Holbrook - Holbrook served at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, until March 7, 1917 where he was in command of the 7th Field Artillery Brigade, of the 1st Division, and he sailed with it for France on July 31, 1917


1920

The Deep Ellum district within Dallas became popular during the 1920s and 1930s as the prime jazz and blues hotspot in the Southern United States add something


1924

Charles Lindbergh - Following a few months of barnstorming through the South, the two pilots parted company in San Antonio, Texas, where Lindbergh had been ordered to report to Brooks Field on March 19, 1924, to begin a year of military flight training with the United States Army Air Service both there and later at nearby Kelly Field


1930

Additionally, several factions of the party briefly split during the 1930s and 1940s add something


1932

Texas railway length peaked in 1932 at , but declined to by 2000 add something


1938

Paul Tibbets - He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1938 and received his commission and wings at Kelly Field, Texas


1940

In 1940, Texas was 74 percent Anglo, 14,4 percent black, and 11,5 percent Hispanic add something

 

H. G. Wells - The War of the Worlds - On 28 October 1940, on radio station KTSA in San Antonio, Texas, Wells was interviewed by Orson Welles, who two years previously had performed an infamous radio adaptation of "The War of the Worlds"


1941

Billy Tipton - In 1941 he began a two and a half-year run performing at Joplin, Missouri's Cotton Club with George Meyer's band, toured for a time with Ross Carlyle, played for two years in Texas


1947

The Big Bopper - Richardson graduated from Beaumont, Texas High School in 1947 and played on the "Royal Purple" football team as a defensive lineman, wearing number 85


1948

The first Texas freeway was the Gulf Freeway opened in 1948 in Houston add something

 

Jack Valenti - After earning an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1948, Valenti went to work for Humble Oil in its advertising department, where he helped the company's Texas gas stations jump from fifth to first in sales through a "cleanest restrooms" campaign

 

John Glenn - In 1948 he became a flight instructor at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, attended the amphibious warfare school and received a staff assignment


1950

The phrase "everything is bigger in Texas" has been in regular use since at least 1950; and was used as early as 1913 add something

 

Julie Newmar - Briefly engaged to novelist Louis L'Amour in the early 1950s, Newmar married J. Holt Smith, a lawyer, on August 5, 1977 and moved with him to Fort Worth, Texas where she lived until her divorce from Smith in 1984

 

James Coburn - Coburn was raised in Compton, California, where he attended &Compton, California_Junior_College and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950, serving as a truck driver and an occasional disc jockey on an Army radio station in Texas


1954

Jimmy Dean - In 1954, Dean hosted the popular Washington D.C. radio program "Town and Country Time" on WARL-AM, and with his Texas Wildcats became popular in the Mid-Atlantic region


1955

Alan Bean - He received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955


1959

Texas was the largest U.S. state, until Alaska became a state in 1959 add something

 

Roger B. Chaffee - After attending flight school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, Chaffee was *awarded his aviator wings in early 1959


1960

Janis Joplin - Joplin graduated from high school in 1960 and attended Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas, during the summer and later the University of Texas at Austin, though she did not complete her studies

 

John Peel - While in Dallas, Texas, where the insurance company he worked for was based, he conversed with the presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy and his running mate, Lyndon B. Johnson, who were touring the city during the 1960 election campaign, and took photographs of them


1961

Overton Brooks - On January 31, 1961, Brooks voted with a narrow majority of 217-212 to increase the size of the House Rules Committee to permit Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas to appoint newer, more liberal members to the panel, which determines the legislation brought to the House floor


1963

Lee Harvey Oswald - Marina's friend, Ruth Paine, transported Marina and her child by car from New Orleans to the Paine home in Irving, Texas, Texas, near Dallas, on September 23, 1963

 

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas add something

 

Jack Valenti - Valenti served as liaison with the news media during the November 22, 1963 visit of President John F. Kennedy and Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson to Dallas, Texas, and Valenti was in the presidential motorcade


1964

Barry Goldwater - Goldwater was grief-stricken by the assassination of Kennedy and was greatly disappointed that his opponent in the 1964 race would not be Kennedy but instead Kennedy's Vice President, the former Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas

 

Jack Ruby - Following Ruby's March 1964 conviction for murder with malice, Ruby's lawyers, led by Sam Houston Clinton, appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal court in Texas


1965

Janis Joplin - In early 1965, Joplin's friends, noticing the physical effects of her amphetamine habit , persuaded her to return to Port Arthur, Texas


1967

Jeb Bush - Simultaneously, his brother, George W. Bush won a re-election victory for a second term as Governor of Texas, and the Bush brothers became the first siblings to govern two states at the same time since Nelson and Winthrop Rockefeller governed New York and Arkansas from 1967 to 1971

 

Jack Ruby - Arrangements were underway for a new trial to be held in February 1967 in Wichita Falls, Texas, when on December 9, 1966, Ruby was admitted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, suffering from pneumonia


1970

As a part of the Sun Belt Texas experienced strong economic growth, particularly during the 1970s and early 1980s add something

 

Until the 1970s, the commission controlled the price of petroleum because of its ability to regulate Texas's oil reserves add something

 

Sharon Tate - On June 15, 1970, Manson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Van Houten were tried while Watson remained in Texas fighting extradition


1972

Texas has allowed for parents to exempt their children from vaccines by citing medical reasons since 1972 add something

 

Alan Bean - He was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from Texas Wesleyan College in 1972, and was presented an honorary doctorate of engineering science degree from the University of Akron in 1974


1973

Jeb Bush - In 1973, Bush graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Latin American Studies


1976

Paul Tibbets - The U.S. government apologized to Japan in 1976 after Tibbets re-enacted the bombing in a restored B-29 at an air show in Texas, complete with mushroom cloud


1978

Bill Hicks - Hicks was 16 years old when he started performing stand-up comedy at the Comedy Workshop in Houston , Texas, in 1978

 

Sonny Carter - After serving tours as a flight surgeon with the 1st and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wings, he returned to flight training at Beeville, Texas, and was designated a Naval Aviator on April 28, 1978


1980

Commentators have attributed the shift to Republican political consultant Karl Rove, who managed numerous political campaigns in Texas in the 1980s and 1990s add something

 

Since 1980, San Antonio has evolved into "The Tejano Music Capital Of The World" add something

 

Since 1980, most Texas voters have supported Republican presidential candidates add something

 

Bill Hicks - Hicks was associated with the Texas Outlaw Comics group developed at the Comedy Workshop in Houston in the 1980s

 

Lester Bangs - In 1980, he traveled to Austin, Texas, and met a punk rock group named the Delinquents

 

Norma McCorvey - In the 1980s, McCorvey asserted that she had been the "pawn" of two young and ambitious lawyers who were looking for a plaintiff with whom they could challenge the Texas state law prohibiting abortion


1981

Bill Haley - Despite his ill health, Haley began compiling notes for possible use as a basis for either a biographical film based on his life, or a published autobiography , and there were plans for him to record an album in Memphis, Tennessee, Tennessee, when the brain tumor began affecting his behavior and he went back to his home in Harlingen, Texas, where he died early in the morning of February 9, 1981


1986

Since the campaign's inception in 1986, the phrase has become "an identity statement, a declaration of Texas swagger" add something


1987

Janis Joplin - In 1987, the Janis Joplin Memorial, with an original gold, multi-image sculpture of Joplin by Douglas Clark, was dedicated in Port Arthur, Texas

 

Alexander Haig - He was a fierce critic of Vice President George H. W. Bush, often doubting Bush's leadership abilities, questioning his role in the Iran Contra Scandal, and using the word "wimp" in relation to Bush in an October 1987 debate in Texas


1988

Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


1989

Tropical storms have caused their share of damage: Allison in 1989 and again during 2001, and Claudette in 1979 among them add something

 

William Rufus Shafter - College Station, $Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1989

 

L. Sprague de Camp - The de Camps moved to Plano, Texas, Texas, in 1989

 

Ringo Starr - On 23 July 1989, 'Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band' gave their first performance to an audience of ten thousand in Dallas, Texas


1990

By 1990, Hispanics overtook blacks to become the largest minority group in the state add something

 

In 1990, the Islamic population was about 140,000 with more recent figures putting the current number of Muslims between 350,000 and 400,000 add something

 

Michael Moorcock - In the 1990s, Moorcock moved to Texas in the United States


1992

Natalie Maines - Maines was a cheerleader while attending O.L. Slaton Junior High School, and graduated in 1992 from Lubbock, Texas High School where she had participated in the school choir


1993

Gore Vidal - During domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh's imprisonment, Vidal corresponded with McVeigh and concluded that he bombed the federal building as retribution for the FBI's role in the 1993 Branch Davidian Compound massacre near Waco in Elk, Texas


1994

Since 1994, Texans have not elected a Democrat to a statewide office add something


1995

Natalie Maines - Even though Maines is from Lubbock, Texas, home of Texas Tech University, she attended only one class at the school, a 1995 summer course in "Introductory Wildlife"

 

Norma McCorvey - She was baptized on August 8, 1995, by Benham in a Dallas, Texas, backyard swimming pool, an event that was filmed for national television


1996

Dallas Area Rapid Transit built the first light rail system in the Southwest United States, completed in 1996 add something

 

Laurel Clark - Selected by NASA in April 1996, Clark reported to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in August 1996


1997

Texas Motor Speedway hosts annual NASCAR Cup Series and IndyCar Series auto races since 1997 add something

 

Michael Moorcock - In 1997, Moorcock was one of the Guests of Honor at the 55th World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, Texas


1999

Jandek - "Texas Monthly" reporter Katy Vine tracked down the "Corwood Representative" and gave an account of her experiences in the August 1999 issue


2000

Between 2000 and 2010, the total population growth by 20,6 percent, but Hispanics growth by 65 percent, whereas non-Hispanic whites only grew by 4,2 percent add something

 

Despite these efforts, the legislature passed a map heavily in favor of Republicans, based on 2000 data and ignoring the estimated nearly one million new residents in the state since that date add something

 

In 2000 and 2004, Republican George W. Bush won Texas with respectively 59,3 and 60,1 percent of the vote, partly due to his "favorite son" status as a former governor of the state add something

 

Texas from 2000 to 2006 had the fastest growing illegal immigration rate in the nation add something

 

The state had already redistricted following the 2000 census add something

 

Mark Hanna - In 2000, Texas Governor George W. Bush successfully ran for the presidency


2002

Texas has led the U.S. in state export revenue since 2002, and has the second-highest gross state product add something


2003

Further, Texas has allowed for parents to exempt their children from vaccines on the basis of religious belief since 2003 add something

 

In 2003, the Texas School Nutrition Policy Launch set nutrition standards with the intentions of discouraging obesity add something

 

Natalie Maines - Iraq War - After Maines commented at a March 2003 Dixie Chicks concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire theatre in London that the Chicks didn't want the Iraq War and were "ashamed" President Bush "was from Texas", Keith's 2003 "Shock'n Y'all" tour began displaying a backdrop showing a doctored photo of Maines with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein

 

Natalie Maines - A death threat directed at Maines was received prior to the Chicks' July 6, 2003 concert in Dallas, Texas


2004

As of 2004, the state had 3,5 million foreign-born residents , of which an estimated 1,2 million are illegal immigrants add something

 

Jeb Bush - Bush is a Third Degree Knight of Columbus according to an August 3, 2004 speech his brother, George W. Bush, made at the 122nd Knights of Columbus Convention in Dallas, Texas


2005

As of 2005, of public highway crisscrossed Texas add something

 

Terry Bradshaw - The Saints, who had been forced out of the Louisiana Superdome for the 2005 season by Hurricane Katrina, were operating out of San Antonio, Texas, and had to play most of their 2005 home games at the Alamodome there and at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Jandek - On August 28, 2005 he performed in Austin, Texas at the Scottish Rite Theatre and Temple to a sold-out audience

 

"Welcome to the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel Project Online Resource Center" , United States Army Corps of Engineers, December 2005, ://www add something


2006

In May 2006, Texas initiated the program "code red" in response to the report the state had 25,1 percent of the population without health insurance, the largest proportion in the nation add something

 

Evander Holyfield - Holyfield defeated Jeremy Bates by TKO on August 18, 2006 in a 10 round bout at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

 

Evander Holyfield - Holyfield defeated Fres Oquendo by unanimous decision on November 10, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas


2007

Jandek - Jandek performed at the 2007 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas on March 17, 2007 to a sold-out audience of 500 at Central Presbyterian Church

 

Jandek - Jandek performed at the Rose Marine Theater in Ft. Worth, Texas on July 21, 2007, with Texas musicians Will Johnson of Centro-matic , Ryan Williams of Baptist Generals , pedal steel player Susan Alcorn and Austin banjo player Ralph White


2008

As of 2008, Texas had the 4th highest incarceration rate in the US. Texas has strong self defense laws, allowing citizens to use lethal force to defend themselves, their families, or their property add something

 

John McCain won the state in 2008, but with a smaller margin of victory compared to Bush at 55 percent of the vote add something

 

The 2008 Men's Health obesity survey ranked four Texas cities among the top 25 fattest cities in America; Houston ranked 6th, Dallas 7th, El Paso 8th, and Arlington 14th add something

 

Michael Bloomberg - On January 18, 2008, the Associated Press reported that Bloomberg had a meeting in Austin, Texas, with Clay Mulford, a ballot-access expert and campaign manager for Ross Perot's third party presidential campaigns


2009

In 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated 1,68 million illegal immigrants lived in Texas add something

 

While the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. has declined since 2009, in Texas there was no change in population between 2009 and 2014 add something

 

Jandek - On April 5, 2009, Jandek performed in Houston , Texas at his first-ever public performance in his hometown


2010

As of 2010, six Texas cities had populations greater than 600,000 people add something

 

In 2010, Texas saw 1,261,654 cases of heart disease and is predicted to see 5,688,482 cases in 2030 add something

 

In 2010, Texas saw 1,962,059 cases of diabetes and is predicted to see 2,851,697 cases in 2030 add something

 

In 2010, Texas saw 328,379 cases of obesity-related cancer and is predicted to see 810,806 cases in 2030 add something

 

In 2010, Texas saw 4,300,252 cases of hypertension and is predicted to see 5,689,509 cases in 2030 add something

 

In 2010, 49 percent of all births were Hispanics; 35 percent were non-Hispanic whites; 11,5 percent were non-Hispanic blacks, and 4,3 percent were Asians/Pacific Islanders add something

 

In 2010, "Site Selection Magazine" ranked Texas as the most business-friendly state in the nation, in part because of the state's three-billion-dollar Texas Enterprise Fund add something

 

In 2010, illegal immigrants constituted an estimated 6,0 percent of the population add something

 

In 2010, there were 2,553 "emission events" which poured 44,6 million pounds of contaminants into the Texas sky add something

 

In 2010, there were 346,000 millionaires in Texas, constituting the second-largest population of millionaires in the nation add something

 

Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and the rate by which Texas women died from pregnancy related complications doubled from 2010 to 2014, to 23,8 per 100,000 add something

 

The Hispanics in Texas are more likely than in some other states to identify as white; according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Texas is home to 6,304,207 White Hispanics and 2,594,206 Hispanics of "some other race" add something

 

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Roman Catholic Church ; the Southern Baptist Convention ; the United Methodist Church with ; and Islam add something

 

Norma McCorvey - McCorvey made her acting debut in "Doonby", shot on location in 2010 in the small central Texas town of Smithville


2011

Hidalgo County, as of 2011, has the largest number of colonias add something

 

The office of the Texas Attorney General stated, in 2011, that Texas had about 2,294 colonias and estimates about 500,000 lived in the colonias add something

 

Based on Census Bureau data released on February 2011, for the first time in recent history, Texas's white population is below 50 percent and Hispanics grew to 38 percent add something

 

Jandek - On April 26, 2011, "A Representative from Corwood Industries" performed two songs, LIVE on-the-air on KTRU Radio, 91,7 FM, Houston , Texas , with just vocals and acoustic guitar

 

Jandek - On December 17, 2011, Jandek performed on acoustic guitar at the Menil Collection in Houston , Texas


2012

The Texas A&M Aggies left the Big 12 and joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012, which led the Big 12 to invite TCU to join; TCU was previously in the Mountain West Conference add something


2013

In 2013, Texas passed legislation that requires employees of child-care facilities to have certain vaccinations, unless the employee objects for reasons of conscience add something

 

In 2013, the $ Obesity Prevention Program was created after merging the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention and Worksite Wellness Programs add something

 

As of April 2013, the state's unemployment rate is 6,4 percent add something


2014

As of the general elections of 2014, a large majority of the members of Texas's U.S. House delegation are Republican, along with both U.S. Senators add something

 

During the 2014 crisis, many Central Americans, including unaccompanied minors traveling alone from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, reached the state, overwhelming Border Patrol resources for a time add something

 

Jimmy Dean - On June 24, 2014, a groundbreaking was held for the Jimmy Dean Museum, which will become part of the museum and grounds at Wayland Baptist University in his hometown of Plainview, Texas


2015

As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54 add something

 

In 2015, the infant mortality rate for Black babies in Texas was 10,9 deaths per 1,000 births add something

 

In 2015, the population of illegal immigrants living in Texas was around 800,000 add something

 

Lee Harvey Oswald - In January 2015, a district judge in Tarrant County, Texas ruled that the funeral home intentionally concealed the existence of the pine coffin from Robert Oswald who had originally purchased it and believed that it been discarded after the exhumation

 

Thus, the FY 2015 dates from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015 add something

 

The Texas Ignition Interlock Law went into effect during September 2015 add something


2017

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport as a Category 4 Hurricane, causing significant damage there add something

 

In 2017, the United Healthcare Foundation ranked Texas as the 34th healthiest state in the United States add something

 

In 2017, the infant mortality rate in Texas was identical to the nationwide rate: 5,9 deaths per 1,000 live births add something

 

Norma McCorvey - McCorvey died of heart failure in Katy, Texas, on February 18, 2017, at the age of 69


2018

Alan Bean - Bean died on May 26, 2018, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 86

 

The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Texas was 28,701,845 on July 1, 2018, a 14,14 percent increase since the 2010 United States Census add something

 

Reba McEntire - On December 6, 2018, Reba performed "The Lord's Prayer" at the Texas funeral of the former 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush