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Transcript of Texas
The popular perception of the
is a story that centers on the life of a semi-nomadic wanderer, usually a
Walker: Texas Ranger
The Silver Screen
Texas's state flower is the beautiful
The world's first
was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883.
Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word
meaning friends or allies.
♣ The state pepper is the
The state tree is
, whereas the state mammals are
Texas, Our Texas
: The Lone Star State
♣ The largest state after Alaska.
Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Grand Opera
The Houston Symphony Orchestra
The Houston Ballet
The Alley Theatre
Nicknames: “Space City”, "Bayou City," "Magnolia City," "New Houston”,
Houston is home to 337 parks
Celebrities living in Houston: Jim Parson, Beyonce, Hilary Duff, ZZ Top’s, Billy Gibbons, Lee Pace
Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo Carnival
Nicknames: The Live Music Capital of the World
"Keep Austin Weird"
- local motto
second largest state capital
in the United States.
, situated on the
Annual cultural events:
• Austin City Limits Music Festival
• Austin Film Festival
• Bat Fest
• Kite Festival (86th was last
The ninth-largest- city in the United States and the third-largest city in the state of Texas.
The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a
center for the oil and cotton industries
, and its position along numerous
Know for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park
Dallas World Aquarium
Recreational and educational complex, is home to
, six performance facilities, a lagoon, and
the largest Ferris wheel in North America
• African American Museum
• The Leonhardt Lagoon
• Music Hall
State Fair of Texas
- annual state fair
(1978 TV series) - a long-running American prime time television
aired until 1991. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family,
Setting for “
Dallas Buyers Club
” with Matthew McConaughey & Jared Leto
the Paseo del Rio
- one of the first restorations of an urban river. Lined with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Arneson River Theater
- an islet in the middle of the San Antonio River on the San Antonio River Walk that is used for weddings.
- Texas' top tourist attraction. Was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. It is now a museum.
World's Largest Pair of Cowboy Boots
, "Giant Justins" - San Antonio, Texas (since 1980);
Natural Bridge Caverns
– underground cave complex that is adapted for touring
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
- a theme park
Tower of the Americas
- observation tower/restaurant on the southeastern fringe of Downtown San Antonio, the tallest building in San Antonio.
801,163 acres (larger than the state of Rhode Island!)
Situated along the
Contains more than
, more than
20 different species of bats
(including the endangered
Mexican Long-nosed Bat,
which has been found nowhere else in the entire United States)
like: vultures, peregrine falcons and elf owls.
More than 3,600 types
(spiders, insects, butterflies etc.)
HAMILTON POOL PRESERVE
west of Austin
A part of the
Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
One of the most popular swimming places in
a waiting line
to get inside the preserve, since it's so popular
It was created when
the dome of an underground river collapsed
due to massive erosion thousands of years ago
The preserve is home to the
, and a great variety of other birds
Located on the tropical tip of
Bordered by the
Gulf of Mexico
Laguna Madre Bay
The temperature during summer varies
from 25 °C to 35 °C
, so it's perfect for spending entire days on the beach
from the mainland
by a bridge
Warm, crystal clear water makes it a perfect spot for
Offers variety of other activities, like
adventures on the beach or a
Dolphin Watch Cruise
Home on the Range
Thank you for your attention!
Some unique Texan words & phrases
! - hi
- sofa, couch
dumb as a box of rocks
get your guns up, boy
! - get ready
cut your peaches, girl!
- calm down
Fine as frog's hair
as all get out
– very much so