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Texas

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The popular perception of the
Western
is a story that centers on the life of a semi-nomadic wanderer, usually a
cowboy
or a
gunfighter
.


The

Lone

Ranger
Lucky Lucke
Walker: Texas Ranger
The Silver Screen

Texas's state flower is the beautiful
bluebonnet
.♣

The world's first
rodeo
was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883.

Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word
tejas
meaning friends or allies.

♣ The state pepper is the

jalapeño
.

The state tree is
pecan
, whereas the state mammals are
armadillo
and
Texas longhorn
.
Trivia
Texas
Katarzyna Jendrzejczak
Piotr Rudnicki
Beata Spasówka
Klara Wójcik

Capital City:
Austin


State anthem:
Texas, Our Texas

Nickname
: The Lone Star State


Largest city:
Houston

♣ The largest state after Alaska.

♣ The
state motto
is "friendship".
Texan accent
Houston

Museum District,
Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Zoo


Theatre District,
The Houston Grand Opera
The Houston Symphony Orchestra
The Houston Ballet
The Alley Theatre


NASA’s
Space Center
Nicknames: “Space City”, "Bayou City," "Magnolia City," "New Houston”,
“H-Town”

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

the
second largest state capital
in the United States.

Located in
central Texas
, situated on the
Colorado River
,



Annual cultural events:
• Austin City Limits Music Festival
• Austin Film Festival
• Bat Fest
• Kite Festival (86th was last
Sunday, 09.03)
Zilker Park
Dallas
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
railroad lines

Know for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

Dallas World Aquarium

Dallas Legoland


Fair Park
Recreational and educational complex, is home to
nine museums
, six performance facilities, a lagoon, and
the largest Ferris wheel in North America
.
Consists of:


• African American Museum
• The Leonhardt Lagoon
• Music Hall
State Fair of Texas
- annual state fair
Dallas
(1978 TV series) - a long-running American prime time television
soap opera
aired until 1991. The series revolves around a wealthy and feuding Texan family,
the Ewings

Setting for “
Dallas Buyers Club
” with Matthew McConaughey & Jared Leto
River Walk/
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

Marriage Island
- an islet in the middle of the San Antonio River on the San Antonio River Walk that is used for weddings.

The Alamo
- 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.
Founded in
1944

Size:
801,163 acres (larger than the state of Rhode Island!)

Situated along the
Rio Grande
river

Contains more than
1,200
species of
plants
, more than
450
species of
birds
,
56
species of
reptiles
, and
75
species of
mammals
Larger mammals:
mule deer,
coyote,
mountain lion,
gray fox,
javelina
black bear.
OTHER ANIMALS:

20 different species of bats
(including the endangered
Mexican Long-nosed Bat,
which has been found nowhere else in the entire United States)
birds,
like: vultures, peregrine falcons and elf owls.
More than 3,600 types
of
invertebrates
(spiders, insects, butterflies etc.)

HAMILTON POOL PRESERVE
Located about
23 miles
(37km)
west of Austin

A part of the
Balcones Canyonlands Preserve

One of the most popular swimming places in
whole
Texas


There is
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
50 foot
waterfall
never
completely
dries up

The preserve is home to the
Golden-Cheeked Warbler
, and a great variety of other birds
Located on the tropical tip of
Texas

Bordered by the
Gulf of Mexico
and the
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

Accessed
from the mainland
by a bridge

Ideal for
windsurfers
and
kiteboarders

Warm, crystal clear water makes it a perfect spot for
divers

Offers variety of other activities, like
horseback riding
adventures on the beach or a
Dolphin Watch Cruise
Home on the Range
Thank you for your attention!
Some unique Texan words & phrases
:

wrangler
- groom
howdy
! - hi
hacienda
- farmhouse
settee
- sofa, couch
dumb as a box of rocks
- stupid
get your guns up, boy
! - get ready
cut your peaches, girl!
- calm down
Fine as frog's hair
- clear
as all get out
– very much so
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://wildtexas.com/
http://www.50states.com
http://www.nps.gov/
http://pintrest.com
http://youtube.com
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