Some interesting facts about Texas are that this state's nickname "The Lone Star" is in reference to its being republic from 1836 to 1845, and long fight for independence from Mexico. In Texas' history, different nations... More »

Texas was the 28th state to join the United States of America and was once an independent nation. It is the second-largest state in the United States, both in terms of population and area as of 2015. Its capital city is ... More » Geography United States The South

Marfa, Texas is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, a 140,000 square mile area in West Texas. It is the county seat of Presidio County in Texas, which is part of the desert area known as the Trans-Pecos. As of the 2010 U.S... More » Geography United States The South

Texas officially gained independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836 when Texan soldiers defeated Mexican forces along the San Jacinto River. Texas had officially declared independence on March 2, 1836, initiating a series... More »

A decade after gaining its independence from Mexico, Texas accepted annexation into the United States on Dec. 29, 1845. Because Texas came in as a slave state, this created controversy nationwide. It also triggered the s... More »

Texas was originally a part of Mexico, and about 10 years after winning its independence from Mexico, the United States allowed Texas to join the nation. It joined as a territory in 1844 and became a full state in 1845. More »

The last official flag of the Republic of Texas is the same state flag currently in use in 2015, and features one blue vertical stripe adjacent to a horizontal white stripe above a horizontal red stripe. A single five-po... More » History Modern History US History