[431] Other stated reasons included court-ordered redistricting and the demographic shift in relation to the Sun Belt that favored the Republican Party and conservatism. Multiracial individuals are also a visible minority in Texas. 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. Texas (/ˈtɛksəs/, also locally /ˈtɛksɪz/;[9] Spanish: Texas or Tejas, pronounced [ˈtexas] (listen)) is a state in the South Central Region of the United States. Archaeologists have found that three major indigenous cultures lived in this territory, and reached their developmental peak before the first European contact. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado describes his 1541 encounter: Two kinds of people travel around these plains with the cows; one is called Querechos and the others Teyas; they are very well built, and painted, and are enemies of each other. The State Securities Board is responsible for administering and enforcing the Texas Securities Act. [453][454][455][456], According to a survey of Division I-A coaches the rivalry between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas at Austin, the Red River Shootout, ranks the third-best in the nation. Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U.S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively. They kill all of these they wish and tan the hides, with which they clothe themselves and make their tents, and they eat the flesh, sometimes even raw, and they also even drink the blood when thirsty. [222] In 2011, 69.8% of the population of Texas younger than age 1 were minorities (meaning they had at least one parent who was not non-Hispanic white). [245] In some areas of the state—particularly in the large cities—Western American English and General American English, is increasingly common. [16] With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including tourism, agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers and electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences. [281] Several petroleum companies are based in Texas such as: Occidental Petroleum,[282] ConocoPhillips,[283] ExxonMobil,[284] Halliburton,[285] Marathon Oil,[286] Tesoro,[287] Valero Energy,[288] and Western Refining. Until the 1970s, the commission controlled the price of petroleum because of its ability to regulate Texas's oil reserves. In addition, 37.6 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino (of any race) (31.6 percent Mexican, 0.9 percent Salvadoran, 0.5 percent Puerto Rican, 0.4 percent Honduran, 0.3 percent Guatemalan 0.3 percent Spaniard, 0.2 percent Colombian, 0.2 percent Cuban). Four of the state's schools claim at least one national championship in football: the Texas Longhorns, the Texas A&M Aggies, the TCU Horned Frogs, and the SMU Mustangs. [255] Texas is the fifth-largest Muslim-populated state in the country. [209] Texas is the second-most populous state in the United States after California. [196], In contrast to the cities, unincorporated rural settlements known as colonias often lack basic infrastructure and are marked by poverty. While Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States by population, the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area is larger than the city and metropolitan area of Houston. The largest Evangelical Baptists in the state were the Southern Baptist Convention (9%) and independent Baptists (3%). Approximately 50,742 Texans spoke French or a French-creole language. Because of the long Spanish presence in Mexico and various failed colonization efforts by the Spanish and Mexicans in northern Mexico, there were large herds of Longhorn cattle that roamed the state. [210], In 2015, Texas had 4.7 million foreign-born residents, about 17% of the population and 21.6% of the state workforce. [132][133][134][135] Texas became a major destination for migration during the early 21st century and was named the most popular state to move for three consecutive years. President Polk ordered General Zachary Taylor south to the Rio Grande on January 13, 1846. Self-Service Login Login here to view your personal information. While the Railroad Commission of Texas originally regulated state railroads, in 2005 the state reassigned these duties to TxDOT. Hoping more settlers would reduce the near-constant Comanche raids, Mexican Texas liberalized its immigration policies to permit immigrants from outside Mexico and Spain. The Houston and Dallas areas, and to a lesser extent, the Austin metropolitan area, all contain substantial Vietnamese communities. Print electronic statements; But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! The Spanish then essentially ignored it until the 1680s, when the French established an outpost near Matagorda Bay. [333] Lamar's actions set the foundation for a Texas-wide public school system. The most varied of the regions, this area includes Sand Hills, the Stockton Plateau, desert valleys, wooded mountain slopes and desert grasslands. Governor: Greg Abbott . [332], The second president of the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar, is the Father of Texas Education. [352], The state has sought to expand the number of flagship universities by elevating some of its seven institutions designated as "emerging research universities". [109] In 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport as a Category 4 Hurricane, causing significant damage there. [324], Houston is one of only five American cities with permanent professional resident companies in all the major performing arts disciplines: the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and The Alley Theatre. [462], Texas Motor Speedway hosts annual NASCAR Cup Series and IndyCar Series auto races since 1997. Review your information under the Personal Information tab after you log in and update your current information. 601 University Dr (Mailing Address) 515 N. Comanche (Physical Address) San Marcos, Texas 78666-4684 Phone: 512.245.4663 Connect with Us: DHRL Facebook DHRL Twitter DHRL Instagram Site Map [267] To attract business, Texas has incentive programs worth $19 billion per year (2012); more than any other US state. After refusing to swear an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, Houston was deposed as governor. [276] The state grows significant amounts of cereal crops and produce. The smallest airport in the state to be designated an international airport is Del Rio International Airport. [338], Generally prohibited in the West at large, school corporal punishment is not unusual in the more conservative, rural areas of the state, with 28,569 public school students paddled at least one time,[339] according to government data for the 2011–2012 school year. In Protestantism, Evangelicals form the largest theological branch (31%) followed by Mainline Protestants (13%) and historically African American Protestant churches (6%). The state has nine medical schools,[370] three dental schools,[371] and two optometry schools. Tornado Alley covers the northern section of Texas. Relatively few residents evacuated, in part because U.S. weather forecasters had downplayed warnings from their Cuban counterparts, and an estimated 8,000 people died. Nonetheless, the state’s hypothetical partition still gets kicked around occasionally. Two presidents were born in Texas (and neither was named Bush). The state's Bill of Rights is much larger than its federal counterpart, and has provisions unique to Texas. [353], The state is home to various private institutions of higher learning—ranging from liberal arts colleges to a nationally recognized top-tier research university. [23][21] It is the home to 65 species of mammals, 213 species of reptiles and amphibians, and the greatest diversity of bird life in the United States—590 native species in all. Plans for a privately funded high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston have been planned by the Texas Central Railway company. Thunderstorms strike Texas often, especially the eastern and northern portions of the state. [150][151], Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in autumn 2020, Abbott refused to enact further lockdowns. This caused a decline in the economies of the cow towns. By the time the region came to be explored, it belonged to the fairly well-known Comanche, another Uto-Aztecan people who had transitioned into a powerful horse culture, but it is believed that they came later and did not live there during the 16th century. [301][302][303], The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (NASA JSC) in Southeast Houston, sits as the crown jewel of Texas's aeronautics industry. At least 11 other states have, too", "U.S. Cities Prepare For Planned ICE Raids", "Race Summary Report, 2016 General Election", "Texas executes 500th person since resuming death penalty", "TEX PE. Texas was finally annexed when the expansionist James K. Polk won the election of 1844. 3. Their opponents, led by Sam Houston, advocated the annexation of Texas to the United States and peaceful co-existence with Native Americans. The agency came up with the phrase “Don’t mess with Texas,” which first aired on television during the 1986 Cotton Bowl and has since turned into an unofficial slogan for Texas pride. [410] The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail service, which connects Fort Worth and Dallas, is provided by Trinity Metro and DART. Examples of Fortune 500 companies not based on Texas traditional industries are AT&T, Kimberly-Clark, Blockbuster, J. C. Penney, Whole Foods Market, and Tenet Healthcare. Texans can cheer for a plethora of professional sports teams. “Don’t mess with Texas” started as an anti-litter message. For other uses, see, Map of the United States with Texas highlighted. [86], The Comanche Indians furnished the main Native American opposition to the Texas Republic, manifested in multiple raids on settlements. It ranks as the largest airline in the United States by number of passengers carried domestically per year and the largest airline in the world by number of passengers carried. Within the "Big Four" professional leagues, Texas has two NFL teams (the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans), two Major League Baseball teams (the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers), three NBA teams (the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks), and one National Hockey League team (the Dallas Stars). [6] The 2015 Texas Population Estimate Program determined the population was 27,469,114 on July 1, 2015. [93] Post-war Texas grew rapidly as migrants poured into the cotton lands of the state. The shoreline shifted again to the eastern margin of the state and the Gulf of Mexico's passive margin began to form. Yet despite being fully aware of this, Northern and Southern forces squared off the following month in the Battle of Palmito Ranch. During his term, the state set aside three leagues of land in each county for equipping public schools. Other Christians made up 1 percent of the total Christian population, and the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox formed less than 1 percent of the statewide Christian populace. This is the login page for the CANVAS learning management system at Texas State University. [237][238] In addition to the descendants of the state's former slave population, many African American college graduates have come to the state for work recently in the New Great Migration. It was one of New Spain's least populated provinces. Even so, Democrats are hopeful that Texas will one day turn blue. Cherokee made up 0.1 percent of the population, and numbered over 19,400. [239] Based on Census Bureau data released in February 2011, for the first time in recent history, Texas's white population is below 50 percent (45 percent) and Hispanics grew to 38 percent. The oldest rocks in Texas date from the Mesoproterozoic and are about 1,600 million years old.[162]. Written exams are available in the following remote locations: Corpus Christi, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Harlingen, Houston, and Lubbock. County government runs similar to a "weak" mayor-council system; the county judge has no veto authority, but votes along with the other commissioners. Texas State Self-Service Login IMPORTANT: Keep your address, phone, and email information up to date! [278] If Texas were its own country it would be the sixth largest oil producer in the world according to a 2014 study. Advisors for every major and academic college. New Fees - Effective May 15, 2020 The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has updated its … [389] In central Texas, the southern section of the State Highway 130 toll road has a speed limit of 85 miles per hour (137 km/h), the highest in the nation. This has cost the state billions of dollars in livestock and crops. In addition to 92,000 Filipinos and 62,000 Koreans, there are 18,000 Japanese Americans living in the state. As of 2010, six Texas cities had populations greater than 600,000 people. [262][263] In 2010, there were 346,000 millionaires in Texas, constituting the second-largest population of millionaires in the nation. The majority of Texas's population have been and remain predominantly Christian, influenced by Spanish Catholic and American Protestant colonialism and missionary work (77%). County and state elections are partisan. “It’s all part of that pride of Texas—being bigger, stronger, better, faster, richer.” Of course, bigger is not always better: Texas’ adult obesity rate stands at over 30 percent, and it emits more than twice as many greenhouse gases as any other state. [412] The A-train commuter rail line, operated by DCTA, acts as an extension of the DART Green line into Denton County. [99] Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston by General Gordon Granger, almost two and a half years after the original announcement. [377], San Antonio's South Texas Medical Center facilities rank sixth in clinical medicine research impact in the United States. [15] Before and after the U.S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the United States inherited this odd circumstance. The state experiences the most tornadoes in the United States, an average of 139 a year. [413] In the Austin area, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a commuter rail service known as Capital MetroRail to the northwestern suburbs. [243][244] Creole language is spoken in some parts of East Texas. For a list of upcoming committee hearings to be held at the Capitol and across the state, visit the Hearings and Events page.. Archived broadcasts of Senate session and public hearings held at the Texas State Capitol may be viewed from the Audio/Video Archives page. [131], From the mid 2000s–2019, Texas gained an influx of business relocations and regional headquarters from companies in California. [20], During Spanish colonial rule, in the 18th century, the area was known as Nuevas Filipinas ("New Philippines") and "Texas. [92], The Compromise of 1850 set Texas's boundaries at their present form. [334], Between 2006 and 2007, Texas spent $7,275 per pupil, ranking it below the national average of $9,389. Learn more about Teaching, Learning, and Working Remotely at TXST. [26] Native American tribes who lived inside the boundaries of present-day Texas include the Alabama, Apache, Atakapan, Bidai, Caddo, Aranama, Comanche, Choctaw, Coushatta, Hasinai, Jumano, Karankawa, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Tonkawa, and Wichita. The athletics portion of the Lone Star Showdown rivalry has been put on hold after the Texas A&M Aggies joined the Southeastern Conference. [460] The annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest rodeo in the world. [362], Notwithstanding the concentration of elite medical centers in the state, The Commonwealth Fund ranks the Texas healthcare system the third worst in the nation. [123] By 1990, Hispanics and Latin Americans overtook blacks to become the largest minority group in the state. Historically four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton, timber, and oil. Today, Republicans control every statewide office, both houses of the state legislature and two-thirds of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. A state convention in 1861 voted 166 to 8 in favor of secession — a measure that was then ratified by a popular vote, making Texas the seventh state … Please note this figure refers to only the number of students paddled, regardless of whether a student was spanked multiple times in a year, and does not refer to the number of instances of corporal punishment, which would be substantially higher. [419] The state's fiscal year begins September 1. After this period, they supported Republicans for local and state offices as well, and most whites became Republican Party members. What are called commissioners court and court judges are elected to serve as the administrative arm. The Interior Lowlands region consists of gently rolling to hilly forested land and is part of a larger pine-hardwood forest. [228] Their ancestry primarily goes back to the original thirteen colonies (the census of 1790 gives 48% of the population of English ancestry, together with 12% Scots and Scots-Irish, 4.5% other Irish, and 3% Welsh, for a total of 67.5% British and Irish; 13% were German, Swiss, Dutch, and French Huguenots; 19% were African American),[229] thus many of them today identify as "American" in ancestry, though they are of predominantly British stock. “It caught on,” Saka said. [279], The Railroad Commission of Texas, contrary to its name, regulates the state's oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining. [281] The state's refineries can process 4.6 million barrels (730,000 m3) of oil a day. Several filibusters raised armies to invade the area west of the Sabine River. When Europeans arrived in the Texas region, there were several races of Native peoples divided into many smaller tribes. [395]Southwest Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, has its operations at Dallas Love Field.[396]. Texas State Finance and Support Services Student Business Services Pay Tuition and Fees Pay Tuition and Fees. The anti-slavery, pro-Reconstruction Republicans remained anathema there for decades to come, losing every presidential election but one until 1952. [197] 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. [33], By the 1830s, the U.S. had drafted the Indian Removal Act, which was used to facilitate the Trail of Tears. The town of San Antonio was captured twice and Texans were defeated in battle in the Dawson massacre. [1][97], Not all Texans favored secession initially, although many of the same would later support the Southern cause. [401] The Port of Houston today is the busiest port in the United States in foreign tonnage, second in overall tonnage, and tenth worldwide in tonnage. As with some other states before, the lumber industry quickly expanded in Texas and was its largest industry before the beginning of the 20th century. The Texas State Board of Pharmacy allows pharmacists, preceptors, interns, technicians, and technician trainees to print a free copy of the initial and renewal license/registration certificates >>Learn More. Statehood brought many new settlers. When the Spanish briefly managed to conquer the Louisiana colony, they decided to switch tactics and attempt being exceedingly friendly to the Indians, which they continued even after the French took back the colony. Sixteen years later, it seceded along with 10 other states to form the Confederacy. The first battles of the war were fought in Texas: the Siege of Fort Texas, Battle of Palo Alto and Battle of Resaca de la Palma. 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Texas occupies the south-central segment of the country and is the largest state in area except for Alaska. After these decisive victories, the United States invaded Mexican territory, ending the fighting in Texas. The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University are the flagship universities of the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University System, respectively. Grafía recomendada para el nombre de este estado norteamericano. [194] Houston and Dallas have been recognized as world cities. [123], The 2003 Texas redistricting of Congressional districts led by Republican Tom DeLay, was called by The New York Times "an extreme case of partisan gerrymandering". The tents they make are like field tents, and they set them up over poles they have made for this purpose, which come together and are tied at the top, and when they go from one place to another they carry them on some dogs they have, of which they have many, and they load them with the tents and poles and other things, for the country is so level, as I said, that they can make use of these, because they carry the poles dragging along on the ground. Lastly, more than 111,000 people are of other Asian ancestry groups, such as Cambodian, Thai, and Hmong. [67] New laws also called for the enforcement of customs duties angering native Mexican citizens (Tejanos) and recent immigrants alike. “That galvanized the Spaniards, [who said], ‘There might not be anything there, but damned if we’re going to let the French have it,’” McCaslin said. The state became notorious as a haven for people from other parts of the country who wanted to escape debt, war tensions, or other problems. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) operates light rail lines in the Houston area. [421] Texas is notable for its use of capital punishment, having led the country in executions since capital punishment was reinstated in the Gregg v. Georgia case (see Capital punishment in Texas). 6. [81] The new government joined the other settlers in Texas in the Runaway Scrape, fleeing from the approaching Mexican army. [27][28] The name Texas derives from táyshaʔ, a word in the Caddoan language of the Hasinai, which means "friends" or "allies". [246] Roughly 30% of the total population spoke Spanish. [45] After Native American resistance, the Spanish missionaries returned to Mexico. The vast majority of the Hispanic/Latino population in the state is of Mexican descent, the next two largest groups are Salvadorans and Puerto Ricans. [340] The rate of school corporal punishment in Texas is surpassed only by Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. The Rangers were integral to several important events of Texas history and some of the best-known criminal cases in the history of the Old West. State Government State Agencies State Government Official Name: Texas. [433] The state had already redistricted following the 2000 census. [315][316], The internationally known slogan "Don't Mess with Texas" began as an anti-littering advertisement. Greg Abbott over order limiting ballot drop-off locations", "Coronavirus cases in Texas are soaring again. A fierce rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown, also exists between the state's two largest universities, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin. Both were established by the Texas Constitution and hold stakes in the Permanent University Fund. With cavalry and artillery, the Confederates killed or wounded some 30 opponents, captured more than 100 others and forced the remainder back to a base near the mouth of the Rio Grande. Important Notices For Examinees . Nuevo Reino de Filipinas ("New Kingdom of the Philippines"),[21] or as provincia de los Tejas ("province of the Tejas"),[22] later also provincia de Texas (or de Tejas), ("province of Texas"). [328], Austin, The Live Music Capital of the World, boasts "more live music venues per capita than such music hotbeds as Nashville, Memphis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or New York City". The largest Catholic jurisdictions in Texas are the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the dioceses of Dallas, Fort Worth, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. [281], With large universities systems coupled with initiatives like the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, a wide array of different high tech industries have developed in Texas. [363] Causes of the state's poor rankings include politics, a high poverty rate, and the highest rate of illegal immigration in the nation. 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