* Austin is considered the live music capital of the world.
* The capitol building in Austin, made of pink Texas granite, opened May 16, 1888. The dome of the building stands seven feet higher than that of the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.
* More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.
* The Heisman trophy is named for John William Heisman the first full-time coach and athletic director at Rice University in Houston.
* The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest rose garden. It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden.
* Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
* More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.
Today's Trivia Question :
Can you name the Official State Shell of Texas?
Answer : The Lightning Whelk.
posted by Theo. 5/4/2011