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- Austin City Limits
- Beautiful Texas Sunshine
- Beneath the Texas Moon
- Big D
- Big Texas Moon
- Bluebonnet Beauty
- Can't Get Enough of Texas
- Clear Texas Morning
- God Blessed Texas
- Heading for Texas
- Hello, Texas
- I'm Going Back to Texas
- I'm Going to Texas
- Lone Star Splendor (BlueBonnets)
- Long Long Texas Road
- Memories of East Texas
- Miles and Miles of Texas
- My First Taste of Texas
- Old Chisholm Trail
- Our Texas Wild Flower
- Red Rive Valley
- Somewhere in Texas
- Stars Over Texas
- Sunrise in Texas
- Texas Bluebonnets
- Texas Bound
- Texas Kinda Attitude
- Texas Moon
- Texas Morning
- Texas on a Saturday Night
- Texas Proud
- Texas Saturday Night
- Texas Treasure (BlueBonnets)
- That's What I Like About Texas
- Twilight Over Texas
- Welcome to Texas
- West Texas Plains
- What I Like About Texas
- When it's Moonlight on the Rio Grande
- Amarillo, Texas, a thousand miles east of Santa Barbara, California, is at least a thousand times more 'western.' (John Gunther)
- I think Texans have more fun than the rest of the world. (Tommy Tune)
- I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world, the best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. (Davey Crockett)
- Never ask a man where he's from.
If he's from Texas he'll tell you without you asking.
If he's not from Texas it will just embarrass him!
- Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. (John Steinbeck)
- Texas is still a last frontier. It is the part of the United States where the traditional virtues are still operating. In short, a piece of living history. (John C. B. Richmond)
- Texas is the crossroads of the world. Everything here is big. (Bobby Lee)
- The Texas Longhorn was bred not by man but shaped by nature and man benefited. (J. Frank Dobie)
- We have no city except perhaps New Orleans that can vie, in point of the picturesque interest that attaches to odd and antiquated foreignness, with San Antonio. (Frederick Law Olmsted)
- Nicknames: The Lone Star State; The Banner State; The Beef State; The Blizzard state
- Motto: Friendship
- Slogan: It's Like a Whole Other Country
- Anti-Litter Slogan: Don't Mess With Texas
- Song: Texas, Our Texas (words by Gladys Y. Wright and William J. Marsh, music by William J. Marsh)
- Flower Song: Bluebonnets
- Dance: Texas Two-Step
- Folk Dance: Square Dance
- Musical Instrument: Guitar
- Small Mammal: Armadillo
- Large Mammal: Texas Longhorn
- Flying Mammal: Mexican Free-tailed Bat
- Bird: Mockingbird
- Fish: Guadalupe Bass
- Reptile: Texas Horned Lizard
- Insect: Monarch Butterfly
- Tree: Pecan
- Flower: Bluebonnet
- Plant: Prickly Pear Cactus
- Grass: Sideoats grama
- Shrub: Crape Myrtle
- Shell: Lightning Whelk
- Fossil: Pleurocoelus
- Dinosaur: Brachiosaur sauropod
- Gemstone: Texas Blue Topaz
- Gemstone Cut: Lonestar Cut
- Rock: Petrified Palmwood
- Dish: Chili
- Snack: Tortilla Chips and Salsa
- Pepper: Jalapeno
- Native Pepper: Chiltepin
- Nut: Pecan
- Fruit: Texas Red Grapefruit
- Vegetable: Sweet Onion
- Pastries: Sopapilla and Strudel
- Bread: Pan de campo
- Fabric: Cotton
- Sport: Rodeo
- Poet Laureate: Walt McDonald
- Pro Sports Teams: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers (baseball); Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, (basketball); Houston Comets (women's basketball) Dallas Cowboys (football); Dallas Stars (hockey)
Facts About Texas
- Capital: Austin
- Residents: Texans
- State Name Origin: from a Caddo or Hasinai Indian word meaning "friends"
- Admitted to Statehood: 29 Dec 1845
- Order of Admission: 28th state
- Coastline/Shoreline: 367/3,359 miles
- Length: 790 miles
- Width: 660 miles
- Area: 268,581 square miles
- Size Rank: 2
- Number of Counties: 254
- Lakes: Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state.
- Streams and Rivers: 191,228 miles
- Geographic Center: 15 miles NE of Brady in McCulloch Co.
- Mean Elevation: 1,700 feet
- Highest Point: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet
- Lowest Point: Gulf coast, sea level
- Agricultural Products: cattle, sheep, wool, cotton, milk, eggs, grains
- Commercial Products: oil, natural gas, transportation equipment, chemicals, clothing, industrial machinery, electrical and electronic equipment
- Average Winter High Temperature: 22 degrees
- Record Low Temperature: -23 degrees (8 Feb 1933 Seminole)
- Average Summer High Temperature: 98 degrees
- Record High Temperature: 120 degrees (12 Aug 1936 Seymour)
- Official Language: English
- More information about Texas
- Page Idea: "Our Texas Wild Flower"--draw outline of state, add cowboy boots, hat and blue bonnet flower sticker.
- Cut photos in the shape of the state or cut state shapes out of paper to mat photos on
Blessed is the child who is Texas Born,
Where the wind blows free
And the sun shines warm;
Where children grow up to be honest and true,
To believe in themselves and in what they can do.
Dew sprinkled mornings, star-studded nights,
Fields strewn with wild flowers, big-city lights,
Sand-dollar beaches, and Hill Country streams,
Wild western vistas as wide as your dreams.
It's all a part of the state you call home,
and a part of your heart, wherever you roam.
Tall tales 'round the campfire,
or on grandma's knee,
Rich with legends and heroes, a proud history.
So dear Texas child, just revel in glory--
Someday you'll write your own Texas story!
Ode to Texas
The devil wanted a place on earth
Sort of a summer home
A place to spend his vacation
Whenever he wanted to roam.
So he picked out Texas
A place both wretched and rough
Where the climate was to his liking
And the cowboys hardened and tough.
He dried up the streams in the canyons
And ordered no rain to fall
He dried up the lakes in the valleys
Then baked and scorched it all.
Then over his barren country
He transplanted shrubs from hell.
The cactus, thistle and prickly pear
The climate suited them well.
Now the home was much to his liking
But animal life, he had none.
So he created crawling creatures
That all mankind would shun.
First he made the rattlesnake
With it's forked poisonous tongue.
Taught it to strike and rattle
And how to swallow it's young.
Then he made scorpions and lizards
And the ugly old horned toad.
He placed spiders of every description
Under rocks by the side of the road.
Then he ordered the sun to shine hotter,
Hotter and hotter still.
Until even the cactus wilted
And the old horned lizard took ill.
Then he gazed on his earthly kingdom
As any creator would
He chuckled a little up his sleeve
And admitted that it was good.
'Twas summer now and Satan lay
By a prickly pear to rest.
The sweat rolled off his swarthy brow
So he took off his coat and vest.
"By Golly," he finally panted,
"I did my job too well,
I'm going back to where I came from,
Texas is hotter than Hell."
Items of Interest
- Six flags have flown over Texas and there have been eight changes of government: Spanish 1519-1685, French 1685-1690, Spanish 1690-1821, Mexican 1821-1836, Republic of Texas 1836-1845, United States 1845-1861, Confederate States 1861-1865, United States 1865-present.
- The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
- In 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette produced the United States 24 hour rainfall record of 43 inches.
- Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.
- Texas boasts the nation's largest herd of whitetail deer.
- Sam Houston, arguably the most famous Texan, was actually born in VA and served as governor of TN before coming to TX.
- Texas is home to Dell and Compaq computers and central TX has been called the Silicon Valley of the south.
- Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885.
- The first suspension bridge in the US was the Waco Bridge built in 1870. It is still in use today as a pedestrian crossing of the Brazos River.
- Texas has the first domed stadium in the country. The structure was built in Houston and opened in April 1965.
- The worst natural disaster in US history was caused by a hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. There were more than 8000 deaths.
- The first word spoken from the moon on July 20, 1969 was Houston.
- More species of bats live in Texas than in any other part of the US.
- Laredo is the world's largest inland port.
- Port Lavaca has the world's longest fishing pier.
- The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest rose garden. It has 38,000 rose bushes.
- Amarillo has the world's largest helium well.
- The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883.
- The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built entirely over the water.
- Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other comparable area in North America.
- The Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America's only remaining flock of whooping cranes.
- Jalapeno pepper jelly originated in Lake Jackson and was first marketed in 1978.
Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.
- Red Adair - fireman for oil well fires (Houston)
- Alvin Ailey - choreographer (Rogers)
- Mary Kay Ash (1915-2001) - founder of Mary Kay cosmetics (Hot Wells)
- Steven Fuller Austin (1793-1836) - founding father of Texas, Austin was named for him (born in Austinville, VA)
- Gene Autry - cowboy actor, singer (Tioga)
- Kathy Baker - actress (Midland)
- Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) - outlaw (Telico)
- Carol Burnett (1933- ) - comedienne, (San Antonio)
- George Herbert Walker Bush (1946- ) - 43rd U.S. president (grew up in Midland and Houston)
- George W. Bush - U.S. president
- Cyd Charisse - dancer, actress (Amarillo)
- Henry Cisneros - politician (San Antonio)
- Denton A. Cooley - heart surgeon (Houston)
- Joan Crawford - actress (San Antonio)
- James F. Dobie - educator
- Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) - 34th U.S. president, general (Denison)
- Miriam "Ma" Ferguson - TX governor
- A. J. Foyt - race car driver (Houston)
- John Nance Garner - U.S. vice president
- Larry Hagman - actor (Fort Worth)
- John William Heisman - first full-time coach and athletic director at Rice University
- Ben Hogan - golfer (Dublin)
- Buddy Holly (1936-1959) - musician (Lubbock)
- Howard Hughes - industrialist, film producer (Houston)
- Jack Johnson - boxer (Galveston)
- Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) - 36th U.S. president (Stonewall)
- George Jones - country music singer (Saratoga)
- Tommy Lee Jones - actor (San Saba)
- Janis Joplin - blues singer (Port Arthur)
- Scott Joplin - composer
- Trini Lopez - singer(Dallas)
- Mary Martin - actress, singer (Weatherford)
- Spanky McFarland - actor (Fort Worth)
- Roger Miller - singer, songwriter (Fort Worth)
- Audie Murphy - actor, WWII hero (Kingston)
- Willie Nelson (1933- ) - county singer, songwriter (Abbott)
- Sandra Day O'Connor (1930- ) - supreme court justice (El Paso)
- Roy Orbison (1936-1988) - singer (Vernon)
- Buck Owens - country music singer (Sherman)
- Bonnie Parker - outlaw (Rowena)
- Selena Perez (1971-1995) - singer (Texarkana)
- H. Ross Perot - computer billionaire, philanthropist, presidential candidate (Texarkana)
- Katherine Anne Porter - author (Indian Creek)
- Wiley Post - aviator (Grand Saline)
- Dan Rather (1931- ) - television newscaster (Wharton)
- Robert Rauschenberg - painter (Port Arthur)
- Tex Ritter - singer (Murval)
- Nolan Ryan (1947- ) - baseball pitcher, pitched seven no-hitters (Refugio)
- Tabitha Soren - television journalist (San Antonio)
- Rip Torn - actor, director (Temple)
- Ernest Tubb - country music (Crisp)
- Tommy Tune - dancer, choreographer (Wichita Falls)
- Kathy Whitworth - golfer (Monahans)
- Dooley Wilson - actor, musician (Tyler)
- Babe Didrikson Zaharias - athlete, golfer (Port Arthur)
The Texas State Flag
The Texas state flag was originally designed for the Republic of Texas and later became the state flag. It has the same colors and symbolism as the United States flag. The blue is for loyalty, the white for strength and purity, and the red for bravery. In the center of the blue section of the flag is a white, regular five-pointed star, oriented so that one point faces upward.
You know you're in Texas in the summertime when:
- The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
- The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
- The cows are giving evaporated milk.
- Farmers feed their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
- Hot water now comes out of both taps.
- The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is add butter, salt, and pepper.
- The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little chilly.
- The trees are whistling for the dogs.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
- You can make sun tea instantly.
- You discover that in July it only takes two fingers to steer your car.
- You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
- You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
- Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
"True" Facts about Texas
- Armadillos love to dig holes under tomato plants.
- Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
- "Backards" and "Forards" means I know everything about you.
- "Coldbeer" is one word.
- Country people don't have to buy a dog. City people drop them off at your gate in the middle of the night.
- Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
- "Fixinto" is one word.
- Graduating first in your class means you left in the 8th grade.
- Green grass DOES burn.
- If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
- It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
- Nothing will kill a mesquite tree.
- "Onced" and "Twiced" are words.
- People actually grow and eat okra.
- Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.
- Roadrunners don't say "Beep Beep."
- Texans really don't have an accent.
- The sound of coyotes howling at night only sounds good for the first couple of weeks.
- A tank is a dirt hole in the ground that holds drinkin' water for your cows.
- There are 10,000 types of spiders, and 10,001 live in Texas.
- There are 5,000 types of snakes, and 4,998 live in Texas.
- There are valid reasons for some people to put concertina wire around their house.
- A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.
- When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it's time to go to the doctor.
- When the world ends, only cockroaches and mesquite trees will survive.
- The wind blows at 90 MPH from October 2 until July 15, then it stops totally.
- You cannot find a country road without a curve from corner to corner.
- You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is.
- You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
- Texans will laugh harder at this than anyone because they KNOW the facts are true!
- Spring - Feb 16 to Apr 15
- Summer - Apr 16 to Jul 15 (90 to 98 degrees)
- Super Summer - Jul 16 to Sept 10 (100 to 115 degrees)
- Summer - Sept 11 to Oct 1 (90 to 98 degrees)
- Fall - Oct 2 to Dec 1
- Winter - Dec 2 to Feb 15
Survivor, Texas Style
The contestants will start in Dallas, travel through Waco, Austin, San Antonio, over to Houston, and down to Brownsville. They will proceed up to Del Rio, on to El Paso, then to Midland/Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo.
From there, they proceed to Abilene, and on to Fort Worth and back to Dallas.
Each will be driving a pink Volvo with a bumper sticker that reads, "I'm gay, I voted for Al Gore, and I'm here to confiscate your guns."
The first one be make it back to Dallas wins!
Songs about Texas
- 100 percent Texan - Kevin Fowler (2000)
- After Texas - Darrell McCall (1995)
- All My Ex's Live in Texas - George Strait (1987)
- Another Texas Song - Eddy Raven (1980)
- Back on the Texas Plains - Riley Puckett (1939)
- Beautiful Moon Over Texas - Riders of the Purple Sage (1958)
- Beautiful Texas - Willie Nelson (1967)
- Beautiful Texas Sunshine - Doug Sahm (1973)
- Beneath the Texas Moon - J. C. Crowley (1989)
- Big Texas Moon - Red Steagall (1997)
- Big Yellow Moon Over Texas - Bill Neely (2001)
- Biggest Thing in Texas, The - Tracy Byrd (2006)
- Blame it on Texas - Mark Chesnutt (1990)
- Blue Rose of Texas, The - Holly Dunn (1989)
- Blue Texas Moonlight - Elton Britt (1946)
- Blue Texas Waltz - Billy Joe Shaver (1981)
- Bluest Eyes in Texas, The - Restless Heart (1988)
- Boogie Back to Texas - Asleep at the Wheel (1995)
- Boy From Texas, a Girl From Tennessee, A - Nat King Cole (1947)
- Can't Get Enough of Texas - The Texas Playboys (1947)
- Can't Get the Hell Outta Texas - Gary P. Nunn (1992)
- Can't Shake the Sand of Texas from My Shoes - Gene Austin (1948)
- Clear Texas Morning - Bernice Lewis (1996)
- Coming Back to Texas - Willie Nelson (1967)
- Dance Time in Texas - George Strait (1990)
- Deep in the Arms of Texas - Con Hunley (2005)
- Deep in the Heart of Texas - Leon Rausch (1998)
- Don't Sing Me No Songs about Texas - Leona Williams (2004)
- Down in Texas - Jerry Jeff Walker (1996)
- Dream On, Texas Ladies - John Michael Montgomery (1992)
- Drifting Texas Sand - Webb Pierce (1960)
- East Texas Blues - Dave Alvin (1994)
- Eyes of Texas, The - Masters of Reality (1988)
- Fast Trains to Texas - Brian Burns (1999)
- Flower of Texas - Pee Wee King (1999)
- From Tennessee to Texas - Johnny Bush (1974)
- God Blessed Texas - Little Texas (1993)
- Going Back to My Texas Home - Rex Allen (1992)
- Going Back to Texas - Bobby Bare (1980)
- Going Home to Texas - Ed Burleson (2001)
- Gone to Texas - Terry Allen (1996)
- Gonna Build a Big Fence Around Texas - Gene Autry (1945)
- Good Texan - The Vaughan Brothers (1990)
- Green Grass of Texas - The Texans (1961)
- Half My Heart's in Texas - Herman Lammers Meyer (1990)
- He Rode All the Way to Texas - Trio (1999)
- He's a Cowboy From Texas - Ronnie McDowell (1979)
- He's Back in Texas Again - Gene Watson (1993)
- Heading for Texas - Riders in the Sky (1998)
- Heart Shaped Like Texas, A - Sammy Sadler (2007)
- Heartache as Big as Texas - Ricky Van Shelton (1993)
- Heartache the Size of Texas - Vega Brothers (1986)
- Hello, Texas - Brian Collins (1979)
- Hill Country Rain - Jerry Jeff Walker (1992)
- Home Sweet Home in Texas - Girls of the Golden West (1933)
- Home to Texas - The Cornell Hurd Band (1999)
- Honky-Tonkin' Around Texas - Aaron Watson (2004)
- Hot Texas Night - Mac Davis (1980)
- Hottest Ex in Texas - Becky Hobbs (2006)
- Hurt as Big as Texas - Randy Cornor (1978)
- Hustled Down in Texas - Johnny Winter (2002)
- I Been Down in Texas - Deuce Spriggen's Orchestra (1945)
- I Can't See Texas From Here - George Strait (1982)
- I Got Texas in My Soul - Tex Williams (1946)
- I Left My Heart in Texas - Moon Mullican (1947)
- I Miss Texas - Karen Abrahams (1997)
- I Musta Died and Gone to Texas - Amazing Rhythm Aces (1980)
- I Spent the Night in the Heart of Texas - Marlow Tackett (1983)
- I Wish You Were From Texas - Honky-Tonk Confidential (2007)
- I'd Like to Be in Texas for the Roundup in the Spring - Don Edwards (1997)
- I'm a Texan - Gary Stewart (1993)
- I'm Going to Texas - Aaron Watson (2000)
- I've Been Everywhere in Texas - Brian Burns (2003)
- I've Got the Blues for Texas - Jerry Irby (1951)
- If Texas Ain't Heaven - Kevin Smith (2000)
- If You're Gonna Play in Texas, You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band - Alabama (1984)
- In a Little Texas Town - Rusty Gill and the Westernaires (1941)
- In Texas for the Roundup in the Spring - Texas Jim Robertson (1941)
- It's a Texas Thing - Gary P. Nunn (2000)
- Just Like a Texan - Laurie York (2002)
- Just Try Texas - Mike Lord (2007)
- Keep Texas Beautiful - Jerry Jeff Walker (1993)
- Leavin' Texas - Jerry Jeff Walker (1977)
- Little Ground in Texas - Clay Cooper (1989)
- Lone Star State of Mind - Nanci Griffith (1987)
- Long Long Texas Road - Roy Drusky (1970)
- Long Road to Texas - Sam Neely (1972)
- Long Tall Texan - The Beach Boys and Doug Supernaw (1996)
- Love You Big as Texas - Tex Ritter (1969)
- Memories of East Texas - Michelle Shocked (1988)
- Merry Christmas From Texas Y'all - Tracy Byrd (1999)
- Merry Texas Christmas, You All - Elton Britt (1952)
- Miles and Miles of Texas - Asleep at the Wheel (1977)
- My Brown-Eyed Texas Rose - Stuart Hamblen (1942)
- My First Taste of Texas - Ed Bruce (1983)
- My Texas Sweetheart - Wilf Carter (1940)
- Next to the X in Texas - Roy Rogers (1950)
- No Place But Texas - Alex Harvey (1988)
- Northeast Texas Woman - Jerry Jeff Walker (2003)
- Nowhere Texas - Cross Canadian Ragweed (2001)
- Oklahoma-Texas Line - Rascal Flatts (2004)
- People in Texas Love to Dance - Johnny Carroll (1977)
- Pickup Truck, Texas - Gary P. Nunn (1989)
- Put Me on a Train Back to Texas - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson (1991)
- Raisin' Cane in Texas - Gene Watson (1980)
- Rolling Stone From Texas - Don Walser (1994)
- She Talked a Lot About Texas - Cal Smith (1975)
- She's a Lot Like Texas - The Derailers (2006)
- Ship Me Back to Texas - Chris Wall (1996)
- Slow Texas Dancing - Donna Hazard (1981)
- Somewhere Between Texas and Mexico - Pat Green (2004)
- Somewhere Down in Texas - George Strait (2005)
- Somewhere in Texas - Ray Price (1982)
- Somewhere There's a Rainbow Over Texas - Ruby Falls (1976)
- South Coast of Texas - Guy Clark (1981)
- South of Round Rock, Texas - Dale Watson (1995)
- South Texas Highway - Libbi Bosworth (2001)
- South Texas Night - Neal Coty (2001)
- South Texas Rain - Houston Marchman (2008)
- Starry-Eyed Texas Girl - Hank Thompson (2001)
- Stars Over Texas - Tracy Lawrence (1996)
- Sunrise in Texas - Leo Diamond (1957)
- Swing Me Back to Texas - Don McCalister (1996)
- Swing on Down to Texas - Janis Carper (2004)
- T For Texas - Waylon Jennings (1975)
- Tail-Lights to Texas - The Controllers (2000)
- Take Me Back to Texas - Ken Franz (2004)
- Talk a Little Texan to Me - Small Potatoes (1995)
- Talk to Me, Texas - Keith Whitley (1989)
- Tall Texas Woman - Earl Scruggs (1976)
- Tangled Up in Texas - Frazier River (1996)
- Texan and a Girl from Mexico, A - Anita Bryant (1961)
- Texans Never Cry - Gene Autry (1951)
- Texas - Charlie Daniels Band (1976)
- Texas - George Strait (2005)
- Texas 1947 - Johnny Cash (1975)
- Texas and Pacific - Louis Jordan (1947)
- Texas Angel - Jacky Ward (1977)
- Texas as Hell - Miranda Lambert (2004)
- Texas Barbeque - Bela Fleck (1987)
- Texas Blacktop Highway - Django Walker (2002)
- Texas Bluebonnets - Laurie Lewis (1989)
- Texas Blues - Foy Willing (1944)
- Texas Boogie - Dale Watson (1995)
- Texas Boogie Woogie - T Texas Tyler (1966)
- Texas Bound - Gary Morris (1991)
- Texas Bound and Flyin' - Jerry Reed (1980)
- Texas Bound Train - Cory Morrow (2001)
- Texas Cafe, A - Aaron Watson (2006)
- Texas Clover - Paul Ray and the Cobras (1975)
- Texas Cookin' - Guy Clark (1976)
- Texas Cowboy Night - Mel Tillis and Nancy Sinatra (1981)
- Texas Cowboys - Grid (1994)
- Texas Cyclone - Jon Wayne (1994)
- Texas Dancehall Girl - Johnny Bush (1973)
- Texas Diary - James T. Horn (1995)
- Texas Drought - Jewel (2000)
- Texas Eagle - Steve Earle (1999)
- Texas Fiddle Song - Merle Haggard (1999)
- Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan (1983)
- Texas Friend - Chip Taylor (1999)
- Texas Funeral - Jon Wayne (1994)
- Texas Gal - Michael Ballew (1997)
- Texas Gales - Roland White (1976)
- Texas Girl - Trader-Price (2002)
- Texas Heartache Number One - Mickey Gilley (1982)
- Texas Honky-Tonk - Justin Trevino (2004)
- Texas Hop - David Bartholomew (1954)
- Texas Ida Red - David Houston (1981)
- Texas in 1880 - Foster and Lloyd (1987)
- Texas in My Rear View Mirror - Mac Davis (1980)
- Texas in My Soul - Willie Nelson (1968)
- Texas is Bigger Than it Used to Be - Mark Chesnutt (1993)
- Texas Jail Cell - Jon Wayne (1994)
- Texas Kind of Mood - Shane Rogers (2003)
- Texas Kinda Attitude - Dan Hicks (1994)
- Texas Lady - Les Paul and Mary Ford (1955)
- Texas Law and Justice - Bill Neely (2001)
- Texas Law Sez - Tompall Glaser (1974)
- Texas Love Song - Elton John (1973)
- Texas Lullaby - David Allan Coe (1997)
- Texas, Me and You - Asleep at the Wheel (2005)
- Texas Moon - Johnny Duncan (1986)
- Texas Moonbeam Waltz - Mark Remington (2006)
- Texas Morning - Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (1971)
- Texas Never Fell in Love With Me - Tom T. Hall (1980)
- Texas on a Saturday Night - Willie Nelson (1985)
- Texas on My Mind - Pat Green and Cory Morrow (2001)
- Texas, Our Texas - The Fightin' Texas Aggie Band (2003)
- Texas Plains - Judy Coder (2000)
- Texas Plates - Kellie Coffey (2003)
- Texas Polka - Martha Tilton (1944)
- Texas Pride - Miranda Lambert (2001)
- Texas Proud - Kenny Starr (1975)
- Texas Ranger Man - Doug Sahm (1975)
- Texas Rangers - Dave Alvin (2000)
- Texas River Song - Lyle Lovett (1998)
- Texas Rumba - Harvie S (2004)
- Texas Saturday Night - Gene Watson (1985)
- Texas-Size Heartache - Joe Diffie (1998)
- Texas State of Mind, A - David Frizzell and Shelly West (1981)
- Texas Swing - Clay Walker (2001)
- Texas Tattoo - The Gibson/Miller Band (1993)
- Texas Tea - Leroy Van Dyke (1977)
- Texas Tears - Terry Allen (1980)
- Texas Time - Chris Wall (1996)
- Texas to A 'T' - Herb Jeffries (1995)
- Texas to You - Johnny Cooper (2006)
- Texas Tornado - Tracy Lawrence (1995)
- Texas Trilogy - Lyle Lovett (1998)
- Texas Twist - Roy Clark (1961)
- Texas Twister - Little Feat (1990)
- Texas Two-Lane - Sugarloaf (1975)
- Texas Two-Step - The Texas Playboys (1945)
- Texas Woman - Pat Boone (1976)
- Texas Women - Hank Williams, Jr. (1981)
- Texas women Don't Stay Lonely Long - Brooks and Dunn (2008)
- That's Right, You're Not From Texas - Lyle Lovett (1996)
- That's What I Like About Texas - Dale Watson (1996)
- There's a Girl in Texas - Trace Adkins (1996)
- There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas - Justin Tubb (1985)
- There's an 'X' in the Middle of Texas - Dennis Day (1950)
- They've Never Been to Texas - Jamie Richards (2005)
- Those Texas Nights - Glen Bailey (1985)
- Too Much Texas - Rhett Akins (1996)
- Tornado Time in Texas - Guy Clark (2006)
- Touch of Texas, A - Freddy Martin (1942)
- Twilight Over Texas - Cass and Billy (2006)
- Two-Bit Texas Town - Angela Strehli (1993)
- Two More Tears in Texas - Cooder Graw (2000)
- Under A Texas Moon - Dale Evans (1947)
- Under the X in Texas - Johnny Gimble (1995)
- Waltz Across Texas - Ernest Tubb (1965)
- Way Back Texas - Pat Green (2006)
- Way Down in Texas Where the Bluebonnets Grow - Jim Robertson (1940)
- Way Down Texas Way - Asleep at the Wheel (1987)
- Way Out West in Texas - Don Edwards (1994)
- We Can't All Be From Texas - Willie Mack (2004)
- We'll Always Have Texas - Steve Hill (2007)
- Welcome to Texas - Brian Burns (1999)
- West Texas - George Highfill (1987)
- West Texas Highway - Lyle Lovett (1998)
- West Texas Honky-Tonk Nights - Shane Rogers (2003)
- West Texas Plains - Rosie Flores (1992)
- West Texas Sun - Nanci Griffith (1978)
- West Texas Trucking Board - Ducks Deluxe (2002)
- West Texas Waltz - Joni Harms (2001)
- West Texas Wind - The Dixie Chicks (1990)
- What I Like About Texas - Jerry Jeff Walker (1993)
- When I Die, Just Let Me Go to Texas - Ed Bruce (1977)
- When in Texas - Sonny Burgess (2000)
- When it's Round-Up Time in Texas - Gene Autry (1954)
- Wild Texas Rose - Billy Walker (1988)
- Wingin' it Home to Texas - Jerry Jeff Walker (1974)
- Yellow Rose of Texas - Johnny Lee and Lane Brody (1984)
- You Can't Get the Hell Out of Texas - Maines Brothers Band (1987)
- You Can't Take Texas Out of Me - Spade Cooley (1947)
- You'll Never Take Texas Out of Me - Waylon Jennings (1998)
- You're From Texas - The Texas Playboys (1944)
Songs about Miscellaneous Texas Cities
- Arlington - Trace Adkins (2005)
- Beeville My Morning - Michael Hall (1993)
- Brownsville Girl - Bob Dylan (1986)
- Cactus, Texas - Waylon Jennings (1996)
- Corsicana Daily Sun - Billy Joe Shaver (2002)
- Denton, Texas - Brave Combo (2000)
- Dime Box, Texas - Max Stalling (2000)
- I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas - Sidney Bechet (1957)
- Making the Run to Gladewater - Michelle Shocked (1988)
- Grand Prairie Texas Homesick Blues - Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer (1998)
- Train Ride Down Jasper Way - 6 O'Clock News (1969)
- Killeen - Rob Ickes (2002)
- Levelland - James McMurtry (1995)
- Paris, Texas - Ry Cooder (1984)
- Pflugerville - Austin Lounge Lizards (1984)
- Plano, Texas Girl - Houston Marchman (2000)
- South of Round Rock, Texas - Dale Watson (1995)
- San Angelo Swing - Joe Carr (1995)
- Meet Me in Seguin - Carol Meyers (1977)
- Sweetwater, Texas - The Charlie Daniels Band (1975)
- Texarkana Baby - Eddy Arnold (1948)
- Uvalde - Luke Olson (2003)
- Westphalia Waltz - Bud Isaacs (1956)
- Wichita Falls - Houston Marchman (2000)
Songs about the Alamo
- Across the Alley From the Alamo - The Mills Brothers (1947)
- Coward of the Alamo - Don Bowman (1961)
- Legend of the Alamo - Bert Berns (1960)
- Remember the Alamo - George Strait (1998)
- Rose of the Alamo - Rosalie Allen (1949)
Songs about Abilene
- Abilene - George Hamilton IV (1963)
- Abilene Rose - Marty Robbins (1962)
- Sunset in Abilene - Caryl Mack Parker (1998)
Songs about Alice
- 46 Miles From Alice - Catherine Britt (2002)
- Town Like Alice, A - Slim Dusty (1963)
Songs about Amarillo
- Amarillo - Emmylou Harris (1976)
- Amarillo By Morning - George Strait (1983)
- Amarillo By Morning - Asleep at the Wheel (2003)
- Amarillo Highway - Robert Earl Keen (1993)
- Amarillo Sky - Jason Aldean (2005)
- Is This the Way to Amarillo - Tony Christie (1971)
- Midnight in Amarillo - Pete Drake (1964)
- Midnight in Old Amarillo - Billy Bowman (1957)
Songs about Austin
- Alleys of Austin - Michael Martin Murphey (1974)
- Amy's Back in Austin - Little Texas (1995)
- Austin - Blake Shelton (2001)
- Lost in Austin - Freddy Weller (1980)
Songs about Bandera
- Bandera, Texas - Solid Gold Band (1982)
- Bandera Waltz - Jerry Byrd (1950)
Songs about Beaumont
- Beaumont Waltz - Harry Choates (1998)
- Pretty Little Lady from Beaumont, Texas - George Jones (1989)
Songs about Corpus Christi
- Corpus Christi Bay - Johnny Rodriguez (1996)
- Corpus Christi Waltz - Harry Choates (1958)
- Corpus Christi Wind - Dale McBride (1971)
- Why Don't You Meet Me Down in Corpus? - Gary P. Nunn (1993)
Songs about Dallas
- Alice in Dallas (Sweet Texas)- Wyvon Alexander (1982)
- Big Silver Moon Over Dallas - The Boys From Indiana (1992)
- Cowboy Hat in Dallas - The Charlie Daniels Band (1989)
- Dallas - Alan Jackson (1992)
- Dallas Alice - Joe Stampley (1975)
- Devil Lives in Dallas, The - Rusty Wier (2003)
- Flying Over Dallas - Jack Ingram (2007)
- Fort Worth, Dallas or Houston - George Hamilton IV (1964)
- Goin' to Dallas to See My Pony Run - Lightnin' Hopkins (1961)
- I Drove Her to Dallas - Ty England (2001)
- I Walked From Dallas - Howlin' Wolf (1965)
- I'll Be Seein' You in Dallas, Alice - The Shelton Brothers (1940)
- I'm in Love and He's in Dallas - Rebecca Holden (1993)
- If You're Ever Down in Dallas - Johnny Lee (2003)
- Leavin' Dallas - Houston Marchman (1999)
- Makin' up for Lost Time (Dallas Lovers Song) - Gayle and Morris (1987)
- She's Leavin' for Dallas - Bill Wence (2007)
- Someone Out in Dallas Has Your Number - Swing Shift Band (1988)
- Swing Through Dallas, A - Clint Daniels (1999)
- This Ain't Dallas - Hank Williams, Jr. (1985)
Songs about El Paso
- El Paso - Marty Robbins (1959)
- El Paso City - Marty Robbins (1976)
- Rose of El Paso - Mel Tillis (1985)
Songs about Fort Worth
- Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind? - Leon Rausch (1998)
- Fort Worth Blues - Steve Earle (1997)
- Fort Worth, Dallas or Houston - George Hamilton IV (1964)
- Fort Worth Jail - Lonnie Donegan (1959)
- Fort Worth, Texas - Houston Marchman (2001)
- She Came from Fort Worth - Kathy Mattea (1990)
Songs about Galveston
- Gallivantin' Galveston Gal - Gene Autry (1948)
- Galveston - Glen Campbell (1969)
- Galveston Bay - Bruce Springsteen
- Galveston Rose - Hank Snow (1942)
- My Galveston Gal - Ray Skjelbred (2008)
Songs about Houston
- Driving Around Houston - Tom House (2000)
- Fort Worth, Dallas or Houston - George Hamilton IV (1964)
- Heaven, Hell or Houston - Hugh X. Lewis (1973)
- Houston - Dean Martin (1965)
- Houston Blue - David Rogers (1981)
- Houston Means I'm One Day Closer to You - Gatlin Brothers (1983)
- I Can Almost See Houston From Here - Bobby Bare (1980)
- If You Ever Get to Houston - Mickey Newbury (1975)
- Imagine Houston - Joe Ely (1984)
- Livin' on the Edge of Houston - Reverend Horton Heat (1993)
- Man from Houston - Mark Lindsay (1970)
Songs about Laredo
- Laredo, Don't Let Her Go - Chris Cagle (2000)
- Letter to Laredo - Joe Ely (1984)
- Stars Over Laredo - Dave McEnery (1949)
Songs about Lubbock
- Lubbock Lights - Sour Mash (2006)
- Lubbock or Leave it - The Dixie Chicks (2006)
- Lubbock, Texas - Terry Edwards (1991)
Songs about Luckenbach
- Luckenbach Moon - Jerry Jeff Walker (1977)
- Luckenbach, Texas - Waylon Jennings (1977)
Songs about Nacogdoches
- Nacogdoches County Line - Mitchell Torok (1952)
- Nacogdoches Waltz - Paul Buskirk (1993)
Songs about Pecos
- Layover in Pecos - Billy Walker (1973)
- Pecos Polka - Porky Freeman Trio (1949)
Songs about Port Arthur
- Port Arthur Waltz - Harry Choates (1959)
- Raining in Port Arthur - The Gourds (1998)
Songs about San Antonio
- Home in San Antone - The Moonlighters (1977)
- I'll Be Your San Antonio Rose - Emmylou Harris (1977)
- Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone? - Charley Pride (1970)
- New San Antonio Rose - The Texas Playboys (1940)
- No Rose of San Antone - Roy Hall (1951)
- Rose of San Antone - Bashful Brother Oswald (1998)
- San Antonio Girl - Steve Earle (1987)
- San Antonio Rose - Johnny Gimble and Ray Price (1983)
- San Antonio Rose - The Texas Playboys (1938)
- San Antonio Stroll - Tanya Tucker (1975)
- San Antonio, Texas - Frank Black and the Catholics (2002)
- Somewhere South of San Antone - Billy Cate (2005)
- Still in San Antone - Houston Marchman (1999)
- Sunny San Antone - Patsy Montana (1941)
- There's Still a Lot of Love Left in San Antone - Darrell McCall (1974)
- Waltzing in Old San Antone - The Blue Grass Boys (1954)
- You and Me and San Antone - Wild Horses (2007)
Songs about Waco
- Cross the Brazos at Waco - Billy Walker (1964)
- Waco - Lorne Greene (1966)
- Waco Express - Waco Brothers (2008)
- Waco Moon - Todd Snider (2003)
Songs about Waxahachie
- Waxahachie Drag Race - Ronnie Dawson (1999)
- Waxahachie Sunset - Brent Rowan (2001)
Sources for some of the Texas songs:
Texas Songs and Texas Titles from the Austin Chronicle