The State of Texas is a southern state of the United States of America, the second-largest after Alaska. After separating from Mexico in 1836 (and previously ruled by Spain and France), the Republic of Texas existed on its own for 10 years before joining the United States in 1846. Texas was admitted into the Confederate States of America in March 1861.

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Two days later, Oswald was murdered by gangster-wannabe Jack Ruby.

On April 19, 1993, the FBI and ATF massacred over 80 Branch Davidians by setting their compound on fire two months after a deadly shootout.

Abbie Carmichael attended the University of Texas.

George W. Bush was Governor of Texas before being elected President of the United States in 2000.

People from Texas