Texas was annexed into the United States on this date (Dec. 29) back in 1845. So, that would mean that today would be the birthday of Texas as a state. That would mean that Texas is 172 years old. Of course Texas did exist before it was a state. Then it was a country of its own.
Have you ever wondered how Texas got its name? No?? Well I am going to tell you anyway. It got its name from Indians, well in a way. The Caddo and Hasinais Indians used the word "tejas", which meant friends or allies. Before Texas won its independence from Mexico, it was a province of Mexico named Coahuila y Tejas. I don't know how the word Tejas got changed to Texas. I guess it was easier to write an X than a J. Now, I will let it up to you to find out why it is also called the "Lone Star State" Have a great day even though some of you are not lucky enough to live in Texas, you hear?