FC: Hailey's Texas From A-Z
1: Hailey's Texas From A-Z Coach Kee 7th period 9-19-11 By: Hailey Howe
2: Table of Contents | 3. Alamo 4. Bracken Cave 5. Colorado River 6. Del Mar College 7. Emory Peak 8. Fort McKavett State Historical Park 9. Guadalupe River 10. Houston, Texas 11. Goat Island 12. Johnson Space Center 13. Kilgore College 14. Lake Austin 15. Mount Bonnell 16. Nueces River 17. Oktoberfest 18. Palo Alto Battlefield 19. Quail, Texas 20. River Walk 21. Sweetwater, Texas 22. Texas State Capitol 23. Umlauf Sculpture Gardens 24. Victoria College 25. Western Texas College 26. Tex Mex Festival 27. Yorktown, Texas 28. Zapata, Texas 29. Texas Location Map 30. Citations Page 31. Citations Page
3: Alamo | Historical Importance | The Alamo is one of the most well known monuments in the state of Texas. It was built by the Spanish Empire in 1744. The Alamo was later surrendered to Texan forces in 1835. On February 23, 1836, the Battle of The Alamo started and it was a very important battle in the Texas Revolution.Today, the Alamo is located in San Antonio, Texas, where it is available for tourists to visit.
4: Bracken Cave | The cave is on the suburban fringe of San Antonio. Bracken Cave is the largest summer home of the world's largest bat colony. It has as many as 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats living in the cave from March thru October. It holds one of the largest concentration of mammals on earth. The cave and 697 acres of the surrounding Texas Hill Country is owned and protected by Bat Conservation International. | Landforms
5: Colorado River | The Colorado River runs through Austin, TX, and many other Texas towns. It is also the 18th longest river in the United States. The river empties out into the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay. This river is an important source of water for farming, cities, and electrical power production. The Colorado River also has made many landmarks like Deep Eddy Pool in Austin, Texas. | Water
6: Del Mar College | Del Mar College is located in Corpus Chrsti, Texas. There, you can obtain a degree in a shortened amount of time. It is a two-year college which offers degrees in sciences, health-fields, arts, humanities, business, computers and many more! Del Mar is a very large ( +10,000 Undergrad) and is also a public school. It has 31% full time students and does not offer an athletic program. | University
7: Emory Peak | Emory Peak is the highest Mountain in Big Bend National Park. It is part of the Chisos Mountain Range. The peak is named after William H. Emory, who was the chief surveyor of the U.S. Boundary Survey team of 1852. There are also mountain lions, bears, mule deers, and other animals living on Emory Peak. The mountain is 7,825 ft tall. | Landform
8: Fort McKavett State Historical Park | Historical Importance | Fort McKavett State Historical Park is 22 miles southwest of Menard in southwestern Menard County. It is the site of Fort McKavett, a military post built in 1852 as Camp San Saba. It was named in honor of Captain Henry McKavett, who was killed in the Mexican War. The fort was abandoned in 1883 after the threat of Indian attacks were gone, and the buildings either were destroyed, or were purchased by area residents. Fort McKavett State Historical Park covers about 82 acres.
9: Guadalupe River | Water | The Guadalupe River runs through Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The river is a popular destination for rafters and canoers. The Guadalupe is 230 miles long. It has several dams along its lenghth as well. The Guadalupe River is also listed as one of the 100 top trout streams in the United States.
10: Houston, Texas | City | Houston, Texas is near the coast, also by Galveston. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. Houston is also the 4th most populous city in the nation. The Census results for Houstin in 2010 was 2,099,451 people! Houston is home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The largest rodeo in the world, it attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year.
11: Goat Island | Landform | Goat Island is an island near the coast of Texas. It is north of the Bolivar Peninsula. It was severely damaged by hurricane Ike in 2008. The population of the county and the island is 1,446,219 people. It is about 863 square miles.
12: Johnson Space Center | Recreation | The Johnson Space Center is in Houston, Texas. That's where the astronauts train and where NASA curates the lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo missions. Space Center Houston is the museum associated with it. In the museum, There is a "Star Ship Gallery" and the Moon rock exhibition. The Johnson Space Center is part of NASA.
13: Kilgore College | Univeristy | Kilgore College is a community college in Kilgore, Texas. It has an annual enrollment of over 5000 students. The school was established in 1935. Kilgore is a community college, and its school colors are blue and gray. Kilgore College also has one of the lowest costs per credit hour of any college or university in Texas.
14: Lake Austin | Water | Lake Austin is a reservoir on the Colorado River in Austin, Texas. The maximum depth of Lake Austin is 75 feet. Lake Austin is one of the seven Highland Lakes created by the Lower Colorado River Authority, and is used for flood control, electrical power generation, and recreation.The fish in the lake include largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish. The lake type is a hydroelectric reservoir.
15: Mount Bonnell | Landform | Mount Bonnell is located on Lake Austin in Austin, Texas. It is more of a tourist spot than a hiking destination. Mount Bonnell is considered the highest point in Austin at 775 feet. The hike is not difficult - people of all athletic abilities "hike" it every day. Mount Bonnell is free to visit, and dogs are welcome.
16: Nueces River | Water | The Nueces River is south of San Antonio. It is approximately 315 miles long. The Nueces River is Spanish for "nut". The Nueces has largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, the native guadalupe bass, and many other species. There many pecan trees along its banks.
17: Oktoberfest | Recreation | Fredericksburg, Texas, celebrates its German heritage through Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest has become an annual tradition around the world. It is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages of continuous "oompah" music, art & crafts, Children's fun area, and many more activities! Oktoberfest generally takes place in the very beginning of the month October. The food they serve is very typical German, like bratwurst, schnitzel, and Bavarian pretzels.
18: Palo Alto Battlefield | Historical Importance | Palo Alto Battlefield is located in Brownsville, Texas. On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two year long conflict that changed the map of America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this important battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the first war between independent Republics. The park is surrounded by more than 3,400 acres of undeveloped land.
19: Quail Texas | City | Quail, Texas is located in the Texas panhandle, and is also in Collingsworth County. The population was 33 at the 2000 census. It has a total area of 3.2 square miles. Quail has 11 households, and 9 families in it. Quail is aslo served by the Hedley Independent School District.
20: River Walk | Recreation | The River Walk is is San Antonio, Texas. The source of the river's waters are a natural springs that are part of a big underground lake called the Edwards Aquifer. The River Walk is maintained by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. There are many museums, shops and more on the River Walk as well. As the River Walk is on the San Antonio River, it flows for 131 miles through six counties, and empties into the Guadalupe River.
21: Sweetwater Texas | City | Sweetwater, Texas is is Nolan County, right in the heart of Texas. During World War II, the Women Airforce Service Pilots were trained under the direction of the famed aviatrix Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran at the former Avenger Field. The city has a total area of 10 square miles. Sweetwater is also the center of the Western Hemisphere's leading wind power generation region. There is also a small cafe, Allen's Family Style Meals, which won "Top 40 CafÃ©s in Texas." (It is amazing, I have been there.)
22: Texas State Capitol | Historical Importance | The Texas State Capitol is located in Austin, Texas. It is the 4th building to be the house of Texas government in Austin. It was built in 1885. The Capitol has an area of 51.4 acres. The building has nearly 400 rooms and more than 900 windows.
23: Umlauf Sculpture Gardens | Recreation | Umlauf Sculpture Gardens is located in Austin Texas. It is natural setting for the work of 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors. Umlauf Sculpture Garden has a collection of more than 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Umlauf also embodies the importance of education, which is central to the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum's mission. Charles Umlaufâ€™s sculptures range from detailed realism to lyrical abstractions.
24: Victoria College | University | Victoria College in in Victoria, Texas. It is also a community college. There are about 1,326 full time students. Victoria is a public school. It is also not a Religious school, and the highest degree it offers is the Associates degree.
25: Western Texas College | University | Western Texas College is located in Snyder, Texas. It is also a community college. Western Texas College is the fastest growing community college in Texas. It offers a sport program. Its school color is green.
26: Tex Mex Festival | Recreation | The Tex Mex festival is located in Midland, Texas. It took place on June 4th 2010. Bands come to play at the Tex Mex Festival. You have to purchase tickets to go there. The Tex Mex Festival celebrates Texas and Mexican food!
27: Yorktown,Texas | City | Yorktown is a city in DeWitt County, Texas. It had a population of 2,271 in the 2000 census. It has a total area of 1.7 square miles. There are 864 households, and 584 families. The per capita income for Yorktown was $12,041.
28: Zapata, Texas | City | Zapata, Texas is in Zapata County, Texas. The population was 5,089 in the 2010 census. Zapata is served by the Zapata County Independent School District. More world records in hang gliding have been set from Zapata than any other place in the world. Zapata is well known for their bass fishing.
29: Alamo | Bracken Cave | Colorado River | Del Mar College | Emory Peak | Fort McKavett Sate Historical Park | Guadalupe River | Houston,Texas | Goat Island | Johnson Space Center | Kilgore College | Lake Austin | Mount Bonnell | Nueces River | Oktoberfest | Palo Alto Battlefield | Quail, Texas | Riverwalk | Sweetwater, Texas | Texas State Capitol | Umlauf Sculpture Gardens | Victoria College | Western Texas College | Tex Mex Festival | Yorktown, Texas | Zapata, Texas | Blue= water | Orange= Historical Importance | Green= City | Red= Landforms | Pink= Recreation | Purple= University
30: Citations: Alamo: "Ten Facts About the Alamo : Surfnetkids Almanac." Surfing the Net with Kids: Educational Site Reviews and Kids Games. Web. 08 Sept. 2011.
31: Nueces River: "Nueces River." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 14 Sept. 2011.