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BC: tcu.eduhttp://www.usacitiesonline.com/txcountyamarillo.htm http://www.dtmag.com/dive-usa/locations/BlueLagoonTX.html http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/devils_sinkhole/ http://www.guadalupe.mountains.national-park.com/info.htm http://www.texasexplorer.com/guad2000.htm http://www.hill-country-visitor.com/Johnson_City_Texas www.hbu.edu/ http://www.lee.edu/about.asp http://www.midlandtexas.gov/departments/development_serv/quickfacts.html http://kingwoodconnection.com/k/articles/about-kingwood/about-kingwood-college-2005071539/ http://www.trails.com/list_39458_state-parks-waterfalls-texas.html http://www.planetware.com/amarillo/american-quarter-horse-heritage-center-museum-us-tx-aqhh.htm The top 25 percent of the 2010 entering class scored above 1510 on the SAT; 75 percent scored above 1380 http://www.usslexington.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=120&Itemid=118 http://www.co.grayson.tx.us/Historical/VAMus.htm http://www.watermelonthump.com/ http://www.southtexas24-7.com/pharr tcu.edu

FC: Alphabetic Texas Journey By: Sophie May & Claire Symcox

1: Alphabetic Texas Journey Claire Symcox Sophie May

2: Table of Contents | Pg 1.......................................................................................................................................................................Amarillo,Texas Pg 2............................................................................................................................................................................ Blue Lagoon Pg 3.............................................................................................................................................Cave without a name Pg 4...............................................................................................Devils Sinkhole State Natural Area Pg 5.........................................................................................................................Eckert James River Bat Cave Pg 6...........................................................................................................................................................................................Funplex Pg 7...................................................................................Guadulape Mountains National Park Pg 8...........................................................................................................................Houston Baptist University Pg 9....................................................................................................................................................Inner Space Cavern Pg 10......................................................................................................................................................................Johnson City Pg 11........................................................................................................................................................Kingwood College Pg 12.......................................................................................................................................................................... Lee College Pg 13.............................................................................................................................................................Midland, Texas Pg 14.......................................................................................................................................................................Neches River

3: Pg 15......................................................................................................................................Ojito Adentro Waterfall Pg 16......................................................................................................................................................Palo Duro Canyon Pg 17.....................The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum Pg 18...............................................................................................................................................................Rice University Pg 19...........................................................................................................................Worlds Largest Strawberry Pg 20.........................................................................................................................Texas Christian University Pg 21...................................................................................... USS Lexington Museum on the bay Pg 22.............................................................................................Van Alstyne Historical Museum Pg 23..........................................................................................................Luling Watermelon Thump Pg 24...............................................................................................................................................X bar Ranch Pg 25..........................................................................................Ye Old Clock Museum Pg 26........................................................................Zero Gravity Thrill amusement Park

5: A: Amarillo Texas City | Amarillo is a Northern city in Texas near the panhandle. Amarillo is a small city that is only 88.4 sq. miles in area. It is also home to many tourist attractions. attractions like

6: B: Blue Lagoon Water | The Blue Lagoon is located in Huntsville Texas. The Blue Lagoon is a common attraction from divers and divers in training. There are two lagoons with different depths. Even though its a fun place for diving there are still some rules. Two of the rules are no cliff jumping and no pets allowed. Camping grounds are available here to. Try visiting this fun place today.

7: C: Cave Without a Name Landforms | The Cave without a Name is located in Boerne Texas. The cave got its name from a schoolboy. The boy named it this because he thought the cave was too pretty for a name. The cost of a tour is $16 for an adult and $8 for a kid. The cave is 66 degrees year round. Go on a fun tour and see stalactites and stalagmites.

8: D: Devils Sinkhole State National Area Landmark \ ] | Devils Sink Hole is home to many bats in the warm months. This is a vertical cave that drops to the the main cavern which is circular . In 1867 Anglo settlers found this natural landmark. This Park is found Rocksprings TX which is in the Southwest. Devils Sinkhole Natural Area 1859.7 acre area.

9: E: Eckert James River Bat Cave Landform | The Eckert James River Bat Cave is located in Mason County Texas. An hour or two before sunset the bats fly. The bats that are located here are millions of mexican free-tailed bats. It is home to one of the largest aggregations of warm-blooded animals in the world. Richard Phillip Eckert and Virginia Eckert Garrett donated the cave to The Nature Conservancy in honor of their father.

10: F: Fiesta Texas Recreation | Fiesta Texas is one of the most famous attractions in Texas. There are so many things to do there such as many rollercoasters, a water park and much more. There are two locations in Texas, Dallas and San Antonio. It's theme is the cartoon characters from Looney Tunes. One of its most famous rides is Superman.

11: G: Guadalupe Mountains National Park Landform | Guadalupe National Park was established September 30, 1972 in El Paso. This national park is an area that is most common for camping, hiking, and horseback riding. It is home to more than 60 species of mammals. Mcittrick Canyon is in this national park as well as many others. Smith Springs is in the Guadalupe National Park., it is one of the highest springs in Texas.

12: H: Houston Baptist University University | The school is located in Houston and its mascot is a Husky. Houston Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1960. The total enrollment is %65 female and %35 male. It is a private school and on the semester academic calendar. The acceptance rate is 42.3 so it is very selective.

13: I: Inner Space Cavern Landform | The Inner Space Cavern is located in Georgetown, Texas. It is a intresting limestone cavern. The price for a dazzling tour is $17.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids (3-12). Only 30 people fit in a tour. The cave features natural art work such as "The Flowing Stone of Time" and "Lake of the Moon".

14: J: Johnson City City | Johnson City is located in Blanco County. Johnson City is home to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Park. It also has many fun attractions like the Exotic Resort Zoo and the Perdenales Falls State Park. It also is home to one of the twenty two hill country wineries. It also has fun live music at various restaurants.

15: K: Kingwood College College | Kingwood College is a community college. The college serves the Montgomery, Libery, and Northeast Harris counties. Some of the educational opportunities are teaching, nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory care, occupational therapy and computing programs. It serves for the standard 2-year degree. The college roughly serves 6,500 credited students and 3,000 uncredited students each semester.

16: L: Lee College University | Lee College is located in Baytown Texas. It is the sixth in the nation for degrees awarded in Science and Technology. They were the 2009 National Championship division 1 tennis. Lee College offers The Exxon Mobil Process Technology Program. It was the 1st Community College in the Nation to Receive the Kresge Foundation Grant Clinton Climate Initiative College.

17: M: Midland City | Midland Texas is in West Texas. The population is 103, 775. The top 5 employers in Midland are Midland Independent School District, Midland Memorial Hospital, City of Midland, Midland College, and Warren Equipment Companies. The average climate is hot or cool winters. The median household income for Midland is about $40,277 dollars.

18: N: Neches Water | The Neches River is located in eastern Van Zandt County. It flows southeast for 416 miles. There are two major reservoirs located on the river. The two reservoirs are Lake Palastine and Lake B. A. Steinhagen. The approximate drainage area of the Neches is estimated at 10,011 square miles. In 1980 the population of the Neches River basin was reported at 506,300.

19: O: Ojito Adentro Waterfall Water | The Ojito Adentro Waterfall is located in Big Bend Ranch State Park. The waterfall is 35 feet long and then plunges into a pool at the end of a narrow canyon. To reach the waterfall, you have to go on a short but difficult two mile hike. It is located in the Sauceda interior. It is one of four waterfalls in the Big Bend Ranch State Park.

20: P: Palo Duro Canyon Landform | Palo Duro Canyon is found in Canyon Texas near the panhandle. It is considered the ''The Grand Canyon of Texas''. It was established July 4th 1934. It is 120 miles long and 20 miles wide. The canyon was formed by water erosion, it gradually widens from wind and water erosion. Palo Duro means ''hardwood'' in Spanish.

21: Q: The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum Historical Importance | The American Quarter Horse Heritage Center and Museum is located in Amarillo, TX. The cost for an adult is $6 and children 18 and under is $2. The museum has artifacts, artwork, audio visual and hands-on exhibits for the visitors. The artwork shows many pictures of the beautiful equine breed. The equine sculptures are by Jim Reno.

22: R: Rice University Universities | Rice University is located in Houston Texas. As of 2010 there are 3,485 undergraduate students and 2,275 graduate students. In the past year 45% of the entering class were from outside of the United States and 11% percent were from Texas. The six year graduate rate is 91%. The top 25 percent of the 2010 entering class scored above 1510 on the SAT; 75 percent scored above 1380.

23: S: World's Largest Strawberry Recreational | The world's largest strawberry is located in Poteet, the strawberry capital of Texas. In Poteet, you can see a giant strawberry, a 7-ft. tall, 1,600-lb. concrete replica on a pedestal in front of the fire department. The largest strawberry was found in the annual Strawberry Festival in mid-April. Also the world tallest strawberry replica can be found on top of Poteets water tower. A third strawberry has been plunked in front of the Strawberry Pit food mart for over 30 years.

24: T: Texas Christian University University | Texas Christian University is located in Dallas. The university has an enrollment of 9,142. The school colors are purple and white and their mascot is a horned frog. The estimated cost is $41,000 (including boarding, book fees, and tuition). The school has a total of 77,500 living alumni. This university was founded in 1873.

25: U: U.S.S. Lexington Historical Importance | The U.S.S Lexington can be found docked in Corpus Christi. It steamed and served more miles than any other carrier in the world. The U.S.S Lexington served from 1943 to 1947 and 1955 to 1991. It was also the first ship in the U.S. Naval History to have women serve aboard. It was again the first ship to have a seagoing high school.

26: V: Van Alstyne Historical Museum | the Van Alstyne Museum is located in Grayson Texas. The Van Alstyne society was established in 1973. it was made for the purpose of preserving histroical artifacts of Grayson. seeking and making the artifacts for families to see what it was like in the early settlement. They make replicas of the old country stores, tailoring shops, and much more. The Van Alstyne Museum is only supported by personal donations.

27: W: Luling Watermelon Thump Recreational | You can find the Lulling Watermelon Thump in Lulling Texas. This fun festival in the summer is somewhere where you can express your love for watermelons through many activities involving watermelons. This festival started in 1954. It was founded by Hermon Allen who was the principle of Luling Elementary School. This festival was made to honor and promote watermelon growers in the area.

28: X: X- Bar Ranch Recreation | The X-Bar Ranch is located in Eldurado Texas. It was established in 1903. There have been four generations of people owing this ranch. Some of the buildings have been up for 77 years. There are many things to do there such as hiking, biking, horse back riding, and scenic trails.

29: Y: Ye Old Clock Museum Recreation | The Ye old Clock Museum is located in Pharr Texas. It is a private collection of over 2,000 clocks. Some of the clocks date back to 1690. There are five museums like this in the U.S. The man who collects the clocks has been collecting fro over 60 years

31: Z: Zero Gravity Amusement Park Recreation | The Zero Gravity Amusement Park is located in Dallas, TX. The park has 5 thrill rides. At the park you have to pay for each ride instead of just one admission fee. The nothin but net ride lifts you 130 feet in the air then drops you into a net. All the rides have age, height and/or weight restrictions.

32: A & Q | B | C | D | E | F | H & R | I | J | K | M | T & Z | N | K | L | O | P | S | U | V | W

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