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1: Super Texas From A-Z By: Sam Buch and Josh Tarbox

2: Table of Contents A: Lake Austin B: Bob Bullock Museum C:Culberson County Historic Museum D: Delaware Mountains E: El Paso F: Fort Worth G: Rio Grande H:Houston I:Indian Lodge State Park J: K: Kermitt Sandhills L: Lubbock M: Guadelupe Mountains National Park

3: N: Neches River O: Odessa College P: Pacos River Q: Queen Isabel Historic Inn R: Red River S: Texas State Universities T: TCU U: UT V: Van Horn W:White Head Memorial Museum X: XIT Historical Museum Y: Yucca Theatre Z:Maxey Park and Zoo

4: Lake Austin LAKE AUSTIN, formerly Lake McDonald, is an artificial lake in the western part of Austin on the Colorado River in west central Travis County.Lake Austin is a reservoir that was formed in 1939 by the construction of Tom Miller Dam by the Lower Colorado River Authority.Lake Austin has been stocked with several species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Lake Austin include largemouth bass, catfish, and sunfish.The Lower Colorado River Authority has intentionally lowered the water levels in the lake in the months of January and February so that freezing air temperatures might destroy substantial portions of the hydrilla in the lake each winter. | Water

5: Bob Bullock Museum The Bob bullock Texas State History museum is a museum owned by the State of Texas and has many items of the history of the state.It was named after Bob bullock ,who wanted the state to create it.The museum is located in Austin near the State Capitol.The museum has many exhibits ,a theatre that tells the story of Texas using several special effects,and an IMAX 3D theatre. | Recreation

6: The Culberson County Historical Museum The Culberson County Historical Museum is in the Clark Hotel in Van Horn,Texas. It has Indian artifacts,antique ranch,farm and home implements,otherpioneer articals,costumes,local art,photographs,old furiture,an antque bar with fancey hardwood,mirrors and a brass rail,rock,fossil exhibits and a mineral/mine exhibit. | Historical Impotance

7: The Delaware Mountains The Delaware mountains are named after the Delaware Indians.They begin just south of Gaudalupe pass and run 38 miles across Culberson county.The highest elevation in the Delaware Mountains is 5,632 feet above sea level.The Moutains have long layers of sandstone,limestone and shale,which were deposited in the sea in ancient times.The Mountains are steep and rocky,have shallow rocky soil and include live oak trees ,pinon Juniper. | Landforms

8: El Paso El Paso has a dry desert climate. Winters are mild, with average high temperatures near 60, although lows can dip below freezing. Snowfall is rare, averaging less than six inches annually. Summer days are hot with high temperatures in the low to mid-90s, while evening temperatures drop dramatically to near 70.Located in the westernmost corner of Texas, El Paso resides in the Chihuahuan Desert at the confluence of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande. With only about 8 inches of precipitation per year. A summer high of 95 degrees and mild winter temperatures, El Paso residents enjoy sun about 300 days of the year. | City

9: Fort Worth Winters in Fort Worth are generally mild, with average high temperatures in the upper 50s and lows in the mid-30s. Occasionally, polar air masses make their way through the Great Plains, causing brief periods of cold weather. Fort Worth is located in the rolling hills of the Great Plains region of north-central Texas. It is the seat of Tarrant County and the major city in the western half of the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. Fort Worth is 30 miles from Dallas and separated from it by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and several smaller central cities. Fort Worth's climate is continental and humid subtropical, characterized by wide variations in annual weather conditions, long, hot summers, and short, mild winters. For more than 150 years Fort Worth was the only major city in the United States that had never had a fatal tornado. | City

10: Rio Grande The Rio Grande is the largest river that runs through Texas. It is border river so it divides us from Mexico. It is the fifth longest river in the United Statesof America. It flows one thousand nine hundred miles. It empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico. The pacos river is a tributary to this river. | Water

11: Houston Houston is the 4th largest city in th U.S and largest city in Texas.Houston was named after Sam Houston former general president of the repulic of Texas.In the mid 20th century Houston became home of the NASA Johnson space center and Mission control. | City

12: Indian Lodge State Park Indian Lodge is a unique inn located in Jeff Davis County northwest of Fort Davis.It was built in the 1930s, and was opened to the public in 1939. The historic section of the lodge was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and features the original interiors and furnishings. At a mile above sea level, th park enjoys moderate temperatures with little humidity. The park’s recently remodeled Indian Lodge a pueblo style hotel built in 1937 that still retains its old world charm. | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation | Recreation

13: Jacob's Well Jacob's Well has been built amoung many churchs over time.Jacobs Well appears in john 4:5 where it is said that Jesus came to samaria near the field of which he gave Joseph his son.The book of John describs a conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan women that took place at the well where he was resting. | Water | Water | Water

14: Kermitt Sandhills The Kermitt Sandhills is a gathering spot for many ATV's, Buggies, and motercycle enthusiast alike. There have been people coming from as far as Canada. The land might be sold to an oil company. That plan on fencing off the land to keep there fences, flow lines, lease roads and other equipment safe from vandalism. A boy camp also plans on buying the land.

15: Lubbock Lubbock the city is located in the northeastern part of Texas and is also home to the Texas Tech red raiders and Lubbock Christian University.Lubbock's nickname is the hub city and has a population of 229,573 people.The city Lubbock is the 11th most populous city in Texas and the 87th most populous in the U.S. and was named after Thomas saltus Lubbock former Texas Ranger and brother to former Texas Governer Frank r. Lubbock .

16: Guadalupe Mountains National Park For over 10,000 years, the Guadalupe Mountains have witnessed a constant stream of human history, including bloody conflicts between Mescalero Apaches and Buffalo Soldiers. Visitors may generally expect relatively hot summers, calm, mild autumn weather, and cool to cold weather in winter and early spring. Snow storms, freezing rain, or fog may occur in winter or early spring. It is easy to mistake the desert's magic for emptiness, and towering rocks and jagged peaks as treacherous. | Landform | Landform | Landform | Landform | Landform | Landform | Landform | Landform | Landform

17: Natural Bridge Caverns natural bridge caverns was discovered march 27th 1960 and is located near new Brunfels and San Antonio.This cave is also 211 feet below the main surface and is at the coldest it can be 21 degrees ferenhight.The Natural Bridge Caverns is also still grow now today with constan dripping water.these caverns also featured with awesome formations like Grendel's canyon and the landlord - in the castle of the white giants. | Landform

18: Odessa College Odessa college is a 2 year junior college that participates in sports in the WJCAC and have won 46 national championships in basketball,baseball,softball,rodeo,tennis,golf,dance,cheerleading and cross coutry.Odessa college is located at the Permian basin in Ector county and was opened in 1952. this college also teaches 11,000 students about how to serve people of Ector county Texas,Texas and U.S.A . | University

19: Pecos River The Pecos river is located north of New Mexico and flows into the Rio Grande after flowing 926 miles up river. The Pecos also starts at the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range and elevates down 12,000 feet. It is located north of Pecos, New Mexico, which are in the United States.There are multiple dams along the Pecos River. Santa Rosa Lake is 117 miles/188 kM east of Albuquerque | Water

20: Queen Isable historic Inn The Queen Isable historic inn is located at port Isable overlooking south padre island. this hotel was built and opened around the early 1900's,Queen Isable inn was built near Laguna Madre bay for fishing,this is also the oldest side resort near the Rio Grande. | Landform

21: Water | Red River the red river borders Oklahoma from Texas and was named the red river because of its red sand and soil.the red river is also starts in Harmon county Oklahoma elevates 1535 feet and runs 1360 miles and empties out into the Mississippi.

22: Texas State University Texas State University is home to the BobCats and is located in San Marcos Texas.Texas State is also the 40th best college in the U.S. the Texas State donations are a total of 95.1 million dollars.the Texas State mascot is Boko the bobcat!!!!!!!!!!!! and their school motto is "the noblest search is the search of excellence"

23: TCU Texas Christian Univeristy is a college located in fort worth and TCU has also won championships in 1935 and 1938 ranked nuber one in 1935.from 1939-1997 TCU has won 6 titles as champions of the southern conference.GO HORNED FROGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and their fight song is also "We raise song both loud and long to cheer our team to victory for TCU,so tried and true we pledge eternal loyalty Rah Rah TCU!!! Rah RahTCU!!! fight on boys fight on with all your might!!! roll up the scores for TCU!!! hail white and purple flag whose heroes never lag Horned frogs we are all here for you!!!

24: UT Recognition of degrees and acceptance of transfer credit at UT Austin, and for inclusion in the Web U.S. Higher Education lists. UT is the home of the Texas Longhorns. The mascot is a live longhorn named Bevo. The University of Texas was originally conceived in 1827 under an article in the Constitución de Coahuila y Texas to open a public university in the state of Texas. The school opened in 1883. | University

25: Van Horn Van Horn is a town in and the county seat of Culberson County, Texas, United States. The population was two thousand four hundred thirty-five in two thousand. The Town of Van Horn is served by the Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District. In the two thousand there was eight hundred thirty-four houses and six hundred fifty-two families. | City

26: Whitehead Memorial Museum Whitehead Museum is located out West in downtown Del Rio, Texas. This museum is made up of 9 buildings and 13 exhibits. In 1962 the Whitehead family bought this property and donated it to the city for the museum. The war room has World War I and World War II weapons and combat gear that was used in both wars.

27: XIT Historical Museum XIT Museum is located in Delhart, Texas. It is a museum that displays guns,hats, kitchens,parlors among other items. A replica of the XIT HQ is displayed in the museum. Yhe legendary XIT Ranch operated from 1885-1912 and has 200 miles of acreage.

28: Recreation | Yucca Theater Oilman (and former Montana Senator) T. .S. Hogan announced the construction of the Yucca in 1927 and it opened in 1929. Despite the Great Depression, the theater did well- thanks to an entertainment- starved population. The Yucca was designed to complement the Petroleum Building - also built by Hedrick. The style of the foyer's faade is Gothic, while the interior was done in the (then popular) Egyptian style.

29: Maxey Park and Zoo Among several species of animals at the Maxey Park & Zoo are buffalo, Longhorns, deer, javelina, mountain lions, Peacock, Ostrich, Donkey, Water Fowl, Wolves, and antelope. Picnic area, a gazebo, and a botanical garden with regional flowers and shrubs are found in the park area. Also, "kid's city" is a playground for children of all ages. A full-facility campground and RV park are located west of the park. | Recreation

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