Texas is a state with a unique history and many interesting facts. It is the only state to enter the United States by treaty rather than by territorial annexation, and it was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. Texas is also home to the largest herd of white-tailed deer in the country, and a coastal live oak tree near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state.
Texasalso holds some impressive records, such as the Guinness Book of World Records title for the largest belt buckle in the world, which was created by silversmiths from Dallas. This buckle is 10'6 inches high and 14'6.5″ wide - imagine how many jeans could fit into it! The Rocketbuster Hand Made Custom Boots in El Paso, Texas, are also famous for their size 328-D sand kickers, made from leather.
And if you're feeling strong, you can try to catch the 6 meter tall, foot thick bad boy currently at Dell headquarters in Round Rock. The Republic of Texas was an independent nation for nearly a decade in the mid-19th century, and Texas has the highest speed limit in the country on its highway between Austin and San Antonio - 85 miles per hour! That's faster than most German motorways. The capital of Texas is Austin, and its largest city is Houston.