From Whataburger to the University of Texas, there are many things that make Texas a unique and special place. Chains such as Whataburger, Buc-ee's and H-E-B are Texan companies, and attractions such as Schlitterbahn only exist in the Lone Star State. Everything is big in Texas, and so is the Schlitterbahn water park. If you're looking for a fun weekend getaway on the water with the whole family, look no further. The river that floats in an inner tube is a popular outdoor adventure in Texas.
With its scorching heat during the summer months, this is a great way to cool off. Chili is the official food of the state of Texas. Authentic Texas chili doesn't contain beans; it must be made of meat and chili peppers. Apparently, every year, on the first Saturday in November, the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) celebrates Chile's greatest celebration. Chili is the official dish of the state of Texas, so it is taken very seriously.
Authentic Texas chili doesn't have beans, and if you add beans to yours, you'll get a good portion. There are even weekend festivals dedicated to its creation, such as Chilifest at Snook and the annual Chili Cook Off at Terlingua. The Space Center Houston is another great attraction in Texas. The exhibitions and galleries are not the only ones in this space center; it also hosts films and presentations, including a 20-minute live presentation of life on the International Space Station and a 25-minute presentation on how rocket propulsion works and how it is achieved. If you're someone who loves the warmth of the sun, then one of the best things about Texas is its warm climate. The climate of Texas is described as arid in the west and humid in the east.
The state is known to be one of the hottest in the country and its capital, Houston, is the hottest in August, with 94.5 °F (34.7 °C).Descended from the first groups of cattle introduced to the New World, long-horned cattle from Texas are known for their 100-inch horns that show both cows and bulls from end to end. Initially, there was not so much thought of cattle since at that time tallow was preferred to lean meat. That all changed in 1917 when a Texas Longhorn named Bevo was adopted as a mascot for the University of Texas at Austin. This began a chain of events in which the image of the animal began to appear at school, in particular with its athletics team which also adopted its name. A local expression is “Everything is bigger in Texas”; in fact, the state capitol building is larger than the United States Capitol building in Washington D.
C. This saying certainly holds true when it comes to size; at 268,820 square miles (more than 600,000 square miles), it is second only to Alaska and larger than several countries including France and Germany. Due to its large size, Texas has a variety of climates and landscapes. In addition to deserts with which it has been associated, it also has forests, swamps, mountains and plains. Texas has held the unofficial title of being the country's top wool producer for several years.
This industry dates back to 18th century when missionaries and soldiers brought them from Spain for ranches they established there although they were originally intended to be a source of food with minimal shearing. It wasn't until Spanish sheep were raised with American and European cattle that industry expanded although it wasn't until mid-19th century that it really took off. The Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, oldest continuously operating rodeo is also held in Texas in Fort Worth. Several places in Texas hold chili festivals every year so lovers of this spicy dish should definitely miss chance to attend at least one of these. Because of its rich history Texas is melting pot of cultures with so many beautiful small towns and residents who are very proud of their state. Interestingly thanks to efforts of high school teacher and her class boots were identified as official footwear of state since they conducted necessary research into their impact on culture and history of Texas. It's favorite time of year for most Texans to do annual family photo shoot with blue hats around them no doubt about it. However there is good reason for that: in Texas it snows so rarely that in fact it is more expensive to keep infrastructure up and running to cope with real winter conditions than simply close when it snows. The standard Texas Whataburger is made with mustard lettuce tomatoes pickles and diced onions in five-inch toasted bun. From Texas-shaped waffles for breakfast to people riding horses on Whataburger there are certain things you can only find in Texas.
What differentiates Texas chili from other places is that beans are not included in its version. This year's grandfather's 53rd renewal of all chili food and gastronomic festivals will be held at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua Texas. This makes more people discover beauty of Texas cities and towns as well as things that Texas is famous for.