About

Admission to Statehood: December 29, 1845

Population: 29.44 million (2019)

Capital City: Austin

Biggest City: Houston

Nickname: Lone Star State

State Bird: Mockingbird

State Flower: Bluebonnet

State Tree: Pecan

State Song: “Texas, Our Texas” | Words by: Gladys Y. Wright and William J. Marsh | Music by: William J. Marsh