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TOPIC LIST INDEX

  1. State Symbols
  2. Geography: The Texas Regions
  3. History: Prehistoric Cultures
  4. History: Native American Cultures
  5. History: European Exploration
  6. History: Missions
  7. History: Empresarios
  8. History: Mexican Independence (including the Mexican Constitution of 1824.)
  9. History: The Texas Revolution
  10. History: The Republic of Texas
  11. History: Texas Statehood and Annexation
  12. History: Civil War and Reconstruction
  13. History: The Texas Frontier
  14. History: Oil and Gas
  15. History: The Late 19th and Early 20th Century
  16. Government: Texas Government
  17. Citizenship: Texan's Bill of Rights, Political Parties, and Leaders.
  18. Economics: Major industries, goods, and services located in Texas.
  19. Cultures: Influences from around the world.
  20. Science, Technology, and Society: Industries, Innovations, Inventions, and the Environment.



TOPIC LISTS with links to Handbook of Texas Online articles

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1. State Symbols

Flags of Texas
State Tree
State Bird
State Motto
San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission
Texas, Our Texas

2. Geography: The Texas Regions

Central and High Plains

Caprock
Panhandle
Edwards Plateau
Llano Estacado
Playas
Palo Duro Canyon
Enchanted Rock
Hill Country

Gulf Coastal Plains

Gulf of Mexico
East Texas
Texas Forest Service
Rio Grande Valley

Mountains and Basins

Davis Mountains
Big Bend National Park
Avery Canyon
Chisos Mountains

Other

Mammals

Cities

Amarillo, Texas
Austin, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dallas, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Lubbock, Texas
Midland, Texas
Odessa, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
(For additional places:
Go to Browse in the
Handbook of Texas Online and click on Title or Where)

Human/Environment Interaction

Electrical Power
Air Conditioning
Refrigeration
Windmills
Water Improvement Districts
Mineral Resources and Mining
Agriculture
Agricultural Research
Camels
Stagecoach Lines
Urbanization
Texas Forest Service
Galveston Seawall (See: Robert, Henry Martyn)
Houston Ship Channel
Inland Waterways
Highway Development
Greer, Dewitt Carlock
Civilian Conservation Corps
Civil Engineering
(Includes these sub-headings:
Environmental Engineering [water supply and protection]; Transportation Engineering [harbor, railroad, highway and airport development]; Structural Engineering [bridges/tall buildings]; Hydraulic Engineering [flood control]; Geotechnical Engineering [characterizing soils and rocks for the design of various structures]
Folk Arts and Crafts
Includes information about the natural resources that were used to build houses, furniture and meet other basic needs.
Environmental Health
Buffalo Hunting
Range Conservation Experimental Station at Abilene.
SEARCH TIP:
For endangered species, type into the search box: #od1(endangered species) and choose which one you want to know more about.
Rare and Endangered Plants
Petrochemical Industry

3. History: Prehistoric Cultures

Prehistory
Overview of Archeological Chronology in Texas (chart)
Big-Game Hunters
Hunter-Gatherer
Midland Minnie
Early Farmers

4. History: Native American Cultures

Indians (an overview essay)
Indian Relations
Apache Indians
Atakapa Indians
Alabama-Coushatta Indians
Caddo Indians
Hasinai Indians
Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site
Cherokee Indians
Cherokee War
Coahuiltecan Indians
Comanche Indians
Jumano Indians
Karankawa Indians
Pueblo Indians
Tigua Indians
Tonkawa Indians

5. History: European Exploration

1519
Exploration
Spanish Texas (extract)
Álvarez de Pineda, Alonso
Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar Núñez
Seven Cities of Cibola
Váuez de Coronado, Francisco
Coronado Expedition
La Salle, René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de
La Salle Expedition
Fort St. Louis
Also see related articles:
Barbier, Gabriel Minime Sieur
Membré, Zénobe
Llanos-Cardenas Expedition
Lavaca Bay
Narváez, Pánfilo de
Niza, Marcos de
Estevanico (Esteban)
Oñate, Juan de

6. History: Missions

1718 (a)
1718 (b)
Spanish Mapping of Texas
Catholic Church
Early Spanish Missions:
Spanish Missions
Corpus Christi de la Ysleta
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission
San Antonio de Béxar, ...
Nuestra Senora del Refugio Mission
Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna Mission
Mission Architecture
Presidios

7. History: Empresarios

Empresario
SEARCH TIP: type into the search box: #uw10(empresario any county or city) for information about the background of an area, and for why and how communities were established. Does not work for every location.
Land Grants(extract)
Mexican Colonization Laws (extract)
Anglo-American Colonization Laws
Austin, Moses
Austin, Stephen Fuller
see Cotton Ginning, and Wool and Mohair at 4.11 (B) for economic motivation for colonization
San Felipe de Austin, Texas unofficial capital of Stephen F. Austin's colony
see article on Slavery related to Austin's Colony at 4.4 (A)
Seguin, Juan N.
Edwards, Haden
Mier y Terán, Manuel de

8. History: Mexican Independence (including the Mexican Constitution of 1824.)

1821
Constitution of 1824
Constitution of Coahuila and Texas
Saltillo, Coahila, Mexico
Texas citizens referred to as Tejanos

9. History: The Texas Revolution

1836
Texas Revolution (an overview essay)
Events leading up to the Revolution:
Law of April 6, 1830
Turtle Bayou Resolutions
For Stephen F. Austin's arrest, see:
Austin, Stephen Fuller
Declaration of November 7, 1835
Heroes of the Texas Revolution:
Childress, George
Zavala, Lorenzo de
Fannin, James
Houston, Sam
Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Travis, William B.
Seguin, Juan N.
Bowie, James
Crockett, Davy
Smith, Erastus [Deaf]
Battles of the Revolution:
Gonzales,Battle of
Siege of Bexar
Goliad Massacre
Alamo, Battle of the
Runaway Scrape
San Jacinto, Battle of
Black Bean Episode

10. History: The Republic of Texas

Republic of Texas
Houston, Samuel
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte
Jones, Anson
Mexican War
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
Annexation
Texas Rangers

11. History: Texas Statehood and Annexation

1845(a)
1845(b)
Annexation
Second United States Cavalry

12. History: Civil War and Reconstruction

1861
Texas and the Civil War
Texas Troubles
Abolition
Mexican Texans in the Civil War
Slavery
Slavery, Urban
Free Blacks
Fort Concho
Buffalo Soldiers
Second Texas Infantry (Shiloh)
Johnston, Albert Sidney
Hood's Texas Brigade
Eight Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers)
Sabine Pass, Battle of
Palmito Ranch, Battle of

Reconstruction:

Reconstruction
African Americans
Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
Juneteenth
Fifty Military District
Agriculture (for impact of Civil War on)
Late Nineteenth-Century Texas
an antebellum cotton plantation
Search "plantation" for additional listings
Carpetbaggers
Black Codes
Freedmen's Bureau
Segregation
Ku Klux Klan
Constitutional Convention of 1875
Constitution of 1876

13. History: The Texas Frontier

Ranching
Ranching in Spanish Texas
Vaqueros
Black Cowboys
Cattle Trailing
Chisholm Trail
Western Trail
Goodnight-Loving Trail
Shawnee Trail
Tascosa-Dodge City Trail
Cattle Brands
Goodnight, Charles
Loving, Oliver
Lytle, John T.
Pryor, Iker
King Ranch
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas Cattle Fever
Barbed Wire
Andrews County
Look for Open-Range Ranching, Growth of Railroad
Longhorns
(see also: Big-Die-up)
Mavericks
Windmills
Cattle Rustling
Fence Cutting
Railroads
Buffalo Hunting
Indian Relations
Cherokee War
Red River War
Palo Duro Canyon, Battle of
Indian Reservations
Parker, Cynthia
Comanche Indian Reservation
Buffalo Soldiers
Hogg, James S.

14. History: Oil and Gas

Spindletop
Oil and Gas Industry
Oil Exploration

15. History: The Late 19th and Early 20th Century

Late Nineteenth-Century Texas (an overview essay)

Industry:

Agriculture
Also see Agribusiness
Cotton-Compress Industry
Cotton Ginning
Ranching
Oil and Gas Industry
Oil Exploration
Real Estate
SEARCH TIP: type into the search box: #uw10(boom and bust) for a listing of places or businesses with boom and bust information.
Banks and Banking

Social Issues:

Progressive Era
Other Reform Movements: SEARCH TIP: search lynching, suffrage, prohibition, educational reform, populism, prison reform.
Lynching
African Americans
Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
Woman Suffrage
League of Women Voters
National Woman's Party
Texas Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage
Prohibition
Anti-Saloon League of Texas
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Education
Women and Education
Texas State Federation of Labor
Farmers Alliance
People's Party
Civil Rights
Health and Medicine
American G.I. Forum of Texas

War:

World War I
World War II
Texas Since World War II

Political Parties:

People's Party
Democratic Party
Republican Party

Famous Texans:

Farmer, James
Hector P. Garcia, See:
The American G.I. Forum of Texas
Cisneros, Henry, See:
Munguía Torres, José Rómulo, Cisneros' grandfather
Ferguson, James
Ferguson, Miriam Amanda Wallace [Ma]
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Rayburn, Sam
Hobby, Oveta Culp
Gonzales, Henry B., See:
Texas Since World War II
Use Edit/Find to locate information on Gonzales
Tower, John G.
Jordan, Barbara C.
Leland, Mickey

16. Government: Texas Government

Constitution proposed in 1874
Constitution of 1876
Texas Legislature

Municipal

City Government
Mayor-Council Form of City Government
Commission Form of City Government
Council Manger Form of City Government

County:

County Organization
County Attorney
County Auditor
County Courthouse
County Health Authority
County Judge
County School Trustees
County Surveyor
County Tax Assessor-Collector
County Treasurer

State:

Governor
Texas Legislature
Judiciary

Revenue:

Sales Tax
Tax Boards
State Property Tax Board
Water Improvement Districts
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Tax Districts, Special

Education:

Texas Education Agency

17. Citizenship: Texan's Bill of Rights, Political Parties, and Leaders.

Constitution of 1876
See the Bill of Rights, Use the edit/find key to locate reference to the Bill of Rights.

Political Parties:

Whig Party
American Party
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Greenback Party
People's Party
Raza Unida Party
Socialist Party
African Americans and Politics
Tejano Politics
Women and Politics
Mexican-American Organizations
National Woman's Party

Elected and Appointed Leaders of Texas:

Austin, Stephen Fuller
Bentsen, Lloyd, See:
Bentsen, Lloyd M., Sr., the Congressman's father.
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Gonzales, Henry B., See:
Texas Since World War II
Use Edit/Find to locate information on Gonzales
Hobby, Oveta Culp
Hogg, James S.
Houston, Sam
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Jones, Anson
Jordan, Barbara C.
Lamar, Mirabeau B.
Leland, Mickey
Rayburn, Sam
Zavala, Lorenzo de

18. Economics: Major industries, goods, and services located in Texas.

Aeronautics and Aerospace Industry
Agriculture
Also see Agribusiness
American Enterprise Forum
Cattleman
Chemical Industry
Clothing Manufacture
Cotton Culture
Cotton Ginning
Dairy Industry
Dell Computer Corporation
Dr Pepper Company
Electronics Industry
Food Processing
Health and Medicine
H-E-B
Lead and Zinc Production
Lumber Industry
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Manufacturing Industries
Mineral Resources and Mining
Medical Research
Oil and Gas Industry
Paper Manufacture
Petrochemical Industry
Rice Culture
Sheep Ranching
Sheep Wars
Shipbuilding
Shrimping Industry
Sorghum Culture
Sugar Production
Synthetic Rubber Manufacture
Texas Association of Business
Texas Instruments
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Trade Tokens
Tourism
Wheat Culture

19. Cultures: Influences from around the world.

Folk Arts and Crafts
Folk Belief
Folk Building
Folk Dance
Folk Games
Mexican Americans
Mexican-American Folk Arts and Crafts
Mariachi Music
Tejano Conjunto Festival
African Americans
African-American Churches
Juneteenth
Anglo-Americans
See the 30th paragraph or use the edit/find key and locate the word "culture"
Czechs
English
(Includes how the English came to Texas, although the English empresarios failed to develop communities.)
French
Willow Creek
Germans
Sunday Houses
German Music
Irish (empresarios)
Poles
Swedes

Spanish Influences in Texas:

Some selected places:
Rio Grande River
Neches River
Colorado River
Balcones Escarpment
Llano Estacado
Guadalupe Mountains
San Antonio, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Del Rio, Texas
Amarillo, Texas
Bexar County
San Saba County

20. Science, Technology, and Society: Industries, Innovations, Inventions, and the Environment.

Industries:

Aeronautics and Aerospace Industry
Chemical Industry
Clothing Manufacture
Cotton Ginning
Electronics Industry
Health and Medicine
Manufacturing Industries
Medical Research
Oil and Gas Industry

Innovators:

Bedicheck, Roy
Michael DeBakey, See:
Heart Transplant
C. M. "Dad" Joiner, See:
Overton, Texas

Technological Innovations:

Barbed Wire
Windmills
Oil and Gas Industry
Aeronautics and Aerospace Industry

Technology and the Environment:

Oil spill, See:
Matagorda Island
Gulf of Mexico
Air Pollution, See:
Environmental Health
Water Pollution, See:
Texas Water Quality Board

Created by Michel Hinton, Hogg Middle School, Houston ISD, April 2002.

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