The T is for Texas watercolor has a toy space shuttle, and the football player is reading a book about space because Houston is home to NASA. A stuffed animal resembling a longhorn listens to the music against the backdrop of the Texas Flag. The guitarist sports cowboy boots and a colorful Mexican dress embroidered with flowers. Texas has a storied history and rich cultural diversity.
The capital city, Austin’s motto is “Live Music Capital of the World,” and is the birthplace to the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) and South by Southwest (SXSW). San Antonio is home to the Alamo and the River Walk, Houston is headquarters to the Houston Astros and NASA Space Center, and everyone knows where the Dallas Cowboys reside. There is no shortage of history and art museums, water parks and aquariums, sports teams, and theaters in Texas.
They say everything is bigger in Texas, I don’t know if I can speak to the truth of that, but Texas itself is pretty big. Twice the size of both Germany and Japan, more massive than France, Texas is approximately 773 miles wide and 790 miles long. Although the map only shows the rivers within Texas, The Red River (one of the primary northern borders) runs through Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas while the Rio Grande (the south-west border between Texas and Mexico) runs from Colorado, through New Mexico and Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. All those rivers make for some great parks and outdoor experiences. The map compass rose is a bit of a nod to the Texas Seal that has a five-point star encircled by live oak and olive branches. The motto, though not included in the watercolor, is Remember the Alamo; Texas One and Indivisible.