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Texas is known as the Lone Star State. The Alamo is the state's most popular historic site. The state boasts a wide array of professional sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Rangers.

The Heisman trophy was named for John William Heisman, athletic director and coach of Houston’s Rice University. The dome of the Texas State Capitol in Austin stands seven feet higher than the national Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The world's first rodeo was held in Pecos, Texas on July 4, 1883. Some of the country’s largest rodeos are still held throughout the state.

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