She represents Fanny McFarland, a freed slave who became a successful landowner and developer.
A change or added statement to a document.
To add to one's own territory to form a larger country.
To name someone officially to an office.
1st African American woman elected to the Texas Senate.
Consisting of two houses; the Senate and House of Representatives.
A mountainous area in the west Texas desert where the Rio Grande makes a sharp turn.
A proposed law that is presented to Senators & Representatives to vote on.
State flower of Texas.
A name given to the Black Calvary, men of the 9th and 10th, by their Native American foes.
The building in which Senators and Representatives work and meet in.
The state dish of Texas.
Issues relating to a citizen, a city, or a citizenship.
Spanish conqueror in North and South America.
Laws of nation or state that establish the powers of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people.
Worked cattle and took them up the trail.
Men and women who participate in the sport of rodeo.
A congressman from Tennessee, he fought at the Alamo and had a nickname for his gun.
To discuss back and forth opposing arguments on a proposed law.
A form of government in which the supreme power is given to the people.
Differing from one another.
The process of voting to choose a person for office.
The statue that sits atop the dome of the Texas Capitol.
This person is the head of the state of Texas - Chief Executive.
Large body of water on the coast of Texas and Louisiana.
Used for transportation by Native Americans, cowboys and soldiers.
A body of 150 members in the Texas legislature.
This branch of government has the power to interpret laws and consists of the courts.
A rule of procedure that is enforced by a specific authority.
The act of directing others.
This branch of government has the power to make laws.
Also called the "Staked Plains", it is one of the largest tablelands in North America.
Breed of cattle that was very hardy and had very long horns.
Native Americans used pods from this tree to make tea, syrup and ground meal.
Working cowboy family from Spain or Mexico.
1st woman elected to the office of Governor.
A religious settlement set up to Christianize the Native Americans.
A person sent to do religious or charity work.
The state insect of Texas.
Original human inhabitants of the land now known as Texas.
A Texas natural wonder (also known as the Grand Canyon of Texas) that was carved by a branch of the Red River.
A promise or agreement that must be kept.
The pads of this cactus can also be cooked and eaten as a vegetable.
She represents the women who went to work for the first time outside of their homes during World War II to fill the need left by men being gone to war. Example: Women who flew planes.
A round building or room, covered by a dome.
The first President of the Republic of Texas.
A person who is elected to a body of 31 members in the Texas legislature.
The type of material that the Texas Capitol's exterior walls are made of.
The length of time a person may serve in office once elected.
These protectors of the Texas frontier were a diverse group and included Anglos, Hispanics and American Indians.
Legend has it that the Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin, signed the first boundary treaty with the local Indians under this tree.
A formal expression of one's opinion; you do this when you elect someone to office.
This plant is sometimes called the "Spanish Dagger".