Texas March 20, 2016
Texas Is Number One At All Of These Things
We Texans already know we’re number one. We don’t need any proof. But for all y’all out-of-staters who might be doubtful, here are some hard statistics that prove once and for all that there’s no better place in the nation than the Lone Star State.
1. Livestock production.
We lead the nation in revenue from beef sales and produce roughly 20% of the nation's cattle. We're also #1 in the value of the cattle we raise.
2. And that makes perfect sense considering we have the #1 biggest rodeo in the WORLD.
3. Cotton production.
We're the nations #1 cotton producer, generating 29% of the nation's cotton revenue. Cotton is our most valuable crop, and we named it our official state fabric in 1997.
4. Oil and natural gas.
Who remembers Spindletop? God only knows where our nation would be in terms of oil without Texas. We're responsible for 1/5 of the country's oil production and 1/3 of the natural gas supply of the U.S.
5. Higher education.
, UT Austin is the number one college in America. It compared factors such as campus quality, local area, and academics to produce the list.
6. Our capitol building.
It's the tallest in the nation. Yep, even taller than THE capitol in D.C.
This one isn't a hard statistic by any means, but everyone knows we're the most friendly state in the land. After all, "Texas" comes from the Indian word "teysha" which means "friend." If you're looking for a good ol' dose of southern hospitality, look no further than the Lone Star State.
What else is Texas number one at?