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Texas History

1838 - The United States and the Republic of Texas signed the Convention of Limits, which recognized Texas claims to disputed territory in Red River County (the present Bowie, Red River, Franklin, Titus, Morris, and Cass counties). The agreement also set the eastern boundary of Texas as the west bank of the Sabine River.

1846 - The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.

2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush and Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah met in Crawford, TX.

2013 - The George W. Bush Presidential Center was dedicated on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX.

2013 - U.S. President Barack Obama visited West, TX, in the aftermath of a fertilizer plant explosion on April 17.


Texas Quote

In Texas, we have the death penalty, and we use it. Thatís right. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back.
- Ron White, comedian


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