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1907 - The town of Peck, thirty miles north of Houston, was renamed Tomball after Thomas Ball. He had a major role in bringing the railroad into the community.

2010 - Texas Governor Rick Perry named Chuck Norris and his brother Aaron as honorary members of the Texas Rangers law enforcement agency.

2012 - Tony Romo passed Troy Aikman for most career touchdown passes for the Dallas Cowboys.

Texas Quote

I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it and, as in other religions, few people dare to inspect it for fear of losing their bearings in mystery or paradox. But I think there will be little quarrel with my feeling that Texas is one thing. For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study and the passionate possession of all Texans.
- John Steinbeck, 1962

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