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Texas Almanac 2014–2015
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FEATURES OF THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2014–2015
• Sketches of eight historic ranches of Texas by Texana writer Mike Cox.
• Article on the Texas art and artists by Houston businessman and art collector J.P. Bryan, who has amassed the world’s largest Texana collection.
• Coverage of the 2012 elections, redistricting, and the 2012 Texas Olympic medalists.
• An update on Major League Baseball in Texas.
• Lists of sports champions — high school, college, and professional.

MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION
• The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, and lakes.
• Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766.
• Two-year Astronomical Calendar that shows moon phases, times of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers.
• Recreation, with details on state and national parks and forests, landmarks, and fairs and festivals.
• Sports, including lists of high school football and basketball champions, professional sports teams, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees.
• Counties section, with detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’s 254 counties.
• Population figures from the 2010 US Census and State Data Center estimates as of 2012.
• Comprehensive list of Texas Cities and Towns.
• Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local Governments.
• Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious Holidays.
• Religion census of 2010 by denomination and adherents; breakdown on metro areas and counties.
• Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics.
• Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and UIL results.
• Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas.
• Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy.
• Obituaries of notable Texans.
• Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 5-9
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. Index of Tables
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Index of Maps
  2. pp. 14-14
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  1. State Profile
  2. pp. 15-17
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  1. Flags of Texas
  2. pp. 18-24
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  1. History
  2. pp. 25-76
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  1. Environment
  2. pp. 77-136
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  1. Weather
  2. pp. 137-163
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  1. Calendar
  2. pp. 164-176
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  1. Recreation
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. Sports
  2. pp. 209-230
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  1. Counties
  2. pp. 231-413
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  1. Population
  2. pp. 414-444
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  1. Elections
  2. pp. 445-464
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  1. Government
  2. pp. 465-564
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  1. Culture & Arts
  2. pp. 565-583
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  1. Health & Science
  2. pp. 584-594
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  1. Education
  2. pp. 595-612
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  1. Business
  2. pp. 613-662
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  1. Transportation
  2. pp. 663-680
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  1. Agriculture
  2. pp. 681-699
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 700-756
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