Where In Texas Might You Spot A Barking Frog?
What Special Event Can You Attend Every Summer At The Palo Duro Canyon State Park?
How Many Hospital Beds Are There In Your County?
Is there a single source you can use to find all of the above?
Of course there is.
Welcome back to the Texas Almanac!
For the 72nd edition in the series, this essential reference book has been revised with all the latest information about our proud state. Inside you’ll find at least 410 tables of data, 300 maps, contact information for 200 state boards and commissions, and the names of 189 state officials, 1,209 judges, 1,223 mayors, and 3,302 county officials (give or take a few).
Oil. Natural Gas. Wind. Solar. Our feature article is all about ENERGY. The world has been hearing about energy in Texas since 1901 when the gusher at Spindletop became a cultural and economic phenomenon. An image familiar to any kid on a Texas road trip, oil rigs strike bold poses across the landscape — trophies of an industry that has defined Texas for more than a century. And yet, this image renders an incomplete picture of Texas’ relationship with energy, particularly as the global energy system undergoes a fundamental shift away from dependence on fossil fuels. “Texas: The Energy State” traces the development of the different energy types that power our lives and our state’s exciting role in the energy transition.
New to this edition: Texas Tribune Reports
Contributed by reporters at the Texas Tribune, these essays reveal what Texans are talking about today in five important areas: education, health care, politics, sports, and climate.
You’ll also find:
• Report on the 88th Legislature, by Carolyn Barta
• Updated weather extremes and revised climate norms, contributed by Texas State Climatologist John W. Nielsen-Gammon
• In depth agriculture data, contributed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists
All that — and more — makes us
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