Texas Nuggets: Trivia Buff Knowledge

How much do you really know about the Lone Star state? If you think you are a true Texas trivia buff, check out these fun trivia facts and see how many you already knew. You might just be gain some knowledge that you can use to impress your friends and family!

~ There have been six separate national flags to fly over the state of Texas over the last 500 years. Texas was governed by Spain, France, Mexico, The Confederate States, The Republic of Texas, and of course, the United States of America. This fact is where the Six Flags theme parks got their name, being that the first of the chain was located in Texas.

~ Texas has more inland water than any other state in the continental US. Of these more than 6700 reservoirs, there is only one natural lake in the entire state of Texas. Caddo Lake, which is located on the Louisiana border, is the only water source that is considered a natural lake. All other “lakes” within Texas’ borders are either manmade or simply a part of a river.

~ Texas became part of the United States as a part of the treaty that ended the Mexican-American war in 1848. Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836, however the US Congress denied its annexation in 1844 because of the threat of war with Mexico. It was only after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that the annexation of Texas was resolved between the two countries.

~ There have been 7 cities that served as the capital of Texas, though some only briefly. From 1836 through 1839, Columbia, Galveston, Velasco, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, and Houston all served as capital for a short amount of time. In 1839, Austin was named the new capital of the state and it remains there today.

~ Texas has more professional sports teams than any other US state, including: 2 National Football League teams, 2 Major League Baseball teams, 3 National Basketball Association teams,  a Major League soccer team. an American Football League team, a Women’s National Basketball Association team and a National Hockey League team.

~ The largest city in Texas is Houston, with just under 2 million residents as of the 2000 census. There are several towns that make the claim of being the smallest in Texas, with a total of 26 incorporated towns and census-designated places claiming a population of less than 100 residents.

~ The state capital building in Austin was constructed in 1888 from Sunset Red granite, on a foundation of limestone. It stands 15 feet taller than the Capitol building in Washington, DC and has more square footage than any other state capital building in the United States.

Texas is an amazing state, filled with many amazing facts and trivia. By taking the time to learn about the history of the great state of Texas, you can become a font of fascinating information. Texas truly is one of the biggest wonders of the United States

Joe Cline
http://www.articlesbase.com/education-articles/texas-nuggets-trivia-buff-knowledge-706118.html

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Posted by admin - March 20, 2015 at 1:45 am

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Best State for Sports? Worst State for Sports?

I think the best state for sports is Louisiana(LSU(07 BCS Champs). Saints(Went further then ever, NFC Championship, 2006) Hornets(playoffs, 2008)
Who says we’re all cajuns? Im not.

Cali is overrated lol

my home state of Michigan might fit both of those.

Best: Red Wings, Pistons, Spartans, Wolverines (Sometimes Tigers)
Worst: Lions, (sometimes Tigers)

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Posted by admin - March 19, 2015 at 1:28 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 01 13 11

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 

Welcome to Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast!  This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings.    While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do.  Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Jan 13
Mostly Sunny 45°/30° 10 %
Fri
Jan 14
Sunny 52°/35° 0 %
Sat
Jan 15
Partly Cloudy 58°/42° 0 %
Sun
Jan 16
Few Showers 63°/50° 30 %
Mon
Jan 17
Scattered T-Storms 66°/51° 60 %
Tue
Jan 18
Few Showers 65°/44° 30 %
Wed
Jan 19
Mostly Sunny 59°/48° 10 %
Thu
Jan 20
Few Showers 62°/45° 30 %
Fri
Jan 21
Showers 61°/42° 40 %
Sat
Jan 22
Mostly Sunny 57°/46° 10 %

Good Morning NOLA!  Here comes the sun!   But don’t let it fool you, the high for today is only 45.  Brrrr!  Tomorrow will be slightly warmer at around 52,  with lows around freezing tonight and tomorrow.  Take the necessary precautions.  remember the three “P’s” .Be sure to protect plants, pets, and pipes! Bundle up if you are heading out doors.  There are people to see, places to go and things to do.  For you home bodies planning on stayng in, go ahead and get that soup or big pot of gumbo going.  You will be glad to have when the temperature starts dropping tonight. While you are stirring the pot at least open the blinds at let some of that beautiiful sunshine in. Soak it up while we have it.  My plan is to start that soup, but I’m not staying in today.  The beginning of next week brings showers and scattered thunderstorms, but the upside is it also brings a little bit warmer temps our way.   Have a great day!  I’ll see you in NOLA! 

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 

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Posted by admin - March 18, 2015 at 1:18 am

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 12 03 12

Hello NOLA!  Hello Monday morning!  Ready or not it is here.  Even though it is December be ready for a warm, muggy day.  Have a great day y’all! See you out there!

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

 

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Dec 03 Mostly Sunny 77°/62° 20 %
Tue Dec 04 Scattered T-Storms 76°/60° 50 %
Wed Dec 05 AM Showers 70°/55° 30 %
Thu Dec 06 Partly Cloudy 72°/58° 20 %
Fri Dec 07 Mostly Cloudy 74°/60° 20 %
Sat Dec 08 Few Showers 75°/60° 30 %
Sun Dec 09 Showers 75°/57° 40 %
Mon Dec 10 Showers 71°/53° 60 %
Tue Dec 11 Scattered Showers 64°/48° 60 %
Wed Dec 12 Showers 64°/48° 40 %
Last Updated Dec 3 06:11 a.m. CT

 

Let’s get this first week of December started.  According to the weather report for today we will have areas of patchy fog early during the day today. Sunny to partly cloudy. High 77F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.it will be partly cloudy.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast 03 26 11

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast New Orleans weather 10 day forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Today
Mar 26
Partly Cloudy 83°/70° 20 %
Sun
Mar 27
Mostly Cloudy 83°/66° 20 %
Mon
Mar 28
Mostly Cloudy 81°/67° 20 %
Tue
Mar 29
Scattered T-Storms 83°/68° 40 %
Wed
Mar 30
Scattered T-Storms 74°/63° 40 %
Thu
Mar 31
Scattered T-Storms 74°/50° 40 %
Fri
Apr 01
Isolated T-Storms 67°/57° 30 %
Sat
Apr 02
Sunny 78°/60° 0 %
Sun
Apr 03
Scattered T-Storms 79°/59° 60 %
Mon
Apr 04
Partly Cloudy 79°/57° 10 %

 

Good Morning NOLA!  It’s going to be a hot one today. By this afternoon we will reach near record  high in the  eighties.  Only a twenty percent chance of rain in the forecast today but our chances increase over the weekend.  By Monday of next week we will see a forty percent chance.  The forecast is showing a twenty percent chance of showers for Saturday and Sunday. It is only suppose to be isolated thunder storms but be prepared. Tuesday looks like it will start a few days of rain for the Big Easy.  I will have the umbrella at the ready but there is plenty of cover in the Quarter. What’s a little rain after all. So don’t let that keep you from coming out to the French Quarter to see me at the 1850′s House Store.  I will be signing my latest book “If I Were A French Quarter Rat” and also  ”I Love You Bigger Than The Sky!”  Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy! See y’all in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Posted by admin - March 16, 2015 at 12:40 am

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Real Cajun Night Before Christmas By Crawfish-Man

Real Cajun Night Before Christmas when Santa almost passed toys ‘wit his unda’ware! Delightful Cajun story wri’t, draw’d and tol’ in Cajun dialect by mystery author rarely seen in public! Mostly because he is a Louisiana Super Hereaux and spends his time battling truth, justice and the Cajun Way!

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Posted by Kayra - March 15, 2015 at 12:20 am

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Dead Bird Island – Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Aug. 19, 2010 – On a journey to take soil samples from the BP Spill we came across an island full of dead birds in various stages of decay. For more information or to support our ongoing efforts please visit http://www:lmrk.org

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Posted by admin - March 13, 2015 at 11:58 pm

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New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast 08 26 12

Hello NOLA!  It’s Sunday and we have Hurrican Isaac heading into the Gulf.  At the very least we are in for some more rain.  Let’s hope that is the extent of it. Be ready!

New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast
New Orleans Weather 10 Day Forecast

Welcome to the Sharon Denise Talbot New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day!

High / Low (°F) Precip. %
Today Aug 26 Partly Cloudy 88°/75° 10 %
Mon Aug 27 Mostly Sunny 92°/78° 10 %
Tue Aug 28 T-Showers / Wind 86°/80° 70 %
Wed Aug 29 Heavy Rain / Wind 87°/78° 80 %
Thu Aug 30 T-Showers / Wind 89°/78° 70 %
Fri Aug 31 Isolated T-Storms 89°/78° 30 %
Sat Sep 01 Isolated T-Storms 87°/76° 30 %
Sun Sep 02 Scattered T-Storms 86°/76° 60 %
Mon Sep 03 Scattered T-Storms 86°/76° 40 %
Tue Sep 04 Sunny 87°/75° 0 %
Last Updated Aug 26 11:05 a.m. CT

For today we have a mix of sun, clouds anda slight chance of rain. It is nice to see the sun even if it is only for a little while. According to the weather report for today we will have partly cloudy skies with temperatures steady near 87F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.  Hurricane Isaac poses a potential serious threat to portions of the northern Gulf Coast Tuesday into Wednesday. All interests from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle should watch the progress of Hurricane Isaac closely and begin to make preparations.  See you in NOLA!

Sharon Denise Talbot

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What are some majors for people who love to travel?

I’m currently a Finance major with a foreign language minor.. and I love to travel..

There is another school with an International Trade & Finance major here in Louisiana, but I don’t know what to do.. Help?

You don’t necessarily have to major in anything "international" to obtain a job that requires travelling. There are many international companies that hire people with all different majors. My husband works for a logistics company and they are always looking for people to work overseas.

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Posted by admin - March 11, 2015 at 11:25 pm

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whats the best place to live to start a music career?

i want to start a music career, i live in louisiana i am 25 years old.. but feel i need a different change… ive lived in florida, and mississippi… i want to try a different place.. maybe out of country? or in the states? or canada? and suggestions

If you’re in a small town, you may want to try a bigger city. But don’t think that you have to go to New York or Los Angeles to get started. There are mid-size cities across the US and Canada with thriving music scenes. It helps to go to a place where you know somebody already. It’s a huge head-start.

I don’t know what kind of musician you are–singer/songwriter? classical bassoonist? One-man-band? That makes a difference.

But there are some cities in the US and Canada with great music scenes in all genres. Here are a few: Austin, Minneapolis, Portland Oregon, Nashville, Toronto, Montreal.

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Posted by admin - March 10, 2015 at 11:04 pm

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