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Mexican province, briefly an independent nation and now a U.S. state, from Spanish Texas, Tejas, earlier pronounced "ta-shas," originally an ethnic name, from Caddo (eastern Texas Indian tribe) taysha "friends, allies," written by the Spanish as a plural. Baseball Texas-leaguer is recorded from 1905.
c.1400 in reference to members of the religious order named for St. Augustine the Great (354-430), bishop of Hippo.
Capital of Texas.
Note: Location of the University of Texas.
An important teacher in the Christian church, who lived in the fourth and fifth centuries. After a dramatic conversion to Christianity, Augustine became a bishop. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. His works include The City of God and his autobiography, Confessions.
State in the southwestern United States bordered by Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas and Louisiana to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to the south, and New Mexico to the west. Its capital is Austin, and its largest city is Houston.
Note: One of the border states with Mexico; Mexican aliens often cross the border into Texas.
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
Note: Long the largest state, it became second largest with the admission of Alaska as the forty-ninth state in 1959.