The 70th edition of the Texas Almanac is filled to the brim with maps, statistics, full-color photographs, and Texas facts. You’ll learn more than you expected about our environment, weather, recreation, population, elections, government, arts & culture, sports, and much more. This year’s feature articles are:
“Texas Population: Still Growing & Increasingly Diverse”
Everyone knows Texas is a big state, but we continue to grow, sometimes in unexpected ways. Learn more about population growth, shifts, and trends, and where we might be by 2050 in this feature, written by Steve H. Murdock, Ph.D., a former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, and Michael Cline, Ph.D., former Associate Director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas.
“Asian Indians in Texas”
From facing early anti-Asian immigration bans to becoming the fourth largest concentration of Asian Indians in the United States, Indian Texans have helped shape the state’s economy, public policy, and cultural landscape. Learn about this rich immigration history and how the influence of Asian Indians can be felt across Texas in this feature, written by Ayshea Khan, Asian American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center.
This long-running reference guide has been updated with the latest data in every chapter. You’ll find:
- Weather highlights from 2017 and 2018, plus a list of destructive weather events dating from 1766.
- Astronomical Calendars for 2020 and 2021 showing moon phases, sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers.
- Recreation, with details on state and national parks, landmarks, and wildlife refuges.
- Sports, including lists of high school football and basketball champions, professional sports teams, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees.
- Counties, an expansive section featuring detailed county maps, locator maps, and profiles of Texas’ 254 counties.
- Population figures and the latest estimates from the State Data Center.
- A 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.
- 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.
- A Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names.
It’s no wonder the Texas Almanac is known as The Source for All Things Texas Since 1857!