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.
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