This category covers questions about Texas, the second largest state in the United States. Texas has had six different nations rule it, making it the only state to have had six flags flown over it. Texas is one of three states to have existed as an independent nation and the only state legally permitted to secede from the Union.
Asked in Artists and Painters, Texas
Are there any famous artists from Texas?
The two most famous artists I know of from Texas are Terrence Malick and Jeffrey Dale Starr (although, Malick is technically a director and Starr lived a long time in San Francisco). I think Georgia O'Keeffe may have lived in Texas for a while too. Addition: No, when Georgia O'Keeffe moved south it was to New Mexico. Well, what about this quote of Georgia O'Keeffe, Texas September 1916: - Today I walked into the sunset - to mail some letters - … …But some way or other I didn't seem to like the redness much so after I mailed the letters I walked home - and kept walking - The Eastern sky was all grey blue - bunches of clouds - different kinds of clouds - sticking around everywhere and the whole thing - lit up - first in one place - then in another with flashes of lightning - sometimes just sheet lightning - and some times sheet lightning with a sharp bright zigzag flashing across it -. I walked out past the last house - past the last locust tree - and sat on the fence for a long time - looking - just looking at - the lightning - you see there was nothing but sky and flat prairie land - land that seems more like the ocean than anything else I know - There was a wonderful moon. Well I just sat there and had a great time by myself - Not even many night noises - just the wind -… …I wondered what you were doing - It is absurd the way I love this country - Then when I came back - it was funny - roads just shoot across blocks anywhere - all the houses looked alike - and I almost got lost - I had to laugh at myself - I couldn't tell which house was home - I am loving the plains more than ever it seems - and the SKY - Anita you have never seen SKY - it is wonderful. * artist quotations from a letter to Anita Pollitzer, Canyon Texas, September 11, 1916; as quoted in "The Complete Correspondence of Georgia O'Keeffe & Anita Pollitzer", ed. Clive Giboire, Touchstone Book, Simon & Schuster Inc. New York 1990, p. 145
Asked in Texas
What are some unique things about Texas?
Some things that make Texas a unique state include: Texas was one of only three states that were once officially recognized independent nations (as Republic of Texas) before joining the Union, the others being Vermont (Vermont Republic) and Hawaii (Kingdom and Republic of Hawaii). Texas is the only state that is legally permitted to secede from the Union. (Near the conclusion of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation that made it illegal for any Confederate-controlled territories to secede from the Union if and when it was ever readmitted into the Union. At this time, Texas was controlled by Union forces and, therefore, was exempted from the proclamation.) Texas is the only state to have had six national flags flown over it; in effect, Texas was ruled by six different nations (Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, United States, Confederate States of America). The Republic of Texas was the first nation in the world to enact a homestead exemption (1839). Texas is the only state to have its own embassies in other countries, apart from United States embassies. The Republic of Texas built two Embassies of the Republic of Texas in the United Kingdom; one in London and another directly opposite of St. James's Palace in the Court of St. James's. These buildings still stand today. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, situated in Houston, is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control. This is the root of the infamous phrase "Houston, we've had a problem" from the Apollo 13 launch. The Texas Medical Center, located in Houston, is the largest medical center in the world and is a leading researcher in various subjects of the medical field. More heart surgeries are performed at the medical center than anywhere else in the world. Texas has the longest highway and railroad systems in the nation. It also has the most number of airports of any state in the Union. Texas currently has the most presidential libraries contained within it at three (Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and George W. Bush Presidential Center). Texas is one of the "battleground states" of presidential elections. Because of the size of the population of Texas, under the Electoral College (based on state population), Texas is allocated a larger number of electors than most other states. Other "battleground states" include New York and California. During their presidential campaigns, candidates focus heavily and spend most of their resources on these states so that they can secure the electors' votes. If a candidate is able to secure the votes of all three of these states, he/she is almost guaranteed a victory. Securing two also gives a hefty advantage, in which case the other candidate will have to secure the votes of practically every one of the smaller states. Texas has the largest number of state parks, state recreation areas, and state historic sites of any state. Texas is also the birth-state of many significant people (for a full list, click on the "Related link" below) including: Former-President Dwight Eisenhower former-President Lyndon B. Johnson Demi Lovato Nick Jonas Selena Gomez Lance Armstrong Michael Johnson Michael E. DeBakey Matthew McConaughey
Asked in Debt Collection, Texas, Texas Law
Under Texas law what can the creditor do to collect the deficiency?
Asked in Snow and Ice, Texas
Does it snow in El Paso TX every year?
The average year in El Paso gets 3 snowfalls. However, this is just based on data from the airport- elevation varies greatly within the city, but the airport is practically at the top, almost 4,000 feet. The bottom of the city and the valley can be lower than 3,000 feet. Also, the median is 0, which means that most years don't get any trace at all. And that is for the airport, which is the probably the coldest place in the city in the winter. So a simple answer is "no".
Asked in History, Politics & Society, Economics, Texas
What is the economy of the coastal plains of Texas?
Can you receive unemployment benefits while receiving 401k benefits in Texas?
What are the Texas CPA CPE requirements?
What are the CPA CPE requirements in Texas?
Below are the CPA CPE requirements for the state of Texas. Credit Hours Requirement: 120 hours, with a minimum of 20 per year. License Renewal Date:Last day of birth month annually. CPE Reporting Period: Ends at the end of the CPAs birth month, over a three year rolling period. Ethics Requirement: 4 hour state board approved ethics course every 2 years.
Asked in Texas
Is McAllen Texas safe?
McAllen is safer than most US cities, according to a study done recently by Farmer's Insurance (McAllen placed in the top 12 safest cities in the entire country). It's Mexico that's having problems with violence. The drug people over there are killing each other, and sometimes innocent people get in the way and are hurt or killed also. It's a terrible situation. But the drug cartels aren't going to take on the US government, so all of that activity is limited to their side of the border. As a matter of fact, McAllen has seen a huge increase in Mexican Nationals moving over to be safe from their own country's troubles.
Asked in Texas, Road Distance
How many miles from El Paso Texas to Brownsville Texas?
837 miles taking this route: Take I-10 EAST from El Paso all the way across to I-37 SOUTH in San Antonio via I-410 EAST (and SOUTH) to bypass downtown. (EXIT 564 off I-10 to get onto I-410, follow signs to I-410 EAST; EXIT 41 off I-410 SOUTH to get onto I-37, follow signs to I-37 SOUTH to CORPUS CHRISTI.) Take I-37 SOUTH to U.S. 77 SOUTH to KINGSVILLE and BROWNSVILLE at EXIT 14 just north of Corpus Christi. Continue on U.S. 77 SOUTH to Brownsville.
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Texas, Temperature
What is the highest recorded temperature in Texas?
How do you find an accountant?
Finding an Accountant This is basic advice on how to find an accountant from the Federal Consumer Information Center and the Small Business Administration: You want to find an accountant who is knowledgeable, capable and discreet. With the ever-changing complexities of tax laws and developments in accounting methods, it is important to look for an accountant who takes advantage of educational seminars, professional publications and other continuing-education opportunities. Professional accountants are listed in the yellow pages and Internet directories under accountants, public accountants, bookkeepers and tax preparers. Look for references or recommendations from local business associates, your banker or your attorney. Another good way to find an accountant is to call the local state society of certified public accountants. For example, if you're in Washington state, you can call the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. If you're in Texas, you can call the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and so on. A couple of disclaimers: Typically, CPAs pay for inclusion on the referral lists (which means not every CPA is listed). Also, not every accountant is going to be a member of the state society. If you are in Canada . . . there are licensed public accountants, unlicensed accountants, tax preparation specialists and bookkeepers all with defined abilities. Even unlicensed accountants and tax preparers can be knowledgeable . . . Chartered Accountants are often considered at a higher level of expertise but this is not necessarily true, especially when it comes to taxation. Believe it or not, some tax preparers have as mush tax knowledge as licensed public accountants, arguably some have more. So do not be fooled by the letters behind the name, or the vast number of letters behind the name. There are many unlicensed tax preparers or accountants that give full value. What licensed public accountants bank on - is the banks, lawyers and the tax department only recognizing a designation to prove the person has accounting knowledge to sign on the financial statements for Review and Audit Engagements. Don't be confused, just because a person can sign these forms it does not mean the person has tax knowledge. In Canada, if the person has taken "in depth" tax courses "3" and higher i.e. "4" it usually means these people do have a good understanding of taxation. However, it should also been known that senior H & R Block managers - 'may' have a good understanding of tax issues upto the "3rd" level of tax - which covers most personal tax issues. However, there are times when you may need the services of a "CBV" (Chartered Business Valuator" that usually signifies that this accountant has superior "Accounting" background and many will have a broader tax background as well as opposed to your average CA, CGA (Certified General Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant - however, it should be known that like any profession you will find some real sharp people in the accounting industry - that have the experience and knowledge base with out the credentials - but, don't be confused with the person having Errors and Omission Insurance either, as the Canadian Government holds the taxpayer or the corporation director responsible - if in doubt get a second or third opinion before signing a document that is being sent into the government. The Accounting or Tax firm is representing you - and in most cases unless the Financial Statement has been 'Audited" is held against the taxpayer and not the accounting firm. Did you know 95% of all tax returns and financial statements are not "Audited" in fact only 5% are truly held accountable to the accountant or accounting firm - because most people cannot afford to have an "audited" financial statement connected to their business or tax returns. So it is like most things in life - buyer beware - and good luck to you