- State profile
- State rankings
- State flags and symbols
- The natural beauty of Texas
- Environment (weather, astronomical calendar)
- Cities and towns
- Historic government documents and officials
- State government
- Local government
- Federal government
- Culture and arts
- Health and science
- Business and transportation
- Pronunciation guide
- Zip codes
I keep an almanac on my shelf of reference books, but they're available in the local library, too. In addition, older issues likely can be found at Half.com or ABE books, and they don't go out of date insofar as the history of a state is concerned.
An almanac is an entire library in itself. In addition, Texas has a wonderful online resource called
The Handbook of Texas Online with a handy search feature.
For those of you writing stories set in Texas, here's everything you need to know and more. And for those of you writing about other states, check out their yearly publications (almanacs) and what's available online. Who knows what you'll find?
It might even save you a trip to the library or some money at a bookstore!