Texas has changed dramatically since it joined the United States in 1845. It has become a national leader in resources and many industries, serving as a major supplier of the nation's oil, cattle, and agriculture. This inviting nonfiction book will intrigue readers as they learn about major Texas industries through colorful images and captivating facts. Children will learn about NASA, various types of music found in Texas, and even about the most popular Texas sports! The supportive text, accessible glossary, and index aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary. This book has been translated into Spanish.