Texas has four major physical regions: Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains and Basin and Mountain Range Province. The North Central Plains of Texas are part of the Interior Lowlands and characterized by 35 to 50 inches of annual rainfall, hilly forested land and coarse sand or clay soil.
The North Central Plains are bounded by the Caprock Escarpment to the west, the Edwards Plateau to the south and the Eastern Cross Timbers to the east. They have significantly more rainfall than other regions of Texas and are an important ranching, farming and timber cultivation region. They are hillier than the prairie land of the Gulf Coastal Plains, but not mountainous like the Basin and Mountain Range Province.Learn More
Animals that live in the central plains of Texas include the armadillo, badger, various species of bats, the coyote, beavers, deer, gophers and javelinas. Some species of animals, such as bison, used to be widespread, but are now confined to small areas.Full Answer >
Snowfall occurs in Texas, as it did in Dallas during February 2014, according to CBS News. Annual snowfall occurs during the winter months in northern and western Texas, Wikipedia reports. These areas are subject to snow because they experience colder winters than other parts of the state.Full Answer >
Texas is the second largest U.S. state behind Alaska and is approximately 750 miles wide and 790 miles long. Its total area is 261,797 square miles. This is about 7 percent of the total area of the United States.Full Answer >
Texas entered the Union as a slave state on Dec. 29, 1845. It is the 28th state to enter the Union in the United States.Full Answer >