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Washington-on-the-Brazos

(Encyclopedia) Washington-on-the-Brazos, former town, S central Tex., on the Brazos River; settled 1821. It was the scene of the Texas declaration of independence from Mexico on Mar. 2, 1836, and in…

Lake Jackson

(Encyclopedia) Lake Jackson, city (1990 pop. 22,776), Brazoria co., SE Tex., on a branch of the Brazos River, near the Gulf of Mexico; founded 1941. It is a trading and shipping center for the many…

Rosenberg

(Encyclopedia) Rosenberg rō´zənbərg, city (1990 pop. 20,183), Fort Bend co., S Tex., on the Brazos River, in an oil and natural gas area; inc. 1902. Rosenberg and its sister city of Richmond are…

Sugar Land

(Encyclopedia) Sugar Land, city (2000 pop. 63,328), Fort Bend co., SE Texas, on the Brazos River and Oyster Creek, a W suburb of Houston; inc. 1959. The city, which now has a diversified economy,…

Lubbock

(Encyclopedia) Lubbock, city (1990 pop. 186,206), seat of Lubbock co., NW Tex.; inc. 1909. In the Llano Estacado region on a branch of the Brazos River, it was settled in 1879 by Quakers. It is the…

Caddo

(Encyclopedia) Caddo kăd´ō, Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Caddoan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). These people gave their name not…

Waco

(Encyclopedia) Waco wā´kō, city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading,…

Freeport

(Encyclopedia) Freeport. 1 City (1990 pop. 25,840), seat of Stephenson co., NW Ill., on the Pecatonica River; inc. 1850. It is a trade and manufacturing center in a fertile farm and dairy region.…

Snakes that Bite Underwater

The Question: Do snakes-such as the water moccasin-bite underwater? The Answer: Yes. Snakes can open their mouths and bite if provoked…

Chief Plácido Biography

Chief PlácidoTonkawa Indian chiefBorn: late 1700sBirthplace: ? Also called Ha-shu-ka-na (“Can't Kill Him”), Chief Plácido was the son of a Tonkawa warrior and a captive Comanche woman. In…