The American-Statesman offers 8 facts to celebrate the occasion.
WE CAN BECOME FIVE STATES
Thereâ€™s no telling why the Lone Star State would want to give up on its most notable feature [being the second largest state], but who knows what will happen once Willie Nelson is no longer around to keep the rednecks and the hippies together. In the annexation of Texas by the U.S., it was agreed that Texas could divide and reform itself into as many as five states. …. There have been a few attempts to create a new state, but they didnâ€™t get far.