A Daily Spindletop Diary
Visit this Web site to learn more about the birthplace of the Texas oil industry. The site features articles compiled from the Galveston Daily Press that were written at the time of the discovery, with topics ranging from the reaction of the town's residents to the economic impacts of the discovery on Texas and the country.
Mining Resources in Texas
This article from the Handbook of Texas Online features a comprehensive list of the minerals and mineral products of Texas, detailing where in Texas the resource is found and what its primary use is.
Texas Cattle Feeders Association
This Web site for the TCFA provides a wealth of economic data for the cattle feeding industry in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico and contains an extensive list of links to other cattle and beef associations. It even features a link detailing beef recipes and nutrition.
Texas Department of Agriculture
This Web site features links to a variety of topics related to agriculture in Texas-rural economic development, pest and pesticide information, a fresh produce guide, and many more. The information on this site is also available in a Spanish version.
Texas Economy at a Glance-from Bureau of Labor Statistics
This Web site, hosted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed employment data for the state of Texas as a whole as well as statistics for selected metropolitan areas.
Texas Forest Service
This Web site provides information about Texas State Forests, forest fire protection and prevention, forest management programs, and even landscaping in urban areas. The Forestry Education link features an extensive glossary of forestry terminology.
Texas Oil Industry
This article, from the Handbook of Texas Online, details the history of the oil industry in Texas from the first recorded sighting of oil by Luis Moscoso to the Spindletop discovery in 1901 to the huge petrochemical refineries in existence today.
For the Texas sports fan, this site features links to professional sports teams from the Dallas Cowboys to the Dallas Sidekicks, college teams from the Texas Longhorns to the Baylor Bears, and other organizations such as the Texas Juggling Society and the Texas Chess Association.
Texas Travel and Tourism
This Web site features a variety of useful links for the Texas tourist or native, including information on Texas ghost towns and how to speak like a Texan, maps and mileage guides for Texas cities, and a list of links to the most popular Texas attractions.