Texas became a state on December 29, 1845. The Harris County Law Library is recognizing this anniversary with an exhibit, Texas Achieves Statehood. The exhibit will be on display through the end of this month. Visit the Law Library’s lobby to view the display. It features sections from Unites States Statutes at Large that document the annexation, along with an 1844 broadside of the annexation debate, a political cartoon depicting the marriage of Texas and the United States, and an early Texas map.
To satisfy your taste for more Texas history, you can also visit the Library of Congress website. Here, you can view a collection of panoramic, historical maps from cities throughout the United States, including many cities in Texas.