Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Regional/State Study (Texas)

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State Study (Texas)
Florida Conference


Skill Level Unknown
Year of Introduction: 2007

Limited Availability

For answers to other states, see State Study.

1. Make a scrapbook to include the following information. Use pictures, maps, or drawings to make it attractive.*

2. Name the state and the year it joined the union.

On December 29, 1845, Congress admitted Texas to the U.S. as the 28th state.

3. Draw or find a picture of the following:

a. State flower

The Texas state flower is the Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis).

Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)

b. State bird

The Texas state bird is the Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos).

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

c. State tree

The Texas state tree is the Pecan (Carya illinoinensis).

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)

d. State animal

Texas has a state small mammal, the Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), and a state large mammal, the Texas Longhorn.

Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
Texas Longhorn

e. State flag

Flag of Texas

4. Name the state song and motto.

The Texas state song is "Texas, Our Texas", written in 1924 by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright and approved by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929.

The motto is "Friendship."

5. Draw a map and show the capital, major cities, rivers, and lakes.

Map of Texas

6. Name the national parks and three state parks.

7. Name at least two natural resources, major products, and industries, etc.

8. Name at least three interesting places to visit.

9. Name the Seventh-day Adventist conference president.

Carlos Craig is currently serving as President of the Texas Conference.

You can find the Texas Conference President's information here:

10. Name the city where the conference office is located.

There are three local Conferences covering Texas and a Union Conference office in Texas.

The Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is located in Alvarado, TX (eastern two thirds of Texas)

The Southwest Region office is in Dallas, Texas (regional constituency/mainly African American)

The Texico Conference office is in Corrales, New Mexico (western Texas plus New Mexico)

The parent region for these three conferences is the Southwestern Union Conference who's office is located in Burleson, Texas. In serves Territory: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico (except San Juan County), Oklahoma, and Texas; comprising the Arkansas-Louisiana, Oklahoma, Southwest Region, Texas, and Texico Conferences

11. How many of the following does the SDA denomination have in this state?

The Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the administrative headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the eastern two-thirds of Texas

a. Churches

Texas Conf Churches and Companies 284

b. Schools

Texas Conf Elementary Schools and Junior Academies 32 K-12 Schools 3 Universities 1

c. Hospitals

d. Members

The Texas Conference Membership 51,464

e. Pathfinders


12. Does this state have an SDA college or university? If so, give name and location.

Southwestern Adventist University is located in Keene, TX.

13. Give the month and year you collected this information.

14. Use pamphlets for parks and places to visit.


Important Notes

*The patch is designed so that you can add one star to the flag for every state you study for the honor.

This is a Regional Honor offered by the Florida Conference. You can obtain the patch and additional stars for each state you study from the Florida Pathfinder Store. You can NOT get these items from AdventSource or other Conferences.