First published in 1857, the "Texas Almanac" has a long history of chronicling the state and its residents. With the publication of the "Texas Almanac 2010-2011" a new chapter opens on this historic book: the "Texas Almanac" is now published by the Texas State Historical Association, itself a 112-year-old organization. The Almanac's 65th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state: from the Gulf Coast to the Franklin Mountains in far West Texas. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy. An article about Lady Bird Johnson's early life, written by biographer Jan Jarboe Russell. Russell explores how young Claudia Alta Taylor was shaped by her love of nature and her East Texas roots. The book presents a history of Scandinavians in Texas, where they came from, where they settled, and their unique contributions to Texas.
It contains a new section on the history of earthquakes in Texas, along with a seismic hazard map of the state and a chronology of significant quakes beginning in 1811; and, comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, professional football and basketball teams, Texas Olympians, and Hall of Fame inductees. "The Texas Almanac 2010-2011" includes articles and data about: History and government, the natural environment, business and transportation, agriculture, education, obituaries of notable Texans, population and demographics, sports and recreation, oil and minerals, science and health, culture and the arts, and pronunciation guide to town and country names.