Geography of Texas

Can you answer these random questions about the geography of Texas?
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Last updated: September 25, 2020
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What is the state capital of Texas?
Austin
What river is located at the Mexican border?
Rio Grande
What is the state nickname of Texas?
Lone Star State
What city was Texas's most important port until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1900?
Galveston
What Texan city is located adjacent to Mexico's Ciudad Juárez?
El Paso
What river makes the border with Oklahoma?
Red River
What type of weather event strikes Texas an average of 139 each year, more than any?
Tornadoes
In what city did the Battle of Alamo take place?
San Antonio
Like Florida and Idaho, what geographical feature does Texas have?
Texas Panhandle
On what river, with namesake of a state, is the capital of Texas located?
Colorado River
What are the only two national parks that are located in Texas? (name either)
Big Bend / Guadalupe
Houston has one of these that is over 500 feet wide - the widest in the world by
some standards. What is it?
a Freeway
What desert in western Texas, has the namesake of a popular dog breed?
Chihuahuan Desert
What does Texas have 254 of, nation's highest number? (Harris is an example)
Counties
What is the southernmost city in Texas?
Brownsville
What region in Central Texas is considered be to the border between the
American Southwest and Southeast?
Hill Country
What is the world's largest barrier island?
Padre Island
What city is appropriately located on the Texas-Arkansas border?
Texarkana
What is the airport code of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport?
DFW
What oil field's gusher blew for 9 days in 1901 at a rate of 100,000 barrels of oil per day?
Spindletop
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Sep 25, 2020
Good quiz, but a few suggestions:

There are two Colorado Rivers. The one in Texas is not the namesake of the state, that would be the larger one originating in Colorado.

Possibly accept interstate for question #12?

Accept Chihuahua without the 'n' for question #13.

This was fun, thanks :)