. In Europe Germany and Italy were becoming more aggressive in March 1938 Germany annexed Austria again provoking little response from other European powers. Encouraged Hitler began pressing German claims on the Sudetenland an area of Czechoslovakia with a predominantly ethnic German population Soon the United Kingdom and France followed the counsel of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and conceded this territory to Germany in the Munich Agreement which was made against the wishes of the Czechoslovak government in exchange for a promise of no further territorial demands. Soon afterwards Germany and Italy forced Czechoslovakia to cede additional territory to Hungary and Poland annexed Czechoslovakia's Zaolzie region, Flag Great Seal Monuments Motto Anthem Bird World Heritage Sites; 1920 138,276 75.5% Houston and UCLA play against each other in the 1968 Game of the Century at the Astrodome, Lindsey Nelson an announcer for the visiting New York Mets broadcast a game on April 28 1965 while perched in a gondola suspended from the roof above second base. Thirty-six (36) separate and distinct public universities exist in Texas of which 32 belong to one of the six state university systems. Discovery of minerals on Permanent University Fund land particularly oil has helped fund the rapid growth of the state's two largest university systems: the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M System the four other university systems: the University of Houston System the University of North Texas System the Texas State System and the Texas Tech System are not funded by the Permanent University Fund.
. 2010 25,145,561 20.6% George Tyler Wood second governor of Texas settled near Point Blank in Liberty County and San Jacinto County, The scoreboard eventually known as the "Astrolite" was designed by Fair Play Scoreboards of Des Moines Iowa. Having designed the scoreboard for Dodger Stadium several years prior team owner Roy Hofheinz was not impressed with the initial proposal for a much more generic type of scoreboard Project designer Jack Foster teamed up with a creative professional based in Kansas City to create the first animated scoreboard Its reported cost was $2.1 million, Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Strategy When the Supreme Court ruled in 1923 that white primaries established by political parties were unconstitutional in 1927 the Texas state legislature passed a bill that authorized political parties to establish their internal practices the Democratic Party reinstated the white primary That law survived until 1944 before another Supreme Court case ruled that it was unconstitutional After 1944 the NAACP and other organizations worked to register black voters and participation increased But the major disenfranchisement continued until passage in the mid-1960s of civil rights legislation including the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to provide for federal oversight in areas in which historically minorities did not vote in expected numbers based on population. Flag of America 19 10.svg During the spring Texas wildflowers such as the state flower the bluebonnet line highways throughout Texas During the Johnson Administration the first lady Lady Bird Johnson worked to draw attention to Texas wildflowers, Houston Texas Business Directory In 2004 Houston unveiled the first Mahatma Gandhi statue in the state of Texas at Hermann Park Houston's Indian American Community were cheerful after 10 years in 2010 when the Hillcroft and Harwin area were renamed Mahatma Gandhi District in honor of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as that area is the center of Indian commerce; A white flag with a five-pointed-star over the outline of a small cannon with the words Come and Take it below the left corner of the flag has been torn off and sewn back on. . 9.1 Police services In contrast to the cities unincorporated rural settlements known as colonias often lack basic infrastructure and are marked by poverty the office of the Texas Attorney General stated in 2011 that Texas had about 2,294 colonias and estimates about 500,000 lived in the colonias Hidalgo County as of 2011 has the largest number of colonias. Texas has the largest number of people of all states living in colonias.