The complete reference book on all things Texan: Environment, Weather, Astronomical Calendar, Recreation, Sports, Counties, Population, Elections, Government, Culture, Health, Science, Education, Business, Transportation, Agriculture, Pronunciation Guide, and Obituaries. New articles and updated data presented in 752 pages with hundreds of color photos and maps. ELIZABETH CRUCE ALVAREZ has been the editor of the Texas Almanac since 2002. She received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1978 and has a background in both newspaper and textbook publishing. ROBERT PLOCHECK, associate editor, has been with the Texas Almanac since 1994.