In 1492 Christopher Columbus, Is an Italian explorer for Spain he was looking for a faster and safer route to Asia. He landed on Salvador in October 1492.
In 1519 Pineda Map The Texas Coast and was the first European to observed the Texas coast. Some of his mens where arrested by Hernan Cortes because they saw them like a threat.
The Aztecs view his men and him like gods because of there armor, horses, and firemen. They gave Spain the base of operations they sent back Spain and made them really rich in 1519
Cabeza de vaca was caught in a hurricane in 1526-1528 and several of his men got shipwreck on Galveston and was help by the karankawas, and gave them food and shelter most of his men died because of harsh condition and only 3 of his men survived and arrived to mexico.
Coronado and 1,000 of his men when and search for the City Of Gold and never found it but they did found the Grand Canyon and the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish ignored Texas until another country took interest in the area in 1684.
La Salle arrived in Texas 1648 and explored the lenght Mississippi river La Salle made a lot of lies and people thought it was true. When they arrived in the Mississippi river his men where killed but only 3 of them survived and then he was killed by his own men.