In 1492 Christopher Columbus,He was looking for a faster and safer route to Asia.He landed on San Salvador.
In 1519 Pineda st out form Jamaica to map the coast of the Gulf Of Mexico.He is the 1st European to observe the Texas coast.
In 1519 the Aztecs viewed Cortes and his men as gods.Eventually,with the help of the Aztec enemies,the Spanish were able to overthrow the Aztecs.This gave Spain operations,Spain got VERY rich.
In 1528 the boats got caught in a hurricane and Cabeza de Vaca and several men were shipwrecked on Galveston island,and the Karankawas gave then food and shelter.
Coronado and 1000 men went search for the city in 1540.They found the Great Canyon,and Pacific ocean and explored all the way into the present day Kansas,but never found the city of gold,and since there was no gold in Texas the Spanish ignored Texas until another country took interest in the area in 1684.
He left Mexico,and found the Mississippi River,and he built a fort.He went back to Mexico to get supplys and left his men there to die.5 men survived and killed him for leaving them.