What is Texas?

  • (noun): The second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico.
    Synonyms: Lone-Star State, TX

Texas

Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. Located in the South Central United States, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the US states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of 25.7 million residents.

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Texas - Sports
... Main article Sports in Texas Further information List of Texas sports teams, and List of University Interscholastic League events While American football has long been ... Within the "Big Four" professional leagues, Texas has two NFL teams (the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans), two Major League Baseball teams (the Texas Rangers and the Houston ... Outside of the "Big Four" leagues, Texas also has one WNBA team (the San Antonio Silver Stars) and two Major League Soccer teams (the Houston Dynamo ...
Rio Grande - Crossings
... crossings along the river are at Ciudad Juárez and El Paso Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas McAllen, Texas, and Reynosa, Tamaulipas and Brownsville, Texas ... Other notable border towns are the Texas/Coahuila pairings of Del Rio–Ciudad Acuña and Eagle Pass–Piedras Negras ...
Rio Grande - History
... the river marked the disputed border between Mexico and the nascent Republic of Texas Mexico marked the border at the Nueces River ... the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, after Texas had been admitted as a new state ... between Mexico and the United States from the twin cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to the Gulf of Mexico ...
Japanese American Internment - Facilities - List of Camps - Justice Department Detention Camps
... Italian detainees in addition to Japanese Americans Crystal City, Texas Fort Lincoln Internment Camp Fort Missoula, Montana Fort Stanton, New Mexico Kenedy, Texas Kooskia, Idaho Santa Fe ...
List Of Facilities Named After Lyndon Johnson
... President of the United States, including the following Lake LBJ, a lake in Texas Lyndon B ... Johnson Freeway, an Interstate freeway in Texas Lyndon B ... Johnson National Grassland in Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, a public affairs graduate school at the University of Texas Lyndon B ...

Famous quotes containing the word texas:

    During the cattle drives, Texas cowboy music came into national significance. Its practical purpose is well known—it was used primarily to keep the herds quiet at night, for often a ballad sung loudly and continuously enough might prevent a stampede. However, the cowboy also sang because he liked to sing.... In this music of the range and trail is “the grayness of the prairies, the mournful minor note of a Texas norther, and a rhythm that fits the gait of the cowboy’s pony.”
    —Administration in the State of Texa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Fifty million Frenchmen can’t be wrong.
    —Anonymous. Popular saying.

    Dating from World War I—when it was used by U.S. soldiers—or before, the saying was associated with nightclub hostess Texas Quinan in the 1920s. It was the title of a song recorded by Sophie Tucker in 1927, and of a Cole Porter musical in 1929.

    The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
    Joseph Epstein (b. 1937)