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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Rio Grande - History
1800s, the river marked the disputed border between Mexico and the nascent Republic of Texas Mexico marked the border at the Nueces River ... The disagreement provided part of the rationale for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, after Texas had been admitted as a new state ... marked the boundary between Mexico and the United States from the twin cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to the Gulf of Mexico ...
Rio Grande - Crossings
... border 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 ... Other notable border towns are the Texas/Coahuila pairings of Del Rio–Ciudad Acuña and Eagle Pass–Piedras Negras ...
Japanese American Internment - Facilities - List of Camps - Justice Department Detention Camps
... detainees in addition to Japanese Americans Crystal City, Texas Fort Lincoln Internment Camp Fort Missoula, Montana Fort Stanton, New Mexico Kenedy ...
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 considered "king" in ... Within the "Big Four" professional leagues, Texas has two NFL teams (the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans), two Major League Baseball teams (the ... 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 and FC Dallas) ...
List Of Facilities Named After Lyndon Johnson
... 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:

    The safety of the republic being the supreme law, and Texas having offered us the key to the safety of our country from all foreign intrigues and diplomacy, I say accept the key ... and bolt the door at once.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    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)

    Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.
    John Steinbeck (1902–1968)