Texas is the second most populous and second largest state of the United States of America. Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares an international border with Mexico to the south and borders the U.S. 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 over 27.5 million residents (July 2015).
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A drawing of the state flower and state bird.
The Texas Travel Guide has all you need to plan your perfect trip. Discover places to see, things to do and more.
TX's nickname is the "Lone Star State."
The recorded History of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region now known as Texas in 1519, who found the region populated by numerous Native American tribes.
Find out more about the history of Texas, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more.
The official website for The Alamo Shrine in San Antonio, Texas
This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in Texas and other landmarks of equivalent landmark status in the state. The United States' National Historic Landmark (NHL) program is operated under the auspices of the National Park Service, and recognizes structures, districts, objects, and similar resources according to a list of criteria of national significance. There are 46 NHLs in Texas.
These are the National Natural Landmarks in Texas. There are 20 in total.
Texas Governor’s Office official website providing information about the office, organizations, key initiatives, and press announcements with video and photos.
The government of Texas operates under the Constitution of Texas and consists of a unitary democratic state government that uses the Dillon Rule, as well as governments at the county and municipal levels.