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Choose a city below and get locations for local Texas hair salons, soul food dining, radio stations, churches, places of entertainment, things to do, annual events, etc, all in the wonderful state of Texas.

 



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Abilene
Addison
Allen
Amarillo
Aquilla
Arlington
Austin
Balch Springs
Balcones Heights
Bastrop
Baytown
Beaumont
Big Spring
Breckenridge
Brownsville
Bryan
Bynum
Carrollton
Cedar Hill
Chandler
Claude
Cleburne
College Station
Conroe
Copperas Cove
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Denton
DeSoto
Driftwood
Dripping Springs
Duncanville
Easton
El Paso
Ennis
Euless
Fort Worth
Friendswood
Galveston
Garland
Georgetown
Grand Prairie
Grapevine
Haltom City
Hooks
Houston
Huntsville
Hurst
Irving
Keller
Killeen
Lancaster
League City
Lewisville
Linden
Longview
Lubbock
Lufkin
Mansfield
Marlin
Marshall
McAllen
McKinney
Mesquite
Midland
Missouri City
Nacogdoches
New Boston
Odessa
Pearland
Pflugerville
Plano
Port Arthur
Portland
Richardson
Round Rock
San Antonio
Selma
Sherman
Spring
Stafford
Taylor
Terrell
Texarkana
The Woodlands
Tyler
Victoria
Waco
Wichita Falls


famous african americans

FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM TEXAS

 Texas cusine

TRADITIONAL TEXAS FOODS

  • Barbeque Brisket
  • Chicken Fried Steak
  • Tex Mex
  • Hot Sauces
  • Homemade Chili
  • King Ranch Chicken
  • Cajun Gumbo
  • Fresh Chile Peppers
  • Wild Game
  • Calf Fries
  • Black Beans
  • Meatloaf
  • Pork Chops
  • Hamburgers



 

   

A TASTE OF TEXAS
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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT TEXAS?


  1. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles, and a growing population of 25.1 million residents.

  2. Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and sixth largest United States metropolitan areas, respectively.

  3. On January 10, 1901, the first major oil well in Texas, Spindletop, was found south of Beaumont. Other fields were later discovered nearby in East Texas, West Texas, and under the Gulf of Mexico. The resulting "Oil Boom" transformed Texas. Oil production eventually averaged three million barrels per day at its peak in 1972. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl dealt a double blow to the state's economy, which had significantly improved since the Civil War. Migrants abandoned the worst hit sections of Texas during the Dust Bowl years. Especially from this period on, blacks left Texas in the Great Migration to get work in the Northern United States or California and to escape the oppression of segregation.

  4. The Deep Ellum district within Dallas became popular during the 1920s and 1930s as the prime jazz and blues hotspot in the Southern United States. The name Deep Ellum comes from local people pronouncing "Deep Elm" as "Deep Ellum". Artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, and Bessie Smith played in early Deep Ellum clubs.

  5. Texas ranked 29th in the American Legislative Exchange Council's Report Card on American Education. Texas students ranked higher than average in mathematics, but lower in reading. Between 2006–2007, Texas spent $7,275 per pupil ranking it below the national average of $9,389. The pupil/teacher ratio was 14.9, below the national average of 15.3. Texas paid instructors $41,744, below the national average of $46,593. The state provided 88.0% of the funding for education, the federal government 12.0%.

  6. As of 2008, Texas had a gross state product (GSP) of $1.224 trillion, the second highest in the U.S. Its GSP is comparable to the GDP of India or Canada which are ranked 12th and 11th worldwide. Texas's economy is the fourth largest in the world of country subdivisions behind England, California and Tokyo Prefecture. Its Per Capita personal income in 2009 was $36,484, ranking 29th in the nation.

  7. Texas's controversial alternative affirmative action plan, Texas House Bill 588, guarantees Texas students who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class automatic admission to state-funded universities. The bill encourages diversity while avoiding problems stemming from the Hopwood v. Texas (1996) case.

  8. Snow falls multiple times each winter in the Panhandle and mountainous areas of West Texas, once or twice a year in North Texas, and once every few years in Central and East Texas. Snow rarely falls south of San Antonio or on the coast except in rare circumstances.

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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Texas
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 71.4% 11.5% 0.5% 3.4% 35.9%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

TEXAS

QUICK FACTS:
  1. Texas ranks #45 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 5.1%

  3. 50.9% of Texans are female and 49% are male.


STATE SYMBOLS:

Texas  Flag
The Flag of the State of Texas


  • Flower - Bluebonnet
  • Tree - Pecan
  • Song - “Texas, Our Texas”
  • Fish - Guadalupe Bass
  • Insect - Monarch Butterfly
  • Folk Dance - Square Dance
  • Bird - Mockingbird
  • Fruit - Texas Red Grapefruit
  • Gem - Texas Blue Topaz
  • Reptile - Horned Lizard
  • Stone - Petrified Palmwood
  • Plant - Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Mammal - Longhorn

    Nickname: The Lone Star State

    Motto(s): Friendship

    Capital: Austin


10 LARGEST CITIES:
  1. Houston
  2. San Antonio
  3. Dallas
  4. Austin
  5. Fort Worth
  6. El Paso
  7. Arlington
  8. Corpus Christi
  9. Plano
  10. Garland
 


 
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