Texas, also known as ‘The Lone Star State’, originating from the star on the 1836 flag of the Republic of Texas, is a wonderful, attraction-filled state. The world-famous ‘Lone Star’, except for its appearance in the state’s nickname, can also be found on the Texas state flag, the great seal, the state quarter, and is recognized as the official state gemstone cut of Texas. From the Dallas Museum of Art, presenting one of the most impressive collections of art in Texas as well as in the entire country, to its Deep Ellum Entertainment District, Texas offers a large variety of things to see and do, and is therefore a must-visit state!
The state of Texas is located in the south-central United States of America. The state’s name, based on the Caddo word “tejas” which means “friends” or “allies”, was applied to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas by the Spanish. Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas on its southern part, it borders the United States’ New Mexico on its western part, Oklahoma on its northern part, Arkansas on its northeastern part, and Louisiana on its eastern part. It is the second largest state of the 50 United States, with an area of 268,820 square miles, as well as the second most populated state. Texas possesses 3,700 named streams and 15 major rivers, the largest being the Rio Grande. Other major rivers include the Pecos, the Brazos, Colorado, and Red Rivers. With a growing industry base, Texas leads in many industries, such as agriculture, energy, computers and electronics. The capital city of Texas is Austin, while its largest city is Houston.
I am originally from Texas, but nowadays live in California. When I was younger, I thought that moving to California was the smart thing to do. My dream was to get into the acting business. Unfortunately, I was not able to pursue my acting dream, but did meet my wife there, so we decided to stay. Life in California is, indeed, exciting and different, but still to this day, I do not feel completely at home there. A few months ago I decided to fly to Texas, and give myself a tour down memory lane. It was fantastic. Texas is such a great state, so advanced in so many ways. There is so much land, since it is so big. I finally felt that I was home again, and free again. And not to mention its beauty. Moving back to Texas is not an option for me, since my family is based in California, but I will definitely, from now on, make Texas my once-a-year destination.
This blog is a collection of articles about Texas. Enjoy, and travel to the state as soon as possible!