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Why Famous
  • Texas has a wonderful mix of cultures from which to draw its special creations.
  • Big Bend Country is colorful in its desert views of cacti and peaks of mountains.
  • Texas is very famous for its wineries and vineyards.
Facts Destination
  • The first historical document related to texas was a map of the gulf coast, created by spanish explorer alonso alvarez de pineda.
  • Spanish authorities, concerned that france posed competitive threat, constructed several missions in east texas.
  • Abraham lincoln\'s election triggered south carolina\'s declaration of secession from the union.
  • Texas is popularly known as the lone star state.
Area Info
  • Texas is the second-largest u.s. state in both area and population.
  • Texas is in the south-central part of the united states of america.
  • The large size of texas and its location at the intersection of multiple climate zones gives the state very variable weather.
  • Texas emits the most greenhouse gases in the U.S..
  • The first railroad to operate in texas was the buffalo bayou, brazos and colorado railway.
Why Visit
  • Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe vacation rentals are perfect for enjoying these lovely lakes near Houston, while Jefferson vacation rentals are a popular base for exploring the lush forests and marshes of East Texas.
  • The most popular tourist spot in Texas, San Antonio is home to the famed River Walk and the Alamo, an icon of Texas history.
  • In Texas for guests of Austin vacation rentals include the beautiful pink granite state capitol building, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Lyndon B.
Best Time
  • Spring and Fall, with their mild temperatures, are the best times to visit the Hill Country.
  • Summer - though a hot and humid season - is also a popular time.
  • The regulatory authority, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintains the state\'s immense highway system, regulates aviation, and public transportation systems.
  • Highways:- Texans have heavily traveled their freeways since the 1948 opening of the Gulf Freeway in Houston.
  • I-10 and I-20 have speed limits of 80 miles per hour (130 km/h), the highest in the nation.
  • Airports:- Largest of these is Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the second largest in the United States, and fourth in the world.
  • AMR Corporation\'s American Eagle, the world\'s largest airline in total passengers-miles transported and passenger fleet size, uses DFW as its largest and main hub.
  • Texas\'s second-largest air facility is Houston\'s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
  • Ports:- Ports employ nearly one-million people and handle an average of 317 million metric tons.
  • The Port of Houston today is the busiest port in the United States in foreign tonnage, second in overall tonnage, and tenth worldwide in tonnage.
  • The Houston Ship Channel currently spans 530 feet (160 m) wide by 45 feet (14 m) deep by 50 miles (80 km) long.
  • Railroads:- Texas railway mileage peaked in 1932 at 17,078 miles (27,484 km), but declined to 14,006 miles (22,540 km).
  • The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail service that links Fort Worth and Dallas is provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the T) and DART.
  • Amtrak provides Texas limited intercity passenger rail service both in size and frequency.
  • Winter has often cold snaps you may want to avoid.
  • If you don\'t want to enjoy the lake and river outdoor activities, avoid also the summer.
  • Texas culture comes from a blend of southwestern (mexican), southern (dixie), and western (frontier) influences.
  • Texas lies between two major cultural spheres of pre-columbian north america: the southwestern and the plains areas.
  • The annual houston livestock show and rodeo is america\'s largest rodeo.
  • The state fair of texas is held in dallas each year between late september through mid to late october at fair park.