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Welcome to Texas

Texas is in the south-central region of the United States. It is the second-largest U.S. state in both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. Texas is bordered by Mexico to the south, New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Houston is the largest city and Dallas–Fort Worth and Houston are the 4th and 6th largest United States metropolitan areas. Other major cities include San Antonio, El Paso, and Austin, the state capital. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State which signifies Texas as an independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico.

Texas resembles both the American Southeast and the Southwest. Traveling from east to west, the terrain ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, and finally to the desert and mountains of the Big Bend. Due to the large size of Texas, the state experiences a variety of weather. For example, the Panhandle of the state has colder winters than North Texas, while the Gulf Coast has mild winters and most areas of Texas see consistent summer high temperatures.

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Abilene Addison Alamo
Aledo Alice Allen
Alpine Alvin Amarillo
Andrews Angleton Anson
Anthony Archer City Arlington
Atlanta Aubrey Austin
Azle Baird Ballinger
Bandera Bay City Baytown
Beaumont Bedford Beeville
Bellaire Bellville Belton
Bertram Big Spring Bishop
Blanco Boerne Bonham
Booker Borger Bowie
Boyd Brazoria Breckenridge
Bremond Brenham Bridge City
Bridgeport Bronte Brookshire
Brownsville Brownwood Bryan
Buchanan Dam Buda Buffalo
Buffalo Gap Bullard Bulverde
Buna Burkburnett Burleson
Burnet Burton Caldwell
Cameron Canadian Canton
Canyon Canyon Lake Carrizo Springs
Carrollton Carthage Castroville
Cedar Hill Cedar Park Celina
Center Centerville Chandler
Chico Childress Cisco
Clarendon Cleburne Cleveland
Clifton Clint Clute
Coleman College Station Colleyville
Colorado City Comanche Comfort
Commerce Conroe Converse
Cooper Coppell Copperas Cove
Corpus Christi Corsicana Cotulla
Crandall Crockett Crowley
Crp Christi Crystal City Cuero
Daingerfield Dalhart Dallas
Dayton De Leon Deer Park
Del Rio Del Valle Denison
Denton Denver City Desoto
Devine Diboll Dickinson
Dilley Dimmitt Donna
Dripping Springs Dublin Dumas
Duncanville Eagle Pass Eastland
Eden Edgewood Edinburg
Edna El Campo El Paso
Elgin Elm Mott Emory
Ennis Fabens Fairfield
Falfurrias Falls City Ferris
Flatonia Florence Flower Mound
Floydada Forney Fort Stockton
Fort Worth Fredericksburg Freeport
Freer Friendswood Friona
Fritch Gainesville Galveston
Garland Gatesville Georgetown
Glen Rose Gonzales Graham
Granbury Grapevine Greenville
Haltom City Haskell Hemphill
Henrietta Hereford Hico
Hidalgo Highlands Holland
Holliday Honey Grove Houston
Huntsville Hurst Industry
Irving Italy Johnson City
Katy Kaufman Kemah
Kennedale Kerrville Killeen
Kingsville Kirbyville Kountze
La Grange La Marque Lamesa
Lampasas Lancaster Laredo
League City Lewisville Livingston
Llano Lockhart Longview
Los Fresnos Lubbock Lufkin
Mansfield Manvel Marble Falls
Marlin Marshall Maud
Mcallen Mckinney Mclean
Mesquite Mexia Midland
Mineral Wells Mission Missouri City
Monahans Mont Belvieu Montgomery
Munday Nacogdoches Nederland
Needville New Braunfels North Richland Hills
Odessa Orange Ozona
Paducah Pampa Panhandle
Pasadena Pattison Pearland
Pflugerville Pharr Plano
Pleasanton Port Aransas Port Bolivar
Port Lavaca Port O Connor Princeton
Quitaque Ranger Red Oak
Richardson Richmond Rockport
Rockwall Roma San Angelo
San Antonio San Diego San Marcos
Schertz Seabrook Seagraves
Seguin Seminole Seven Points
Seymour Sherman Sonora
South Padre Island Spring Spring Branch
Stafford Stratford Sugar Land
Sulphur Springs Sunray Sweeny
Sweetwater Teague Temple
Terrell Texarkana Throckmorton
Tivoli Tomball Tyler
Uvalde Van Horn Vernon
Victoria Vidor Waco
Waskom Waxahachie Weatherford
Webster Wellington West Columbia
Wichita Falls Wills Point Wilmer
Wimberley Winnsboro Woodville