Background: Texas State Capitol in Austin at night.
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Discovering and Moving to Texas

Moving to Texas

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Texas

After coming to Texas, you're going to gain an entirely new appreciation for cattle ranching barbeque, and tubing. Texas comes with its own distinctive culture, and every city has a definitive micro-culture. Houston is oil, Galveston is Gulf, Austin is music. Yet every place you go you will encounter a huge spoonful of Texas pride. Itís an extremely colorful region, and the people are friendly. A homegrown bumper sticker states it all: "I wasnít born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could!

The state was named for tejas, a Hasinai Indian word meaning allies or friends. Here's hoping, Texas will embrace you with a welcoming "howdy" after you show up. Texas is a huge place, and there's a major city to be found n every direction. Dependent upon where youíre going to in Texas, there's a massive amount of culture, space, and activities you're going to experience..

It's really unimportant which town or city you select to settle down in within the state because thereís constantly something exciting happening. In north Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth area boasts a booming economy, big lots with reasonably-priced homes, all kinds of leisure and sports along with low living costs.

At the eastern end of Texas, near the Gulf of Mexico, there is Houston. Oil money built the city, while oil, gas and banking dominate the economy. You will discover a equitable cost to live in Houston, numerous options in real estate and oodles of cultural activities going on in this international city.

Austin in central Texas is the location of the state capital, Tech is huge here; they call it the Silicon Hills or Silicon Valley in the South. The f living cost, particularly purchasing a home, is more costly than any other region in Texas. But for the additional money, you get the opportunity to reside in the Texas music capital while, some might contend, of the nation.

San Antonio, famous for the Riverwalk, the Alamo, and basketball, is a brief drive from Austin, a true jewel of Texas. Founded the 1700s by Spaniards, where the old world encounters new economy. Aside from the major cities, you will find numerous small towns and suburbs in Texas to call home. Regardless of your preferred lifestyle, you will find a place just right for your needs in Texas.

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  • Texas Geography, Facts and History
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  • Texas Flags
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  • Education
    Texas Colleges. The state's two most widely recognized flagship universities are The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, ranked as the 52nd and 69th best universities in the nation according to the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges", respectively. Some observers also include the University of Houston and Texas Tech University as tier one flagships alongside UT Austin and A&M. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) ranks the state's public universities into three distinct tiers

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    Flora and Fauna
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    Sports
    Many Texans are passionate about American football and intensely follow high school and college football teams, which often dominate social and leisure activity. Professional football is also intensely popular in Texas, and the state is home to two National Football League (NFL) franchises, the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans. In addition to the Cowboys and Texans, two current NFL teams previously played in the state, and one now-defunct NFL team also called the state home.

    The Cowboys, founded in 1960, are one of the most popular teams in the league and have fans in many parts of the United States, leading to the nickname "America's Team". They are also one of the most successful, having reached eight Super Bowls and won five (tied with the San Francisco 49ers & the New England Patriots for second all-time). The Cowboys play their home games at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington, into which they moved in 2009 after having spent 38 years at Texas Stadium in Irving.

    Baseball has a strong presence in Texas, with two Major League Baseball teams. The Houston Astros started playing in 1962. The Texas Rangers debuted in 1972 after relocating from Washington, D.C. In 2005, the Astros became the first team in Texas to make it to the World Series. The Rangers followed the Astros in 2010 to their first World Series and the following year as well. In 2017 the Astros became the first team in Texas to win the World Series.

    Basketball is also popular, and Texas hosts three NBA teams: the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks. All three have won championships, however the Spurs having won at least 50 games over the past 15 seasons and 5 NBA championships, are arguably the best professional franchise in Texas sports and are considered one of the best NBA franchises in history. The Houston Rockets did however distinguish themselves as the first team in Texas to win an NBA Championship and are currently the only team in Texas to have back-to-back NBA Championships.

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    Transportation
    Texas Airports. Texas has 730 airports, the second most in every state in the country. According to Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), it is the largest airport in Texas and the second largest airport in the United States in terms of size and passengers. He is the fourth largest in the world with 18,076 acres. In traffic, DFW is the busiest in the state, the fourth most common in the United States, and sixth worldwide. American / American Eagle of the American Airlines Group, the world's largest airline with a passenger-miles transport and a passenger fleet, uses DFW as its largest and most important hub. It is the largest airline in the United States, counting the number of domestic passengers per year and the world's largest airline based on the number of passengers carried. Southwest Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, is based in Dallas Love Field.

    Texas' second largest air traffic facility is the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston. It served as the largest hub for the former Continental Airlines, which was based in Houston; It serves as the largest hub for United Airlines, the third largest airline in the world, for passenger miles flown. IAH offers service to most of the Mexican destinations of any US airport. The next five largest airports in the state serve more than 3 million passengers annually; These include Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, San Antonio International Airport, Dallas Love Field and El Paso International Airport. The smallest airport in the state, which is declared the international airport, is the international airport of Del Rio.

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  • State of Texas Official Website
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