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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas

Texas (/ ˈ t ɛ k s ə s /, also locally / ˈ t ɛ k s ɪ z /; Spanish: Texas or Tejas, pronounced ()) is a state in the South Central Region of the United States.It is the second largest U.S. state by both area (after Alaska) and population (after California).Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the ...

www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx

Executive Orders Related to Opening the State of Texas. On May 26, 2020, Gov. Abbott issued an updated Executive Order GA-23 to announce additional services and activities that can open under phase II. On May 18, 2020, ...

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in responding to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide.

www.50states.com/facts/texas.htm

Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation. The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. Texas boasts the nation’s largest herd of whitetail deer. A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years.

www.britannica.com/place/Texas-state

Texas, constituent state of the United States of America. It became the 28th state of the union in 1845. Texas occupies the south-central segment of the country and is the largest state in area except for Alaska. The state extends nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from north to south and about the same distance from east to west.

www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-texas

1. Everything really is bigger in Texas. At 268,596 square miles, Texas is the second largest state behind only Alaska. With 25.1 million people, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, it is the ...

www.txu.com/residential/move-center/moving-guide/why-is-texas-called-the-lone...

Texas is also known as the “The Lone Star State” and there's a good reason why. Dating back to the 1800s, the nickname is an essential part of our state's history.

www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas

Texas attempted several times to negotiate annexation to the United States and was finally admitted in 1845, which sparked the Mexican-American War in 1846. Mexico ultimately ceded its claim over ...

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The second largest state, Texas, is only 40% of the total area of the largest state, Alaska Rhode Island is the smallest state by total area and land area San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous U.S. and is larger than each of the nine smallest states; it is larger than the four smallest states combined.

www.50states.com/texas.htm

The flag was adopted as the state flag when Texas became the 28th state in 1845. As with the flag of the United States, the blue stands for loyalty, the white represents strength, and the red is for bravery.