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Texas

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State of Texas State of Texas

State of Texas


Capitol Austin, TX
Land Area 262,000 mi2

Population

  • Total 25,150,000
  • Density 96.1 people/mi2
  • Growth 2.088% per year
  • Children 27.6%
  • Adult 62.2%
  • Elderly 10.2%

Bordering States
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma

* Statistics by Wolfram|Alpha. "Christianity" is used in the statistical sense and includes Catholics, Protestants, and true Christians.

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Texas is the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. The name, meaning "friends" or "allies" in Caddo, was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas. Located in the South Central 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. Texas has an area of 262,000 square miles, and a growing population of over 25 million residents.

Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States, while San Antonio is the second largest in the state and seventh largest in the United States. Dallas-Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and sixth largest United States metropolitan areas, respectively. Other major cities include El Paso and Austin-the state capital. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as an independent republic and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico. The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texas State Flag and on the Texas State Seal today.

Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes that resemble both the American South and Southwest. Although Texas is popularly associated with the Southwestern deserts, less than 10% of the land area is desert. Most of the population centers are located in areas of former prairies, grasslands, forests, and the coastline. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, and finally the desert and mountains of the Big Bend.

The term "six flags over Texas" came from the several nations that had ruled over the territory. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas. France held a short-lived colony in Texas. Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic. In 1845 it joined the United States as the 28th state. The state's annexation set off a chain of events that caused the Mexican-American War in 1846. A slave state, Texas declared its secession from the United States in early 1861, joining the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. After the war and its restoration to the Union, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation.

One Texas industry that thrived after the Civil War was cattle. Due to its long history as a center of the industry, Texas is associated with the image of the cowboy. The state's economic fortunes changed in the early 20th century, when oil discoveries initiated an economic boom in the state. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century. As of 2010 it shares the top of the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with California at fifty-seven. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers and electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences. It leads the nation in export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product. Texas' GDP per capita (nominally) is ranked twenty-ninth in the nation, which is below the national average.


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Displaying 1-9 of 9 listings in Texas, United States


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Baptist Bible Translators Institute

Rex Cobb
P.O. Box 1450
Bowie, TX 76230
(940) 872-5751
baptisttranslators.com

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Independent Baptist Church of Gua...

Robert Murillo
P.O. Box 3180
Mission, TX 78573
(956) 279-6239
missionarymurillo.com

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Missionary to Belize

Jay and Linday Ayers
P.O. Box 12964
Houston, TX 77217

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Missionary to Brazil

David Cato
P.O. Box 13459
Arlington, TX 76094
(817) 274-7161
catofamily.4t.com

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Missionary to Mexico

Darrell Ratcliff
3201 South Jackson Road
Pharr, TX 78577

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Missionary to Taiwan

Maurice and Sherry Young
P.O. Box 219228
Houston, TX 77218
gio.gov.tw

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Missionary to Zambia

Walter and Jennifer Horn
909 Cora Street
Center, TX 75935
(337) 303-2975

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Missions and Construction

Ted and Dawn DeHart
2600 Sunset Blvd
Mission, TX 78574
(956) 357-0617
dawnandteddydehart.com

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World Baptist Fellowship Mission ...

Tommy Raley
P. O. Box 13459
Arlington, TX 76094
(817) 274-7161
wbfi.net

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