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Texas is a state in both the southern and western regions of the United States. The state is second largest in area (after Alaska) and population (after California).
The state capital of Texas is Austin, and the largest city is Houston. Other major cities in Texas include Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, San Antonio and Waco.
There are many tourist attractions and points of interest in Texas including:
Airports serving Texas include Corpus Christi International Airport in Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas/Fort Worth, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, and San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio.
Leading education institutions in Texas include Texas A&M University (in College Station), the University of Texas (in Austin) and William Marsh Rice University (in Houston).
Historically, Texas was an center of the US oil industry. While the oil industry remains strong within the state, today the state contains a mix of both new and traditional industries, including a significant service sector. Some of the leading companies that have based their headquarters in Texas are Dell (in Round Rock), Affiliated Computer Services (in Dallas), American Airlines (in Fort Worth), AmerisourceBergen (in Frisco), AMR (in Fort Worth), AT&T (in San Antonio), Centex (in Dallas), ConocoPhillips (in Houston), Continental Airlines (in Houston), D.R. Horton (in Fort Worth), Electronic Data Systems (in Plano), ExxonMobil (in Irving), Halliburton (in Houston), Hilton Hotels Corporation (in Cisco), J.C. Penney (in Plano), Kimberly-Clark (in Irving), Lyondell Chemical (in Houston), Marathon Oil (in Houston), Pizza Hut (in Addison), Radio Shack (in Fort Worth), Southwest Airlines (in Dallas), Sysco (in Houston), Tesoro (in San Antonio), Texas Instruments (in Dallas) and Valero Energy Corporation (in San Antonio).
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