The name Texas is derived from “tejas,” meaning “those who are friends” or “friends.” The name of Texas and the people of Texas match very well. In Texas, you will find some of the friendliest people in the country. The state boasts that six different flags and six different countries have ruled the land. The state has a renowed Six Flags Amusement Park.
Texas is located in the southernmost area of the Great Plains. The land here, much like other Great Plains state, is very diverse as you travel the state. The Rio Grande River and the Sabine River provide natural state lines and borders. The residents of the state generally dissect the state into four different regions including North Texas, South Texas, East Texas and West Texas. The West Texas region also features the Panhandle region.
Texas has several famous industries due to the size of the state. Cattle ranching, oil and agriculture have all been main industries in the state. Cattle ranching was never Texas’ chief industry but was merely a location to drive cattle. Before the oil boom, cotton farming was the chief industry in the state.