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Texas, nicknamed "The Lone Star State," is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mexico. It was the 28th state to be admitted to the Union. While Austin is Texas’ capital, the city of Houston is the largest city in Texas. The southern state is the second most populous and the second largest state in the United States.

Texas has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 36 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 31 members of the State Senate and 150 members of the House of Representatives.


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National politics in Texas


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
John Cornyn
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Texas 2003January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Ted Cruz
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Texas 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Al Green
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Beto O'Rourke
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Democratic PartyDistrict 16 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Bill Flores
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Republican PartyDistrict 17 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Blake Farenthold
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Republican PartyDistrict 27 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Brian Babin
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Republican PartyDistrict 36 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Eddie Bernice Johnson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 30 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Filemon Vela
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Democratic PartyDistrict 34 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Gene Green
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Democratic PartyDistrict 29 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Henry Cuellar
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Democratic PartyDistrict 28 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jeb Hensarling
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Joaquin Castro
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016[ Link]
Joe Barton
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1985January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Carter
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Republican PartyDistrict 31 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Culberson
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Ratcliffe
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kay Granger
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kenny Marchant
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Republican PartyDistrict 24 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kevin Brady
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lamar Smith
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Republican PartyDistrict 21 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lloyd Doggett
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Democratic PartyDistrict 35 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert Jr.
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mac Thornberry
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Republican PartyDistrict 13 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Marc Veasey
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Democratic PartyDistrict 33 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Michael C. Burgess
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Republican PartyDistrict 26 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Michael McCaul
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mike Conaway
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Pete Olson
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Republican PartyDistrict 22 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Pete Sessions
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Republican PartyDistrict 32 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Randy Neugebauer
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Republican PartyDistrict 19 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Randy Weber
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Republican PartyDistrict 14 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Roger Williams
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rubén Hinojosa
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Democratic PartyDistrict 15 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016[ Link]
Sam Johnson
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 1991January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Sheila Jackson Lee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ted Poe
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Will Hurd
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Republican PartyDistrict 23 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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All links below will redirect you to our sister site, Judgepedia, an online encyclopedia about the United States' courts and judges.



Check out Texas' judiciary on Judgepedia


Judgepedia presents the State of Texas

The structure of the Texas judicial system is laid out in Article 5 of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Texas Courts of Appeals, the Texas District Courts, the Texas County Courts, the Texas County Courts at Law, the Texas Probate Courts, the Texas Justice of the Peace Courts and the Texas Municipal Courts. The Texas court structure is highly complex. For more information, see the page Courts in Texas.


There are eight federal courts in Texas. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Texas
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The Lone Star State
Capital:   Austin
Motto:   Friendship
Population:   25.6 million
Area of state:   268,820 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1845
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