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Located in the South Central United States, Texas is bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mexico. Nicknamed “the Lone Star State,” Texas became the 18th state when it was admitted to the Union in 1845. While Austin is Texas’ capital, the city of Houston is the largest city in Texas. Overall, Texas is the second most populous state and the second largest of the fifty U.S. 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 Texas State Senate and 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives.

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National politics in Texas


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
John Cornyn
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Texas 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPhil Gramm (R)
Ted Cruz
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Texas 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkKay Bailey Hutchison (R)


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:Predecessor:
Al Green
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkNick Lampson (D)
Beto O'Rourke
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Democratic PartyDistrict 16 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkSilvestre Reyes (D)
Bill Flores
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Republican PartyDistrict 17 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkChet Edwards (D)
Blake Farenthold
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Republican PartyDistrict 27 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkSolomon P. Ortiz (D)
Eddie Bernice Johnson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 30 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Filemon Vela
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Democratic PartyDistrict 34 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Gene Green
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Democratic PartyDistrict 29 1993January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Henry Cuellar
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Democratic PartyDistrict 28 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkCiro Rodriguez (R)
Jeb Hensarling
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPete Sessions (R)
Joaquin Castro
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014[ Link]Charles Gonzalez (D)
Joe Barton
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1985January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPhil Gramm (D)
John Carter
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Republican PartyDistrict 31 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
John Culberson
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkWilliam Reynolds Archer, Jr. (R)
Kay Granger
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Republican PartyDistrict 12 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkPete Geren (D)
Kenny Marchant
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Republican PartyDistrict 24 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMartin Frost (D)
Kevin Brady
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJack Fields (R)
Lamar Smith
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Republican PartyDistrict 21 1987January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTom Loeffler (R)
Lloyd Doggett
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Democratic PartyDistrict 35 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert Jr.
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkMax Sandlin (D)
Mac Thornberry
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Republican PartyDistrict 13 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBill Sarpalius (D)
Marc Veasey
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Democratic PartyDistrict 33 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Michael C. Burgess
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Republican PartyDistrict 26 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkDick Armey (R)
Michael McCaul
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkLloyd Doggett (D)
Mike Conaway
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkChet Edwards (D)
Pete Gallego
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Democratic PartyDistrict 23 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkFrancisco Canseco (R)
Pete Olson
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Republican PartyDistrict 22 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkNick Lampson (D)
Pete Sessions
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Republican PartyDistrict 32 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkN/A
Ralph Hall
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1981January 3, 2015LinkRay Roberts (D)
Randy Neugebauer
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Republican PartyDistrict 19 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkLarry Combest (R)
Randy Weber
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Republican PartyDistrict 14 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRon Paul (R)
Roger Williams
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkLloyd Doggett (D)
Rubén Hinojosa
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Democratic PartyDistrict 15 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014[ Link]Kika de la Garza (D)
Sam Johnson
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 1991January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkSteve Bartlett (R)
Sheila Jackson Lee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkCraig Washington (D)
Steve Stockman
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Republican PartyDistrict 36 2013January 3, 2015LinkN/A
Ted Poe
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJim Turner (D)


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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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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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