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.