Texas is a state located on the southern US border. It is the country's second-largest state by area and population after Alaska and California respectively.
Texas was an independent country from 1836 until its annexation by the US in 1845. Its capital is Austin and largest city Houston. After initially thriving on the cattle industry following the Civil War, Texas is now home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies in the energy, agriculture and technology sectors. This page collates DW's content on Texas.
Houston’s flood devastation should be a "wake up" call to better plan its urban sprawl, environmentalists have said as President Trump again visits the region. He’s boosted federal funding for the hurricane clean-up.
Whole towns are disappearing in meters-high floodwaters - inflicting damage, not only on individuals - but also on the economy. Many companies and factories are facing destruction. A chemical factory explosion is also unnerving Houston residents. For the owner, it could be his ruin. The damage from Harvey is far worse than from the last two hurricanes.