Texas is America's second largest and second most populated state. Due to its long history as a center of the cattle industry, Texas is associated with the image of the cowboy. In the early 1900s, oil discoveries in the state spurred an economic boom. Today, Texas is a diversified state with more Fortune 500 companies than any other. With a growing base of industry, the state is a leader in agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers and electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences.
Texas's affluence is reinforced by the companies that call the state home, including Whole Foods Market, AT&T, Kimberly-Clark, Tenet Healthcare, Electronic Data Systems, and many petrochemical giants. Texas is also home to NASA, Port of Houston, Rice University, University of Texas at Austin, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and several Presidential Libraries. The Texas Medical Center in Houston holds the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions.
While football has long been considered "king" in the state, Texans today enjoy a wide variety of sports. Texas has two NFL teams, two MLB teams, three NBA teams, and one NHL team. College and high school athletics also have deep significance in Texas culture and itentity.
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