If Texas was allowed to secede it would be the 46th most populated nation and have the 13th largest economy, which is comparable to Australia.
The state of Texas has over 450 ghost towns.
In the 1830’s, Mexico had a problem with Americans illegally immigrating to Mexican Texas.
In a number of cities in Texas, people on the sex offender registry have to keep their outdoor lights off on Halloween.
There is a dialect of German only spoken in Texas.
Houston, Texas elected an openly gay mayor… twice.
Texas makes as much money as Russia every year.
In 1896 two trains in Texas were deliberately crashed head-on in a publicity stunt, a spectacle attracting more than 40,000 people and resulting in 3 deaths and numerous injuries from flying debris and carnage. Everyone thought it was quite awesome, regardless.
Texas has the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs of any state.