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Encyclopedia > South Texas

South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas which lies roughly south of, or beginning at, San Antonio. The region includes Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, Laredo, the metropolitan areas of the Rio Grande Valley, and South Padre Island. The region's culture has heavy Tejano influences. One might look the the writings of J.F. Doby to begin to understand the Anglo underpinning of the current society of the area. The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... ... Downtown San Antonio as viewed from the Tower of the Americas Nickname: Alamo City Location in Texas Founded  -Incorporated 1731 {{{incorporated}}}  County Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - Total  - Water 1,067. ... Flag of Corpus Christi Corpus Christi is a coastal city located in Texas, and since 2004, has become one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. ... Eagle Pass is a city located in Maverick County, Texas, United States. ... Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north shore of the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo), across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. ... Geography The Rio Grande Valley is located in the southernmost tip of Texas. ... South Padre Island is a town located in Cameron County, Texas. ... A Tejano is a person of Mexican descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas. ...

See also: List of Texas regions This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ...

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TPWD:South Texas Wildlife Management (1400 words)
In 1880, sheep in south Texas represented 45% of Texas' sheep population.
The main factors for change in vegetation in south Texas included overgrazing by livestock, diminished occurrence of natural fire, relatively poor soil (water penetration, nutritive value, aeration, crusting, etc.), climate and precipitation fluctuations, and plenty of brush for seed stock.
The history of south Texas from early Spanish exploration, through settlement and colonization, into the present shows us that managing the habitat and its resources is the most important and critical aspect of maintaining quality wildlife populations.
The South Texas Border Region (3406 words)
Based on the Comptroller’s new 13-region economic model of Texas, employment in the South Texas Border region (covering a 16-county area from Del Rio to Laredo to McAllen to Brownsville) is projected to be the fastest growing region of the state from 2000 to 2005.
In 1970, employment in the South Texas Border region was 177,000 but by 2000 had grown to 535,000, representing an average annual growth rate of 3.8 percent.
Like many parts of Texas that are dominated by urban areas, the South Texas Border region has a significant concentration of some health care activities which serve a larger area lying beyond the major metropolitan center.
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