Texas's southern region is, for the most part, a forbidding desert area. A borderland with nearby Mexico, it acts as a gateway for those coming North and those going South.
San Antonio is the third largest city in the state of Texas and the 7th largest in the United States.
The twin cities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2005, are situated on the banks of the Rio Grande.
Castroville is a city in the South Texas Plains. Castroville is known as the Little Alsace of Texas, because its founder brought in a large group of settlers from Alsace in the 1840s.
Del Rio is a city in the South Texas Plains, across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña in Mexico.
Eagle Pass is a city on the South Texas Plains. It is just across the river from the slightly larger city of Piedras Negras in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
Alice is a city on the South Texas Plains. Alice was named after the daughter of ranchman Richard King, who established the famous King Ranch.
Carrizo Springs is a city on the South Texas Plains.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
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