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Texas is a large state in the southern U.S. with deserts, pine forest and the Rio Grande, a river that forms its border with Mexico. In its biggest city, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts houses works by well-known Impressionist and Renaissance painters, while Space Center Houston offers interactive displays engineered by NASA. Austin, the capital, is known for its eclectic music scene and LBJ Presidential Library.

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Texas State.
Population: 27,862,956.
State Capital: Austin.
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Texas state joined the union in 1845 as the 28th state. Texas is located in the south central area of the US and it is the largest state in land area in the United States (excluding Alaska). Texas measures almost 1000 miles from the north to south and east to west.

Water delineates many of Texas' borders. The Red River makes up two-third of east Texas' boundary with Oklahoma to the north. The Sabine River defines most of the boundary with Louisiana to the east. By land, Texas shares a boundary with Arkansas. The Gulf of Mexico lies to the southeast of Texas and the Rio Grande carves a channel that separate Mexico and Texas in the southwest. To the west lies New Mexico and Austin is the state capital of Texas which is located in the south central part.

Texas' geography is extremely diverse and vast in nearly all aspects and affects Texas' history, economy, and cultural life. Texas was part of the Spanish empire for more than a hundred years and it was also part of the newly founded Mexico between 1821 to 1836. Before joining the union, Texas was an independent republic on its own for a short while.

Texans identify strongly with their cowboy heritage and it had a raw and lawless image. Over the years with economic development, blessed with oil, natural gas and agricultural wealth, Texas developed its industries anfinancece sectors.

The name Texas comes from the Caddo word "thecas", which translates to "friends" or "allies". The Spanish spelled the name "tejas" or "texas" and used this term to refer to the area where the Native American lived. Texas is commonly divided into the Easter and Western regions although there isn't a clear dividing line. In general, East Texas has a wet climate and is characterized by cotton with ties to the Old South while West Texas is dry and well known for cattle ranching with ties to the West.

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The Main Cities in Texas

Below are the largest cities in the state of Texas and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Memphis - 2,099,451
2. San Antonio - 1,327,407
3. Dallas - 1,197,816
4. Austin - 790,390
5. Fort Worth - 741,206
6. El Paso - 649,121
7. Arlington - 365,438
8. Corpus Christi - 305,215
9. Plano - 259,841
10. Laredo - 236,091


Famous Landmarks in Texas

Below are some of Texas’s most visited landmarks:

-Remember the Alamo? The San Antonio site plays a central part in American history as the place of a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution in 1836, which launched folk heroes like Davy Crockett to fame.


Tallest Buildings in Texas

Below are the tallest buildings in Texas:

-JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, Texas is the tallest building in Texas, the 17th tallest building in the US, and also the tallest 5-sided building in the world. It was completed in 1982, includes 75 floors and 52 elevators, and rises 1,002 feet.

1. JPMorgan Chase Tower (75 stories; 1002 feet)
2. Wells Fargo Plaza (72 stories; 992 feet)
3. Bank of America (Dallas) (72 stories; 921 feet)
4. Williams Tower (64 stories; 901 feet)
5. Renaissance Tower (56 stories; 886 feet)
6. Comerica Bank Tower (60 stories; 787 feet)
7. Bank of America Centre (56 stories; 780 feet)
8. Heritage Plaza (53 stories; 762 feet)
9. Enterprise Plaza (55 stories; 756 feet)
10. Centerpoint Energy Plaza (47 stories; 741 feet)

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Stone Aesthetics

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High Mechanical Properties

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Unlimited Colors

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Strength

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Theft Resistant

Theft Resistant

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Jonite Texas Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite Texas Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in Texas.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in Texas.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in Texas. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in Texas. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in Texas. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in Texas.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in Texas.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles Texas - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in Texas.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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