It's not so exaggerated to think of Texas as a whole other country, 800 miles wide and nearly that far from north to south. Sunny seacost to mile-high mountains; dense forests to cactus-studded desert; great cities and towns! Texas is derived from an Indian word, Tejas, which means friendship. Texas is sun land from the Gulf Coast to mile-high mountains, and in every season of the year.
San AntonioIn 1718 Spain established Mission San Antonio de Valero (later called the Alamo). Today's city name derives from those 18th-Century Spanish beginnings. Today, San Antonio is colourfully accented by its multicultural heritage(Spanish Canary Islanders, Mexican, German and others).