About Texas

You want big? Turn to Texas! The state that borders Mexico on the south, New Mexico on the west, Oklahoma on the north, Arkansas on the northeast, and Louisiana on the east is the second largest U.S. state in both area and population. Texas has more oil, cattle, and cotton than any other U.S. state. Its most populous city, Houston, called the Space City, offers technology, music, culture, business, and international trade. The state draws tourists to the tune of $50 billion annually. Many travelers flock to Texas’ Gulf Coast resorts. Texas not only has beaches; it also has historic sites such as the Alamo, the Apollo Mission Control Center, and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, which celebrates the nation’s 36th U.S. president.


In 2016, there were 111,813 obituaries reported in the state of Texas on Legacy.com. This is a 15% increase from 2015 when 97,494 obituaries were reported in Texas. You can browse through the full list of Texas obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.