State of the Week: Texas, USA

Being the second largest state in America, Texas has a lot to offer both locals and visitors alike. But what do we REALLY know about the 'Lone Star State'? We dig into some fun little facts you might want to look into if you plan to visit.
Other title(s): Lone Star State
Continent: USA
Capital: Austin
Most populous city:: Houston
Current political leader: Governor Greg Abbott (Republican)
Currency: United States Dollar (US$)
Language(s): American English
Major Religion(s): Evangelical Protestant, Roman Catholic
Famous landmarks: Texas State Capitol, Fort Worth Stockyards, San Jacinto Monument and Museum, Natural Bridge Caverns, Mission Control, Cadillac Ranch, Battleship Texas, Texas White House, AT&T Cowboys Stadium, Alamo, Point Isabel Lighthouse, Bishop's Palace, San Antonio Riverwalk, Palo Duro Canyon
National Symbol: state bird: Northern Mockingbird; flower: Bluebonnet
Movies filmed in Texas: Office Space, Boyhood, Friday Night Lights, Bonnie and Clyde, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Alamo, Urban Cowbot, Dazed and Confused, Giant, Robocop, Selena, Miss Congeniality, The Getaway, The Walking Dead
Famous people: Beyonce, Eddie Guerrero, Jennifer Garner, Randy Quaid, Jim Parsons, Ryan O'Meara, Christoper Rice, Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx, Patrick Swayze, Selena Gomez, Jensen Ackles
Climate: Despite the popular idea that Texas is nothing but heat, there is actually a spectrum of hot and cold areas across this huge land area. The country has three primary climate classifications: Continental steppe, which is extreme trmperature ranges with minimal rainfall, mountain climate, with cooler temperatures and irregular precipitation patterns, and modified marine, which is subtropical and include areas that can be humid or arid.
Popular festivals: Denton Black Film Festival, ZestFest, Kerrville Rennaisance Festival, Big-Little Comedy Fest, Texas Lunar Festival, North Texas Irish Festival, South by Southwest Festival, San Antonio Folk Dance Festival,