TEXAS

Texas is a small NSW/Qld border town. Texas is decidedly different to its small NSW town counterparts. Texas services a quite large rural catchment. Texas is also an ‘old’ town where heritage factors are clearly important.

Texas is soon to have a second museum.

The origin of the town's name is generally regarded as a reference to a territorial dispute. The land in the area was first settled by the McDougall brothers, who found squatters there on returning from the goldfields. Once their legal right to the land was recognised, they named their property in honour of the rather more famous dispute between the United States and Mexico over territory in Texas, USA. There is still a bit of wild west about the town evidenced in part with the use of some old Dymoks material to display the book dept. in this Newsagency.

Farming is the dominant industry in the Texas region, although there is also silver mine. A large cattle feedlot is located about 20 mins from town.

Up until about 1980, tobacco farming was an important industry in the area and many Italian families settled the area to run and work the tobacco farms.

The Texas War Memorial is central down town.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are both modern buildings.

The Heritage Museum is on the eastern fringe of the township.

The Texas Hotel is the central party location for the town.

Texas is one of those towns that is well away from the main highway routes, so for most visitors will be a diversion. Given time and distance considerations that would have to be carefully assessed.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course