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.
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.
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.