Constable Precinct 6 Silvia Trevino Democratic, Around 1,150 seaports dot Texas's coast with over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of channels. Ports employ nearly one-million people and handle an average of 317 million metric tons. Texas ports connect with the rest of the U.S Atlantic seaboard with the Gulf section of the Intracoastal Waterway the Port of Houston today is the busiest port in the United States in foreign tonnage second in overall tonnage and tenth worldwide in tonnage the Houston Ship Channel spans 530 feet (160 m) wide by 45 feet (14 m) deep by 50 miles (80 km) long. Austin the Live Music Capital of the World boasts "more live music venues per capita than such music hotbeds as Nashville Memphis Los Angeles Las Vegas or New York City" the city's music revolves around the nightclubs on 6th Street; events like the film music and multimedia festival South by Southwest; the longest-running concert music program on American television Austin City Limits; and the Austin City Limits Music Festival held in Zilker Park, I-10 (TX).svg Interstate 10 a.k.a - Katy Freeway going West or Baytown East Freeway going East.
Texas has a reputation of very harsh criminal punishment for criminal offenses It is one of the 32 states that practice capital punishment and since the US Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume in 1976 40% of all US executions have taken place in Texas as of 2008 Texas had the 4th highest incarceration rate in the US. Texas also has strong self defense laws allowing citizens to use lethal force to defend themselves their families or their property. Jehovah's Witnesses 1 Residents of counties along the Rio Grande closer to the Mexico-United States border where there are many Latino residents generally vote for Democratic Party candidates while most other rural and suburban areas of Texas have shifted to voting for Republican Party candidates. Agnostic 3 NRG Stadium City and county government Waller (partly in Waller County). !