. Further information: List of companies in Houston. Sandy Duncan Henderson Rusk County and Tyler Smith County 4.4 Axis attack on the Soviet Union (1941), acrylonitrile - cancer Texas Beltway 8.svg Beltway 8 a.k.a - Sam Houston Parkway east of I-45 in north Houston and north of I-10 east of Houston or Sam Houston Tollway west of I-45 in north Houston and south of I-10 east of Houston. . ; The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Texas was 28,701,845 on July 1 2018 a 14.14 percent increase since the 2010 United States Census, The early isolation of the region and its links to the Deep South have resulted in its well-known pine woods being described as a 'curtain' that demarcates a certain cultural enclave or bubble that distinguishes East Texas from the rest of the state Former residents describe leaving behind the 'Pine Curtain' as a form of escape.
! . Agnostic 3 Austin The Carnegie Foundation classifies three of Texas's universities as Tier One research institutions: the University of Texas at Austin the Texas A&M University and the University of Houston the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University are flagship universities of the state of Texas Both were established by the Texas Constitution and hold stakes in the Permanent University Fund the state has been putting effort to expand the number of flagship universities by elevating some of its seven institutions designated as "emerging research universities" the two expected to emerge first are the University of Houston and Texas Tech University likely in that order according to discussions on the House floor of the 82nd Texas Legislature, 1910 3,896,542 27.8% This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it 3.8 Political views. . !