09/08/2013 07:42 BST | Updated 08/10/2013 06:12 BST

Texas: A State That Does Nothing by Halves


Home of the rodeo and rock 'n' roll, texmex and tejano, Buddy Holly and Beyoncé; it's no surprise that Texas is full of force. Its variety contributes to its world renown; whether inspiring city arts movements or tranquil coastlines picking up surfers from shore to shore, delicate seafood dishes or hearty home grown chilli, Texas has a range of scenes all of which pack as much punch as the next. So it's easy to get lost in the heat of the Deep South (which notably comes in second for the largest and most populous state in the USA). Luckily here at Black Tomato we have created The Alliance - a newspaper ready to guide you through the many roads of Texas. Whether you're looking for the roots of cowboy culture, compelling art movements or eclectic festivities, The Alliance will take you to Texas in a moment. For now, have a taste of The Alliance as we show you some of our Texan highlights.

From wilderness to wild bars, with a long stretch of Route 66 in between, Texan culture takes you on a long dusty drive that is indelible and inimitable. Prepare yourself for Texas' biggest moments...

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