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Old 12-05-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Please do tell.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I live in Houston and it is a very green city. First time I came overhere I was expecting an arid city, kinda Las Vegas looking. How wrong was I. Texas starts to get arid in the very western part of the state. The biggest city in arid territory in the state of Texas is El Paso, which borders with the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:50 AM
 
Location: DENVER
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Somewhere in west Texas it all depends in what road your on
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Ruidoso, NM
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Big Bend National Park has a web site with photos taken by tourists at this location:

BIG BEND PHOTO ALBUM

The park is the best preserved natural area in West Texas and the photo album gives a good overview of what the desert region looks like from El Paso to about Del Rio on the USA side of the Rio Grande. The Pecos River is a good natural dividing line (IMO) between the Chihuahuan Desert region and the rest of Texas.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Please do tell.
Here is a "map" that might help.

Hollywood "western movies" not withstanding (the "classics" were actually filmed in Arizona and southern California)...very little of Texas is actually truly desert and truly arid.

The Climate of Texas
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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In a very general description, I'd draw a line from the eastern border of the panhandle due south to the Rio Grande. Texas begins to look desertish and arid from there. For a look into some of that region you can visit the Texas Travel Guide. There's a link for Cities and Regions which will give you a map of things and places in the regions.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: East Austin
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In a very general description, I'd draw a line from the eastern border of the panhandle due south to the Rio Grande. Texas begins to look desertish and arid from there. For a look into some of that region you can visit the Texas Travel Guide. There's a link for Cities and Regions which will give you a map of things and places in the regions.
I don't see how the Panhandle could look like desert. It's prairie and farmland.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend, Brazos River TX
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Its green from the Louisiana border to Austin/ San Antonio Area. And from the SPI to Wichita Falls.
Once you get to less populated areas then yes desert like semi arid land formations take place. Most of Texas is Green and prairie lands.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: In a Basket of Deplorables
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I don't see how the Panhandle could look like desert. It's prairie and farmland.
I think they are basically referring to the New Mexico border, particularly in the southern part of the state. West of the Pecos, per se.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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the eagle pass area is pretty arid. in fact.. zapata up to eagle pass is kind of desertish.
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