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Change the date of the Louisiana Purchase from 1801 to 1803

Semi-protected edit request on 1 May 2014[edit]

Can someone please correct a factual error in the sentence: "Texas is a "tax donor state"; in 2005, for every dollar Texans paid to the federal government in federal income taxes, the state received approximately $0.94 in benefits.".

According to the Wiki page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_spending_and_taxation_across_states Texas is not a "donor" state, they receive more money back in Federal spending than they contribute in Federal taxes. - the current sentence in the Texas page is based on data from 2005, the data in the referenced Wiki page is from 2012, thus we should be using the latest data

The correct version should be: "Texas is a "tax recipient state"; in 2012, for every dollar Texans paid to the Federal Government in federal income taxes, the state received approximately $1.26 in benefits."

Thanks & Best Regards, Jeff Lott0004 (talk) 23:34, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: There appears to be some difference between the article you mentioned and its sources. That's one of the reasons we don't consider WP to be a reliable source. I'll try to sort out the problem at that article, but please find a reliable source for this if you want to re-open your request. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 06:40, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

In 2011, the esteemed Economist magazine published a 20-year survey (1990-2009) confirming that Texas sends more to D.C. than it receives back, http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/americas-fiscal-union which should be creditable support for donor state status. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.77.72.31 (talk) 18:44, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Some of the Federal money that goes to Texas is for of military spending. Some statistics count this as federal money as going to Texas even though it provides military protection to all US states. Just something to think about. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tom Riggerson (talkcontribs) 23:33, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 December 2014[edit]

Under greenhouse gasses section, please change to "Texas emits the most greenhouse gases in the U.S.[35][36][37] The state emits nearly 1.5 trillion pounds (680 billion kg) of carbon dioxide annually. As an independent nation, Texas would rank as the world's seventh-largest producer of greenhouse gases.[36] Causes of the state's vast greenhouse gas emissions include the state's large number of coal power plants and the state's refining and manufacturing industries.[36] Although people often consider the vast amount of greenhouse gasses Texas produces, its relatively large population of residents is sometimes failed to be taken into account. Texas has a per capita emissions value of 25.59 metric tons, finishing lower than 13 other states, nevertheless still above the national average." Also add these citations please. [1] [2] [3] Tom Riggerson (talk) 23:14, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 01:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

The cowboy and Spain.[edit]

This video clip shows the famous Feria de Abril in Seville, Spain or Fair of April, with people from Southern Spain in traditional costumes, with traditional music. too. The similarities with the cowboys from Texas are amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIH70DYLBV0 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.73.133.236 (talk) 18:24, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Spanish name[edit]

Should the Spanish name of the state be included in the infobox of the article? The state does not have Spanish as an official language.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 20:22, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure why that was added. The template is for use when the native name differs from our anglicization; I can assure you the natives here refer to it as Texas. @Neddy1234: added it a few weeks ago without an edit summary, maybe he can comment on intent. Kuru (talk) 23:55, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
The natives I am guessing are Tejanos? Than why not the Comanche name, or any other language of Native Americans that live/lived in Texas?--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 03:29, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Natives in this context simply being "the people who currently live there." For example, we call a certain tract of land Germany, but the natives insist on still calling it Deutschland. The template makes sense there. Here, not so much. It appears Neddy1234 has removed the text in question, by the way. Kuru (talk) 03:41, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Spanish influence[edit]

The Spanish influence is obvious in Texas and the US. Even the cowboy, made by Hollywood a symbol of the US, is of full Spanish influence, particularly of Southern Spain.

This video clip shows the famous Feria de Abril in Seville, Spain or Fair of April, with people from Southern Spain in traditional costumes, with traditional music. too. The similarities with the cowboys from the US are amazing.

More information on the Cowboy, a symbol of Texas, and its full Spanish origins could be in the article.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIH70DYLBV0 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.73.133.236 (talk) 22:11, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Dallas/Forth Worth[edit]

Dallas Fort Worth is the 4th largest Metropolitan area in the Nation Houston is the 5th largest. Someone has edited the page to say Dallas/Forth Worth and Houston are the 8th and 10th largest respectively.

The current MSA shows DFW and Houston as 4th and 5th largest

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Dallas Fort Worth is indeed the 4th largest metro area and Houston the 5th. Someone has incorrectly edited the page to reflect 8th and 10th largest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:80E2:9E60:F032:BEB3:2075:8FB4 (talk) 13:22, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 June 2015[edit]

I would like to adjust the first two sentences of the Economy section.

FROM:

As of 2010, Texas had a gross state product (GSP) of $1.207 trillion, the second highest in the U.S.[147] Its GSP is comparable to the GDP of India or Canada, which are the world's 12th- and 11th-largest economies, respectively.


TO:

As of 2014, Texas had a gross state product (GSP) of $1.648 trillion, the second highest in the U.S.[4] Its GSP is greater than the GDPs of Australia and South Korea, which are the world's 12th- and 13th-largest economies, respectively.


Ug2215 (talk) 16:56, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


Okay, I've made the changes you've asked for. Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. — Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 23:00, 23 June 2015 (UTC)