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One of the largest states in America, Texas is often in the news for weather involving extreme tornadoes and also tropical storms that affect the Gulf of Mexico. A center point of the oil industry, Texas is one of the major refineries and ports in America. Texas contributes to entertainment headlines for music festivals like SXSW and TV music variety shows like Austin City Limits. Several presidents in the recent past have Texas roots, including the Bush presidents and President Lyndon B. Johnson. Famous television shows based in Texas include Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger. Texas celebrities include Beyonce Knowles, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and Kelly Clarkson.