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If you are wondering how a small southern border Queensland town on the Dumaresq River came to be known as Texas...then wonder no more. Local folklore has it that pioneer pastoralists, the McDougall brothers, branded the area after they returned from the goldfields to find squatters installed on their land. The brothers emerged triumphant from the ensuing blue and named their property Texas as a mark of respect to the Texans involved in a more celebrated territorial stouch with the Mexicans at The Alamo. Today its a popular destination for fishermen on the trail of the Dumaresq and Macintyre rivers' prime Murray cod and sporting marksmen hunting for wild pigs, but if you fancy an outback experience with a few creature comforts laid on, try the Glenarbon Bushland Hideaway. On the road linking the Cunningham Highway and the Bruxner Highway, Texas is within a comfortable drive of Goondiwindi, Warwick and Tenterfield.


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