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Texas' 26th United States Congressional District is located in the heart of North Texas. The 26th District includes most of Denton County as well as portions of Tarrant County.

The 26th United States Congressional District of Texas continues to flourish. Rapid growth and business expansions from Dallas and the Tarrant County area make the District a thriving economic center. The University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, and North Central Texas College anchor a large student base within the District.

The 26th District is also home to the Barnett Shale, the largest field of natural gas reserves in the country, which supports local economic development, jobs, and provides clean energy to the region and the country. Agriculture plays an important role in the 26th District. Ranchers raise horses, beef cattle, sheep and goats, while farmers grow corn, wheat, hay, and other crops. The impact of farming and ranching results in thousands of jobs and a contribution of  hundreds of millions of dollars to the regional and statewide economies.  

The 26th District is home to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region VI Headquarters in Denton, Texas, which provides assistance to a five-state region: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Its mission is to reduce the loss of life and property, and to protect institutions through an emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. It is also home to the Denton Mobile Emergency Response Support Detachment.

Housing the I-35 East and West corridors, the 26th Congressional District is a vital artery for Texas and international transportation. The District houses both the Lakeview Airport, Lane Field Airport, Denton Municipal AirportNorthwest Regional Airport, and Alliance Airport. The 26th also sports the Texas Motor Speedway, which hosts two Nextel-NASCAR events in the spring and fall.

Denton was named a runner-up for the award of one of the Best Small Towns in America: 2012, in the category of “Most Fun”.

For more information on the 26th Congressional District of Texas, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau's website.