Top 10 General Contractors in Arlington, TX

Porch Pro Headshot Dynamo Home Improvements
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
"They built a patio cover for me. Very responsible company to deal with. They were competitive and the work they did was first class and timely. I have already recommended them to several of my friends."
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"They built a patio cover for me. Very responsible company to deal with. They were competitive and the work they did was first class and timely. I have already recommended them to several of my friends."
Porch Pro Headshot Emmanuel Living Colors Inc
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
Emmanuel Living Colors Inc. has more than 20 years of experience and 3 have been incorporated: as Inc. in the last 3 years we have done more than half a million in projects; the areas with more focus are: FOUNDATION: Level houses when they are unbalanced by the movement of the earth, they are cracke...Read more about Emmanuel Living Colors Inc
Emmanuel Living Colors Inc. has more than 20 years of experience and 3 have been incorporated: as Inc. in the last 3 years we have done more than half a million in projects; the areas with more focus are: FOUNDATION: Level houses when they are unbalanced by the movement of the earth, they are cracke...Read more about Emmanuel Living Colors Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Ridgeline General Contractors
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
Ridgeline General Contractors has been in business for over 30+ years. We are locally and family owned and operated. We are insurance specialist who can help in the process of your claim if you are in need of assistance. We can provide a wide range of services from building your dream home from the ...Read more about Ridgeline General Contractors
Ridgeline General Contractors has been in business for over 30+ years. We are locally and family owned and operated. We are insurance specialist who can help in the process of your claim if you are in need of assistance. We can provide a wide range of services from building your dream home from the ...Read more about Ridgeline General Contractors
Porch Pro Headshot Rangel Construction & Painting
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(51)
"Rangel Construction & Finishing did an excellent job for oir house remodel. Jesse and his team gutted our 2,000 square foot home to the studs. Added new insulation, drywall, tape-bed, texture trim and paint. His guys were there everyday early and finished before schedule less than 2 weeks propose...Read more about Rangel Construction & Painting
"Rangel Construction & Finishing did an excellent job for oir house remodel. Jesse and his team gutted our 2,000 square foot home to the studs. Added new insulation, drywall, tape-bed, texture trim and paint. His guys were there everyday early and finished before schedule less than 2 weeks propose...Read more about Rangel Construction & Painting
Porch Pro Headshot Mypro Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(43)
"I might be one of the pickiest customers a construction company could have. I was in construction for a good portion of my life and expect perfection. Nothing less. Why would I? I was lucky enough to find and smart enough to use MyPro to have my stone-coated steel roof replaced. It was not a s...Read more about Mypro Construction LLC
"I might be one of the pickiest customers a construction company could have. I was in construction for a good portion of my life and expect perfection. Nothing less. Why would I? I was lucky enough to find and smart enough to use MyPro to have my stone-coated steel roof replaced. It was not a s...Read more about Mypro Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot JP PLUMBING
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(26)
"Jaren Keith and Nathan were phenomenal workers! They took they’re time and kept me in the loop with everything they were doing. My kids love they’re new bathroom it turned out beautiful.. thanks again for the hard work!"
"Jaren Keith and Nathan were phenomenal workers! They took they’re time and kept me in the loop with everything they were doing. My kids love they’re new bathroom it turned out beautiful.. thanks again for the hard work!"
Porch Pro Headshot CRAIG PRUITT RESTORATION
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(24)
"If anybody is looking for somebody to remodel or restore your bathroom, floors, kitchen, etc... I can wholeheartedly recommend Craig Pruitt. He recently did a full remodel on our downstairs bathroom including installing a custom floor to ceiling tile shower. He also installed brand new commercial...Read more about CRAIG PRUITT RESTORATION
"If anybody is looking for somebody to remodel or restore your bathroom, floors, kitchen, etc... I can wholeheartedly recommend Craig Pruitt. He recently did a full remodel on our downstairs bathroom including installing a custom floor to ceiling tile shower. He also installed brand new commercial...Read more about CRAIG PRUITT RESTORATION
Porch Pro Headshot My Remodeling Experts .com - Serving DFW
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(13)
"They were great to work with and I have zero complaints! Markam always returned my calls right away, walked me through everything and was the nicest guy. They stained my concrete and repaired a wall in my home and it all looks wonderful. "
"They were great to work with and I have zero complaints! Markam always returned my calls right away, walked me through everything and was the nicest guy. They stained my concrete and repaired a wall in my home and it all looks wonderful. "
Porch Pro Headshot Artisan Renovations
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(37)
ABS Homes and Renovations is a General Contractor and Renovation specialist in the Greater Fort Worth area. Family owned and established in 1938 we have the experience to make sure your project is done with excellence.
ABS Homes and Renovations is a General Contractor and Renovation specialist in the Greater Fort Worth area. Family owned and established in 1938 we have the experience to make sure your project is done with excellence.
Porch Pro Headshot Birdseye Construction LLC
General Contractors
Serves Arlington, Texas
(22)
Birdseye Home Improvement is a handyman home repair service company that sends a qualified craftsman for a FREE Estimate to homeowners needing assistance with large or small projects, repairs, remodels and maintenance. All of your home improvement needs can be taken care of with one phone call. Sou...Read more about Birdseye Construction LLC
Birdseye Home Improvement is a handyman home repair service company that sends a qualified craftsman for a FREE Estimate to homeowners needing assistance with large or small projects, repairs, remodels and maintenance. All of your home improvement needs can be taken care of with one phone call. Sou...Read more about Birdseye Construction LLC

Frequently asked questions about general contractors

A general contractor oversees building and remodeling projects from start to finish. Their main priority is making sure that a project progresses according to the schedule, is on budget, and that all work is done properly. All other contractors and workers answer to the general contractor and they answer to the client who hired them.

Start by getting bids from different contractors. Bids lay out your expected cost and the extent of the project, including materials, labor, and when the project will be done. If you have a local contractor in mind, feel free to work with them in negotiating the terms of a bid, rather than putting out a competitive bid request. Terms typically outline payment installments, an expected timeline for milestones, and the expected outcome at each phase of the project.

Once you've signed the contract with the general contractor, they bring in the workers and begin on the project. Throughout the course of the project, the general contractor manages all workers and subcontractors. General contractors generally own or work for a company that handles one or two aspects of building and remodeling. Very few do framing, finishing, electrical, concrete, plumbing, and landscaping on their own. So, it's quite common for general contractors to outsource work from other companies. The general contractor handles the hiring of these subcontractors, as well as paying them and their own workers. You only have to worry about paying the general contractor.

Hiring multiple subcontractors for a job might seem more economical, but it would put much of the decision-making on you. What you might save in money may be offset by the amount of time and mental energy you'd have to put into the project. An experienced general contractor knows the ins and outs of the construction business. They understand how to structure a project and work with subcontractors to get projects completed safely, and on schedule. This leaves the day-to-day decisions to someone with more experience.

The licensing rules in some states require hiring a general contractor for certain projects. If the state doesn't require a general contractor in your case, it makes good sense to hire a licensed and insured local contractor.

General contractors live by their reputation. They work hard to build trust with their clients and honor that trust through their management of construction projects. Even if they never lift a hammer during the course of a job, they feel a great sense of ownership of the whole operation.

General contractors usually have a vast knowledge of local building codes. Their understanding of construction and people management helps all subcontractors to work together. They see how each piece fits together to make a completed project. Subcontractors may take a narrow view of their role, which could cause problems for other subcontractors working on the next step. General contractors work closely with their crews, subcontractors, and you to prevent costly miscommunication.

Whether you're hiring a home contractor to build your dream house or searching "general contractors in my area" to oversee a remodel project, you'll be working closely with whomever you choose.

When you get underway with your contractor, you'll begin by sorting out every possible detail. Before work begins, the contractor will work out a project plan with you. The project plan may include determining fixtures, finishes, and furnishings — to avoid any cost gaps in the initial bid. The more specific you are, the more realistic and accurate the bid will be.

Make sure it’s OK to call or text your contractor throughout the day. Even if they aren't always available, they should provide you with contact information for a lead person or someone else you can discuss the project with. When possible, visit the job site. This gives the contractor or lead the opportunity to bring up any issues and ask any questions about specifics that weren't covered in the project plan.

It's also helpful to keep a project journal. Write down product order numbers. Jot down questions and ideas, and note delivery dates. This can make it easier to sort out any disputes that may arise later. Track any changes to the initial project plan in writing. If unforeseen changes occur, make sure to get a bid change in writing.

Other helpful tips:

  • Check on work as it progresses
  • Pay only for completed work
  • Be a fair customer by paying bills on time, responding quickly to questions, and treating your contractor and their workers fairly
  • Know the workers’ names, and make sure they have what they need
  • Establishing a good working relationship with your contractor from the beginning will lead to a more successful project

Some general contractors charge a flat fee. Most charge a markup, which is a percentage of the overall completed project cost. The markup amount covers their overhead, including advertising, insurance, office expenses, and their own salary. The contractor should outline all payments and expenses in the contract at the outset.

Contractors typically ask for a percentage of the total project cost upfront. This initial fee covers the cost of getting the project started, provides workers with their wages for the first phase of the construction, and helps serve as a deposit for the needed materials and supplies. Fifteen percent is a fair and decent initial payment for getting a project started. Most states cap this initial fee at 33%, and a good contractor should have good enough credit to cover remaining up-front costs.

After each phase or "milestone" gets completed, your contract will likely require you to pay more money toward the project. These installments are an expected part of the construction process to cover wages, additional supplies, and materials the contractor may need to continue. Even the most well-off contractor would quickly run out of money to move forward if they didn't include installment payments into their contracts.

A big project is a costly endeavor and a long-term investment. When choosing a general contractor, it makes sense to look beyond just the contractor’s fee. Be sure to hire someone that can provide proof of licensing, insurance, and references. Take the time to look into their track record. A good general contractor will leave a trail of stellar online reviews, and when you talk to former clients, they'll have only good things to say. When you enter a project with a contractor, you need a pro you trust with your home, so it’s wise to do your homework ahead of time to ensure a successful outcome.

Begin with a plan that lays out the scope of the remodeling work you want done. By the time you hire a contractor, you should have decided on materials, fixtures, appliances, and other items. If you've decided on any changes to the floor plan, be sure to add the specifics to your plan. The more details, the better. Add everything you can think of, down to the brass pulls for the kitchen cupboards.

Once you have this plan, start talking to contractors to get estimates and formal bids. Ask around for local contractor recommendations at your local hardware store, or go online and read client reviews. Good contractors tend to be very busy, so expect a waiting period from the time you contact them to the time they can start on the project. Be sure to seek out a contractor with experience in the job you need done. If you need a patio installed, scroll past them if they specialize in kitchens and baths.

When speaking to the contractor, make sure you're clear on which parts of the project the contractor will handle and which will go to a subcontractor. Ask for proof of licensing, insurance, and any relevant subcontractors' licenses. Check contractor credentials with your local Better Business Bureau.

Only sign a detailed contract, and be sure you understand every detail of the contract before signing. Be sure to get the proper permits for your project. A good contractor will be able to talk you through getting permits. In some places, contractors are able to get the permits themselves. Check in with the contractor regularly during the course of the project to avoid errors and miscommunication.

Searching online for "good general contractors near me" or getting referrals from a hardware or home improvement store is a first step to hiring a contractor. Take certain precautions before hiring a contractor to prevent costly headaches later on.

Begin by working with a professional architect or designer who's able to provide all the information a contractor will need. A designer or architect can also create the necessary drawings to submit for obtaining a permit. Include details like finishes, fixtures, plumbing work, electrical installations, and possible millwork.

Come up with a specifications list in advance. Write down the details of every element you want placed into the project, from the front door to the floor tiles that you want. Calculate to make sure all your selections fall within your budget and meet your personal requirements.

Make sure your contractor has the proper licensing and insurance. Check out a potential contractor’s previous work. They should be able to offer examples. When you interview contractors, remember that you'll spend a lot of time working with this person. You need to feel you can trust them because unexpected situations are bound to come up. Perhaps you didn't consider what style of door handle you want for the master bathroom, or the carpet you selected for the living room is no longer available. These types of situations happen with any project, so do your best to remain patient throughout the construction process.

See to it that your contractor provides a timeline that they can stick to and that works with your needs. Get a list of subcontractors they use, and look into their history. Use careful consideration when choosing your contractor for the most successful outcome.

Be sure your general contractor is licensed and insured. They should have both contractor’s liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. An insured contractor will take responsibility for the project and for anything that happens at the worksite. Make sure their insurance covers any subcontractors or that they only work with insured third parties.

Ask for proof of insurance right away. Hiring an uninsured contractor may seem less expensive, but it could cost you down the road. In the event of a job-site injury or property damage, a properly insured contractor will shield you from potentially catastrophic costs. Depending on the state you live in, if a worker is injured on your property and their general contractor didn't carry the proper insurance, you might be liable for the cost of treating their injuries.

Homeowners’ insurance policies cover property damage. Some also cover limited injury liability, but these policies have limitations. Even in the unlikely event that your policy covers 100 percent of liability, your premiums would most certainly go up. Contractors insurance ensures that you don't have to cover any costs unrelated to the project completion itself.

If a contractor is reliable, they'll be licensed and carry insurance, and if they don't have a license, no company will insure them. Proof of proper licensing and insurance is a sure sign of a reliable contractor.

Recent reviews for Arlington General Contractors

7965

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality. Excellent value.

From the help designing and finding material, to the installation job was handled like it was his home. Cant say enough about the care that was taken start to finish

- Gary H
66061

Terrible. This guy ripped me off. He still owes me $1565 for a job to haul my boat from Florida to Washington state. Never showed up to take the boat and failed to provide a refund. Don't do business with Gary Humelsine or his phony H2 Total Home Services...

- Michael Scheuer
130970

Very resposible and did a great job

- Jorge Garcia
444882

We hired Dynamo Home Improvements to repair our backyard pergola. They did a fantastic job and we are thrilled with the way it turned out! We will definitely use them again for other projects.

- Kellie Miller
91836

I hired Ross to remove a wood deck and install a new flagstone patio. He was responsive at first, but as soon as the work was done it was hell to get a hold of him ever again. The frame for the patio broke within a week, they did not compact the gravel b...

- Marissa Meiter
152280

As a General Contractor I have lots of turnover and on my most recent project I had to replace my old plumber. Jaren and his team stepped right in place and we’re able to rough in 3 full bathroom and 1 kitchen within a week!!!! These guys work fast. The w...

- Christopher Sands
235505

If you don't want to be completely ripped off after having a horribly shoddy job done by unlicensed, unskilled workers, avoid this company at all costs. I found out that not only did Jaren Duncan scam me out of thousands of dollars, he has done the same t...

- Jessica Damico
206842

Jaren, Nathan and Keith are three wonderful people. They constantly updated us as the project was going along and they were no delays except for the tile, it took a little extra half day to dry and set. Jaren is excellent with his plumbing and electrical

- Jade Diaz
330925

Jaren Duncan, why did you scam my aunt. She worked extremely hard and saved her money to purchased a house you rip apart. Aunty Kim hired you September 17of 2020, to rewire three room. You agreed to such, your electrical work was good however you destroy...

- Camille Pollard
278458

Dishonest, liar, and a sad excuse for a human being! STAY AWAY or call the police on him. Hired Jae, Jared or whatever name he decides to go by to take care of a leaking drain pipe. He came in the next day (30min late) started work but in the process brok...

- Duncun Black
194408

Jaren took an extra 4 days to complete my project but it’s amazing. The vanity delivery was delayed, his tile crew never showed up for us but Jaren kept me assured that all would be fine and it was. He dug in himself and made sure my master bathroom got w...

- Jade Diaz
152216

The entire DRIP DRIP team was more than excellent. They like to get started early in the morning and work late so I had to adjust to their schedule slightly. We remodeled two bathrooms and Jarens leadership made sure all was complete two days before thank...

- Christopher Sands

Everything You Need to Know About Arlington General Contractors

Can I browse unscreened General Contractors in Arlington?

We do our best to screen all of our general contractors. However, there are still some general contractor professionals in Arlington that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Arlington or TX. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering general contractor services:

  • Inside Out Home Improvement:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • PrimeCo Roofing & Construction:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • ADAMS DFW Contracting:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

I have General Contractor Services work that I need done in Arlington. What should my budget be?

Our data on recent general contractor projects in Arlington shows that larger general contractor services projects in city are often upwards of $0.00. However, this price depends on a number of factors. Cost can increase or decrease based on any/all of the following:

  • Location: general contractors travel time may factor into the budget.
  • Cost of materials. This is an important factor of your general contractor services project budget. You can purchase materials yourself, but remember that your general contractor professional maybe be able to leverage relationships with other companies to save on material costs.
  • Company ratings: Highly-rated general contractors tend to be more expensive. Decide what balance between ratings and cost is right for you.

As always, every project is different and you should contact multiple general contractors throughout Arlington to ensure your project is done right.

What Arlington zip codes are served by General Contractors?

Arlington has 50 total General Contractor companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Arlington with the most General Contractors:

    • 1 General Contractors in 75050.
        • 1 General Contractors in 76013.

        All General Contractors in Arlington, TX

        Porch Pro Headshot R E WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES CO
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        (9)
        We are an interior home remodeling company specializing in custom kitchens, custom baths and interior makeovers. As a small, family owned company, we only take on about 12 to 18 projects per year. This allows us to give personalized attention to each project which controls the outcome and insures ...Read more about R E WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES CO
        We are an interior home remodeling company specializing in custom kitchens, custom baths and interior makeovers. As a small, family owned company, we only take on about 12 to 18 projects per year. This allows us to give personalized attention to each project which controls the outcome and insures ...Read more about R E WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES CO
        Porch Pro Headshot QUALITY REMODELING & CONSTRUCTION LLC
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        ROOFS & CEDAR TRIM KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING GRANITE COUNTER TOPS IN & OUT PAINTING DRYWALL/ TEXTURE CUSTOM WOOD DECKS & PAVILIONS/ PATIO COVERS WOOD FENCING DOORS & WINDOWS FLOORS References upon requests Owner: Tim McMahill 817-714-0260
        ROOFS & CEDAR TRIM KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING GRANITE COUNTER TOPS IN & OUT PAINTING DRYWALL/ TEXTURE CUSTOM WOOD DECKS & PAVILIONS/ PATIO COVERS WOOD FENCING DOORS & WINDOWS FLOORS References upon requests Owner: Tim McMahill 817-714-0260
        Porch Pro Headshot REYCON
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        (9)
        We offer a range of construction services, all designed to help your goals reach their full potential. Whether you're looking for a small adjustment or complete overhaul, we have you covered. Our services are available a la carte so you can get precisely what you need, when you need it.
        We offer a range of construction services, all designed to help your goals reach their full potential. Whether you're looking for a small adjustment or complete overhaul, we have you covered. Our services are available a la carte so you can get precisely what you need, when you need it.
        Porch Pro Headshot C&G's Handyman Services
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        C&G's Handyman Services is a handyman company from Fort Worth. One call can fix can fix all of your home repair needs.
        C&G's Handyman Services is a handyman company from Fort Worth. One call can fix can fix all of your home repair needs.
        Porch Pro Headshot H2 TOTAL HOME SERVICES
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        (3)
        We are a full home service company. From small to large, nothing to small or to large from us. We handle add-ons to drippy faucets, tile electrical trim doors, garbage disposals, sinks, water heaters, showers, counter tops, cabinets. If its in a house we can do it.
        We are a full home service company. From small to large, nothing to small or to large from us. We handle add-ons to drippy faucets, tile electrical trim doors, garbage disposals, sinks, water heaters, showers, counter tops, cabinets. If its in a house we can do it.
        Porch Pro Headshot Pen/Ra Construction
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        Residential remodeling contractor
        Residential remodeling contractor
        Porch Pro Headshot Dejam Hair Braiding
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        (4)
        Dejam Hair Braiding 2111 S Collins St, Arlington, TX, 76010 (469) 412-3578 Dejam Hair Braiding is a professional hair braiding salon providing a variety of braids and sew-ins. Don't hesitate to visit our salon in Arlington, TX. East Arlington, Arlington, TX; Southeast Arlington, Arlington, TX; South...Read more about Dejam Hair Braiding
        Dejam Hair Braiding 2111 S Collins St, Arlington, TX, 76010 (469) 412-3578 Dejam Hair Braiding is a professional hair braiding salon providing a variety of braids and sew-ins. Don't hesitate to visit our salon in Arlington, TX. East Arlington, Arlington, TX; Southeast Arlington, Arlington, TX; South...Read more about Dejam Hair Braiding
        Porch Pro Headshot DAVIS DOOR SERVICE
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        At Davis Door Service we have an outstanding line of insulated garage doors, steel garage doors, garage door openers. We specialize in an extensive line of residential and commercial garage doors, gates, and operators for both. We specialize in an extensive line of residential and commercial garage ...Read more about DAVIS DOOR SERVICE
        At Davis Door Service we have an outstanding line of insulated garage doors, steel garage doors, garage door openers. We specialize in an extensive line of residential and commercial garage doors, gates, and operators for both. We specialize in an extensive line of residential and commercial garage ...Read more about DAVIS DOOR SERVICE
        Porch Pro Headshot Jonny  M Glass
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        We are a large scale commercial & residential glass installation company, with paneling and caulking. We ALSO do home remodeling. We believe in top quality work every time we are on location. With many years in glass and remodeling we believe a well execute job ensures customer satisfaction. Please ...Read more about Jonny M Glass
        We are a large scale commercial & residential glass installation company, with paneling and caulking. We ALSO do home remodeling. We believe in top quality work every time we are on location. With many years in glass and remodeling we believe a well execute job ensures customer satisfaction. Please ...Read more about Jonny M Glass
        Porch Pro Headshot Handyman Pro of Fort Worth
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        Handyman Pro strives to be more than your average home maintenance company. At our core is a deep commitment to customer service, because we want to create long-term relationships with our clients. We deliver professional, reliable maintenance, repairs, and improvements for residential and commercia...Read more about Handyman Pro of Fort Worth
        Handyman Pro strives to be more than your average home maintenance company. At our core is a deep commitment to customer service, because we want to create long-term relationships with our clients. We deliver professional, reliable maintenance, repairs, and improvements for residential and commercia...Read more about Handyman Pro of Fort Worth
        Porch Pro Headshot Driven Remodeling & Home Repairs
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        At Driven Remodeling & Home Repairs, we offer solutions to your remodeling vision. We provide services related to construction on existing buildings to remodeling small or large rooms in your home. We also specialize in window installation, painting, and roofing. Driven is a veteran-owned business...Read more about Driven Remodeling & Home Repairs
        At Driven Remodeling & Home Repairs, we offer solutions to your remodeling vision. We provide services related to construction on existing buildings to remodeling small or large rooms in your home. We also specialize in window installation, painting, and roofing. Driven is a veteran-owned business...Read more about Driven Remodeling & Home Repairs
        Porch Pro Headshot Optimum Construction
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas
        (13)
        Optimum Construction is a remodeling specialist from Arlington. They offer kitchen design, wine cellar design, and countertop installation as well as other services.
        Optimum Construction is a remodeling specialist from Arlington. They offer kitchen design, wine cellar design, and countertop installation as well as other services.
        Porch Pro Headshot Stringer & Co Home Services
        General Contractors
        Serves Arlington, Texas