Up until 1986, tobacco farming was an important industry in the area and many Italian families settled the area to run and work the tobacco farms.
The origin of the town's name is generally regarded as a reference to a territorial dispute. The land in the area was first settled by the McDougall brothers, who found squatters there on returning from the goldfields. Once their legal right to the land was recognised, they named their property in honour of the rather more famous dispute between the United States and Mexico over territory in Texas, USA.
The place to get some diesel so we moved on and a house with sails to the windows to keep out the summer heat, but being winter it was still cool.
The highest recorded temperature in Texas was in a January 44.6C (112.3 F)