Another example of things truly being "bigger in Texas" is this monster high school. Which, oddly, is in a fairly small town with fewer people than Las Cruces.

Allen, Texas has a population of just under 105,000, (Las Cruces is just under 113,000), and is a suburb of the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. (Home to almost 8 million.)

Allen High School s a public high school with a student body of almost 7,000.

If Allen was divided into three high schools, the enrollment of those schools (2,319) would be greater than that of 35 6A schools, including Laredo Nixon, Tyler Lee, Edinburg Vela, Harker Heights, Keller Fossil Ridge, El Paso Eastwood, Abilene, Houston Stratford, Copperas Cove, Hutto, San Antonio Wagner, Fort Bend Austin, Waco, and South Garland. -

Being that they are in Texas, football is taken way seriously and the Allen High School stadium is amazing.

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It could probably stand up against many college stadiums and at least 3 Allen graduates went on to the NFL.

For the whole story behind Allen and how ... not to mention, why ... it got so freakin' big, click here.

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