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 large portions of Tarrant and Cooke Counties and a sliver of Dallas County.
The 26th United States Congressional District of Texas continues to flourish. Rapid growth and business expansions from Dallas and Fort Worth suburbs make the District a thriving economic center. The University of North Texas, Texas Woman's University, Texas Wesleyan University, and North Central Texas Community College anchor a large student base within the District.
Technology is a recognized piece of the growing District with recent honors going to Denton as 1st among Most-Technology-Advanced Cities of its size in the nation. 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 Gainesville Airport and parts of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. The 26th also sports the Texas Motor Speedway that hosts two Nextel-NASCAR events in the spring and fall.