Several actors went on to act on the mothership soap, Another World, after the cancellation of Texas, only as completely different characters: Carla Borelli (Reena Bellman Cook Dekker, Texas/Barbara Van Arkdale, Another World), Jerry Lanning (Justin Marshall, Texas/Dr. Russ Matthews, Another World), Alexandra Neil (Ruby Wright, Texas/Emily Benson, Another World), Morgan Freeman (Detective Michaels, Texas/Roy Bingham, Another World), David Forsyth (T.J. Canfield, Texas/Dr. John Hudson, Another World), Benjamin Hendrickson (Chris Shaw, Texas/Sgt. Bartlett, Another World) and Virginia Graham (Stella Stanton, Texas/Virginia Graham, Another World).
The following actors later returned to Another World after Texas ended, as the same characters they had played on both soaps before: Jim Poyner (Dennis Carrington, Texas & Another World) and Gretchen Oehler (Vivien Gorrow, Texas & Another World).
Texas was the first daytime soap opera to air hour-long episodes from its inception, as all the other hour-long soaps airing at the time had expanded from thirty minutes.
This series was originally intended as a historical soap opera set in 19th century Louisiana, but NBC wanted to capitalize on the success of CBS's Dallas (1978) and asked for changes in the format.