Texas is growing more than any other state, says Texas State Demographer Lloyd Potter, and half of the growth is from people moving to Texas from elsewhere, mainly California, New York, Illinois and Florida. And while Texas “has sort of a wild west persona,” it in fact is growing much more urban, Potter says. A report by the Texas Demographic Center projects that Texas’ population is increasingly concentrated in a handful of metro areas, and that the metropolitan population will double in the 40 years after 2010. Houston, Texas’s largest city, is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse cities in the nation and like the next three biggest cities in the state – San Antonio, Dallas and Austin – it trends Democratic.
ULAANBAATAR — Every post had its price. About $400,000 to become a cabinet minister, $120,000 to be the director of a government agency, $4,000 for a senior specialist’s role within the bureaucracy. More than 8,000 […]
It’s no hyperloop, but construction of a 200-mile-per-hour bullet train from Houston to Dallas could begin as early as next year. Add in the recently announced Amtrak partnership that will cover last-mile trips and tie […]
Lone Star Rising: A historic oil boom in the Permian basin is pushing U.S. production to record levels
449: Number of oil rigs drilling in the Permian in April. That was 44% of all rigs drilling in the U.S. and 22% of the number worldwide. 3.2 million: Barrels per day of oil produced […]