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Lone Star Nation: How a Changing Texas Could Change America

In his new book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, Richard Parker examines how his native Texas has changed dramatically in the last 30 years – and how it’s in the midst of change right now and will continue to be so in the years to come. He notes how the suburbs of […]

lonestarnation-book-coverIn his new book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, Richard Parker examines how his native Texas has changed dramatically in the last 30 years – and how it’s in the midst of change right now and will continue to be so in the years to come. He notes how the suburbs of Houston in particular may offer an example of political realignment already taking place in the Lone Star state.

It’s a starkly different view of Texas than we heard just two weeks ago from Red State author Wayne Thorburn, the former Texas Republican party executive director.

We talk with author and journalist Richard Parker about Lone Star Nation.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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