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Once-Rural Communities Try to Hang Onto Their Identities, Despite Houston Sprawl

Posted on · Recently the Texas Transportation Commission decided to move ahead with plans to extend the Highway 249 toll road out to Grimes County. Some residents are unhappy, and argue the “Aggie Highway” will ruin their quality of life. This is a common theme for people who choose to live in rural or more remote areas on […]

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New Book Examines the Future of Texas

Posted on · Steve Murdock is the former state demographer of Texas. He, along with fellow staffers at the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, have collaborated on a new book entitled Changing Texas: Implications of Addressing or Ignoring the Texas Challenge. We’ll welcome your questions for Murdock about the implications of ongoing changes […]