Growth in Texas is based on two things conservative politics and cheap air conditioning. Conservative politics will ultimately go away because new residents bring their politics from Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois. Air conditioning will be handled the Chicago way by the EPA and Carbon Taxes making it too expensive to live in Texas. Its amazing to me Nevadans think the EPA and Carbon Taxes will make Las Vegas a more pleasant and brightly lit place to visit. Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Las Vegas grew substantially after air conditioning was developed.