I think the big difference is that Texans will do more to actually SOLVE their problems rather than perpetually kick the can down the road like California.
Contradicted by the facts in the article
Even in low-tax Texas, property taxes have risen three times faster than the inflation rate and four times faster than our population growth since 1992. Our local governments, meanwhile, more than doubled their debt load in the last decade, to more than $7,500 in debt for every man, woman and child in the state. In Houston alone, city-employee pension plans are facing an unfunded liability of $2.4 billion
Not a resounding endorsement of Texas' government