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Texas' cities among fastest-growing in US
Associated Press ^ | 05/24/2013 | Juan Carlos Llorca

Posted on 05/24/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

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Eight of 15 cities with the fastest growth in the United States are in Texas, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Estimates released Thursday also show that half of those cities in the nation with the largest total population increases are in Texas. And Houston added more than 34,500 people to reach 2.2 million inhabitants — only second to New York City in total population gains in the year that ended last July.

The Central Texas town of San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the U.S., increasing by 4.9 percent. It also surpassed the 50,000-population mark, the minimum threshold that cities had to reach to be included in the bureau's list.

Other cities with rapid population growth: Midland and Odessa in West Texas; Conroe, just north of Houston; and the Austin suburbs of Cedar Park and Georgetown, as well as Frisco and McKinney, located north of Dallas.

No other state had more than one city in the top 15 list.

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Of the 10 U.S. cities with the largest total gains, half are in Texas: Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fastestgrowing; migration; redstates; sanmarcos; texas; trends
God Bless Texas.
1 posted on 05/24/2013 12:35:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

God help Texas.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 12:36:42 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

God help us. I don’t consider this a good thing at all.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 12:36:58 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

True! We got enough Californian here now, especially Austin, and don’t need any more.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: TADSLOS

Amen bro


5 posted on 05/24/2013 12:40:16 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not sure how good this is...The liberal human viruses coming soon to a Texas city near you...


6 posted on 05/24/2013 12:41:33 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They weren’t born in Texas, but they got there as soon as they could (so they could mess it up).


7 posted on 05/24/2013 12:43:58 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: K-oneTexas

I was surprised to learn that little ol quaint Austin, is close to becoming a member of the 10 largest cities in America, I realized that the traffic was worse, but that detail sneaked up on me.

Personally, I think America was just fine in 1970 with about 200 million people, I know that Austin and San Diego, and Los Angeles, and Houston were better cities.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 12:44:37 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Responsibility2nd; a fool in paradise

Oh, boy (as Texan Buddy Holy sang.) I guess we oughta be thankful AP didn’t write “Texas’s cities”, still, “Texas cities” would of done just fine.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 12:44:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

....and this growth would be Hispanic?????


10 posted on 05/24/2013 12:45:43 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see Texas ever becoming California. Not the feel good, can’t we all get along, planet first, who’s your therapist culture. Perhaps in Colorado, but not Texas.

Minority demographics are a much bigger threat to the culture of Boone, Bowie and Travis.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 12:45:51 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Responsibility2nd

Scary news. Are we becoming Texico or Texifornia? Does it make any difference?


12 posted on 05/24/2013 12:46:28 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All the gays and other liberals are descending on Texas to push their agenda. And then they will move somewhere else. Locusts.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 12:46:51 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not everyone in the US is enchanted with Obama’s Marxist nanny state; there remain a few - statistically speaking - who are aware of America’s great legacy and value freedom.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 12:52:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: cicero2k
We've survived the Yankee ('80's) and Katrina infiltrations. I think folks get the Texas message pretty quick and pretty clear, once they relocate here.

Don't mess with Texas!

15 posted on 05/24/2013 12:52:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Texas citie’s?


16 posted on 05/24/2013 1:07:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: petitfour

It’s a liberal wetdream to hijack Texas’ electoral votes and Senate seats.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 1:08:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This can be a two edged sword. It makes me sick at my stomcah to hear, “Well back in Jersey we did it this way”


18 posted on 05/24/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yes, it is somewhat worrisome... We had a couple of out of state families move into our neighborhood a few years ago, one family from California, one from the godless and demented communist State of Massachussets. The California family came from San Diego and was surprisingly right-leaning, the Masstards were... as expected, left of Mao.

In 2004, Kerry signs filled their yard and they continually destroyed their next door neighbor's McCain yard sign (until her oldest son stated he would kick their a$$ if it happened again). In 2008, they were the only demented a$$ clowns in the area to have Obamunist for Tyrant signs on their front lawn. Not quite sure what happened, but during the 2012 election year, no signs. After seeing what these parasites have done to states like Colorado and New Mexico, I can only hope that they are all moving to Austin or Houston.

19 posted on 05/24/2013 1:09:25 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Resistane is futile. You will be assimilated!

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21 posted on 05/24/2013 1:14:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: zerosix

The growth is from people liberal business killing states.

Many of them do not make the connection between great cost of living and business climate and the leave me the heck alone government.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 1:14:58 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (No one expects the Sephardic Invitation!)
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To: ansel12

That’s affirmative.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 1:15:38 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Jane Long
Both California and the New England liberals realize the benefits of living and working in central Texas. They have arrived and slowly entered into the political world. Austin has always been a very liberal town but I always found it to be laid back, nice people and very good looking co-eds. Homosexuals and the rest of the great unwashed are there but they haven't ruined the ambiance of the town. Just go and have fun. Now San Antonio is another story. We are changing and not for the better. More leftists are entering the city council and the mayor is on a path to liberal fame. We are spending money on projects that the majority seem to be less than enthusiastic for. The good ole boys have always had control of the city and the Hispanics have a positive contribution to the success, but the minority far left is growing and will eventually push the good ole boy manner of how things are done out and replace it with typical liberal issues and regulations.
24 posted on 05/24/2013 1:18:04 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Florida is moving left due to migrants from other States

Was not a problem when it was just retirees. Even the economically liberal were still social conservatives

It got bad when the NY Hispanics came down. Liberal voters and dependent on govt...there was an article posted recently that 37% of Puerto Rico was on food stamps. Believe it.

Then you have the Haitians and Dominicans...and other Latin Americans. More government, more Democrats

Then the state GOP moves left....ouch

Texas can stop this. First....no more RINO governors. Florida’s big mistake


25 posted on 05/24/2013 1:38:40 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TADSLOS

It’s going to be one BAM in the Houston area if we have another hurricane like Ike. Been awfully quiet in the Gulf since he came and went. Evacuation five years ago was a mess. Lot of people who have lived here for a long time are ill equipped to deal with hurricanes, don’t even want to think about the newbies.


26 posted on 05/24/2013 1:43:59 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: zerosix
....and this growth would be Hispanic?????

Not necessarily. Perhaps in the southern cities. But a lot of the growth is people/companies fleeing other states to come here.

I grew up in Sherman and now live in McKinney. The northern burbs of Dallas have exploded with growth. Frisco used to be maybe 10,000 people at the most ... some neighborhoods had dirt roads. They're now at 121k.

McKinney was about 35,000 way back when. Now we're that plus 100k. Expected total growth will be pushing half a million once all areas of the city limits are populated.

There's no way those explosive numbers are from hispanic immigration.

27 posted on 05/24/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: shadeaud
Yes, agree about San Antonio.

I read recently that the City Council was considering a Sexual Orientation Regulation...meaning trannies could use the same bathroom as your little kids. Not sure if this has passed, yet.

The SA Mayor was raised by a La Raza founder, IIRC. His leftist views are NOT good for the city. Wake up, San Antonio!!

28 posted on 05/24/2013 2:03:54 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Texas can stop this. First....no more RINO governors. Florida’s big mistake

Agree and thanks for the warning from FL!

No RINO Govs OR legislature!!

The TX legislature is trying to stop Tea Party groups from being a force to keep out RINO's, by limiting donations these groups can make to conservative candidates. Hopefully Gov Perry will veto this ridiculous bill (SB 346).

29 posted on 05/24/2013 2:08:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: shadeaud
Well, Hey Neighbor!
We're in the same neck of the woods!

BTW- I agree with everything you said. The Castro's are bad news.

30 posted on 05/24/2013 2:10:51 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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Well, there goes the aquifier. This time last year, the Edwards Aquifier was around 660 acre feet of water. Today, it’s down to 640 acre feet. The drought may still be hitting hard, but the influx of more people in the San Antonio/Austin area really stresses it.


31 posted on 05/24/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Californians and Mexicans = blue state within 5 years


32 posted on 05/24/2013 3:14:46 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: Jack Hammer

“there remain a few - statistically speaking - who are aware of America’s great legacy and value freedom.”

You betcha.

Republicans and conservatives now completely control 25 states via the legislature and governorships. Liberal, purse-carrying wimps control 11 states. Those 25 states represent more than half the population of the US.

Americans are voting right on a state level. Liberals are controlling voting booths via the Nazi Soros to illegally pour leftists into Washington.

We are heading for a classical confrontation of states vs the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington.

Good luck to us, the good guys,


33 posted on 05/24/2013 4:25:02 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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