Look its perfectly fine to be proud of your state, but to take success an excuse to be a dick is uncool. Texas is good for business, there's no doubt its had some good governance in regard to attracting business and the ease of doing business once your established plus favorable tax rates as well. But that comes with a cost as well, despite all the revenue and economic growth Texas has trouble with even simply matters like keeping its roads paved.
Plan to Convert Roads to Gravel Begins Despite Pushback | The Texas Tribune
You'd think with a mutli-million dollar oil boom chewing up local roads not designed for that kind of traffic could produce the tax dollars required to maintain or improve those roads, but instead the plan is to unimprove them and return to gravel roads.
Either way its more complicated than just local politics, things like the development of fracking can give states big economic booms with no effort by government, and in the end both California and Texas were top performers in economic growth among US states. So stop economic shifts like a business moving to a new location as some indisputable sign about the superiority
List of U.S. states by economic growth rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You know I'm a proud Southern Boy and Texan but I honestly hope that if we ever have a Zombie apocalype it starts in Dallas.
Just so the Government can fly in a few fuel air bomb daisy cutters and obliterate the City to keep the Contagion from spreading.
You know, so that City could serve a positive purpose.
I've been there on Bussinesses too many times to admit and its just sad and dirty.
But there are lots of nice areas. Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Denton, Mansfield, Rockwall, parts of Plano.....great places to raise a family.
But downtown Dallas is awful. The west Uptown side is nice, but it's disconnected a bit from downtown, which is going to be Detroit if they're not careful.