Texas moved to town in the mid-20th century, but Texans cling to the state’s image of itself on horseback. The state became officially urban in the 1950s, when the rush toward its cities that started during World War II finally tipped the population scales.
Even so, romantic visions of Texas rural life still flood the airwaves and our imaginations. Those romantic fantasies, however, mask some unpleasant realities about the availability of health care out yonder.
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