Suburbs attract new residents
New population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2016-2017 underscore the extent to which the rapid growth of the state's suburban areas relies on attracting residents from other areas of the state and country.
In the urban centers, a larger share of the growth comes from residents having more children, and migration is more dependent on new residents from other countries. But the rapid growth in the suburbs comes from those moving from elsewhere in the state or country.
In Bexar, the 44 percent rise was from natural growth within the county; the rest is migration from other areas. But in surrounding counties, 85 percent of the growth was from migration.
-- Texas Tribune
More voting is on the way
As the story to the right attests, we aren't finished with elections. The primary runoff is May 22. Here are some dates related to that election.
April 23: Deadline for voter registration.
May 11: Last day for application to vote by mail to be received by elections office.
May 14-18: Early voting.
May 22: Last day for ballots by mail to be received by elections office.
Voters who cast a ballot in the primary can vote only the runoff ballot of the party for which they voted in the primary. Voters who did not vote in the primary can pick either party's runoff ballot.