Glowurm, I am Texas born and raised. And still reside here. We were always a blue state until LBJ passed the Civil Rights Act. He was quoted saying “I have lost the South forever by passing it.” Jimmy Carter was our last blue president. I love my state at times. We are so gerrymandered coupled with being a non voting state it sickens me! All of our large metropolitan areas are blue. Yet we have a large populous of red counties. And those red counties kill our votes. I firmly believe we will go blue again by 2020 or 2024. Texans are suffering. I understand your frustrations with our state. Just try to have a little faith we can get the republicans out and soon!