This might be old news, but I had a few years of being totally apathetic to politics. I've been catching up. This article basically says that half of the new jobs created in the United States since 2009 were created in Texas. The author tries to downplay those stats, but they don't downplay it very well (I heard factcheck.org was leftist, and everything I've read by them tends to agree with that).
I grew up in Texas, and I love it here. In case I haven't said that about 2,000 times.