• Texas cowboy by Flickr user aechempati

    When people think of Texas, there’s always certain stereotypes associated with it: cowboys, twangs, conservative politics, boots, guns and big, gas-guzzling trucks. While some stereotypes are rooted in truth, Texas can surprise you. Like when people actually visit a major city and realize that most Texans are neither cowboys nor all heavily accented. Or when a former Texas oilman becomes a champion for clean energy. Or when West Texas becomes the largest wind-producing region in the U.S., and the first smart grid rollout in the country takes place in Austin. And when Houston (where I...

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