By Mike Barnett
So who cares about water in Texas? Farmers and ranchers, obviously. The rest of the state? Not so much.
At least that’s the conclusion faculty members at the University of Texas made after examining public opinion polls of issues that matter most to Texans.
The economy, immigration and education are top of mind for most. Yet water—that life-giving resource—registers as a top issue with only 4 percent.
That’s a real concern.
Rural Texans understand burn bans, dry wells and short pastures. Drought is not a word. It is a reality they live with every day.Read More