The Texas of fable is as fleeting as a desert spring. Glass- and metal-skinned skyscrapers have replaced towering buttes. Power generators drown out the trail-weary cowboy. Rutted roads have given way to multilevel freeways as nearly 21 million folk have been herded across the state's dusty plains (says the 2000 census). All this has made Texas the second-most populated... More >>>