Texas2020 http://tpr.org en Texas' Looming Hispanic Shift Explained In 2 Charts http://tpr.org/post/texas-looming-hispanic-shift-explained <em>NPR is taking a look at </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020">the demographic changes</a><em> that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</em><p>Within a decade, Hispanics are projected to eclipse non-Hispanic whites as the largest race or ethnic group in Texas. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:45:34 +0000 editor 14409 at http://tpr.org Texas' Looming Hispanic Shift Explained In 2 Charts A Lively Political Press In A State Where Everything's Bigger http://tpr.org/post/lively-political-press-state-where-everythings-bigger <em>All this week, </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020">NPR is taking a look</a> <em>at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country. We take a closer look at the local journalists covering the coming changes, in this part of the series.</em><p>By the time Texas state Sen. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 14282 at http://tpr.org A Lively Political Press In A State Where Everything's Bigger Mexican Roots Bind Families Who Settled Early In Texas http://tpr.org/post/mexican-roots-bind-families-who-settled-early-texas Unlike many places in America where Latinos are a relatively new minority group, Texas Hispanics were there before white Anglos. In some ways, having once been part of Mexico has lessened the tensions between whites and Latinos. But that's not always the case.<p><em>(For an extended version of this story, along with a gallery of images, visit KERA's website:</em> <a href="http://keranews.org/post/latino-roots-run-deeper-texas" target="_blank">Latino Roots Run Deeper In Texas</a>.<em>)</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KERA Unlimited. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 09:03:00 +0000 Shelley Kofler 14225 at http://tpr.org Immigration Debate In Congress Riles Up Texas Republicans http://tpr.org/post/immigration-debate-congress-riles-texas-republicans <em>All this week, <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020">NPR is taking a look</a> at the demographic shifts that could shake up Texas politics in the coming years — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</em><p>Within a decade, Hispanics are bound to become the largest ethnic group in Texas. These often Democratic-leaning Texans could reshape the state's GOP-dominated political landscape.<em> </em><p>The immigration bill that the Senate approved last week is seen by some Republicans as a chance for their party to win support among Latino voters. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 07:07:00 +0000 David Welna 14220 at http://tpr.org Immigration Debate In Congress Riles Up Texas Republicans Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast http://tpr.org/post/democrats-want-mess-texas-gop-says-not-so-fast <em>All this week,</em><em> </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020" target="_blank">NPR is taking a look</a><em> </em><em>at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</em><p>Democrats see opportunity in Texas' fast-growing Latino population. But the Republican Party is strong in Texas — very strong.<p>Nearly two-thirds of the Texas Legislature stands with the GOP. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:26:57 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 14203 at http://tpr.org Democrats Want To Mess With Texas? GOP Says Not So Fast For Texas Republicans, A Cautionary Timeline From Calif. http://tpr.org/post/texas-republicans-cautionary-timeline-california <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLIzzs2HHgY</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:24:23 +0000 editor 14202 at http://tpr.org For Texas Republicans, A Cautionary Timeline From Calif. 6 Questions For The Man Who Tracks Texas Trends http://tpr.org/post/6-questions-man-who-tracks-texas-trends <em>All this week, NPR is taking a look at </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020">the demographic changes</a><em> that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</em><p><em>Few know Texas' population as well as its official demographer, </em><a href="http://osd.state.tx.us/About.aspx" target="_blank">Lloyd Potter</a>,<em> a professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Matt Stiles 14183 at http://tpr.org 6 Questions For The Man Who Tracks Texas Trends Obama Campaigners Try To Get Texas Fired Up For Democrats http://tpr.org/post/obama-campaigners-try-get-texas-fired-democrats <em>All this week,</em><em> </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020" target="_blank">NPR is taking a look</a><em> </em><em>at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</em><p>For most of the 20th century, Texas was a stronghold for Democrats. But Republicans have dominated the state for decades now.<p>An organization created by veterans of President Obama's presidential campaigns wants to change that. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:29:31 +0000 Don Gonyea 14144 at http://tpr.org Obama Campaigners Try To Get Texas Fired Up For Democrats Democrats Face The Two States Of Texas: Urban And Rural http://tpr.org/post/democrats-face-two-states-texas-urban-and-rural <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JREkqCvLzSo</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:31:08 +0000 editor 14113 at http://tpr.org Democrats Face The Two States Of Texas: Urban And Rural Will Texas Become A Presidential Battleground? http://tpr.org/post/will-texas-become-presidential-battleground <em>All this week, </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/196613711/texas-2020" target="_blank">NPR is taking a look</a><em> at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.</em><p>With the two parties in Washington gridlocked on immigration, the budget and other issues, it's easy to forget that when it comes to winning presidential elections, one party has a distinct advantage.<p>"The Democrats have a significant advantage on the electoral map that gives them the inside track going into Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 14078 at http://tpr.org Will Texas Become A Presidential Battleground?