Utah may be one of fastest-growing states
Teresa Thorne pushes her children, Preslie and Chase, left, as Jodie Lords does the same with her daughter, Kaylee Joe, through a housing development Tuesday, April 20, 2005, in Herriman, Utah, southwest of Salt Lake City. With a big influx of retirees and lots of fertile, family-minded Mormons, Utah is projected to be one of the five fastest-growing states over the next three decades. While both women were raised Mormon, they do not practice the faith today, they said. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
It surprises me to learn that only 70 percent of Utahns are observant Mormons. This is bad news about Texas gaining another 60 percent in population by the year 2030. I can guarantee you most of them won't be coming to the Pineywoods. There's no way for them to make a living here. Lots of places to camp, though not as many as in the good ol' days. This area is already overpopulated until you get down to the area east of Lufkin and Nacogoches, a region which makes this one look like the Gold Coast or something.