The population of rural Texas is greater than the total resident populations of roughly 24 other states, and every day these rural Texans deal with social, economic, and environmental issues that are both similar to and different from their counterparts living in urban areas.
Identifying and understanding those issues are key components of the Sam Houston State University Center for Rural Studies’ first Texas Rural Survey.
The center will release the results of the survey on Feb. 13th during an event hosted by Texas Senator Charles Schwertner in Austin, at 2 p.m. in the Capitol Senate Conference Room E1.020. State Representatives John Otto and Lois Kolkhorst, various senate and house committee chairs, representatives from the Texas Department of Agriculture, SHSU President Dana Gibson, Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall, and SHSU Provost Jaimie Hebert are also expected to be in attendance.
The inaugural Texas Rural Survey was administered to 4,111 households in 22 rural communities across the state.