West Texas becomes ever more lonely as population drops

Houston Chronicle - Jacob Harrison did what he thought kids from rural West Texas are supposed to do. He went away to college and didn't look back. But after working in Central Texas for a while, he called home with a confession.

Jacob Harrison did what he thought kids from rural West Texas are supposed to do. He went away to college and didn't look back. But after working in Central Texas for a while, he called home with a confession.

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Agriculture is more mechanized, so it requires fewer workers, says Eduardo Segarra, chairman of the department of agriculture and applied economics at Texas Tech University.

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