The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is an independent and objective source for the completion of research and education projects and programs focused on major issues impacting Texas and the Nation both now and in the future. The Center seeks to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic, economic, geographic, social, and environmental conditions impacting the current conditions in, and future of, Texas and other areas in the Nation.
Rice University to Study Houston’s Development Implications
From the Houston Chronicle: Researchers from Rice University are set to begin a three-year study on how urban development is affecting neighborhoods and residents in greater Houston, a project inspired by the city’s continuing urbanization.
New $1 Million Grant to Fund Rice Study on Houston-Area Urban Development
From Rice University News & Media: A new $1 million grant from Houston Endowment Inc. will enable researchers from Rice University’s Hobby Center for the Study of Texas to embark on a three-year study of how urban development is affecting neighborhoods and residents in the Greater Houston metropolitan area, with emphasis on Harris County and the city of Houston.
Texans Should Get Atop the Coming Demographic Wave
From the San Angelo Standard-Times: The March issue of Texas Monthly magazine includes a smartly titled essay, "Coming to Our Census." The article is Michael Ennis' review of Changing Texas, a new volume by former state demographer Steve Murdock and his associates at Rice University.
From the San Angelo Standard-Times: Many Texans are aware that the state is growing, but few understand the magnitude of that growth. Since 1960, the population has expanded by 270 percent from about 9 million to more than 25 million.
Diana Hobby, Wife of William P. Hobby Jr., Dies at Age 83
From The Houston Chronicle: Diana Poteat Stallings Hobby, the wife of William P. Hobby Jr., died Friday at the age of 83 according to a statement from her family.