Deep in the heart of Texas, the traffic is backed up for almost a mile.
It’s a jarring sight for long-time residents of the Hill Country, a rural oasis of scrubby green hills, crystalline water, and bright white limestone west of Austin and San Antonio. But it’s not the only sign that change is afoot in this once rustic and hardscrabble region of the Lone Star State.

Read more from Henry Gass at The Christian Science Monitor  here.