Rural and Urban Life in Texas
The quality of life for the individuals living in the rural and urban of Texas has dramatically changed with time, and the reality in the current world is the reverse of most people’s speculations on the same (Adams et al.). Texas State is one in the USA with the most significant number of firms where sheep and cattle production were carried out on a large scale some decades ago. Despite the existence of these firms, many youths are currently moving to towns in search of employment with salaries (Hirakawa). Also, the world becomes more civilized; the children in the rural areas of Texas have lately adopted the need for education (Imaiso). Most schools are located in urban areas; thus, most of the children grow up when they prefer urban to rural life (Impact of Rural Hospital Closings on the Community). As a result, the people in the downtown area currently engaging most of the earning activities, making them have a better living standard compared to the people in urban where the farming process is only done at a higher percentage by older adults who stated engaging in the activity many years ago.
This quality of life dictates most of the activities in Texas, especially during the voting period. Most people have the notion carried from the ancient republican and democrat politics that democratic party gives attention typically to both the poor and the rich in the nation, whereas, Republican usually gives much attention to the rich (Kumar and Kumar). As a result, most of the rural personnel vote for democrat so that their needs are addressed. Also, some of the people in urban migrate from the rural and thus understand life in the rural and eventually end up in voting democrat, as the rest votes republican (Lampe). This explains why, in the recent past four elections, democrat has been winning on the one man one vote initiative.
The kind of life experienced by the residents of these two are diverse areas seems to be too different from each other. Research has it that life condition in the rural areas is too different as compared to urban life. Right from the availability and quality of health care, political situations and the economic opportunities vividly describe this kind of difference. In Texas, nearly 1.5 million people living in these rural areas, yet many have to drive to larger cities to get health care. Over 80 counties have only 5 doctors. In An article done by the KFDA reveals the kindly of stress that the residence that attended their seminar is undergoing as far as the medical issues are concerned. Jeffreys reports that life in rural is really deteriorating and he says that 80 % of Texas population are considered medically underserved and and According to the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, since 2010, nearly 26 rural hospitals have closed.