Nothing is like it used to be...LOL. I moved here in 1998 when the town I live in just north of Austin had a population of 38,000 and anyone could run for Mayor. Now the pop is over 100,000, the biggest indoor water park is being built just 1/2 mile away, and this area is the fastest growing area in the US. LOTS of Californians are moving here for the jobs and the low cost of living, and unfortunately bringing their bad driving habits with them. Hopefully they'll calm down quickly. Driving here isn't nearly as terrifying as driving in Ca (I was just out there and returned feeling like I had combat fatigue) but it's nothing like it used to be. I miss the rural atmosphere and the only reason I go into Austin is to see a doctor. I left California because I realized I was suffering from "boiled frog syndrome" and got out before I was served up for dinner. Many others are coming to a similar conclusion.