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In assessing well-being by congressional district, Texas is home to several noteworthy improvements in human development. Of the ten U.S. congressional districts that show the greatest progress in the period from 2005 to 2008, half are in Texas. Congressional Districts Eight, Eleven, Fourteen, Eighteen, and Twenty-nine all moved up in the rankings, largely on the strength of higher earnings. Despite the fact that these data were collected mid-recession, the earnings of the typical worker increased by over $2,000 in each of these five Texas congressional districts, a remarkable gain considering that during this same time period earnings in over 75% of the nation’s districts decreased.