For all of 2011, it's seemed one state has been immune to the negative headlines associated with the slowest recovery ever.
Unfortunately, many economists and economic indicators alike point to this so-called recovery as being more and more dragged out. Some even suggest it will take at least another six years to get back on track.
Yet, the Lone Star state has touted its micro-economy and sound municipal practices all along. But, now it appears Texas is not as divided from the nation as its governor has hoped it be.