Why has McAllen surpassed El Paso in population recently?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 19, 2016

Data from the Census Bureau reveals that for the first time McAllen has surpassed El Paso in population.

Economic Outlook for Smaller Metropolitan Areas
Column Published in syndication July 20, 2016

Texas' smaller metropolitan areas will likely be the source for one of every six net new jobs over the long term, and are an important contributor to overall economic growth. These 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) range in population size from less than 100,000 to almost 850,000 residents, serving as centers for business activity for the surrounding smaller communities and rural areas.