Editorial: As Texas grows, so do highway needs. Yet road funding is about to hit this dead end

If you thought we fixed the Texas highway funding gap, think again.

If it were the 1830s, America — and many other countries — would be littered with cabin doors marked with a defiant “Gone to Texas.” We add more than 1,000 new Texans every day, and they all bring cars, pickups and SUVs.

But unfortunately, they don’t bring any roads with them.

The Texas population is projected to jump another 50 percent by the time a child born this year graduates from high school — a staggering 14 million more Texans, equal to the current combined populations of the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metro areas, by 2035.