Yep. Houston is growing like crazy, people are moving here from all over the place. They come in, make a home and then wish they were still back where they came from (of course) and try to impose themselves on us, politically, socially and even economically. We are all US citizens of course but the mentality is similar to the immigration debate.
The fucked up thing is that people are chasing jobs, and then vote for politicians who support policies similar to the dead economies they just left, as if failed ideologies would work here. Nobody cares that people move here really, just don't bring your brokenness to a successful region. Climb on board if you want but no sense sinking us too.
Ya'll have totally fucked Austin up though. It's still touted as "Weird" and "Non-Texan" (What ever that means, it's our damn capitol city) but it was cool because it was so under-commercialized, grass roots, laid back yada yada. These days it's like half local, the other half are from largely the west coast and also the NE and low and behold the "cool" they came for was ruined as corporations they were familiar with followed them and they spent their dollars just the same.
It's not the city they found so endearing anymore. So of course people have a problem with others moving in and trying to change things. It's like a houseguest overstaying their welcome and you come home from work one day to find newly colored walls, different curtains and different appliances.