2020 was a year for the ages. Election years are always uncertain, but this was the most contentious in recent history. Add to this a once in a century style global pandemic, a stock market crash, a recession, record job losses, civil unrest, and negative oil prices. It was a year that will be recalled for many decades to come. 2021 is welcomed with renewed optimism, some sense of clarity and stability, as well a light at the end of the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of a vaccine. In spite of all of the distractions, Texas continued to plod along, albeit at a slower pace than the previous year.