By CHRIS TOMLINSON
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans politicians like to tout the state's economic growth, but more and more Texans are finding themselves teetering on the edge of poverty.
A study by the Corporation for Enterprise Development found that 27.7% of Texas households have no financial cushion in case of an emergency. If you exclude homes and automobiles from the calculation, a full 50% of Texans have no assets they could use to survive if they suddenly lost their income.
The poverty rate in Texas has also been inching up.