Might I comment that pleasant, well educated and cultured people wouldn't call anyone a hick.
Also, don't know what you're referring to as far a sex trade going on at Dallas airport.
Or were you just being pleasant, well educated and cultured by calling someone a whore?
Also, I'm pretty sure none of the Texans who are posting on this thread know much about whatever you're talking about from first hand experience of living in Dallas, as we live in Austin, Galveston and El Paso. I'm closest in Austin, and Dallas in over 200 miles away. It's over 300 miles to Galveston, and I think about 800 to El Paso.
Texas, bigger than France.
To get back to the point, property values obviously differ greatly around the United States, and Galveston, where the OP lives, has a much lower property value.