Being able to work from home may save the little communities west of I-35. As OldBearkat eloquently put it, people are moving to the cities in Texas. If people could work from home, however, the more normal people that live in Houston plus the "I-35 messes" might see towns like San Angelo, Abilene, Lubbock, Amarillo, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Brownwood, Wichita Falls, Ft. Stockton, and all the littletowns near them as viable options to escape the madness of the cities. By the way, I excluded Midland/Odessa because of the high housing prices due to oil drilling.
If not, however, West Texas will continue to dry up. Just to show you how crazy it is, this was an 11-man 2A football district about 15 years ago.
I think Albany is the only one that is still truly 2A; I believe Cross Plains is either close to 1A and/or chooses to play 11-man. I really hope the current D2 sixman schools can keep their doors open and/or stay competitive in football for at least my lifetime. If things don't change, however, we may see real towns playing sixman sooner rather than later.