I opened the Star Telegram today to find out that Fort Worth, or Cowtown as some call it, is the nation's 20th largest city. The city's population is now at 585,122. It is the fastest growing city at a growth rate of 8.1% from 2000 to 2003. Six of the 25 largest cities are in Texas including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and El Paso. Houston is number 4. California has 4 cities in the top 25 and no other state has more than one in the top 25. Clearly, bigger is better.