From the desk of Comerica’s chief economist, Dana Johnson, comes the quarterly Texas Economic Brief, which you can read for yourself. The takeaway: “The Texas economy is still clearly outperforming national trends. Â The newly revised labor market data document that the recession in Texas started later, was shallower, and ended sooner than it did nationally. Now that the state has shown again that it has a particularly resilient economy, its enhanced reputation will make it that much easier to attract new businesses and workers.” I’ve met Johnson. He’s a smart guy. But I’m still keeping one hand on my effing hat.