Rural counties between Houston and Dallas oppose a privately built high-speed rail line connecting the state’s two largest metropolitan areas, launching a multi-pronged legislative initiative to block it. Part of this is grounded in economics: People don’t want their farm and ranch land split by a rail line. But there’s also a clash of lifestyles: Rural residents see no benefit from people zipping nonstop between cities. Will this project provide enough benefits to enough Texans to overcome the rural objections? Or will the desires of big-city Texans be overcome by those of their rural cousins? Send no more than 150 words with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Wednesday for publication next Monday.