This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss a story by Rivard Report data editor Emily Royall on a Brookings Institution study showing that San Antonio ranks second in the nation for its growth rate among millennials.

According to the study, San Antonio’s adult population between the ages of 18 and 34 grew 14.4 percent from 2010 to 2015. The city’s millennial growth rate outpaced that of both Austin and Houston. We examine the reasons for that growth, the history of San Antonio’s “brain drain,” and the benefits of attracting both young outsiders and native San Antonio “returnees.”

I also preview The Trailist, an interesting new column by environment and energy reporter Brendan Gibbons that we’re launching on April 1 for the outdoor enthusiasts among our readers and listeners.

Join us every Friday for Just This. Listen in, and send us your feedback. Just This will be available here on the Rivard Report and on iTunes and Stitcher at 5 a.m.

Beth Frerking is the former editor-in-chief of the Rivard Report.

Rick Casey's career spans four decades of award-winning reporting on San Antonio. He previously worked as a metro columnist for the former San Antonio Light and, later, the San Antonio Express-News.