This will not be the usual Dumbass News post, but I will have the biting satire and brilliant commentary you have grown accustomed to a bit later today.
|Hell Comes to Texas|
I am sick to my stomach. I am sad. And there’s nothing I can do about it. My home is burning. Surely you have seen or read about it. Texas is on fire. Literally.
The wildfires in Texas have burned several hundreds of thousands of acres and show no signs of slowing down. Possum Kingdom Lake,one of my favorite places on Earth, has been ravaged by the fires and residents of the area have been evacuated. 90% of Possum Kingdom State Park has been destroyed and two others are in the path of the infernos. Though threatened, San Angelo State Park and Lake Arrowhead SP are still open. My great friend Bob Zeller, the Blog Owner of Texas Tweeties, lives very close to San Angelo State Park. I am praying for him and his lovely bride of over 50 years, Ann.
My brother from another mother, Mark can see the approaching wildfires as they creep closer to his place of employment in the Hill Country. I am praying for Mark and Marcy as well.
Texas firefighters, especially in the rural areas of the State are in desperate need of reinforcements to help them battle this monster of flames. I urge anybody who has the time and resources to assist them to contact the Texas Forest Service in Austin at 512-339-4118. They can direct you to other Forest Service offices scattered throughout Texas. I am certain that they will appreciate anything you can do to help out.
I have no doubt that the people of Texas will make it through this horrible ordeal, no matter how bad it gets. Texans are a proud and sturdy bunch and it’ll take more than wildfires to break their spirit. And when a Texan comes back from disaster, he comes back with both barrels ablazin’. That’s just how they roll.
Still, my heart is breaking. But my Texas Spirit remains undaunted.
God bless Texas!