Emergency medical services
A virulent flu strain is being blamed for the deaths of dozens of North Texans and has sickened many more. At John Peter Smith in Fort Worth, emergency room traffic has jumped some 35 percent.
The drought and extreme North Texas heat has caused a water crisis for the local American Red Cross. Now the agency is the one asking for assistance from the public to help replenish their water supply for firefighters and police.
Apparently having the Dallas Mavericks make it to the NBA Finals is not only good for North Texas, but also good for the health of their fans!
In a supreme example of tragic irony, a debilitating fire broke out at the fire department in the Hill County town of Covington Saturday, prompting the mayor to call it a “total loss.”