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The Houston Drive

The Houston Drive

The aftermath of Katrina is starting to hit Texas, with refugees fighting their way to safety. Two different friends of mine from Houston were planning to spend Labor Day Weekend here in Austin. This morning, within an hour of one another, I received an e-mail from each:

Friend #1:
“Due to the rising costs of gas (filled up last night, nearly $50 for my car!), will not be coming up this w/e.”

Friend #2:
“The [Houston] Methodist Hospital just got a bunch of new patients from New Orleans hospitals. [Wife] Melissa had to work late and now because of this she has to work this weekend until they get it all figured out. So, we’re sorry but we can’t make it up to Austin.”

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