Rains Wash Away Drought Concerns
A blistering drought has ended in a flurry of heavy rain and flash flood warnings all across Texas, meteorologists said. In many parts of the state, rain has fallen steadily since last week, when remnants of Hurricane Dolly spun through. Some areas have had nearly a foot of rain, bringing smiles to the faces of farmers and ranchers. “Many of our producers are a lot more optimistic than they were a month ago,” Texas Agriculture Department spokesman Gene Acuna said.