Central Texas is in the midst of a drought. We all know that saving water is of the utmost importance. But with the heat bearing down, there's another possibility that some may not know of.
What exactly are we talking about?
Citizens of Texas have certainly been told to avoid burning their trash, or inadvertently throwing smoking items on the ground. These could cause a fire that would be tough to put out. However, there's another way a fire could start: by mowing your lawn.
Wait, mowing your lawn can start a fire?
KBTX spoke with Joe Boyd, Fire Chief of Brazos County District 2 Volunteer Fire Department, about the possibility of a fire starting simply by a Texan trying to cut their grass. Boyd went into detail about what he's seen recently:
“I believe I have personally been on three separate fires in the last week that were started by lawnmowers. So try not to take your lawnmower through a bunch of tall stuff right now. Obviously, we live and work out in the rural environment out here, so try not to take your lawnmower out through the pasture, the stuff seems to be binding up under them and causing fires that way.”
So to avoid possibly starting a blaze, cutting down tall grass is the safest thing residents of Texas can do. Just make sure you check your grass for debris and rocks first. If your mower blade hits a rock the right way and sparks, it could cause a brush fire that could rage out of control in these conditions.
Hopefully we'll get some decent rain soon and these conditions won't be quite so bad.
Otherwise, how will any of us be able to look outside of our homes and go, "Whew! Thank goodness I'm not in the heat!"
Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple
A while back, I asked the good people of Temple
if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.
This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).
So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.
Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!
Shaq Dunks Into Dallas, Texas: Look at The Big Aristotle's New House
Shaq's new home in the Lone Star State has finally been revealed. Let's take a peek inside and bask in its glory, shall we?
Top 25 Delicious Foods & Drinks That Define The Great State of Texas!
There's more to Texas than just Dallas Cowboys and oil in fact, Texas has helped shape the taste of America. From BBQ, to Tex Mex to Ice Cream and beyond, Texas has introduced the rest of the U.S. to the Texas way of life through food. So what foods and drink make Texas so special? Let's take a look.
Hook ‘Em! 7 Celebrity Graduates From University of Texas at Austin
When you think of the University of Texas at Austin, what comes to your mind first? Is it celebrities? Of course, some celebrities are more vocal than others about their alma mater. Matthew McConaughey lets everyone know where he came from, so no surprises there. The actor is also a Professor of Practice at the university's Moody College of Communication, and graduated in 1993 with a Radio/TV/Film degree from UTA.
Aside from McConaughey, you might be surprised at some of the famous people who picked up a degree in the Lone Star State's capital city.