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May 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor – May 28, 2013

Hood County came to help Parker County residents

Dear Editor,

I just would like take a moment to express my full gratitude for the county that I, as well as my family from generations past, has called home. You see recently from the tornado that struck the Ponderosa Hills Community on May 15, I was proud to call it my home and I looked forward for my children to continue to call Parker County home.

On that dreadful afternoon time stood still while they watched the world that the have created for their family and themselves destroyed. Now I know the Ponderosa Hills Community isn’t the richest or the best community that Parker County has to offer, but for the residents that choose to call Ponderosa Hills home, you will not fine a better group of people.

These same people lost their home, or part of their home due to the events from that day. Now our home county wouldn’t even offer assistance because they say that tornadoes didn’t hit Parker County that day, but for some strange reason the school buses from Weatherford Independent School District didn’t run that Thursday or Friday.

Rumor has it that the transportation company that runs the school buses heard the Ponderosa Hills Community was a “disaster area.” For a county that says tornadoes did not hit that county, how is it that the school transportation company for the county knew that this small community, Ponderosa Hills, was a “disaster area”?

Now Parker County didn’t offer assistance until a neighboring county, Hood County, came out and offered assistance to those who needed it and offered raw manpower to those who needed it as well.

Parker County has came out and offered assistance to the residents by picking up debris that the respondents from Hood County and the residents from this community had gathered and drug out to the roads.

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