Sunday, September 14, 2008

Not strange in San Antonio; helpful instead

There's not much to report on the strange side lately. I'm sure there are some odd items out there, but they are just not getting any media play. That's mostly because of Ike. The hurricane did a number on the Houston/Galveston area, and stories from there have been dominating the news cycle. That's OK; the people there need our help and prayers.

And it's good to see the local response. A lot of evacuees made it to the Alamo City, and citizens here have been showing that San Antonio can do at least one thing right, and that's helping our fellow Texans in need.

Check out this story from KSAT-12:

SAN ANTONIO -- After spending one night at Port San Antonio, Mirasol Hernandez, her mother and young daughter decided to try and head back to Houston.

But after learning going back home wasn't a good idea, Hernandez and her family spent Friday night in their vehicle at a gasoline station off Interstate 10.

On Saturday morning, two San Antonio women saw what Hernandez was going through and decided to open up their home to a total stranger.

"We saw them and said, 'Hey, you know, you're more than welcome to come to our home if you need somewhere to stay if you don't want to be out here,'" Janie Ramos said in an interview with KSAT 12 News.

Makes me proud.

1 comment:

Kels said...

That's nice of them...! My family and I spent the past couple days trying to make sure my brother/SIL/nephew were okay (they rode out the storm in the Houston area)... they were out of power... that's about the biggest issue they had... so my Dad tracked down a generator and met them in Sealy yesterday... 10 minutes before they got back home with the generator, the power had come back on... LOL

I feel badly for people wanting to get back into the downtown Houston and Houston proper areas... because they're apparently either A)not able to make it due to no fuel on the way there... or B) not allowed in because they still have to clean out debris or wait for water in flooded areas to recede.