September 8, 2017      2:44 PM
Smith: Catch a Falling Lone Star
QR’s Liberal Columnist Glenn W. Smith sees rays of hope in the government response to Hurricane Harvey
Paul Vance, the guy who wrote the
lyrics, “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy
day,” has been living in South Florida. As Hurricane Irma approaches, here’s
hoping Mr. Vance took the advice of Perry
Como’s 1957 hit song.
“When your troubles start multiplying,” the
song says, your pocketful of starlight will help you overcome them.
good news is the state of Texas has in its pocket a lot of starlight in its Rainy Day Fund, $10.3 billion to be exact.
And, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our troubles are multiplying. The
not-so-good news is that in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, some are
reluctant to use it for the recovery.
The full column by Glenn W. Smith is in the R&D Department.
By Glenn W. Smith