How do you save the hawk who sought refuge from Harvey in your taxi? Leather gloves and moonshine 

Originally published Sept. 13, 2017 in The Dallas Morning News. After one last car ride from a rehab center in Lucas to a park in Plano, Harvey the Hurricane Hawk was finally ready to fly free. The young Cooper’s hawk took refuge in a Houston taxicab as the storm swirled into Texas’ Gulf Coast in late […]

Wading in chest-high water, he wanted 100 gators to swim toward him 

Originally published Sept. 7, 2017 in The Dallas Morning News. BEAUMONT — Surrounded by hundreds of alligators, Gary Saurage waded through murky floodwaters trying to save his 15-acre reptile sanctuary just off Interstate 10. Hurricane Harvey had brought record rains, and the water was already above the fence of one enclosure, offering easy escape for smaller […]

Helicopters, pickups and airboats: How your donations are getting to Harvey’s victims 

Originally published Sept. 4, 2017 in The Dallas Morning News. ORANGE, Texas — A coordinated effort between the National Guard, American Red Cross volunteers and regular folks with boats and trucks is getting supplies from generous Texans into the hands of people who need it most. To see this goodwill in action, zoom in and study an […]