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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.

The 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

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