There's a reason 'Winter Texan' is a thing


Coming from South Texas, this week's snowstorm is definitely not something that I have experienced many times in my life.

Sure, as a military brat, I've seen my share of snowfall when my father was stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany back in my early days of grade school, but in that case the weather was more constant than sudden. I was also not yet in double digits, so the memories aren't as vivid as they once were.

As you can imagine, snow in South Texas is as rare as a winter swallow. But it did happen once, in 2004, and on Christmas Eve of all occasions.

I was 23 years old a...

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