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Texas / Drought #943667

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 17, 2009
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(Studio: Maggie Rodriguez) Report introduced.

(Austin: Don Teague) The impact of the extreme historic drought on central Texas featured; scenes shown from the Austin area & the resurfacing stagecoach stop of Bluffton that has been underwater since 1937; details given about the snakes seeking water & biting residents, projected agriculture losses & the selling off of cattle. [Austin Reptile Service Tim COLE†- talks about his calls about snakes.] [Snakebite victim Byron PHILLIPS†- describes what happened.] [Rancher Donnie YOUNG†- talks about the cattle ranchers' plight.] [Sunset Boat Rentals owner Rex ALEXANDER†- shows Bluffton items.]

Rodriguez, Maggie;
Teague, Don

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