EDITORIAL: Weekend Weather Coverage

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

Dear readers of the Navarro County Gazette: As always, thank you so much for your continued support for our young and still growing news site. Your faith in our work keeps us going daily.

In light of recent events, I’m choosing to shift some focus on our coverage for the next few days. This current major winter storm is going to be unlike anything Texas has seen in decades, affecting roads, grocery and supply availability, business and school closures, housing pipes, pets, and so much more. We’re looking at reaching single digit weather which could hit zero degrees, and possibly minus from now to a projected Wednesday. Governor Greg Abbott has declared a disaster declaration in all Texas counties.

As such, we’re making the decision to focus on providing more frequent updates around the community. This will primarily be highlight weather updates, emergency services, closures, and also lost pet updates. While the latter is one of our regular features, the cold weather brings an imperative need to protect all life.

If our coverage feels more “copy and paste” for the next few days, please bear with us as it’s only temporary. The Gazette‘s, and my own, goal is to keep people safe during this severe winter weather. We want to make sure the community remains informed making use of all reliable sources of information we can.

If you have any news tips of updates you want to share, you may contact us at news@navarrocountygazette.com or post on the “Community” section of our Facebook page.

Don’t worry: This isn’t going to be all “doom and gloom” coverage for the next few days. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, and the likelihood of snow later this weekend, we’ll be covering that as well, and encourage our readers to contribute photos of their own weekend plans.

As always, thanks for your support and patience through these next few days. We’ll get through this, but it’s going to be an interesting time for the record books as well.

Guy Chapman
Editor – Navarro County Gazette

Categories: Opinion