“The bottom line is we have a $4.6 million gap in our 2012 park system operating budget. This is the amount we need to raise to help keep state parks open. We want to alert people now while there is still time to help,” said Parks Director Carter Smith. I don't hear much sympathy coming out of the Big Bend region (where no fundraising press confereences were held).
Not that we don't love our parks for so many reasons, but perhaps they should talk to Texans about things like these wanton (and senseless) killings ... you know, in the off-chance they need something from the people they serve in return. Those of you who want to donate no questions asked, can do so on their website. Others may want to network with these folks first.