Federal money and other federal assistance will now come to Texas because of President Obama's decision.
These fires and the never-ending statewide drought are problems that Texas cannot resolve without additional help from Washington.
That's fine as far as I'm concerned. Sometimes in life you need help.
Maybe this is something that folks in the impacted counties and all across Texas can remember as they go on and on about about how bad government is and how the federal government is all about socialism.
So often the response from the conservative voting majority in Texas for a request for help is a kick in head.