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Texas coast enjoys a 'Christmas miracle'
From Galveston to Brownsville, residents delight in rare snowstormBy LUCAS WALL
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle
Mother Nature trumped Santa Claus for many Texas Gulf Coast families this Christmas as an extraordinarily rare overnight snowstorm blanketed the region from south of Houston to the Mexican border.
"Instead of everybody congregating to unwrap everything under the Christmas tree, that got put on hold and we all bundled up with clothes and got outside," said Connie Black, who lives on a ranch near Needville in Fort Bend County, which received 5 inches of snow by early Saturday. "This was totally the opposite of the commercial hubbub of giving gifts and everything. That went on the back burner."
Teresa Antley said 3 inches fell at her home in Dickinson in Galveston County.
"This is the first Christmas any of my family ever had that was a white Christmas," she said. "I looked at my husband and said, 'Here we have our Christmas miracle.' I never thought we'd see a white Christmas."
Some towns hadn't seen snow in 105 years...