The red dirt road that dead-ends into the office of Tom Goynes's Pecan Park Retreat near Martindale was wet two weeks ago, soaking up the downpours that put much of Central Texas under flash flood warnings. It was, Goynes said, the first substantial rainfall his part of the state had seen in 60 days. The cloudbursts tended to drive away the campground business that provides his income, but Goynes was happy to see it anyhow. Goynes has spent 20 years managing and owning campgrounds in this yellow-light town just south of San Marcos, but he's spent even... More >>>
Tom Goynes: Protecting the goose that laid the golden egg.