According to the official Houston Press meteorological center – we ‘re still awaiting the funding that will allow an upgrade to full Severe Weather Center status, like every TV station in town – the temperature outside is Fucking Hot.
How hot? So hot it’s messing with Texas high school football.
Houston school district teams are in the midst of two-a-days, a special form of hell not so fondly remembered by anyone who ever put on pads.
But with the temperature climbing over 100, and the heat index approaching the boiling point of water, practices have been scaled back.
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Teams can’t be on the field from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lamar High’s JV and freshman squads got sent home at 11 a.m. today (The varsity moved inside to the gym.). Practices will start earlier in the morning beginning tomorrow, in order to get in at least some torture before the sun gets too high. -- Richard Connelly