Lifting the Lamp by the Golden Door December 07, 2022 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions Despite some recent precipitation in Bandera County, we can say that we have seen some extraordinary drought conditions this year. As noted in this column previously, we share this dry phenomenon with many areas around the planet while, at the same time, other areas are flooding. Prolonged poor weather situations lead to social stress in many unstable countries. A primary issue is the simple fact that people need to eat and when crops fail or underperform, it can be life threatening. When their lives are threatened, people take desperate measures such as trying to move elsewhere to be able to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!