The news out of Texas is pretty terrifying. I know there are good people in Texas, but the shitbags Texans send to Washington seem to be determined to eliminate any chances that Texas won't be burnt to a cinder. Meanwhile dominionist nutball governor Rick Perry keeps asking Texans to continually pray for rain. As an aside, why the hell do "acts of God" seem to hit "Red State" America hardest? Yeah, when religious nutballs attack the "bluest" of blue states, our religious nutballs claim it's divine punishment, but Godless Liberal regions of the country are usually off the hook when it comes to natural smitings and blightings. Obviously, Southron style Christian fundamentalism has failed Texas, maybe they need to embrace a more technological solution.
I think Texans need to start wearing stillsuits, albeit with pearl buttons and giant belt buckles. Texas also needs a competetnt planetologist to design devices to capture moisture from the air. Although Texas certainly doesn't need him, I'm sure they'd love to adopt a horrid, gravity-averse baron to plunder the treasury.
An alternate technological solution would involve the deployment of moisture vaporators, though robots are needed for the programming of the vaporator units (and the Texas state legislature would probably ban sexy robots, even those wearing cowboy hats).
Yeah, the people of Texas are going to have to do something substantial, even if it means putting in draconian regulations reducing hat size to a four gallon maximum.
SERIOUS NOTE: One has to wonder if some sort of "vaporator" technology would be feasible- could solar powered "refrigerator" units be built to effectively condense water vapor into liquid water on a scale grand enough to supplement irrigation systems? Are any of the folks in R&D looking into this?