My great-great-grandmother was born in 1837 on the east side of the Trinity River during a wet season that saw the river far out of its banks for months. Fifteen years later, after making it across the river, she married my great-great-granddad, one of the three Lynch brothers who came to Texas to raise cattle. I thought of her last week when I met a couple looking to move to East Texas with their cattle operation from the other side of the country. ¶ On Wednesday, the rain had been coming down for over 24 hours. It was 44° and still peppering away intermittently. But the Roberts were on a timeline, down from Utah to find a place in East Texas where they could move with their kids, cattle, and trucking company. We get to meet a lot of folks in our business who are moving to East Texas for all sorts of reasons; the Roberts are tired of snow and cold…and now it looks like we’ve found their new home. It’s always a pleasure to help coin new Texans. Like the bumper sticker says, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could”. Welcome!