This picture of the winning sculpture in the 2019 Texas SandFest, which took place last month, has been popping up on Facebook for a while now. On this cold, wet May day, Gossips is inspired to share it. The sculpture is called Liberty Crumbling, and its creator is Canadian sculptor Damon Langlois.
The Texas SandFest takes place every April in Port Aransas, a town that was devastated in late August 2017 by Hurricane Harvey. The SandFest even took place in 2018, just eight months after the Category 4 storm destroyed some structures in the town and heavily damaged the rest. The background story of Port Aransas' resilience and recovery makes the facepalming Lincoln even more poignant. There is a Hudson connection to the story as well. The mayor of Port Aransas is Charles Bujan, father of Rob Bujan, First Ward alderman. COPYRIGHT 2019 CAROLE OSTERINK