|Award of Excellence
"Rebuilding after the floods"
Glenda Bamberger rubs her forehead while she looks at a receipt for the sand and rocks needed to make the cement for the pillars that will hold up their new house in Blanco, Texas on July 11, 2015. The Bambergers' new house needs to be raised off the ground to avoid future flooding. The supplier only delivered a portion of the sand and rock order and the Bambergers were concerned about whether they had enough to finish pouring all of the cement pillars that day. The supplier was closed when they arrived. Before her parents left to see the supplier, Cielo Bamberger, 10, said, "I always heard the saying 'cheap as dirt,' but this dirt ain't cheap."