Saturday storm claims courthouse oak tree
by Dennis Phillips
The Marlin Democrat
It’s not what you would expect to see when you look at the beautiful grounds of the Falls County Courthouse. A Live Oak tree split in half like a toothpick after a storm on Saturday left in it’s wake a reminder of the power of the wind. It has been heavily debated, did the tree have a bit of rot set in around the trunk that played a part in the destruction? Only wind speeds of 30 miles per hour were reported for Saturday, but that was enough to take out the majestic oak.