From my view, cooler minds failed to prevail in not rescheduling the 6 p.m. Terry-Dulles football game to a later starting time last Saturday at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land.

At game time, the sun was shining high and bright in the sky at 95 degrees with the heat index in the extreme danger zone. Sunset was not until 7:36 pm.

The weather forecasters had predicted such conditions at the beginning of the week.

Likewise, gramma and papa failed to heed such warning and proceeded to go to the game in the heat.

After about 30 minutes of the sun staring us in the face, gramma says she doesn’t feel good and we decided to leave for the cool of our car.

Gramma walked ahead and I followed behind stopping to watch grandson kick an extra point.

The kick was good, but grandson had been injured on the play and the athletic trainer was summoned.

Meantime, gramma feeling faint, had leaned against a wall and eased herself down to the walkway before fainting.

I found her lying behind a trash barrel with a number of folks hovered over her.

Now, gramma and grandson were both at-risk at the moment.

Gramma quickly revived and the medics were summoned and moved her to the cool of an ambulance.

Grandson’s injury was not serious and Gramma’s vital signs were all OK . All turned out well and Terry won.

Our appreciation goes out to the Fort Bend police and medical attendants, as well as the Fort Bend visitors ticket seller, gatekeeper and some Terry fans for their help and assistance.

Also, a special thanks goes to both the Terry principal, Juan Nava and athletic trainer Kevin Roberts.

Additionally, I was impressed that the Terry administration and sponsors moved the band and Rangerettes out of the stands to the shade of a nearby building to cool off prior to performing at half time.

Dan Ives


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