From: Andrew BEATTY
Date: August 29, 2017 at 12:01:25 PM CDT
Subject: Travel pool report 5 - Annaville fire department
The motorcade hurtled along a cleared Interstate 37 from the airport, passing broken trees, knocked down signs and fences askew.
Large tuffs of glass and small trees appeared to still be tilting away from the wind.
We arrived to Annaville fire house at 11:53.
In front of the fire house there were a couple of hundred onlookers, some with Trump-Pence campaign signs.
Your pool is now waiting inside the firehouse, where an impromptu meeting room has been set up, complete with a horseshoe table configuration with about 22 seats.
Already in the room are Senators Cruz and Cornyn and a dozen other officials.
A fire truck -- compartments opened to show internal plumbing and assorted fire axes and bolt cutters -- and a rescue fast boat form the backdrop.
We are now awaiting the president's entry.