The Herald Democrat carriers are starting to get the upper hand on the severe winter storm that hit Texoma this past Thursday and Friday. As conditions improve, delivery of those homes missed during the storm will begin.

The Herald Democrat carriers are starting to get the upper hand on the severe winter storm that hit Texoma this past Thursday and Friday. As conditions improve, delivery of those homes missed during the storm will begin.


"Every day we tried to deliver the daily newspaper," Herald Democrat Circulation Manager Mike Brezina said. "Because of the inclement weather we have been challenged by the ice and snow." Carriers were using tire chains on vehicles and putting hundreds of pounds of sand in pickup truck beds to add traction to help them make deliveries, but the weather was just too much in some cases.


This has caused some routes to be late and some deliveries did not get made. "The safety of our carrier staff has been at the forefront of our decisions," Brezina said. "We tried to deliver as much as we could."


Brezina encouraged all Herald Democrat members to go to www.heralddemocrat.com and register to receive the e-edition. Members are entitled to read the e-edition as part of their monthly fee.


Brezina, a 35-year newspaper veteran, has seen his share of snow after working in Detroit, Mich. and Flagstaff, Ariz., but he said this was a once in a lifetime weather event. "I’ve seen snow and ice," he said, "but never anything like this." He asked readers to be patient for the next few days as hopefully conditions improve.