Wednesday, March 08, 2017

House owned by author of 'Hank the Cowdog' destroyed in TX panhandle fires

PERRYTON, TX (KCBD) -A barn, pickup and tractor are all that are left on the M-Cross Ranch after fires in the Texas Panhandle devoured more than 400,000 acres. The M-Cross Ranch is home to the author of the Hank the Cowdog books, John R. Erickson. Erickson and his wife Kris were able to escape the fire without harm, according to his daughter, many of his cattle were killed in the fire. His horses survived the blaze. The family is still surveying the damage to the property. The M-Cross Ranch is located about 25 miles southeast of Perryton, Texas, and just north of the Canadian River valley...more

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