With current drought conditions in Texas and with wildfires burning in several parts of the state, the Texas Legislature has voted to move this year's Independence Day celebration to October.
The bill passed both the State House and the Senate by a sweeping majority. Representative Joe Jones from The Woodlands says that it makes sense because most of the residents of Texas have become "sloth like" and are melting in the heat.
The state was considering moving the festivities to September, but was afraid too many people would confuse it with Mexican Independence Day, which is the 16th of September.
"With all the revisionist history being taught in schools," said Jones, "people just tend to forget what happened when. By moving things to October, no one will forget what Paul Revere did, or the fact the U.S. gained its independence from Ireland on the 4th of July."
Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign off on the bill later this evening. Since he is so upset at the federal government always telling states what to do. "Why should the federal government tell us when to celebrate federal holidays?" asked Perry as he was leaving the governor's mansion.