Of course they shut everything down, it's easier and cheaper. Wait, you mean, they should invest large amounts of infrastructure money in something that affects the population 1-2 days a year? That's a brilliant idea! Maybe after that, we could purchase ice skates for all those weeks that the lakes are frozen over, too!
Congrats, whatever-state-you-live-in deals with a lot of snow each year! Little known fact about North Texas: we don't get much snow. In fact, over the past three years, Dallas has probably had more snowfall than the 10 prior to that. So, yes, let's spend a whole lot of money on equipment and labor hours! That way, people in other states won't result to childish name calling due to a lack of understanding how things are run in Texas!
By the way, your medal is in the mail for dealing with ice and snow! Let us know if you like it!