In this July 26, 2011 photo, a bucket of oysters is ready for washing, weighing and shipping at Jeri's Seafood in Smith Point, Texas. Any hope that Texas oysters were going to make up the productivity... more 
In this July 26, 2011 photo, a bucket of oysters is ready for washing, weighing and shipping at Jeri's Seafood in Smith Point, Texas. Any hope that Texas oysters were going to make up the productivity lost in Mississippi and Louisiana due to flooding and last year's oil spill have been killed by the third-worst drought in Lone Star State history. The ping pong ball identifies the worker to be credited for his work. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Sullivan
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 2:06 PM EDT