Buccaneers Race Past Hurricanes To Win Season Opener

Buccaneers Race Past Hurricanes To Win Season Opener

“You want to try to win as many games as you can,” the Buccaneers’ head coach said following a season-opening 91-68 home victory over the Hurricanes at the Kruse Center in Brenham. “I was just glad we were able to get a win, and everybody was able to play.”  Blinn built a comfortable lead early and Schumacher was able to empty his bench. The Bucs led 36-16 with 7:06 left in the first half.  “Everybody needs to…

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Austin Water finishing new system to help with future extreme flooding events

Austin Water finishing new system to help with future extreme flooding events

The new system at the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant will help remove silt from Austin’s water at a faster pace. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Water said it is completing a new system at its Ullrich Water Treatment Plant to handle turbidity, or amount of cloudiness in the water, associated with extreme flooding events. A new polymer chemical feed will help accelerate the process of settling out and removing particles in the water.  Austin Water said that while…

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Flood Warning issued for Onion Creek in Travis County; expected to rise above flood stage Thursday morning

Flood Warning issued for Onion Creek in Travis County; expected to rise above flood stage Thursday morning

The Flood Warning has been issued until after midnight Thursday. AUSTIN, Texas — A Flood Warning has been issued for Onion Creek after heavy rain on Oct. 14. According to the National Weather Service, a Flood Warning has been issued for the Travis County river at U.S. 183 until after midnight Thursday. At 7 a.m., the flood stage at the river was at 15 feet. The flood stage is 17 feet, so minor flooding is…

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Forecast: Heavy rain brings flood threat to Central Texas; Flash Flood Watch remains in effect Thursday

Forecast: Heavy rain brings flood threat to Central Texas; Flash Flood Watch remains in effect Thursday

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 12:37 AM CDT October 14, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — *FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL THURSDAY EVENING FOR BLANCO, BURNET, GILLESPIE, HAYS, LLANO, TRAVIS, WILLIAMSON, BASTROP AND CALDWELL COUNTIES.* Showers and storms are slowly moving from west to east early Monday morning as moisture from remnants of…

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Forecast: Strong storms and heavy rain moving in tonight; Flash Flood Watch in effect

Forecast: Strong storms and heavy rain moving in tonight; Flash Flood Watch in effect

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 6:03 PM CDT October 13, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — *FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR BLANCO, BURNET, GILLESPIE, HAYS, LLANO, TRAVIS, WILLIAMSON, BASTROP, AND CALDWELL COUNTIES.* Expect Wednesday to stay humid, warm, cloudy and breezy. Scattered showers and an isolated storm…

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Flash flooding is possible overnight ahead of the strongest cold front so far this fall

Flash flooding is possible overnight ahead of the strongest cold front so far this fall

A flash flood watch is in effect for the Austin area until 7 p.m. Thursday, as the remnants of Hurricane Pamela — which made landfall in western Mexico on Wednesday morning — interact with an incoming cold front. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches are possible in the watch area, which includes Travis, Williamson and Hays counties, the National Weather Service says. Isolated pockets of up to 5 to 7 inches of rain are possible, with…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect Wednesday and Thursday

Forecast: Flash Flood Watch in effect Wednesday and Thursday

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 5:57 PM CDT October 12, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — A warm front brought in the clouds, high humidity and warm weather Tuesday morning. Fog will lift late morning with a mostly cloudy sky the rest of the day. The warm front is also keeping scattered rain chances…

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Austin Humane Society welcomes dozens of pets after Hurricane Ida

Austin Humane Society welcomes dozens of pets after Hurricane Ida

The shelter is now looking for willing adoptive and foster families. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Humane Society (AHS) welcomed dozens of and kittens and dogs into its shelter Thursday afternoon.  The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) transported the animals from Louisiana in response to Hurricane Ida. “They’ll come here and we’ll be able to medically evaluate them,make sure they’re up to date on all their vaccines and then they’llbe…

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Blinn College Men’s Soccer Edges Albion Hurricanes 1-0

Blinn College Men’s Soccer Edges Albion Hurricanes 1-0

Blinn College Men’s Soccer Edges Albion Hurricanes 1-0 The Blinn College men’s soccer team got a goal from forward Favio Chavez to nip the Albion Hurricanes Soccer Club 1-0 Saturday evening at Rankin Field in Brenham. The game-winning goal was the first of Chavez’s college career as Blinn shut down the Hurricanes in the non-conference game that was added this week to the Buccaneers’ schedule. Blinn is now 6-4-2 on the season. “It’s real exciting to see…

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Amid power grid changes, new PUC chair says Texas is readying for severe weather

Amid power grid changes, new PUC chair says Texas is readying for severe weather

AUSTIN, Texas — Five months into the job, the chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission is promising to swiftly institute reforms to help prevent another power catastrophe like the one the state experienced during a winter freeze in February. Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Peter Lake to the position in April as part of sweeping reforms to the management of the state power grid. Lake acknowledges that reforms will take months, but he says the…

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Jarrell woman said flooding damage to new home may be due to social media challenge

Jarrell woman said flooding damage to new home may be due to social media challenge

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as vandalism. JARRELL, Texas — A Jarrell woman wants justice after vandals flooded her brand new home before she even moved in. Jarrell is a city about 41 miles north of Austin. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as vandalism, and Samantha Sandoval wants others to know that the crime may be due to a popular TikTok challenge. She shared videos of soaking…

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Texas Offers 4 Lessons For Staying Safe In Flash Floods

Texas Offers 4 Lessons For Staying Safe In Flash Floods

Updated September 21, 2021 at 3:51 PM ET Flooding kills more Americans than nearly any other weather hazard, and over half of flood deaths happen on roads. That risk is increasing with climate change, since hotter air can hold more moisture. As the deadly floods in the Northeast after Hurricane Ida showed, some places are less prepared than others. So we reached out to a group of experts from the flood-prone state of Texas. Here…

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Forecast: Nicholas upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane; lower rainfall chances for Central Texas

Forecast: Nicholas upgraded to Category 1 Hurricane; lower rainfall chances for Central Texas

Here are the latest updates from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 3/6/2019 11:46:26 AM Updated: 10:33 PM CDT September 13, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — The National Hurricane Center upgraded Nicholas to a Category 1 hurricane during their 10 p.m. update on Monday. The system is still moving through the Gulf of Mexico and is still expected to make landfall Monday night. Current maximum sustained winds…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas becomes 14th named storm of 2021

Tropical Storm Nicholas becomes 14th named storm of 2021

Usually, the 14th named storm occurs in mid-November. AUSTIN, Texas — Tropical Storm Nicholas marks the 14th named Atlantic storm of the 2021 hurricane season, a milestone met ahead of schedule. Usually, the 14th named storm occurs in mid-November. According to meteorologist Philip Klotzbach, since 1966, only four other years have named 14 or more storms by Sept. 12: 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2020. RELATED: Tropical Storm Nicholas to bring rain chances to Central Texas…

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Fayette County prepares for possible tropical storm-force winds amid Nicholas; schools on normal schedule for now

Fayette County prepares for possible tropical storm-force winds amid Nicholas; schools on normal schedule for now

One to two inches of rain are possible in Fayette County. LA GRANGE, Texas — Fayette County is under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Nicholas moves along the Texas coast toward Louisiana. The latest forecast shows that the heaviest rain and the main flood threat will be along the Texas coast and southeast Texas, with lower totals across Central Texas. However, if the track shifts westward, higher rainfall totals and flood potential will be…

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Austin Disaster Relief Network sends off supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

Austin Disaster Relief Network sends off supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

AUSTIN, Texas — Volunteers with the Austin Disaster Relief Network on Thursday gathered to send off a large shipment of emergency supplies to residents impacted by Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Louisiana.  A generous local business provided a shipping truck, which volunteers and staff loaded up with survivor care kits, clean-up buckets, pallets of canned water, and diapers donated to ADRN for Hurricane Ida survivors by the Austin community. These supplies will head to NOLA…

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Hurricane Ida evacuee in Austin awaiting recovery

Hurricane Ida evacuee in Austin awaiting recovery

“To me, Austin is like the New Orleans of Texas, with the food, the culture of music, except you have hills and trees,” Charles Duffy told KVUE. AUSTIN, Texas — A Hurricane Ida evacuee in Austin got some good news on Wednesday afternoon. Charles Duffy told KVUE his power was turned back on. He is one of the hundreds of thousands who were waiting for their electricity to be restored before they return home to…

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Lake Travis residents donate hundreds of supplies to communities hit by Hurricane Ida

Lake Travis residents donate hundreds of supplies to communities hit by Hurricane Ida

It will take months for parts of Louisiana to recover from Hurricane Ida. Thousands are still without power and essential supplies. AUSTIN, Texas — Families in Lake Travis spent this Labor Day weekend helping communities hit by Hurricane Ida. Dottie Stevenson and her husband lived in New Orleans for many years and raised their children there. They live in Lake Travis now, but when the hurricane devastated their community, Stevenson needed to help. She recruited…

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Austin FC joins 'Texas Unites' initiative to raise funds for Hurricane Ida victims

Austin FC joins 'Texas Unites' initiative to raise funds for Hurricane Ida victims

The four Texas clubs are collaborating in the “Texas Unites” campaign – which runs though Sept. 18 – to provide relief to Louisianans whose homes were damaged. Funds raised through Texas Unites will be donated to SBP, a nonprofit organization in New Orleans dedicated to rebuild homes after disasters.  The clubs have each pledged to match up to the first $5,000 donated.  “Austin FC is committed to showing up for our community. When Central Texas…

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The Backstory: 10 years ago, the worst series of wildfires in Texas history devastated Bastrop County

The Backstory: 10 years ago, the worst series of wildfires in Texas history devastated Bastrop County

Unusually hot, dry weather on Labor Day weekend in 2011 sparked destructive wildfires in Travis and Bastrop counties. BASTROP, Texas — In the fall of 2011, freak weather conditions contributed to one of the worst series of wildfire disasters our area had ever witnessed. Flames spread to homes in Western Travis County, while scattered fires across Bastrop County would burn for weeks. It was an almost unimaginable fire that burned thousands of acres of forest…

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BLK ODYSSY Caught in Ida’s Severe New Jersey Flooding

BLK ODYSSY Caught in Ida’s Severe New Jersey Flooding

Austin act BLK ODYSSY, in the Northeast for a release show celebrating new album BLK VINTAGE, encountered the terrifying flash flooding from Hurricane Ida last night. BLK ODYSSY’s white van flooded in Newark, New Jersey. (Courtesy of BLK ODYSSY) After leaving a rehearsal space in Newark, New Jersey, the group’s van began filling with water. They have since launched a GoFundMe to help cover lost equipment, which includes nearly all of the five-piece group’s instruments,…

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LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Ida

LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Ida

AUSTIN, Texas — Several Austin organizations are leading efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida this week. Hurricane Ida is officially the second worst hurricane to ever hit Louisiana. Millions caught in the storm’s path are now without power, including the entire city of New Orleans. Here’s a list of places holding donation drives and other events focused on Hurricane Ida’s recovery efforts as of Aug. 31. • Austin Disaster Relief Network at HOPE…

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LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Idea

LIST: Austin-area donation drives for those impacted by Hurricane Idea

AUSTIN, Texas — Several Austin organizations are leading efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida this week. Hurricane Ida is officially the second worst hurricane to ever hit Louisiana. Millions caught in the storm’s path are now without power, including the entire city of New Orleans. Here’s a list of places holding donation drives and other events focused on Hurricane Ida’s recovery efforts as of Aug. 31. • Austin Disaster Relief Network at HOPE…

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Here's How Austinites Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Ida In Louisiana

Here's How Austinites Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Ida In Louisiana

Hurricane Ida reached Louisiana on Sunday and the scope of its devastation has started to become clear. The Associated Press reports Ida hit the state with winds of up to 150 mph, tying as the fifth strongest hurricane to make landfall in the mainland U.S. It arrived on the same day Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana 16 years ago. At least two people have been confirmed dead and hundreds are still missing, according to New Orleans…

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New Orleans couple describes experience fleeing to Austin to avoid Hurricane Ida

New Orleans couple describes experience fleeing to Austin to avoid Hurricane Ida

The couple was told it could be weeks before they return to their home. AUSTIN, Texas — Like thousands of people in Louisiana who fled New Orleans for nearby cities ahead of Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, one couple is now finding shelter in Austin.  Madison O’Malley and Blake Corley, a couple based in Uptown New Orleans, are staying with their friend in Austin, with no idea when they can return to their home…

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Texas Deploys Fire Fighters And Other Aid To Louisiana For Hurricane Ida Recovery Efforts

Texas Deploys Fire Fighters And Other Aid To Louisiana For Hurricane Ida Recovery Efforts

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he would deploy emergency resources to Louisiana to aid in Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. Texas will send a Chinook helicopter, 14 crew members, 30 fire engines, and 132 firefighters. The state has also sent the Texas A&M Task Force One to aid in urban search and rescue efforts. “The State of Texas is proud to support our neighbors in Louisiana by sending emergency resources and personnel to assist with the…

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How to build and send a care kit to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

How to build and send a care kit to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is asking for 5,000 care kits. Your can drop your kit off at the HOPE Family Thrift Store in Austin. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is asking for 5,000 care kits for those impacted by Hurricane Ida, which has now weakened to a tropical storm. ADRN said it will send Survivor Care Kits to the “most impacted communities” on the Texas and Louisiana coast. Anyone…

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Austin Pets Alive! in need of fosters for pets evacuated from Tropical Storm Ida's path

Austin Pets Alive! in need of fosters for pets evacuated from Tropical Storm Ida's path

APA! needs foster homes for dozens of cats and kittens that came to Austin from two Texas shelters in the path of the storm. AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is in need of foster families after taking in an overflow of pets due to Hurricane Ida, which has now weakened to a tropical storm. More than 30 cats and kittens were transported to Austin from two Texas shelters in the path of the…

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Round Rock firefighter deployed to help with Hurricane Ida search and rescue efforts

Round Rock firefighter deployed to help with Hurricane Ida search and rescue efforts

LOUISIANA, USA — Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane, bringing ashore sustained winds of 150 mph. Ida made landfall exactly 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina. Now, as search and rescue teams continue their efforts, a Round Rock firefighter is in Louisiana to help. The City of Round Rock said that Battalion Chief Gunther von Seltmann departed Sunday morning with the Texas State Task Force…

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Austin is no stranger to lending a helping hand during hurricane season

Austin is no stranger to lending a helping hand during hurricane season

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin is no stranger to lending a helping hand during hurricane season, and with IDA making landfall, the community reverting back to its old habits.  The Iconic Austin Motel set aside 10 rooms for Hurricane Ida evacuees. The rooms are free until Wednesday. All evacuees have to do is show proof they are a Louisiana resident and call before arrival. While Austin Emergency Management officials said they haven’t been asked to help…

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Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in Texas reflect on 16th anniversary, as they pray for people impacted by Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in Texas reflect on 16th anniversary, as they pray for people impacted by Hurricane Ida

“Smoking for Jesus Ministry” held their annual church service remembering their evacuation from Hurricane Katrina, while Hurricane Ida makes landfall. MARBLE FALLS, Texas — As Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, it was an all too familiar feeling for those who survived Hurricane Katrina. Some of those who evacuated back in 2005, ended up here in Central Texas, including members of Smoking for Jesus Ministry in Marble Falls. “Every year we go back and remember what God did…

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More Than Half Of Homes In Travis County Are At Risk Of Wildfire. Here's What You Should Know.

More Than Half Of Homes In Travis County Are At Risk Of Wildfire. Here's What You Should Know.

Austin and Travis County officials are asking folks to do their part to prepare for potential wildfires. “I think we all know our climate is changing, our region is becoming hotter and drier and the threat of increased wildfires is very real,” said Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea during a Wednesday night town hall to discuss wildfire risk in the region. About 65% of homes in Travis County are at risk of wildfire, and over…

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Second special session continues Monday after storm floods Texas Capitol building, lawmaker says

Second special session continues Monday after storm floods Texas Capitol building, lawmaker says

“It’s all hands on deck,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted. AUSTIN, Texas — Storms rolled through Austin on Sunday afternoon, triggering a Flash Flood Warning in the area.  Austin’s metro area was including in the Flash Flood Warning, and even the Texas Capitol building experienced some flooding issues.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Twitter the State Preservation Board is working with the Governor’s Office as well as all applicable agencies to address flooding at the…

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Second special session to continue Monday after storm floods Texas Capitol building, lawmaker says

Second special session to continue Monday after storm floods Texas Capitol building, lawmaker says

“It’s all hands on deck,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted. AUSTIN, Texas — Storms rolled through Austin on Sunday afternoon, triggering a Flash Flood Warning in the area.  Austin’s metro area was including in the Flash Flood Warning, and even the Texas Capitol building experienced some flooding issues.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Twitter the State Preservation Board is working with the Governor’s Office as well as all applicable agencies to address flooding at the…

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Flooding From Summer Thunderstorm Closes Texas Capitol

Flooding From Summer Thunderstorm Closes Texas Capitol

Videos posted to social media on Sunday showed water pouring into sections of the Texas Capitol as a major rainstorm descended on Austin. Visitors were told that the building was closed Sunday afternoon. Gov. Greg Abbott said in a tweet that the State Preservation Board, which oversees the Capitol, is working with the his office and agencies “to address flooding at the Capitol stemming from the current storm in Austin.” “It’s all hands on deck,” Abbott said….

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Video: UT's Gregory Gym floods during storm

Video: UT's Gregory Gym floods during storm

AUSTIN, Texas — The Gregory Gym on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) flooded Sunday evening amid a storm that rolled through the Austin metro area.  Videos surfaced online showing a spout of water rushing from the floor into the gym lobby.  KVUE has reached out to UT officials for more information. UT’s facility was not the only building in the metro area to see flooding during the storm. The Texas…

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Storm floods Texas Capitol building

Storm floods Texas Capitol building

“It’s all hands on deck,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted. AUSTIN, Texas — Storms rolled through Austin on Sunday afternoon, triggering a Flash Flood Warning in the area.  Austin’s metro area was including in the Flash Flood Warning, and even the Texas Capitol building experienced some flooding issues.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Twitter the State Preservation Board is working with the Governor’s Office as well as all applicable agencies to address flooding at the…

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Property group rejects Rosemont tenant demands after winter storm damages

Property group rejects Rosemont tenant demands after winter storm damages

The move comes after Travis County commissioners last month directed staff to come up with a plan to try to meet renters’ demands. AUSTIN, Texas — The board of the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation, the group that manages affordable housing properties for Travis County, has rejected a list of tenant demands from the Rosemont at Oak Valley addressing issues related to February’s storms. More than 85 families who live at the affordable housing complex received vacate…

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The Backstory: The Gulf hurricane that nearly destroyed Port Aransas

The Backstory: The Gulf hurricane that nearly destroyed Port Aransas

This week in 1970, a violent hurricane slammed into Corpus Christi and communities along Texas’ Coastal Bend AUSTIN, Texas — We’re just about a week away from the beginning of the peak hurricane season for our part of the world. The National Hurricane Center says the period from mid-August to late October is when most hurricanes that could affect the Texas coast form in warm Gulf of Mexico waters. And it was an August storm…

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Late-season front brings 'marginal risk' for severe weather to eastern Central Texas

Late-season front brings 'marginal risk' for severe weather to eastern Central Texas

After a mainly dry and seasonably hot weekend, more rain is on the way. AUSTIN, Texas — After a small break from wet weather, eastern counties in Central Texas are now under a “marginal risk” — one out of five — for severe weather. Strong winds and locally heavy rain are the main concerns for Monday afternoon and evening. This year in Austin currently ranks as the 12th wettest July on record with 3.95 inches…

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Texas A&M Forest Service Sends Additional Personnel To Fight Wildfires Burning In Western States

Texas A&M Forest Service Sends Additional Personnel To Fight Wildfires Burning In Western States

More than 70 Texas A&M Forest Service personnel are currently deployed to wildfire incidents across multiple western states, including Arizona, California, Idaho and Montana. Texas A&M Forest Service heads west to aid with wildfires (Photo by Matt Ford, Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator) According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 70 large fires are burning across the United States, with more than 17,700 wildland firefighters and overhead personnel committed to these incidents. In…

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85 Families At Affordable Apartment Complex Told They Must Leave Due To Winter Storm Damage

85 Families At Affordable Apartment Complex Told They Must Leave Due To Winter Storm Damage

More than 85 families at an affordable housing complex in Southeast Austin are being evicted this month after the management company told them it needs to do repairs caused by February’s winter storm. Capstone Real Estate Services, which manages Rosemont at Oak Valley, a complex at 2800 Collins Creek Drive, informed the affected tenants Friday that they have until July 31 to leave their units. “We have found that the extent of the damage experienced…

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Livestock Safety Paramount During Flooding

Livestock Safety Paramount During Flooding

Although personal safety is always of primary concern, farmers and ranchers in Texas should also have an emergency response plan in place that protects all livestock and other large animals on their property. Cattle on high ground after a hurricane tidal surge. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) “Emergency preparedness is important for all animals, but especially for livestock because of their size, feed requirements, and shelter and transportation needs,” said Monty Dozier, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program director…

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Barton Springs Pool reopening Friday after flooding-related closure

Barton Springs Pool reopening Friday after flooding-related closure

The popular pool was temporarily closed last week for cleanup due to flooding. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced Wednesday that Barton Springs Pool, located at 2131 William Barton Drive, will reopen Friday. The pool was temporarily closed last week due to flooding. The City said it would continue to closely monitor the flood conditions and update the public when Barton Springs Pool would reopen. On Wednesday, PARD said the…

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Barton Springs Pool closed due to flooding, City says

Barton Springs Pool closed due to flooding, City says

The City said it would continue to closely monitor the flood conditions and update the public when Barton Springs Pool would reopen. AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday that Barton Springs Pool, located at 2131 William Barton Drive, was temporarily closed due to flooding. The City said it would continue to closely monitor the flood conditions and update the public when Barton Springs Pool would reopen. In the meantime, the…

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Forecast: Rain and storms Thursday; flooding threat continues

Forecast: Rain and storms Thursday; flooding threat continues

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 3:56 PM CDT June 3, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — Widespread rain and storms are bringing the threat for localized flooding across Central Texas this afternoon. The good news today is that the severe weather threat is pretty low.  The main concern through this evening is the potential…

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Forecast: Rain and storms Wednesday; flooding threat continues

Forecast: Rain and storms Wednesday; flooding threat continues

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 10:15 AM CDT June 3, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — We’re once again dealing with widespread rain and storms for Wednesday. Widespread rain fell across the Hill Country this morning, and the coverage of rain will continue to expand eastward through this afternoon.  The good new today is…

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How to be prepared for hurricane season in Austin

How to be prepared for hurricane season in Austin

It is officially Atlantic hurricane season. Here are a few tips to stay safe and prepared. AUSTIN, Texas — June 1 marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Preparation is the top priority this year after 2020’s record-setting hurricane season and devastating Category 4 storms that caused damage along the Gulf Coast. RELATED: 2020 hurricane season is the second most active on record According to the City of Austin, hurricanes are usually not a…

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EF-1 tornado confirmed in Fayette County last week

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Fayette County last week

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas — After experiencing active weather across Central Texas last week, the National Weather Service has confirmed details on the tornado in Fayette County from Tuesday, May 18. At 6:42 p.m., an EF-1 tornado occurred near Swiss Alp just west of Highway 77 and lasted for approximately 10 minutes. Peak winds were estimated to be around 100 mph.  EF-1 tornadoes are considered to be weak systems with peak winds ranging from 86 to…

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Forecast: Flash Flood Watch east of Austin until 1 p.m. Thursday

Forecast: Flash Flood Watch east of Austin until 1 p.m. Thursday

The latest forecast from the KVUE Storm Team. Author: Jason Mikell, Shane Hinton (KVUE), Mariel Ruiz, Hunter Williams, Erika Lopez Published: 11:46 AM CST March 6, 2019 Updated: 7:22 PM CDT May 19, 2021 AUSTIN, Texas — The Flash Flood Watch has now been discontinued for much of the KVUE area, but remains in effect for Fayette, Lee, and Milam counties until 1 p.m. on Thursday. Fayette County especially remains saturated with some locations receiving…

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