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Here’s what’s coming up on this weeks Lone Star Outdoors Show with Cable Smith

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We start off by checking in with 25 year old Jordan Lee who last week won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe outside of Houston. He gives is the low down on how he brought 27 lbs to the scale on the final day to earn the most coveted trophy in fishing and a nice $300,000 check!

Next we take a look at a 10 year study conducted by Dr. Bronson Strickland of the Mississippi State Deer Lab. This study analyzed whether nutrition or genetics (in a controlled setting) are the deciding factor for big racks and big bodies in whitetail deer. The findings were somewhat shocking, to say the least!

We wrap up the broadcast by checking in with longtime crappie guide Greg Pavur. The spawn is on and Greg tells us where to find them, how to catch them and how to cook them!

Join us Saturday Morning at eight on Texas Thunder Radio.

Cable Smith
Owner/Host  Lone Star Outdoors Show
Twitter: @LonestarOutdoor

TTR Weather Update for Calhoun, Goliad, and Victoria County, Victoria Crossroads Area, Brush Country, and the Coastal Bend,

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…Threat For Severe Weather Exists Saturday Night & Sunday…


The Storm Prediction Center has placed the eastern half of South Texas under a risk of severe weather for the second half of the weekend.
Overall, this is not a clear-cut situation and certainty in storm development is not currently high. The graphical map (below) of the severe weather

threat is likely to change some between now and Sunday morning, with the current map highlighting a reasonable worst-case scenario.

Here is our latest forecast:

Saturday Night:

  • Few showers may develop across the Coastal Plains, mainly after midnight.
    • If any of the showers manage to develop into thunderstorms, they may become strong to severe.
  • Additional isolated thunderstorms may develop by late in the night near the Rio Grande.
    • Any of these storms will also have the potential to become strong to severe.


  • The best chances of thunderstorms will be in the morning and across the Victoria area and N Coastal Bend.
  • Farther south and west across the Coastal Plains and Brush Country, isolated thunderstorms may develop.
  • Any storms that develop across the region Sunday morning will have the potential to become strong to severe.
  • The storm threat should greatly diminish by midday/afternoon, although an isolated storm threat will persist across the N Coastal Bend/Victoria into the afternoon.

Potential South Texas Impacts:

Tornadoes:  Possible across primarily the Coastal Plains to Victoria area.

  Gusts up to 70 mph possible with severe storms.
Hail:  Large hail likely if severe storms develop. Golf-ball size or larger not out of the question.
Rainfall:  Any storms that develop should be relatively fast moving and rainfall amounts should average less than an inch.


Additional Information Resources:

NWS Corpus Christi Webpagewww.weather.gov/corpuschristi 
Storm Prediction Centerwww.spc.noaa.gov/
Online Severe Weather Reportinghttp://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=crp

Rob Hart
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

TTR Weather Update for Colorado, Jackson, and Wharton Counties from NWS Houston-Galveston.

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Overview – Starting later Saturday night through Sunday, there will be the potential for severe weather and heavy rainfall. Flash flooding will be an issue in areas that have already seen recent rainfall.

Bottom Line: Potential for all 3 severe weather threats – tornadoes, damaging winds and hail on Sunday for all of SE Texas. Heavy rainfall/flooding potential mainly north of I-10. Continue to monitor forecast updates for more precise timing/location of threats for this likely scenario.

Other Possibilities: Severe weather threat could be limited due to capping and drier air aloft. Moisture return may not be a strong as forecast data shows limiting severe weather and heavy rainfall. Highest moisture return shifts east and highest threat of severe weather and flooding occurs over east Texas into Louisiana. These factors lead to lower forecast confidence but consistency in  future forecast model data could increase confidence in most likely scenario above.


NWS Houston/Galveston Webpage: www.weather.gov/houston

AHPS Webpage: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=hgx

Scott Overpeck & Sean Luchs
NWS Houston/Galveston

TTR Weather Update for De Witt, Fayette, Gonzales, and Lavaca Counties.

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The Flood Warning continues for the Guadalupe River near Bloomington affecting Calhoun, Refugio, and Victoria Counties. Recent rainfall upstream and over the area will cause the aforementioned river to rise above flood stage within the next few days.

Hazardous Weather Outlook:

Another storm system is expected to bring active weather, including strong to severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to south central Texas this weekend. On Saturday, areas west of a Llano to Carrizo Springs can expect the best chance for severe weather. For the overnight hours into Sunday morning, the active weather will spread east across the remainder of the Hill Country and I-35 corridor. For Sunday afternoon, the most active weather is expected to remain east of the Interstate 35 corridor. The main severe weather concern will be large hail and damaging winds. However, an isolated tornado can not be ruled out. In addition, rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches could bring the potential for localized flooding, especially across those areas that had heavy rains earlier in the week.

image5Strong to severe thunderstorms returns to the forecast for the weekend. Beginning late Saturday afternoon, thunderstorms are expected to develop along the Rio Grande Plains, Edwards Plateau and the Hill Country capable of producing one inch or larger diameter hail and damaging straight line winds.

Storms from overnight Saturday night will push eastward across South Central Texas and move into east Texas during the day on Sunday. Areas along and east of the I-35 corridor could see strong thunderstorms in the morning and become more widespread and severe as the storms continue to push east into the afternoon.


Another storm system will bring chances of showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Strong to severe storms and locally heavy rains are possible. Otherwise, fair weather and above normal temperatures are expected for the next several days.

Now, here’s your TTR Weekend Weather from NWS Austin – San Antonio:

Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Saturday Night
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Sunday Night
Cooler. Partly cloudy before midnight then becoming clear. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s

Larry Joe Taylor Texas Music Festival On-Tour – Wednesday, April 5th on TTRMS!

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SHINER, TX — Larry Joe Taylor, Dave Perez of the Tejas Brothers, and Koe Wetzel,  will be our guest Wednesday, April 5, 2017, on the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase, Live from TKO’s Bar-Grill-Music located in the Historic William Green Building, at 103 E 7th in Shiner! Doors open at four, and the Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase begins at 8 pm. There is no charge to attend and all ages are welcome.


LJT Texas Music Festival On Tour!


Larry Joe TaylorDave PerezKoe Wetzel
April 5th – 8:00 p.m.
Connect: @texasmusicfest

The Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase is a seasonal radio show, produced by Texas Thunder Radio, and hosted by Egon Barthels, from TKO’s Bar-Grill-Music in the Historic William Green Building at the corner of Avenue E (US90A) and 7th in Shiner, Texas. There is NO CHARGE and ALL AGES are welcome. With respect for artists on the TTRMS Radio Show, we kindly ask those in attendance to keep conversation noise down, during the show, which is from 8-9pm.

TTRMS April 17 Schedule


Texas Thunder Radio Music Showcase LIVE radio show airs Wednesdays at 8 pm|CT on Texas Thunder Radio at 94.3 and 99.9 FM, TexasThunderRadio.com, and Texas Thunder Radio on the TuneIn Radio App! Thank you for your support of Live Music!

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