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Special Weather Statement for DeWitt, TX, Fayette, TX, Gonzales, TX, Lavaca, TX, Wilson, TX, Caldwell, TX, Bastrop, TX

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…Elevated heat index values continue into the weekend…

Afternoon heat index values will peak during the afternoons in
the 104 to 108 degree range for much of South Central Texas today
through Saturday. The heat index in some isolated spots east of
I-35 could reach up to 110 degrees for a brief time. These
elevated heat index values could become more widespread Friday and
Saturday resulting in possible heat advisories.

Regardless, please take extra precautions if you work or spend
time outside in the afternoon. Stay hydrated and take breaks in
the shade or an air conditioned building. Limit strenuous outdoor
activities and check up on the elderly, sick and those without air
conditioning. Never leave children or pets unattended in a
vehicle…even for a couple minutes…and remember to look before
you lock!

Lone Star Outdoors Show with Cable Smith | Saturdays 8am

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We start of this week’s broadcast by heading to Louisiana to talk redfish with longtime Louisiana Captain Kirk Stansel of the legendary Hackberry Rod and Gun Club. Calcasieu Lake is famous for the brackish water that holds redfish by the tens of thousands. We discuss the unique fishery and one of Captain Stansel’s favorite preparations – redfish throats. Don’t throw them out, throw them in hot grease!

Then, our good friend and Dallas Safari Club Foundation President Richard Cheatham drops by the studio. We run the gambit on a variety of conservation topics with Richard. Specifically, why do hunters shy away from the term “trophy hunter”? What can we do to reverse the negative connotation associated with that term? Richard gives us his first hand observations of what occurs on the  Dark Continent once a Westerner harvests an animal.

Richard then discusses the Foundation’s purpose and how it chooses to allocate the conservation dollars that the club raises. I am also really excited to have Richard unveil the “Hunt for Life” initiative that the DSC Foundation will release in September. It will be forward thinking, aggressive, factual, unapologetic and designed to make hunters, anti hunters and those on the fence about hunting THINK about the role hunting truly plays in wildlife conservation. (Because of hunting, South Africa alone has seen it’s wildlife herd increase of 700,000 in the late 90s to over 18 million today.)

We then wrap up the broadcast by checking in with PhoneSkope founder and owner Cheston Davis. The passionate Western big game hunter talks about the inception of this incredibly practical product. One that I truly believe belongs in every hunter’s pack. We talk archery elk hunting, his brief foray into our world of Whitetail deer hunting (something most Western guys don’t have much experience with) and much more! BTW- if you choose to order a PhoneSkope, be sure to use the promo code “lonestar” upon checking out online to save 10% off your order.

Join us Saturday Morning at 8 on Texas Thunder Radio!

Cable Smith
Owner/Host  Lone Star Outdoors Show

TTR Weekend Weather Update

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…Elevated heat index values expected each afternoon today
through Sunday along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor…

Afternoon temperatures in the upper 90s and lower 100s through the
weekend will combine with high moisture to create heat index
values in the 104 to 108 degree range for portions of South
Central Texas along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor.

Please take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside
in the afternoon. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing if
possible, and make sure you drink plenty of water and take
frequent breaks while working outside in the heat.


Today: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Highest heat index readings around 106 increasing to around 109 in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 106 increasing to around 108 in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Highest heat index readings around 107 increasing to around 108 in the afternoon.

Sunday Night Through Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the mid 90s.

Lone Star Outdoors with Cable Smith

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This week on the Lone Star Outdoors Show, we kick things off by talking with shark angler Tim McClellan of League City, Texas. Tim recently caught a tournament winning and new state record hammerhead shark that measured 14.5 inches and weighed 1033 lbs! We get the firsthand recount of this once in a lifetime catch that took 3 hours to reel in even while chasing the fish down in a 30 foot off shore boat!

Then we take a look at some concerning news coming out of Northern California and the conservation impact that it might have. Last week, the 2nd ever wolf pack was discovered in Northern California, the implications for deer and other cervid species could be huge as wolves continue their Southwestern expansion.

Next we are joined by Dr. Nancy Rabalais of Louisiana State University. We’ll discuss the Dead Zone in the Gulf where life ceases to exist due to a lack of oxygen in the water. The area, void of sealife is the size of the state of Vermont this year, the largest Dead Zone on record. Dr Rabalais tells us what causes it and how humans can help prevent it going forward.
Then we discuss summertime blues with Greg Pavur of Pavur Outdoors. Greg is on the blue catfish bite as usual and he tells us where to find ’em and how to catch them.

Join us Saturday Morning at 8, on Texas Thunder Radio!

Cable Smith
Owner/Host  Lone Star Outdoors Show

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