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Lavaca Expo Center – 
CR 200 and FM 957 Hallettsville, TX 77964

Broiler Judging
Lamb Judging
Lamb Showmanship
Goat Judging
Goat Showmanship
Beef Heifers

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 – 12:30pm
Market Swine
Market Steers

7:00 A.M. COMMERCIAL HEIFER JUDGING‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐Lavaca Expo Center
7:00 A.M. EXHIBIOR INTERVIEW‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐Hallettsville Youth Center
1:00 P.M. EXHIBITOR WRITTEN EXAM‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Hallettsville Youth Center
7:00 P.M………………………………………..………………………………………..MARKET SALE


Official Rules and Show information may be found at http://lavaca.agrilife.org/hallettsville-junior-livestock-show-2/

Kevin Fowler to Perform at Presidential Inaugural Ball

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Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler and his band will make a stop at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in National Harbour, MD. Fowler played the event back in 2009 for the Inauguration of President Obama and will have his second showing at The Ball the night before the Inauguration of President Elect Donald Trump.

The event was established in 1953 by the Texas State Society to celebrate incoming presidents and originally served as a pre-inaugural cocktail party for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

It’s a Texas-sized production with bands, entertainment and celebrities straight from the Lone Star State, food and beverages which will take you back home, and nearly 10,000 Texans celebrating the Inauguration of the next President of the United States. The tenth quadrennial Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball will be one of the most distinguished events in our nation’s capital. Other artists scheduled to perform are Randy Rogers, Cody Canada and the Departed, Gary P. Nunn and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

“D.C. better look out,” Fowler says. “The Texas boys are coming! We’re really looking forward to bringing a little bit of the Lone Star State to our nation’s capital!”


Kevin Fowler’s eighth studio album, “Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You” was produced by Trent Willmon and released in October from Kevin Fowler Records. The album, which features his latest singles “Sellout Song” and “Texas Forever,” is available now in stores and on Apple Music.

With over 500,000 albums sold across his eight studio albums and 15 No. 1’s on the Texas Music Chart, Kevin Fowler is an absolute powerhouse in the country music scene. He is revered as one of the country music greats in Texas and one of the most relevant country musicians in the U.S. He has had songs recorded with the legendary George Jones, toured Europe and worked with other heavy hitters like Sammy Kershaw, Montgomery Gentry, Mark Chesnutt and many more. Fowler shows no signs of slowing down and promises to maintain his authenticity by being “Loose, Loud, & Crazy,” and still “100% Texan.”

Upcoming 2016 tour dates include:

Jan. 18: New York City, NY – Hill Country Live
Jan. 19: National Harbour, MD – Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball
Jan. 20: Washington D.C. – Hill Country Live
Jan. 21: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino- Wolf Den
Feb. 3: Tyler, TX – Coaches and Cowboys
Feb. 4: San Angelo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
Feb. 10: Humble, TX – Humble Civic Center
Feb. 17: Stillwater, OK – Tumbleweed Dancehall
Feb. 18: Oklahoma City, OK – Wormy Dog Saloon
Mar. 3: Navasota, TX – Texas Birthday Bash
Mar. 10: Zapata, TX – Zapata County Fair
Mar. 15: Concan, TX – House Pasture Cattle Co.
Mar. 24: Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Mar. 25: Austin, TX – Rodeo Austin

TTR Weather Update from NWS Corpus Christi and includes information for Calhoun, Goliad, and Victoria Counties, The Victoria Crossroads Area, and Coastal Bend.

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…Marginal Risk for Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Tuesday Afternoon through Tuesday Night…

…Locally Heavy Rainfall Possible through Thursday…
Timing and Overview:
Scattered to numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms will be possible across South Texas through the mid week with a weak cold front moving across the region. The greatest chances will develop Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night, with the Victoria Crossroads and northern Coastal Bend expected to receive the highest amount of rainfall. Training showers and thunderstorms could produce isolated flooding, although the overall flood threat for South Texas is currently expected to be minimal. There is a marginal risk for some strong to severe thunderstorms to develop Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night, with damaging wind and heavy downpours being the primary threat. Rain chances will continue into Wednesday before diminishing west to east on Thursday.
South Texas Impacts:
Winds: 50 to 60 mph gusts possible in the marginal risk area.
Hail: Pea to dime sized hail in the marginal risk area, with isolated 1 inch or larger hail possible.
Rainfall: Through Thursday average amounts of 1 to 2 inches across the southern Coastal Bend to the Coastal Plains, and 2 to 3 inches possible across the northern Coastal Bend and Victoria Crossroads. Locally higher amounts possible with training showers and storms.
Tornadoes: An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but is not likely.

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Additional Information Resources:
NWS Corpus Christi Webpage: www.weather.gov/corpuschristi
Storm Prediction Center: www.spc.noaa.gov/
Online Severe Weather Reporting: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=crp

Request for Information:

Please relay all storm reports and/or photo’s of damage to our office ASAP. Please e-mail photo’s to:
sr-crp.all@noaa.gov or text message to 361-232-8289 (John Metz cell phone).

Lara Keys
NWS Corpus Christi, TX

TTR Weather Update including information for De Witt, Fayette, Gonzales, and Lavaca Counties, from the National Weather Service Austin – San Antonio

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…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the Rio Grande plains and portions of the Hill Country until 10 PM…


…Severe Thunderstorms and Locally Heavy Rainfall Possible over portions of South Central Texas This Afternoon through Tonight…

Area of Concern:

Greatest risk of severe storms will be from the Rio Grande eastward to the I-35 corridor. Greatest risk for heavy rainfall will be across Hill Country.

Threats & Impacts:

Tornadoes: A few brief tornadoes possible.

Winds: Wind gusts to 60 MPH.

Hail: Quarter sized.

Rainfall: Average rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with isolated amounts of 3 inches possible across the Hill Country. Amounts should be a little lower along the I-35 corridor, with 1/2 to 1 inches with isolated amounts up to 2 inches. This could result in localized flash flooding and minor river flooding.

Timing and Overview:

A Pacific front and upper-level disturbance will interact with high moisture levels to produce showers and thunderstorms across south central Texas this afternoon and tonight. A line of showers and storms is ongoing this afternoon near the Rio Grande and southern Edwards Plateau. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for this region, as well as portions of the western Hill Country. Elsewhere, isolated to scattered showers and a few storms are in progress across the remainder of south central Texas.

The line of storms along the Rio Grande will move eastward this afternoon and tonight. The initial area of concern for severe weather will be along the Rio Grande. However, a there is a chance for some severe activity ahead of this line across all of south central Texas this afternoon and evening. As the line of storms progresses eastward, into the Hill Country between 7 PM and Midnight, strengthening will occur and this will likely provide the best chance for severe weather. As this line continues to march eastward into the I-35 corridor between 9 PM and Midnight, some gradual weakening is expected.

Please stay up to date through the evening on the evolving situation as any changes in the forecast may shift the location and timing of the severe weather and locally heavy rainfall threat.


Moderate to High

Additional Information Resources:
NWS Austin / San Antonio Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/sanantonio

Storm Prediction Center: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Online Severe Weather Reporting: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=EWX
Request for Information:

Please relay severe weather reports and/or photo’s of severe weather to sr-ewx.alert@noaa.gov


Eric Platt & Jon Zeitler

NWS Austin – San Antonio

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

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A marginal risk for strong to severe thunderstorms over the northwest half of Southeast Texas.


Synopsis: A weak cold front coupled with a weak upper level disturbance and daytime heating will trigger showers and thunderstorms across Southeast Texas on Monday.

Hazard: Large hail and damaging wind gusts

Timing: Primarily Monday afternoon and evening

Where: Generally northwest of a Brenham to Groveton line.


Charles Roeseler
NWS Houston/Galveston

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