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TTR Weather Update for DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, and Lavaca Counties.

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This update has been issued to increase the severe weather risk level to Enhanced over portions of the southern Edwards Plateau, Rio Grande plains and western Hill Country. (Please see the graphic below). The Enhanced Risk area now covers the cities of Del Rio and Rocksprings.

…Severe Storms Possible This Evening through Early Wednesday Morning…

Area of Concern:

All of South Central Texas, but primarily near the I-35 corridor west to the Rio Grande.

Threats & Impacts:

Winds: Straight-line wind gusts up to 70 mph.

Hail: Hail up to 2 inches in diameter

Tornadoes: Isolated tornadoes possible.

Rainfall: 1 to 2 inches of rainfall across the Hill Country and Central Texas. 1/10 to 1 inch elsewhere.

Timing and Overview:

A storm system will bring a good chance of showers and storms to the region tonight. Conditions will be favorable for some storms to become severe, with the primary threats being damaging straight-line wind gusts and large hail. A lesser, but non-zero, threat for isolated tornadoes will exist. Some isolated pockets of heavy downpours are possible, however due to the speed of the system significant flash flooding impacts are not anticipated at this time.

We could see a few storms as early as late this afternoon across Val Verde and Edwards counties. However, most of the activity is expected late this evening and overnight. Initially, the storms are expected to organize into a line and first impact the Rio Grande plains and southern Edwards Plateau between 9 and 11 PM. The line of storms will then move into the Hill Country and I-35 corridor between Midnight and 6 AM Wednesday morning. The storms will continue east of the I-35 corridor Wednesday morning, however some models indicate a weakening trend during that time.

Confidence:

Moderate to High

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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 via Twitter using #eWXspotter

Sincerely,
Eric Platt and Trevor Boucher
NWS Austin / San Antonio

 

Bridge work announced in eastern Gonzales County

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By By Rob Ford
rob@gonzalesinquirer.com
GONZALES – TxDOT officials announced on Monday that they will soon begin work on a bridge replacement on CR 353 at Mitchell Creek in eastern Gonzales County near the Shiner Highway. The project is sch …read more

Source:: Gonzales Inquirer News

      

CRH cancels election, Sheppard sworn in for another term

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By Edgar

DeWitt Medical Director Cindy Sheppard was sworn in for another term at Cuero Regional Hospital (CRH) board meeting on Thursday, March 23 after board members voted to cancel the upcoming election due to lack of opposition for Sheppard’s seat. Board member Dr. John Frels motioned to accept the certification of unopposed candidates, while board member Charles Papacek likewise motioned to adopt a cancellation order for the election.

Board members present for the meeting were President Rick Wheeler, Dr. Frels, Papacek, and Sheppard.

Chief Communications Officer Elaine Post, RN reported the hospital dietary department has recently undergone a Health Department survey and received zero demerits during the inspection. She also reported Cuero Home Health is currently undergoing training on Meditech, computer software program.

 

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Source:: DeWitt County Today

      

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Project Graduation teams up with Weber Motor Company

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By Edgar

Cuero High School Project Graduation is teaming with Weber Motor Company for a fundraiser Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CHS parking lot. The program is put on by Ford and called Drive One 4 UR School.

Weber Motor Company will provide eight to 10 new vehicles for anyone to test drive. For every participant 18 years of age or over that test drives a new Ford at the event, Ford Motor Company and Weber Motor Company will give Project Graduation $20—up to $6,000 (only one per household). One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to Project Graduation, which provides a safe drug and alcohol free event the night of graduation. They will have free hot dogs, music, and bottled water to hand out at the event. There is no cost to anyone that drives.

“If 300 people come test drive, Ford will give Project Graduation $6000,” Project Graduation coordinator Laura Patek said. “People can still donate, but Ford is maxing out at $6000.”

 

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Source:: DeWitt County Today

      

Restructuring of campuses, new superintendent two main items discussed at CISD board meeting

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By Edgar

There was much to deliberate on at the March 23 Cuero ISD board meeting. Discussion on the restructuring of campus grade alignment and approval of the offer to employ the new superintendent were two of the main items.

Cuero ISD discussed the possibility of closing the Cuero Intermediate School campus and moving fourth and fifth graders to the Hunt Elementary campus with second and third grade. First grade students would move to John C. French Elementary with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.

 

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Source:: DeWitt County Today

      

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