Llano County


Flash Flood Watch issued

A new flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service indicating areas inside the dash border as most vulnerable to flash flooding through Thursday, June 2: http://bit.ly/1r189p3

The National Weather service has issued a new Flash Flood Watch in effect for All of South Central Texas through at least Thursday morning due to oncoming heavy rainfall.
Particularly of concern are areas that have seen significant rainfall over the past week. Widespread additional rainfall in amounts of from 3-6 inches, with a few locations of up to 10 inches, is predicted. 
Several locations may experience major flooding with flood waters capable of causing rivers and tributaries to overflow their banks in several places. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches become dangerous rivers with flood waters spreading well away from the banks. Widespread inundation of  both primary and secondary roads with some long term closures is possible.

Severe weather risk this afternoon, evening

The Hill Country, including Burnet and Llano counties, is at risk for some severe storms this afternoon and evening. As you can see on the attached map, this includes areas across the eastern Hill Countgry as well as along and east of I-35, including Austin and San Antonio.

Threats include hail up to 2 inches in diameter as well as wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph and rainfall of between half an inch to 2 inches. Isolated pockets east of I-35 could see up to 4 inches of rain and an isolated tornado or two is possible.

Isolated to scattered showers will develop this morning with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening. Environmental conditions are favorable for some storms to become strong to severe and the severe threat may diminish after midnight.  


Weather alerts still on the map

Burnet and Llano counties are not in the target area for the worst weather this week, but stay alert if you are traveling north.

The National Weather Service issued a weather alert that is not leaving us out of the large hail and isolated strong storm threat.

Today, Monday April 25, we can expect to hit near 90 degrees and most likely tomorrow, to share a few of the showers.


Schilling drops out of Llano County Sheriff's race

By Lew K. Cohn

The Highlander

Managing Editor


Sunday weather alert issued

A National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch continues for most of South Central Texas from 10 a.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
All of South Central Texas is included, with the heaviest rainfall expected primarily along and east of U.S. 281 and along and north of Interstate 10. This still includes both the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.
Over the next 48 hours and widespread, 3-6 inches of rain are expected over most of South Central Texas with isolated amounts of 8-12 inches mainly east of U.S. 281 and north of Interstate 10. 
Flash floods and river flooding remain the primary concern. Rising levels on rivers, creeks, and streams and increasing soil moisture levels will continue to increase this threat over the 48 hour period ending Tuesday morning.

Latest weather alert reported

This map accompanied the National Weather Service alert issued Saturday, April 16.

The National Weather Service on Saturday, April 16, issued the alert for a slow-moving storm system with the threat of locally heavy rainfall across South Central Texas Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
All of South Central Texas, with the heaviest rainfall expected primarily along and east of a Fredericksburg to Pearsall line, including both the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.
Rainfall with 48-hour hour totals during that time span in a widespread could be 3-6 inches with isolated 7-10 inch totals possible for areas east-northeast of a Fredericksburg to Pearsall line. Lesser amounts of 1-3 inches are expected elsewhere.
Flashflood and river flooding are the primary concern. Although it will be secondary to the heavy rainfall and flash flooding threat, isolated damaging winds and isolated brief tornadoes will be possible. The threat for large hail is low.

Adopt a county road

Llano County is seeking volunteers to keep roadways at their best through an Adopt-A-County Road initiative.

By Soc Gonzalez

Citizens for Scenic Texas Highways

Residents and visitors once again are delighted by the season’s colorful splendor of bluebonnets bordering state and country roads throughout Llano County and leading into Burnet County.

The addition of brilliant Indian Paint Brush and Indian Blanket wildflower outcrops along Hill Country roadways will extend the annual wildflower attraction for weeks to come.

“It’s important to keep our roads good, as well as beautiful,” said Llano County Commissioner Peter Jones. “Those are just a few of the county’s objectives when it comes to roads,” he said.


Register now for women's health conference Saturday, March 12

Let's talk...Women 2 Women is a women's health conference taking place Saturday, March 12, and organizers are asking for a call in advance to reserve a sandwich lunch to round out visits to the event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The fun, educational meeting with people who provide services for women throughout this area will include subjects such as heart attack in women, vaccines for adults, incontinence and dealing with abuse and introduce the participants to Use It Or Lose It Exercise, healthy eating habits and how to get the most out of 15-minute meetings with their doctors.



NOTE: The following results are for how BURNET COUNTY voters cast their ballots. They may or may not line up with state outcomes. For a graphic that shows how county and state results compared, see Friday's edition of The Highlander.



After all the polling locations closed Super Tuesday evening, March 1, and the votes were tallied, it became apparent that Burnet County voters mirrored the rest of Texas in favoring Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over Donald J. Trump, 4,026 votes to 3,145.



In locally-contested races, there were many clear-cut winners, as well as several expected runoff situations (if the top candidates did not gather at least 50.1% or more of the votes for that position):


* Indicates anticipated runoffs.




Girls Night Out pampers ladies for a worthy cause

The 5th Annual Girls Night Out, benefitting the services for women of Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Open Door Recover House, will be a Mad Hatter pajama party this year.

Set for March 5 from 6:30-11 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls, the event welcomes guests (over age 21) to come in PJs or loungewear to indulge themselves in facials, massages, manicures and other joys of the female set. Individual tickets for eight of those indulgences are $50 each, or $40 each for groups of five or more. Find them at the Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, 916 2nd Street, or online at www.opendoorrecovery.net.

See the story in the Tuesday, March 1, edition of The Highlander.



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