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Bastrop bracing for upstream floodwaters

At an RV Park that sits yards away from the banks of the river, resident Chris Perkins is keeping a watchful eye on the water. “I’ll be out of here before it gets here,” he said.

CBS AUSTIN - 2018-10-17 21:50:16

Deputy rescued from low water crossing in northwest Travis County

The deputy was investigating a report that someone had moved the barricades near the 24600 block of Farm to Market Road 1431, which is near Lago Vista in northwest Travis County. When he went to investigate around 7:30 a.m., the car got in the water, according to TCSO.

KXAN - 2018-10-17 13:35:31

Rises Continue On Lake Travis As Flash Flood Warning Expires

According to the Lower Colorado River Authority, dangerous, fast-moving water is flowing through Lake Travis, causing the lake level to rise.

KUT.ORG - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

PHOTOS: Flooded homes near Central Texas lakes

Flooded home on Waterside Drive in Marble Falls on Oct. 16, 2018. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Lanmon)AUSTIN (KXAN) — Photos from the Colorado and Llano rivers in the Texas Hill Country show major flooding in lakefront neighborhoods and roads.KXAN viewers have sent photos showing entire marinas and a bridge w

KXAN - 2018-10-16 20:18:18

Built for 50-year storms, Kingsland bridge lasted 49 years

Built in 1969 and designed to withstand a 50-year storm, the two-lane causeway in Kingsland that succumbed to a raging Llano River was the third Central Texas bridge to be destroyed by floodwaters in recent years. Experts say it likely won't be the last as climate change and construction exacerbate

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN - 2018-10-17 01:07:38

What we know about Lake Travis: A Texas lake at a dangerous level

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — After significant rainfall,Lake Travis is more than 130 percent full.

KVUE - 2018-10-17 13:58:11

Lake Travis ISD recognizes National Merit scholars, discusses water agreements with Cypress Hills | Community Impact Newspaper

A total of 37 Lake Travis High School seniors were recognized by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Lake Travis ISD board of trustees congratulated many of the students at Wednesday’s meeting.The students were chosen from more than 1.5 million program entrants and represent less than o

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-18 01:38:46

LCRA urges Lake Austin homeowners to take precautions as Mansfield Dam floodgates open

In the meantime, LCRA has closed lakes Buchanan, Inks, LBJ, Marble Falls and Travis until further notice.

FOX7AUSTIN.COM - 2018-10-18 04:25:00

Second body found as more flooding expected in Texas

Four floodgates have already been opened, with the next four bringing the total to eight, two more than the previous record for the most floodgates that have ever had to be opened at the dam.

UPI - 2018-10-17 22:50:28

MAP: Flooding causes road closures in Round Rock, Hutto | Community Impact Newspaper

Local officials have closed a handful ofroads in Round Rockin Hutto due to flooding caused by heavy rains. Williamson County has received anywhere from 2-4 inches of rain over the past 48 hours,according to the National Weather Service.Officials caution residents to avoid low water crossings during

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2018-10-16 17:37:56

LIVE BLOG: Colorado, Llano River flooding updates

Waterways in Austin are shut down for 48 hours, according to the Austin Fire Department. Water from the Llano River upstream will be entering Austin waterways and so AFD is banning boating and recreational use of water on Lake Austin from Mansfield Dam to Tom Miller Dam, Lady Bird Lake, and the Colo

KXAN - 2018-10-16 18:19:58

School closures and delays due to weather for Wednesday, Oct. 17

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Due to flooding and with more rain expected, multiple school districts in Central Texas have announced closures or delays for Wednesday, Oct. 17.

KXAN - 2018-10-17 01:03:52

Deputy rescued from top of vehicle after getting stuck in Marble Falls low water crossing

MARBLE FALLS, Texas — A deputy was rescued Wednesday morning after got stuck in high water in Marble Falls, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office.

KVUE - 2018-10-17 13:19:32

3 sent to hospital following 2-car crash in southeast Austin

UPDATE ~4000blk E SH 71 Svrd WB: 1st patient declared trauma alert, has been extricated per on scene#ATCEMSCommand & will be transported to St David's South. Two additional patients still pinned, extrication in progress. More information to follow.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS)October 17, 2018

KVUE - 2018-10-17 01:51:06

Gov. Greg Abbott issues State Disaster Declaration for 18 counties due to flooding in Texas

The counties included in the disaster declaration are: Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Travis, and Williamson.

KVUE - 2018-10-16 17:57:07

Family remembers man killed in East Austin hit-and-run

Family remembers man killed in East Austin hit-and-run. Police said he was standing outside of a bar when a vehicle crashed into him.


2 Sears Stores In Austin Among Those Closing In Bankruptcy

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Sears Holdings is closing more than 140 stores across the country as part of a bankruptcy filing, including two stores in Austin, officials said Monday.


Highway 290 near Old Kimbro Road and FM 1100 back open after closure

FILE - Police lights. (KXAN File Photo)MANOR, Texas (KXAN) -- Highway 290 is back open in the area near Old Kimbro Rd and Farm to Market 1100 Sunday night after Manor police shut it down for an incident.Officers got the call to respond to the 15000 block of Highway 290 eastbound at around 6 p.m., a


City of Lakeway to participate in regional air quality plan, and other takeaways from Monday's City Council meeting | Community Impact Newspaper

As pressure mounts throughout the region for more conscientious air quality standards, the city of Lakeway formally joined in to help develop strategies combatting dangerous emissions in its own backyard.Following a formal request from the Central Texas Clean Air Coalition, of which Lakeway is a mem


DPS investigating major accident on Hwy 21 in Cooks Point

COOKS POINT, Tex. (KBTX) -A two vehicle accident involving an 18 wheeler in Cooks Point is causing delays on highway 21 in Burleson County.Traffic is down to one lane in both directions. Information is limited, and there is no word yet on injuries.The Department of Public Safety and Caldwell Fire De