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River Flooding along the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers/Flash Flood Watch

Sunday May 24th, 2015


Heavy rains have moved out of Central Texas.  Sunday was mainly mostly cloudy and mild. Highs ranged from the upper 70s to lower 80s.  Flood Warnings continue along the Blanco and San Marcos rivers.  Sunday night, only isolated showers/storms will be possible through early Monday morning.

Another storm system approaches overnight and another round of strong to severe storms is likely for Monday.  This time I am expecting the heaviest of rains around midday to the afternoon time frame.  Flash flooding is again a likely bet, which is very bad news for Central Texas.  Rainfalls totals of 1-2” on average with locally higher amounts of 3-5”+ are expected.  Remember, Turn Around. Don’t Drown.


The week ahead will have rain chances each of the 7 days, with rain chances increasing for the latter half of the week going into the weekend.  Heavy rain again is possible for the Thursday through Saturday period. 


The Blanco River rose to historic levels - more than 40 feet - in Wimberley and points downstream after between 9-10" of rain fell in Blanco, streamed into the Blanco River and pushed downstream.  Flooding continued down the Blanco River to San Marcos and down the Blanco and San Marcos River to Martindale and on towards Luling.


Lake Travis rose to 47% and continue to rise Sunday.  Lake Travis jumped to 52% full with Lake Buchanan at 40% full.  Amazing recovery - highest at Lake Travis since Memorial Day 2012.


If you need a reminder to Turn Around Don't Drown - just look back at history.  Central Texas is known as "Flash Flood Alley."  On May 24th, 1981, 13 people lost their lives.  Floodwaters rose out of Shoal Creek and caused significant damage to homes and business and caught a lot of people off guard.  Here's a photo gallery from the storm:

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Bettie's Box Office: Get On Up Review

Updated: Friday, August 1 2014, 01:23 PM CDT

There are two reasons to see Get On Up: the great music of James Brown and the great acting of Chadwick Boseman. 

The movie jumps all around in Brown’s life, showing some of the events and people that made him the Godfather of Soul. Boseman has Brown down cold, from his speaking rhythms to his fast-footed dancing on stage. He disappears into the character just like Jamie Foxx did in Ray

Granted, the script is a little uneven and shows Brown in a generally positive light, not to mention omitting several other big parts of his complicated life and his later years. But Brown’s (and Boseman's) charisma more than make up for it and everyone in the audience moved in their seats in time with the music. All of the tracks use Brown’s real voice in remixes of his original recordings, but it never sounds dubbed. 

The rest of the cast is strong, especially Nelsan Ellis (from True Blood) as Brown’s closest friend and Viola Davis as Brown’s mother. 

Get On Up is a funky summer surprise and definitely worth a matinee ticket. The proof: its 2:18 minute running time seems to fly by.  Get On Up is rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.

By Bettie Cross



Bettie's Box Office: Get On Up Review

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