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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for Fayette, Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Burnet, Llano, Gillespie, Blanco, Mason and Milam County until 9 AM Thursday.

A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for Milam County until 6 AM and for Llano, Burnet, Gillespie, Blanco, Williamson, Travis, Hays, Lee, Bastrop, Caldwell and Fayette County until 9 AM.

Freezing rain, sleet, and icy roads are possible tonight and through midday tomorrow.
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Over the Edge

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 05:15 PM CDT
When I was 18 I did something called the "Skycoaster" – you are strapped into a device, pulled back up in the air at a 90 degree angle, then shot back down, coming out the other side at 90 degrees.  I think I was really doing it to prove I was cool – it was with some work people I was just getting to know.

I was an idiot (hey, I was 18).

Anyway, I survived in one piece so I guess it all worked out.  13 years later that idiotic decision did finally paid some dividends.

I had the chance to go rappelling off a downtown Austin building – and I jumped (not literally) at it.

It also helped knowing I was doing this for a great cause.

The  Make-A-Wish Foundation held its "Austin Over the Edge" event over the weekend.  Kids with life-threatening illnesses have their wishes granted through Make-A-Wish.

And in the end, we all know that's what this is all about – helping make children's dreams come true. Over the Edge

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