Tag Archive: Chambers County Texas



baby-jesusMany of us leave the comfort of our homes very, very early in the morning to journey, yet again, toward our place of work.  Many of us drive down FM 565 N heading through the town of Mont Belvieu toward Highway 146 and points beyond.

During this time of year, when we are deluged by “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”; Elf on the Shelf; Olaf, etc; Mont Belvieu with dignity, grace, and the quietness of determination, erects in a prominent corner of the City Hall Complex, a lighted Nativity Scene that honors and draws attention to the real reason for this season.

Fittingly it is in front and stands vigil over the Vietnam Veterans Wall put up so many years ago.

The light of the Nativity Scene with Joseph, Mary, and the Blessed Baby Jesus brings a comfort to all that pass; it brings our hearts away from the commercialized Christmas we have today.   It tells our soul to the stop and think on what we are really supposed to be rejoicing about, right there in front of us: The Birth of the Most High King, sent by the One God, our Heavenly Father, to, decades later, literally die for our sins.

Now, Mont Belvieu does have a “nod” to sleigh and presents, but it is over to the side and not a place of prominence.

The people of Mont Belvieu should be proud of the town they live in and support.  You should thank your city officials for what people who don’t even live in this small town feel when that pass by the “lights.

May God Bless the City of Mont Belvieu and those that live there.  You are blessing a whole community of people you don’t even know.

Amen!

 


Hazardous Weather Outlook

WWW_KTRK_5DAY_320x210HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 413 AM CDT SAT OCT 11 2014

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WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM- WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-

WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-

WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-WHARTON- 413 AM CDT SAT OCT 11 2014 THIS

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. .

DAY ONE…

TODAY AND TONIGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT WILL BE MOVING ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS DURING THE DAY TODAY.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE…WITH MOST AREAS RECEIVING 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH. SOME ISOLATED SPOTS COULD RECEIVE 1 AND 3 INCHES. .

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH SOUTHEAST TEXAS DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS ON MONDAY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT…AND SOME COULD BECOME STRONG OR SEVERE MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM MADISONVILLE TO LIVINGSTON.

THE MAIN SEVERE WEATHER THREATS WILL BE DAMAGING WINDS…ISOLATED TORNADOES…AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. FOR THE COASTAL WATERS…GALE FORCE WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT. .

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS POSSIBLE ON MONDAY.


Show Your Colors

americavetsThe Texas flag is composed of a blue stripe for loyalty, a white stripe for purity, a red stripe for bravery, and a lone star for unity.  It flies at the same height as the U.S. flag in Washington, D.C.  When Texas was engaged in the cause for her independence, Texans were encouraged to “show your colors” as a symbol of allegiance and determination.

For the believer, the Bible teaches us to always show our colors, allegiance to the cause of Jesus Christ.  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16) 

Danny R. Biddy, Pastor of the Church on Old River since 1977. www.oldriverbaptist.com    


carcontestlogoSolely sponsored and funded by R&L Auto,  Mont Belvieu Auto, and Page’s Paint & Body, the Classic Car & Truck Show is scheduled for October 11, 2014 at R&L Auto on FM 1409 in Old River-Winfree.

There will be parking kindly made available by Fellowship Worship next door.  

Participants will be showing off their hard work.  The People’s Choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd awards are decided on by the people who come by and vote for their favorite classic.

This is a fun, family event that old and young alike will enjoy.   

480349_430033810393086_2065971198_n1R&L invites the surrounding communities to enter their Classic “ride” at the store where the courteous and helpful staff will be glad to answer any questions.  Unique Trophies!

Let’s support them by stopping by!  You’ll be glad you did!  I know we will all be talking about it for days after the event!

Like and follow R&L Auto on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/RandLautosupply

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header-logo-newGov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.

“Texas has a long and proud tradition of taking care of those who protect and defend our freedom,” Gov. Perry said. “As Texans and Americans, it is our responsibility to step up where others have fallen short and to make sure our veterans know we are grateful for their service and will honor the commitments our nation has made to them. It’s my sincere hope the confirmation of Robert McDonald as VA Secretary begins the process of fixing this broken agency and the broken promises to our veterans.”

In addition to increasing staff for the Texas Veterans Hotline, on June 12, 2014, Gov. Perry asked Texas hospitals and medical clinics to open their doors to Texas veterans who have faced bureaucratic challenges in accessing health care through the VA. More than 300 hospitals and clinics have responded across the state, but cannot begin treating VA patients until the VA gives them authorization and ensures timely reimbursement of the cost of care provided.

The Texas Cable Association and Texas Association of Broadcasters will air the PSA on their respective member networks and on-line throughout the state. The PSA directs veterans to call the Texas Veterans Hotline at 1-800-252-8387 (VETS) for assistance with accessing VA health care benefits.

To view the PSA, please visit here.


s-city.council (1)Most likely you are not aware that the filing date to get on the ballot for the November 4, 2014 Elections is here.

There are three positions on the Old River-Winfree City Council coming up for re-election or replacement.

This is your time to make a difference in our community.  

No one in Old River-Winfree seems to know these date or doesn’t want to get involved and that is a shame.  We need younger people to fill our City Government; to step up with new ideas, fresh perspectives.  This will bring new energy into our community and guide us into the future always looking out for the interest of the citizens of Old River-Winfree.

We need the citizens in Old River-Winfree between the ages of 35-55 with life experiences, both personal and business for these three positions.

Question:  Can you name the current council members of  Old River-Winfree?  Do you even know who the Mayor is?

All you need to do is click on the link below and read up on what serving in our town would involve and some rules and regulations.    

A couple of quick things to know:  To put your name on the Ballot to run for City Council, just go by the Old River-Winfree City Office and ask the City Secretary for an application.  Pretty simple really.  You must be a resident of Old River-Winfree and pass a background check.  Any other information you can glean from the information below.

If you think you or someone you know could really benefit our town, please pass this on to them.  It’s either time for a change or to continue with the old status quo (state of affairs of Old River-Winfree continuing the way they have been).  Your decision!

 

http://www.tml.org/p/AGuidetoBecomingaCityOfficial2014Web.pdf

Here are the beginning and end dates for filing to get on the ballot:

First Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot 1

Saturday, July 19, 2014 (“first day” does not move)

(NEW LAW: Election Code Sec. 144.005 now provides for a “first day” to file unless otherwise provided by the Election Code.)

Last Day to File for Place on General Election Ballot (for local political subdivisions ONLY) 1

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

 


Last nigburglaryht around 1:00 a.m. residents were woken by some breaking in to their shed.  Chambers County Sheriff’s Department was called and responded immediately.

Be diligent and watch over yourselves and your neighbors.  Be your own Neighborhood Watch.  If you see something suspicious report it to the Sheriff’s Department.

For non-emergency Phone: 409-267-2500 or call 911 in the Old River-Winfree area in case of an emergency.

Be diligent and take a few precautions that we all know, but need to be reminded of from time to time.

 

1. Lock your doors

Keep all doors and windows locked. It may sound obvious, but many burglaries are actually unforced – meaning thieves gain entry through back doors and open windows.

2. Invest in an alarm

House alarms are a great deterrent – but only if they are switched on! A false alarm is better than having treasured possessions stolen or being woken by someone in your home during the wee hours.

3. Scare thieves with a sensor light

Motion sensors put burglars off as crooks don’t want to be under the spotlight when up to no good. The higher up you place them, the wider the area they illuminate.

4. Hide any valuables

Don’t leave valuables such as laptops, iPads and games consoles out in full view. Thieves want easy and valuable targets they can grab and carry. Portable devices are just what they are looking for.

5. Keep keys out of sight

Keep your keys away from the front door. A small hand or a bent piece of wire through the letterbox and a skilled thief could snatch your house and car keys.

6. Unplug electricals

Electrical items such as hair straighteners, irons and clothes dryers are a fire risk if left switched on and unattended. Unplug electricals and check things are switched off before you head out.

7. Fake it

Give the illusion that someone is home by drawing curtains and using timer switches to bring lamps on at different times and maybe a radio to help foil anyone who may be nosing around.

8. Don’t make their lives easier

Ladders and tools can come in very handy and make the job of breaking in a lot easier for a visiting burglar. Make sure you store them out of sight.

9. Lock up any garden furniture

Garden furniture, outdoor toys, bikes and expensive potted plants are all very tempting. Ensure sheds, gates and garages have secure locks and fix gaps in fences to prevent opportunistic crooks from getting access.

10. Look out for each other

Let neighbours know when you go away, so they can keep an eye on things. But, resist bragging about travels on social media – you never know who is just waiting for an opportune moment.

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Release date: July 8, 2014

Contact: A. Lynette Parsons, 409-550-3065

 

imagesSummertime, and the livin’ is brutal, to change the song.  Our near-drought conditions of June changed as the floodgates have opened, and getting the mowing done between the raindrops can be a challenge.

 

The lawns are green and healthy, but the flower beds and the vegetable gardens are looking a bit peaked right now.  Dead-heading your roses and zinnias, for example, to keep the bushes looking more presentable, will also assist in future blooms.  If you haven’t already planted some seriously heat-tolerant flowers, consider plumbago, yellow bells (Tacoma stans), pride of Barbados, salvias, and cuphea.  Garden centers generally try to cut their losses this time of year, and you can get some bedraggled plants for rock bottom prices.  And while their survival may be hit or miss, it’s always fine to brag when you have brought a plant back to life in your yard.

 

P1200870Remember, whenever the sun hits the soil, nature plants a weed!  Anytime you disturb the ground, for construction projects, for tilling a garden, or even just weeding by hand, you are stirring up seeds that may have been lying in wait, or knocking off seeds from nearby weeds.  “Constant vigilance” is the key, and of course, that goes for the nasty bugs as well.  Attention to these tasks is not easy in July, but after 7:00 in the evening, it can be almost pleasant to take a stroll outside to check out the activity in the yard.

 

Trees and shrubs that are less than 3 years old are still establishing their root systems.  Watering them so the soil gets wet a foot deep on a weekly basis will really help them thrive.  So if these rainstorms slacken, keep that watering schedule in the back of your mind.  And while the water is trickling in, check your fruit and nut trees for those usual summertime problems, like aphids, scale, and leafminers.  If your leaves on your citrus look like they have a charcoal coating, for example, it’s a dead giveaway that you have those insects, because the sooty mold is a direct result of their activity.  Spraying with oils designed for summer use (not dormant season oils) will clean everything up for you.

 

colorful-crepe-myrtles-xAnd if your crape myrtles are getting a little sooty as well, thin out some of the branches.  Their biggest foes are a lack of air circulation and no sunlight, so opening up the crape myrtle canopy will allow them to flower disease free.  Vitex can be trimmed heavily right now, and will bloom again after you do so.

 

Vegetables that can be planted now include heat-loving okra, our southern peas, and melons; and if you can find pepper and eggplants to transplant, they should survive well.  You can get pumpkins and the winter squashes started; just remember with all of this, that water and a good layer of mulch will be deciding factors on whether your plants will survive our good Texas summers.

 

As always, if you have yard and garden questions, contact the Chambers County Agri-Life Extension office for assistance.

 

– Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.


Here is the picture again!

Look at it and watch for this dog in your neighborhood, no matter how far you live from the point where he was taken from.

Let’s bring him HOME!

Thanks!

 

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imagesWe are excited to see the flags go up at the City Office in Old River-Wifree.  We missed them on Flag Day, so this is a happy time to see them up.

We are also seeing land owners and home owners along FM 1409 just North of FM 565 show their patriotism.  I’m sure more are to come!

Show your patriotism, fly your American Flag!

 

 

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ORWCN has hundreds of followers that receive an email every time we post our news and stories.  Each one of you, please take a close look at the Chocolate Lab below and then the smile on the face of the little boy in the middle picture.  That’s his dog.

Please, please search for this dog.  If you have the dog, please return and receive a $5000 reward, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!  Print out the picture and take to work or post on your block at home to help return this valued pet to his home and his best friend!

If you neighbor has a new dog in the yard or you see him in the neighborhood, please call the number below to report it and you could receive the reward.

Be on the lookout!

 

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AUSTIN – The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force today convened in Austin at the Travis County Center for Child Protection to discuss the State’s collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking. Task Force Chairman Attorney General Abbott addressed the task force and issued the following statement about a new resource developed by the Attorney General’s Office and the task force to help Texas education professionals recognize and report instances of suspected human trafficking:

“Human trafficking poses a very real threat to young Texans. The Office of the Attorney General’s human trafficking prevention guide for education professionals is designed to equip Texas school personnel with the knowledge they need to understand human trafficking, recognize how it might look for children in their schools, realize why this pervasive crime must be reported, and take the proper steps when reporting suspected instances of the crime. Texas education professionals’ ability to recognize and report suspected human trafficking is essential to protecting the integrity of our classrooms and the innocence of our children.”

Human Trafficking: a Guide for Texas Education Professionals

During his address to the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force, Attorney General Abbott noted that the human trafficking guide for education professionals – which can be found on the attorney general’s website – provides Texas school personnel with information that will further the task force’s efforts to identify, investigate and prosecute human traffickers such as:

  • The realities of human trafficking,
  • Federal and state laws defining and prohibiting human trafficking,
  • Human trafficking as a form of child abuse,
  • Risk factors for school-aged children,
  • Indicators of human trafficking,
  • Approaches to responding to an outcry,
  • Mechanism to report human trafficking, and
  • Proactive approaches for school districts.

In 2009, the State of Texas took major steps to fight human trafficking by creating the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force. Attorney General Abbott chairs the task force, which issues the “Texas Response to Human Trafficking” report prior to each legislative session. The 83rd Texas Legislature enacted new laws that combined all of the recommendations presented in the task force’s 2012 report, which is accessible on the Office of the Attorney General’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.


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As the flags go up around the community, we want to call attention to Red’s Kitchen at 12722 FM 1409 Old River-Winfree, TX 77535 (936) 402-5205 for being the first business in Old River-Winfree to fly the American Flag in support of our Veterans and America “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”.

Bravo Red’s Kitchen!  Be sure and “Like” their page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RedsKitchen.  The Facebook Page lists all the daily specials.  They are open 7 days a week and are the friendliest restaurant around! Southern Style Cooking!
Meet owner, Charlie Butler and her great staff!

Celebrations around Chambers County:

Oak Island is a great place any weekend, but this weekend they are putting on a first class celebration for the family and it’s FREE!   Anywhere in Chambers County, you’ll be surprised at what you find!

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AND in Mont Belvieu!
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Happy 4th of July!

 Summertime blues

 Pest2367There have been two sets of calls coming in recently to the gardening hotline.  One involves those pesky stinkbugs and leafhoppers on tomatoes; the other is about blossom and fruit drop on citrus.

 Let’s start with the citrus issue.  As with most plants, about 90% of what happens to them is environmental; it’s only when plants are stressed that bugs and diseases find their opportunities.  So consider the weather patterns we have had in the past couple of years.  Way below normal rain patterns have been followed by gully-washers; we had an unusually cold winter, and it stayed cool much longer than usual.  Citrus trees aren’t really tempermental, but they certainly like their tops and bottoms to operate in the same temperature zone, and they haven’t had that much lately. 

            The most important thing to a fruit-bearing plant is to survive well enough to put out progeny.  The fruit or nuts, while a bonus for us omnivores, can’t compete against the need to save one’s skin, as far as the plant is concerned.  So protection of the roots, the trunk, and the branches must come first.  The younger the tree is, the more important this is; until a tree is at least 7 years old, it can’t be considered “established,” and our funky weather in the past few years can set that back, unless you, the home gardener, help even out the odds.

            So local gardeners, if they were lucky after the cold spell, reported lots of blossoms on their citrus.  This was followed by very small fruit, which then dropped.  Some of this is normal; here’s what Texas A&M (i.e., Aggie Horticulture) has to say:  “ Typical citrus trees go through three distinct periods of fruit drop. First is the drop of about 70 to 80 percent of the flowers during and immediately following bloom.  The second drop occurs a couple of weeks later, involving small fruit of pea-size to marble-size. The third drop occurs in late May, involving larger fruit, almost golf ball in size. Navels will drop again in mid-summer and in late summer.  A few fruit on all citrus will continue to drop through final harvest, but that is normal and cannot be prevented.”

            If you lost all your fruit, blame the climate.  You can help by protecting your younger trees in the early years, by regular watering (1 inch a week), and fertilization of the citrus after the first two years.  And pray for regular weather  patterns.

 

 

Now, about those bugs:  whether they are leaf-footed bugs or green or brown stinkbugs, they are the despair of vegetable gardeners everywhere.  Dr. William Johnson, Agri-Life Extension Agent-Horticulture, of Galveston County, has this to say: “The rough sandpaper-like texture that you have seen is evidence of an insect known as the leaf-footed bug. While many area gardeners also call them stinkbugs (because they produce a foul odor when handled), leaf-footed bug is the preferred name.

 The immature stages (known as nymphs) of this insect are spindly, soft-bodied and bright orange-red in color. Very young nymphs stay tightly clustered as a family unit. The adult stage of the leaf-footed bug is brown, oblong and nearly an inch long. The species most common to this area has a distinctive white band extending across the front wings. The hind legs have a leaf-like shaped area from which the insect’s name is derived.

There are other species of stinkbugs that feed on tomato fruit including the green and brown stinkbugs. However, the green and brown stinkbugs are minor insect pests in our growing area.

Leaf-footed bugs have a needle-like, piercing-sucking mouthpart through which they suck plant juices. The puncture made is what caused the spot and the deformation that you have observed. While making the puncture, a toxin is injected into the fruit. If you peel back the skin, you will see that this discolored area is more than superficial. The tissue below the skin is a somewhat corky or spongy mass of silvery white cells.

 

This damage is serious for commercial fresh market tomatoes and whole pack processing tomatoes because it renders the fruit unmarketable. However, if the fruit was of high quality prior to damage, the processor might cut out the spots and use the remaining tomato as canned pieces. The undamaged portion of the tomato in a home garden certainly can be consumed, if desired.

 

Leaf-footed bugs are also serious pests of other crops including beans, cowpeas, eggplants, okra, citrus, and pecans. Adult leaf-footed bugs migrate from weedy areas into tomato plants, particularly when the fruit has started to ripen. This is why you typically do did not see damage early in the season but you did see damage later in the harvest season.

 

Leaf-footed bugs are difficult to control. Weedy areas, such as fence rows and ditch banks, serve as shelters for these insects during the winter season, and when tomatoes and other host plants are not available. Therefore, to eliminate such areas near your garden or to keep weedy areas closely mowed would be beneficial.

 

Insecticides such as permethrin (such as Spectracide’s Bug Stop Multi-purpose Insect Killer or Bonide’s Total Pest Control Concentrate Outdoor Formula) or cyfluthrin (such as Bayer’s Advanced Garden Lawn & Garden Multi-Insect Killer) or esfenvalerate (such as Ortho’s Bug-B-Gon Multi-purpose Insect Killer Concentrate or Bonide’s Bug Beater Concentrate) are effective in controlling leaf footed bugs as well as stink bugs, aphids, fruit worms and hornworms. Do not use permethrin on varieties with fruit less than one inch diameter. Be sure to observe the days-to-harvest period indicated on the pesticide label. Be certain to wash the fruit before using.

 

It is important to observe your garden on a daily basis. Should you spot leaf-footed bugs, you might handpick the bugs, especially early in the season and when the very young nymphs are tightly clustered. You should use gloves because of the odor they will emit when handled and you should drop them into a can of soapy water.”

Release date: June 19, 2014

Contact: A. Lynette Parsons, 409-550-3065

 

 

– Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.


Head over to Chambers County’s Job Beason Park in Oak Island.  ChambersWild will be a hosting the Double Bayou Bash –

Twice the Fun on the Fourth featuring a boat parade, huge kid’s zone, bands, shopping, dancing, food, fireworks and more.  Go to the website, www.DoubleBayouBash.com , or check out the attached flyers for event information, how to be a sponsor, or to get your boat registered for the parade.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED MAY 28 AT 3:47AM CDT UNTIL MAY 28 AT 4:45AM CDT BY NWS HOUSTON – GALVESTON

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LEAGUE CITY HAS ISSUED A 

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… HARRIS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS… EAST CENTRAL FORT BEND COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS… NORTHEASTERN BRAZORIA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS… NORTHWESTERN GALVESTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS… WEST CENTRAL CHAMBERS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS… 

* UNTIL 445 AM CDT 

* AT 345 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT TO EAST LITTLE YORK / HOMESTEAD TO MIDTOWN HOUSTON TO MISSOURI CITY TO PECAN GROVE…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. RADAR SHOWS VELOCITIES HAVE RE-STRENGTHENED IN PARTS OF THIS STORM HAVE AND WIND DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… PASADENA…PEARLAND…LEAGUE CITY…SUGAR LAND…BAYTOWN…MISSOURI CITY…TEXAS CITY…FRIENDSWOOD…LA PORTE…DEER PARK…ALVIN… DICKINSON…STAFFORD…SOUTH HOUSTON…BELLAIRE…HUMBLE…WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE…LA MARQUE…SANTA FE AND SEABROOK.

TARGET AREA
Brazoria; Chambers; Fort Bend; Galveston; Harris; Montgomery

Flash Flood Watch

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...INCLUDING
 THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...AUSTIN...BRAZORIA...BRAZOS...
 BURLESON...CHAMBERS...COLORADO...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...
 GRIMES...HARRIS...HOUSTON...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MADISON...
 MATAGORDA...MONTGOMERY...POLK...SAN JACINTO...TRINITY...
 WALKER...WALLER...WASHINGTON AND WHARTON.

* THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON

* HEAVY RAINFALL HAS ALREADY OCCURRED OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE WATCH AREA WITH RAINFALL TOTALS NEAR 7.0" IN JACKSON COUNTY.

  WIDESPREAD 1 TO 3" HAS ALREADY OCCURRED WITH ANOTHER 1 TO 3"
  POSSIBLE THROUGH TOMORROW.

* FLASH FLOODING CAN EASILY OCCUR OVER URBAN AREAS WERE CONCRETE ALLOWS WATER TO EASILY POND. TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN! LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS WILL ALSO BE PRONE FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Tornado Watch

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 189 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 PM CDT MON MAY 26 2014

TORNADO WATCH 189 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE  FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

.    TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ARANSAS              BEE                 BRAZORIA
CALHOUN              CHAMBERS            FORT BEND
GALVESTON            GOLIAD              HARDIN
HARRIS               JEFFERSON           LIBERTY
MATAGORDA            MONTGOMERY          ORANGE
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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
358 AM CDT MON MAY 26 2014

AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GALVESTON BAY-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-
MADISON-MATAGORDA-MATAGORDA BAY-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-
TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-WHARTON-
358 AM CDT MON MAY 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY...BUT SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

WITH A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM MOVING INTO THE STATE...EXPECT SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE TO INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA.
FOR THE WEEK...SOME PARTS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS COULD RECEIVE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...WITH TOTALS OF AT LEAST 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE.
FLOOD WATCHES MIGHT BE NEEDED. IN ADDITION TO A POTENTIAL HEAVY RAIN EVENT...SOME STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT COULD OCCUR AS THE SYSTEM SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MIGHT BE NEEDED DURING THE WEEK.

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