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School Closing for Friday January 24th

The following schools/school districts have announced:

• Austwell ISD announced a delayed start for schools on Friday because of the inclement weather.

•  Bloomington ISD announced a delayed start for school Friday

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Area School Closures, Late Starts

With the threat of temperatures hovering near or at freezing in the overnight/early morning hours tonight and tomorrow. some area schools have announced they will be closed, or starting classes late. We have the latest listings here!

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Protect Your Pets!

Let's face it, those of us who live in South Texas aren't used to very cold weather. That's why a lot of us moved here from elsewhere, and why we have "Winter Texans," who come south to avoid sub-zero temperatures and ice & snow where they live the rest of the year. Well, when it gets this cold, we need to take special care of our furry family members, too (no, not Uncle Bob with the hairy back). Our pets require special attention, so here are some helpful suggestions on how to do just that.

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Earl Pitts 12/3/13: Overblown Weather

TV weather people sometimes tend to go a bit 'overboard' when describing even the mildest of "bad" weather. At least, that's the view of our Redneck philosopher, Earl Pitts. He believes that the exaggeration that is sometimes a part of weather forecasts could be setting folks like us up for some REAL trouble down the road. You can listen to Earl's point-of-view commentary here!

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Vicious Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma Once Again, At Least 5 Dead [UPDATED]

UPDATE Saturday 6:15 a.m. EST: The number of reported fatalities is at least five, with another 71 injuries caused by what authorities say are a total of 17 tornadoes ripping through the Midwest on Friday.

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Dierks Bentley Ignores Severe Weather Warnings to Make Good on Performance for Dedicated Fans

Dierks Bentley didn't let down his fans who drove and flew from cities and states away to be part of his annual Miles and Music for Kids charity event in Nashville on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 14). After pulling the plug on the motorcycle ride and the outdoor concert due to severe weather warnings, Bentley decided to throw an impromptu jam at the Hard Rock Cafe for those who were in town.

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Track Hurricane Irene

For those of you with friends or family on the east coast, we've put up this animated map to help you track the progress of Hurricane Irene.

For a more detailed, and up to date doppler image, you can click here for more

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News, Information, and Updates on Tropical Storm Don

With landfall of Tropical Storm Don expected to be Friday night, we will be using this post to keep you abreast of all the latest developments, warnings, and conditions in regards to this storm. As information becomes available, this post will be updated

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Will It Warm Up? Or Are They Calling For More Icy Roads.

The one thing you have to love about Texas is the weather.  It's not everyday we experience icy roads or even snow.  Last night we had freezing rain hit us here in Texas as temperatures dropped to around 20 degrees

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VISD Announces School Closures for Thursday And Friday

Due to expected weather conditions and hazardous driving conditions, the VISD classes will dismiss early on Thursday and be closed on Friday.

The following schedule applies for Thursday:
Schools that normally release at 2:50 will release at 12:00
Schools that normally release at 3:10 will release at 12:10
Schools that normally release at 3:30 will release at 12:30
Schools that normally release at 4:00 will release at 1 p.m.

Sporting and extracurricular events for Thursday evening have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Supervisors will alert employees to their release time from work on Thursday. All employees should report to work on their usual starting time on Thursday.

For Friday, all offices and schools in VISD will be closed for the day. Limited personnel will be asked to report to work on Friday. Those essential position personnel will be notified by their supervisor.

School related events that were scheduled for Friday will be rescheduled.

The Grand Opening Celebration for the Victoria Fine Arts Center will be scheduled for another date. All previously purchased tickets will be honored.

Check for more information and other closures using the "Read More" link below.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside… And Can Be Inside, Too

It's going to be extremely cold for South Texas the next few nights. It's going to be colder than our South Texas systems are used to dealing with. We are talking about lows in the 20s for the next 4 nights. Depending on the wind speed, we could have single digit wind chill factors.

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Are You Ready To Crank Up The Heater

As all of you heard by now we are supposed to get snow on Thursday and Friday.  I'm not a meteorologist but I say it won't happen.  The weather experts around here are calling for a 20 percent chance of light snow with highs in the mid 30's on Thursday.  Thursday night lows in the 20's with a 40 percent chance, and Friday with a 30 percent chance in the morning and afternoon. 

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