2016's Spring Rain Problems

 Fort Hood Soldiers – 9 Dead Last night Maj. Gen. John Uberti at Fort Hood reported that the remaining missing four soldiers bodies had been recovered from the high water accident on Fort Hood reservation. That brought the total to 9 dead and 3 injured when a tactical vehicle with the 12 soldiers aboard turned over in high waters on Thursday.

Lakes Continue to Rise The rain may be coming to an end after today, but the resulting runoff will still be moving southward through Texas' rivers. The Highland Lakes are full and floodgates open with the last big one in the chain, Lake Travis, up another 3% overnight. Many of the shoreline camps and some homes are suffering flooding with the lake at 118% of its full level. Most boat ramps have disappeared under the water. The Lampasas Parks Dept. cancelled its Friday overnight and Saturday events, the Hancock Park Golf Course was closed down yesterday because the high water of Sulphur Creek prevented crossing on cart paths.