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Fall Golf in the Hill Country

by jeffrey | October 12th, 2010

Ahhh, Fall golf in the hill country cannot be beat!  The heat that typically keeps us off the course in August and September has lessened and the cooler evenings help the course stay in good shape until around Thanksgiving.  The weekends are nice and most courses are usually a little less crowded as some golfers are parked in front of their TV sets or are down at DKR to take in a game in person.  I’m even seeing a few discounted tee times on golfnow.com on Saturdays since the number of rounds are dropping at most courses.  The beautiful weather even allows some to walk and enjoy a round of golf…yes, some golfers still walk and play like the players on the professional tours.

A game that one can play from age 8 to 80 and learn so many things about life and business in the wonderful hill country with beautiful weather is pretty tough to beat…kind of like par.

If you’re lucky enough to be a member, Barton Creek Resort, Lost Creek Country Club, and Austin Country Club are excellent options but so are Grey Rock Golf Club, Avery Ranch Golf Club and Falconhead Golf Club for the Austin area.  So what are you waiting for, get out there and enjoy some fall golf in the hill country! …and remember, you can always catch the college football night game when you’re done.


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Fall Carnival Time

by Michael Scheffe | October 23rd, 2009

LPE CarnivalSeems like just a couple of weeks ago we were still bemoaning 100 degree days and the merciless summer drought.  How could it be that today we awoke to a brisk 50 degree morning after 3 days of soaking rains? 

The answer:  FALL has apparently ARRIVED! With so much of our landscape adorned with evergreens (cedar and live-oaks) we can’t much look to changing leaf colors to signal this seasonal transition.  No sir.  In Central Texas nothing marks the Fall calendar better than the annual elementary school Halloween Carnival.  And that time is HERE.

So mark you calendars accordingly.  Some great ones:

Lake Pointe Elementary Carnival : this Saturday, October 24th 2-6 pm
Eanes Elementary Carnival: this Sunday, October 25th 1-5 pm
Cedar Creek Elementary,Carnival: this Saturday, October 24th 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

 


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Austin Rain Totals

by Michael Scheffe | October 21st, 2009

LCRAI had someone direct me to this excellent Austin weather website recently.  http://hydromet.lcra.org/ .  The site is a fantastic and easy place to check current and historic Austin rainfall totals.

The site, administered by the Lower Colorado River Authority, shows (among other things) the rainfall totals from the LCRA’s vast network of rain guages in the state.  For those of us skywatchers who are counting every drop and rooting desperately for rising Austin lake levels, this is like discovering google for the first time.  So the next time you ask yourself  “I wonder how much it has rained in Austin today” or “How much did it rain in my neighborhood”, you can find a quick answer.

The site revolves around a google-powered map that lets you pan and zoom in and out to find the area your interested in.  You can see Austin rainfall totals over the last year, week, 24-hours, etc.  (Even, it would appear, real-time accumulations!)  If that’s not enough to hold your attention, you can choose from a healthy variety of map overlays that show everything from Austin area lake and stream levels and flow rates to humidity and temperature levels.

Have fun raindancers!


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