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Travis Country Prepares as Wildfire Risk Increases this Fall, Winter

Travis County firefighters are worried that drought conditions would return soon as summer's neutral conditions change to La Niña this fall. La Niña in Austin brings drier and warmer weather to Central Texas, affecting the area most in the coming colder months.

The Predictive Services Department Head of Texas A&M Forest Service, Tom Spencer, believes that the upcoming La Niña will dry up plants severely, encouraging drier conditions and warmer temperatures. Grass is expected to cure-- the lush greens will turn to dull brown/yellow-- the perfect recipe for wildfires. Experts are hopeful that rain will keep the cured grass from igniting, but damp ground will be difficult to come by in the coming season as rain chances are forecasted to be few and far. the Climate Prediction Center forecasts warmer, drier conditions from October 2016 through May 2017.

To prepare for this dry spell, Travis Country homeowners and residents in other communities are encouraged by the fire departments in the area to participate in mitigating risk by trimming overgrowth. Efforts by the local government to mitigate risk also include the implementation of an extended burn ban in the community.

To learn more about this developing news, you may access the KXAN report that was used as basis for this post here.

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Coloring Contest Winner for Our September-October Issue

Coloring Contest Winner July-August IssueCongratulations to our September-October coloring contest winner, Ellie Waggoner (7). For her very artistic rendering of July-August issue's coloring masterpiece, Ellie received a $25 Toys R Us gift card.

Want to join Travis Country Times' Coloring Contest to get a chance to win your very own gift card? Watch out for our upcoming September-October issue!

To view the coloring contest winner's entry for Southwest Austin Times, please click here.

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Travis Country End of Summer Bash

The official Travis Country Community Page has released details of the TC End of Summer Bash to be held at the Blue Valley Pool and Pavilion on August 20, 2016, from 5:00 to 9:00PM.

Hosted by the Travis Country Homeowners Association, the annual end of summer bash is a party that many TC families look forward to. Enjoy an evening filled with activities, games, and wonderful food-- all thanks to the collaborative effort of volunteers who just want to help keep Travis Country the magical community that it is.

To confirm your attendance, send gifts, or volunteer, you may access the event's evite here.

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