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(Austin News KXAN)   16" in Kyle. Ouch   (kxan.com) divider line 37
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2013-10-31 11:54:45 AM  
Looks like Austin and Travis took it too
 
2013-10-31 11:56:40 AM  
Now someone needs to f*ck Kurt.
 
2013-10-31 11:57:52 AM  
The lake tardicaca shark has a 9" long penis
 
2013-10-31 12:00:28 PM  
tiger.towson.edu
 
2013-10-31 12:02:42 PM  
Lucky Kyle, I say.
 
2013-10-31 12:03:11 PM  
Unless Kyle's into that kind of thing, in which case...
www.lataco.com
more power to ya' Kyle.
 
2013-10-31 12:04:51 PM  
I was gonna say...I've seen that gay porno before.
 
2013-10-31 12:07:52 PM  
Hopefully damage is minimal, would rather have the rain spread out throughout the year but hopefully this gets lake levels back to almost normal and ends this awful drought. It was getting very Dune-like around here.
 
2013-10-31 12:10:06 PM  
BREATHE THROUGH IT, KYLE. TRY TO RELAX
 
2013-10-31 12:14:05 PM  

SmackLT: BREATHE THROUGH IT, KYLE. TRY TO RELAX


I laughed loud enough for the roofers to hear.
 
2013-10-31 12:15:58 PM  
Behind my house, past the firebreak and down into the brush a long ways is a small little creek, that little creek is now overflowing into the firebreak so it is around 60 years from my house right now rather than around 260 yards.


Here are crappy pictures of the flooding elsewhere in the city.

http://crhphotos.com/2013/10/halloween-2013-flood/
 
2013-10-31 12:16:17 PM  
You can't HANDLE the roof.
 
2013-10-31 12:17:32 PM  
img.fark.net

Stevie Ray Vaughn statue in downtown Austin.....
 
2013-10-31 12:18:21 PM  
If you think that's bad, look what Butters did!

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2013-10-31 12:19:34 PM  
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Yeah, how you like that Kyle.
 
2013-10-31 12:21:26 PM  
TrainingWheelsNeeded


Sad to say, unless it rained that hard up the Highland lakes chain, it's all going in the Colorado and down to the ocean..

/The lakes may never recover. Too many people, not enough water.
 
2013-10-31 12:22:19 PM  
My mom died a few months back and left me 2 1/2 acres and an beaten down old trailer in Kyle, TX...
I'm giving it back to the bank. She still owed a lot on it...and it's not worth fighting to keep it/paying for it myself.
Have you seen Kyle, TX?
 
2013-10-31 12:23:43 PM  

rizzob: [img.fark.net image 640x960]

Stevie Ray Vaughn statue in downtown Austin.....


The sky is crying.
 
2013-10-31 12:24:39 PM  

Rawhead Rex: My mom died a few months back and left me 2 1/2 acres and an beaten down old trailer in Kyle, TX...
I'm giving it back to the bank. She still owed a lot on it...and it's not worth fighting to keep it/paying for it myself.
Have you seen Kyle, TX?


If it's in Kyle proper, it's right in between Austin and San Antonio, so in one of the fastest growing areas in the USA.

Wiki says: The population was 5,314 at the 2000 census; it was 28,016 in the 2010 census.
 
2013-10-31 12:25:30 PM  

FlippityFlap: TrainingWheelsNeeded


Sad to say, unless it rained that hard up the Highland lakes chain, it's all going in the Colorado and down to the ocean..

/The lakes may never recover. Too many people, not enough water.

"

http://www.lcra.org/

Heavy rain in the Austin area does little to help drought
Storm causes flooding in parts of Austin, but falls downstream of Highland Lakes' reservoirs
Live radar above updates every 30 seconds
The storm that poured 5 to 8 inches of rain on parts of Austin late Wednesday and early Thursday caused localized flooding and prompted LCRA to open floodgates on Tom Miller Dam in Austin for several hours. However, the rain will do little to help the severe drought affecting the region's water supply because it fell downstream of the Highland Lakes' watershed.
In order for rain to fill lakes Travis and Buchanan, the region's reservoirs, it must fall in the 11,700-mile
Less than an inch of rain fell in the watershed that runs off into Lake Travis, and there was no measurable rain in much of the area that runs off into Lake Buchanan. The combined storage of lakes Travis and Buchanan increased slightly overnight and is now at 36 percent of capacity.
Through 9 a.m. Thursday, Lake Travis had risen about 6 inches and Lake Buchanan rose about half an inch.
Much of the overnight rains fell into creeks in the Lake Austin watershed, below Lake Travis. LCRA opened floodgates on Tom Miller Dam, which forms Lake Austin, for several hours late Wednesday and early Thursday to keep the lake within its operating range. LCRA has no way to capture floodwaters that enter the river below Lake Travis.
Floodwaters are now in the Colorado River downstream of Austin, flowing toward Matagorda Bay. Heavy flows downstream should be expected for the next few days. LCRA is building a reservoir in Wharton County near the Gulf Coast to take advantage of rain events like these. The reservoir will allow LCRA to capture flows that enter the Colorado River downstream of Lake Travis and hold them for later use. The
 
2013-10-31 12:25:37 PM  

FlippityFlap: TrainingWheelsNeeded


Sad to say, unless it rained that hard up the Highland lakes chain, it's all going in the Colorado and down to the ocean..

/The lakes may never recover. Too many people, not enough water.


Apparently that's not the case and it's all really due to the mismanagement of the LCRA.
 
2013-10-31 12:25:38 PM  
All joking aside - 16"? Is that right? We had a record rainfall about 3 weeks ago in Louisville and I think it was about 6 or 7. 16 inches of rain seems almost impossible.
 
gja
2013-10-31 12:26:52 PM  

tetsoushima: Unless Kyle's into that kind of thing, in which case...
[www.lataco.com image 345x390]
more power to ya' Kyle.


It would be good form to link to that with a NSFW warning
 
2013-10-31 12:31:47 PM  
This is worse than that cornholing contest in Terry, right?

/poor Terry
 
2013-10-31 12:33:43 PM  

gja: tetsoushima: Unless Kyle's into that kind of thing, in which case...
[www.lataco.com image 345x390]
more power to ya' Kyle.

It would be good form to link to that with a NSFW warning

"

For mannequin arms?

Perversity is in the mind, you only make things dirty by thinking dirty thoughts about them.
 
2013-10-31 12:38:01 PM  

YixilTesiphon: Rawhead Rex: My mom died a few months back and left me 2 1/2 acres and an beaten down old trailer in Kyle, TX...
I'm giving it back to the bank. She still owed a lot on it...and it's not worth fighting to keep it/paying for it myself.
Have you seen Kyle, TX?

If it's in Kyle proper, it's right in between Austin and San Antonio, so in one of the fastest growing areas in the USA.

Wiki says: The population was 5,314 at the 2000 census; it was 28,016 in the 2010 census.


Yes, but it's the west side that's growing...east side hasn't grown in 40 years...horribly isolated looking area. I mean, it's only 15 minutes from 35, but the landscape and terrain make it seem like 100 miles away. Also, no homeowner's association where her land is...you'll have a trailer next to a one story home next to another trailer next to a mansion next to a Zumba spa next to a dollar store next to a trailer next to another one story house next to a mechanic's shop...and so on.
 
2013-10-31 12:38:40 PM  

rizzob: [img.fark.net image 640x960]


One flood, one Ranger...

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-31 12:41:58 PM  

Rawhead Rex: Yes, but it's the west side that's growing...east side hasn't grown in 40 years...horribly isolated looking area. I mean, it's only 15 minutes from 35, but the landscape and terrain make it seem like 100 miles away. Also, no homeowner's association where her land is...you'll have a trailer next to a one story home next to another trailer next to a mansion next to a Zumba spa next to a dollar store next to a trailer next to another one story house next to a mechanic's shop...and so on.

"


So in other words, a really great place to set up shop if you want cheap land and no HOA telling you what you can and cannot do on your land you own.
 
2013-10-31 01:07:38 PM  
There will be a flood of awesome tomorrow night at The Red Eyed Fly when The Useful Idiots (the greatest band to ever come out of Austin) take the stage:
https://www.facebook.com/events/681197091890727/?ref=22
 
2013-10-31 01:18:38 PM  

Jeng: Rawhead Rex: Yes, but it's the west side that's growing...east side hasn't grown in 40 years...horribly isolated looking area. I mean, it's only 15 minutes from 35, but the landscape and terrain make it seem like 100 miles away. Also, no homeowner's association where her land is...you'll have a trailer next to a one story home next to another trailer next to a mansion next to a Zumba spa next to a dollar store next to a trailer next to another one story house next to a mechanic's shop...and so on."


So in other words, a really great place to set up shop if you want cheap land and no HOA telling you what you can and cannot do on your land you own.


I live off Rundberg, some days I really really really wish we had a HOA.  Course I also wish we had police that were worth two shiats.  Too much to wish I guess.
 
2013-10-31 01:30:35 PM  

Rawhead Rex: YixilTesiphon: Rawhead Rex: My mom died a few months back and left me 2 1/2 acres and an beaten down old trailer in Kyle, TX...
I'm giving it back to the bank. She still owed a lot on it...and it's not worth fighting to keep it/paying for it myself.
Have you seen Kyle, TX?

If it's in Kyle proper, it's right in between Austin and San Antonio, so in one of the fastest growing areas in the USA.

Wiki says: The population was 5,314 at the 2000 census; it was 28,016 in the 2010 census.

Yes, but it's the west side that's growing...east side hasn't grown in 40 years...horribly isolated looking area. I mean, it's only 15 minutes from 35, but the landscape and terrain make it seem like 100 miles away. Also, no homeowner's association where her land is...you'll have a trailer next to a one story home next to another trailer next to a mansion next to a Zumba spa next to a dollar store next to a trailer next to another one story house next to a mechanic's shop...and so on.


Did you check with a real estate agent to find out how much it's worth?
 
2013-10-31 01:36:39 PM  

orclover: I live off Rundberg, some days I really really really wish we had a HOA.

"


What do you think an HOA could do to make that section of Austin nicer that you can't already accomplish by being active in your local politics?
 
2013-10-31 01:39:19 PM  
This headline should be included in the best headlines of the week.
 
2013-10-31 02:46:52 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: Hopefully damage is minimal, would rather have the rain spread out throughout the year but hopefully this gets lake levels back to almost normal and ends this awful drought. It was getting very Dune-like around here.


I live where it would have had to rained to bring up some lake levels, and didn't get a drop. Not a drop I tell you..
 
2013-10-31 03:11:24 PM  

Jeng: gja: tetsoushima: Unless Kyle's into that kind of thing, in which case...
[www.lataco.com image 345x390]
more power to ya' Kyle.

It would be good form to link to that with a NSFW warning"

For mannequin arms?

Perversity is in the mind, you only make things dirty by thinking dirty thoughts about them.


Seriously, why would I ever put a warning on something like that?  Because it's potentially a sex toy?  What about cucumbers, carrots, coke bottles, coat hangers, and cabbages?
 
2013-10-31 03:21:19 PM  

tetsoushima: Jeng: gja: tetsoushima: Unless Kyle's into that kind of thing, in which case...
[www.lataco.com image 345x390]
more power to ya' Kyle.

It would be good form to link to that with a NSFW warning"

For mannequin arms?

Perversity is in the mind, you only make things dirty by thinking dirty thoughts about them.

Seriously, why would I ever put a warning on something like that?  Because it's potentially a sex toy?  What about cucumbers, carrots, coke bottles, coat hangers, and cabbages?


Pickles, especially.
 
2013-11-01 02:50:15 PM  
I live east of buda (a town north of kyle) and we got about 10 inches of rain; onion creek (a small creek in the area) was not at all small during that time.
 
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