Famous for being the biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the country, this year’s Great Texas Birding Classic raised $45,000 for projects to benefit birds and other wildlife. Celebrating its 26th year, the tournament has raised $1.1 million for on-the-ground conservation work to acquire, restore and enhance wildlife habitat.
The National Weather Service office in San Angelo has extended the Heat Advisory through Monday evening at 9 p.m. The Heat Advisory could be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning if conditions warrant the change.
While there is a slight chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening across the Concho Valley behind a weak cold front, the furnace-like heat will return with a vengeance Sunday requiring the Heat Advisory to be upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning.
Ambulances were on standby at the country music concert as temperatures were still above 100 degrees when the music began. Over the course of three hours, ambulances were dispatched to the river stage several times for patients passed out from the heat.
The permits allow drawn hunts on both public and private lands throughout Texas. Among the offerings available through the online system are hunts for white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorn, turkey, alligator, dove and guided packages for exotic species and bighorn sheep.