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Harris County for zip codes 77058, 77059, 77062, 77520, 77546, 77571, 77586, 77598 (zones A and B), which are in danger of storm surge. For everyone else in the county, a shelter in place is still recommended
All of Brazoria County, with the exception of Pearland, Alvin, and Manvel
Low-lying areas of Chambers County
Goose Island and Mustang Island state parks
Eastern portion of San Patricio County
VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS:Voluntary evacuation ordered for areas north of Texas 35 in
Matagorda County as well as for residents of low-lying areas of Bay
City and Van Vleck.
Areas north of Texas 35 in Matagorda County, as well as for
residents of low-lying areas of Bay City and Van Vleck.
The city of Kingsville.
1,336 inmates from the Stevenson Unit in Cuero relocated to the
McConnell Unit in Beeville and Connally Unit in Kenedy, and another
597 from the Glossbrenner Unit in San Diego to the Briscoe Unit in
Dilley. Also, 12 women who are dialysis patients moved from a
facility in Dickinson to Huntsville.
Brazos Bend and Stephen F. Austin state parks are on standby
for a possible evacuation and have executed their hurricane
CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS
Friday's jury call for Harris County has been canceled, and the
District Courts and the County Criminal Courts at Law will be
closed Friday. It is expected that the District Clerk's Office will
resume normal operations on Monday.
Austin schools will close early Friday, beginning at noon.
DPS Texas City Communications is evacuating and will be
stationed at the DPS Regional Office in Houston.
All Lone Star College campuses will be closed until Monday.
The United States Attorney's offices in Houston, Victoria, and
Corpus Christi, Texas, will be closed Friday.
Last flight at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 2
p.m. Friday. Last flight at Hobby Airport in Houston at 3:30 p.m.
NASA's Johnson Space Center and the International Space Station
Flight Control Room at Mission Control in Houston was shut down
Thursday. Station flight control continued through backup teams
located near Austin, Texas and Huntsville, Ala.
Several universities and colleges, including Sam Houston State
University, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University-Corpus
Christi, all campuses in the Lone Star College system and
Lake Texana and Galveston Island state parks.
Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry system, as of 11 p.m. Thursday.
Corpus Christi, Danbury, Hitchcock, Wharton, Bay City, El Campo
and Boling-Iago school districts.
Houston school district athletic events and field trips
scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Trips and events
Thursday requiring travel outside Harris County.
All Catholic schools and parishes in the Archdiocese of
Galveston-Houston will be closed Friday.
Sea Rim State Park has postponed planned youth alligator hunts
until next weekend. The park remains closed to the public due to
damage cause by Hurricane Rita.
Houston meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Texas
Democratic Party Convention/Caucus System will be rescheduled.
Amtrak has temporarily suspended service to and from parts of
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has canceled
visitation at its Hamilton Unit in Bryan and the Travis County
State Jail in Austin.
MHMRA of Harris County will be closed Friday, except for
24-hour and essential services. The NPC Emergency clinic located at
1502 Taub Loop will remain open.
SPORTS SCHEDULE CHANGES:
Monarchs vs. Comets postponed until Monday, September 15
Saturday's football game between Arkansas and Texas in Austin
has been postponed until Sept. 27.
The Texas A&M-Kingsville University game against the University
of Central Oklahoma will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Edmond, Okla.
The kickoff time for Saturday's TCU football game against
Stanford has been changed from 6 p.m. to noon in Fort Worth.
The football game between Air Force and Houston moved from
Houston to Dallas to be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Texas MedClinic Regional Crossover women's volleyball
tournament will now be played on Thursday and Friday at St. Mary's
and Incarnate Word University to expedite completion.
The football game between Mary Hardin-Baylor and Southern
Nazarene University will now be played at 6 p.m. on Friday at Tiger
Field in Belton.
The Sam Houston State-Prairie View A&M football game will not
be played Saturday at 6 p.m. Officials are exploring the option of
playing the game Sept. 14 at Bowers Stadium.
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