Neighbor steps in to help residents as water wells around Medina Lake dry up
Cahill, said he charges about $125 to $150 per trip for people in the lake area, and more for others farther away, but he tries to keep the charges low. The “slim profit” he makes goes toward paying off the new, deeper well he had to have dug for more than $28,000.
Have you seen this man? Medina County officials say he could be in danger
HONDO, Texas – Medina County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a man who was last seen on March 7. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office says Jack Singleton Love, 74, was last seen in the 100 block of County Road 2624. The sheriff’s office said Love was last seen wearing a light blue fishing shirt and glasses. According to the sheriff’s office, Love may be in danger and has been without his prescribed medication since his disappearance. Medina County deputies and Texas Game Wardens have searched the property around Medina Lake connected to Love.
Lake levels low around South Central Texas after year of drought
Even though Medina Lake is only 43% full, it is notorious for fluctuations. After the devastating 2011 drought, Medina Lake dried up almost completely through 2015, leaving people skeptical if the lake would ever fill up again. Meteorologist Justin Horne took a trip out to Medina Lake in 2014 to show the drastically low water levels which at times was only 3% full. At the time, the Medina Lake Spillway overtopped as heavy rains fell across South Texas. “Medina Lake has a small watershed and is used for agriculture, making it more susceptible to large fluctuations,” said Horne.
County park, boat ramps at Medina Lake closed for July 4th weekend
SAN ANTONIO – Medina Lake Park in Bandera County will be closed this Fourth of July weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. The park, which is operated by the county, will stay closed until Wednesday, July 8, due to the virus, according to officials. The boat ramp at the park will also be closed to the public. Medina Lake Park is just one of the dozens of recreational areas in Central and South Texas that will not be open during the biggest holiday of the summer due to the virus. Cameron County, which includes South Padre Island, has also announced all county parks and county beaches will be closed over the weekend.