Briefly Meet the Blizzards

Meet the Blizzards will be held at 6:30 p.m. August 23 at Blizzard Stadium. Join the Winters Athletic Booster Club at Blizzard Stadium for homemade ice cream and get to know your 2017 2018 Blizzards.

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Meet the Blizzards will be held at 6:30 p.m. August 23 at Blizzard Stadium. Join the Winters Athletic Booster Club at Blizzard Stadium for homemade ice cream and get to know your 2017 2018 Blizzards. Anyone interested in becoming a member to the booster club can sign up during the event.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each or six for $5 for three prizes including a $250 Visa gift card, $50 Wheat Energy gift card or a 30 ounce Yeti tumbler.

The booster club will be taking pre-pay button orders this year at $4 each. Buttons may be ordered on Aug. 18 during the meet the teacher event at Winters Elementary from booster members Kalene Lincycomb or Stephanie Hadlock or during the Meet the Blizzards event.

Ready for some football

Purchases for the season tickets and reserved seats for the 2017 Blizzard

Football season may be made at the WISD Administration Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Season tickets will be $30 per seat this season.

Season tickets and reserved seats are sold as one “Season Ticket” to be used for all six home games. Fans that did not have season tickets or reserved seats last year may start purchasing tickets , August 17. These tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

All senior citizens, 60 or older will receive free general admission. Senior citizen general admission passes are also available at the WISD administration office. General admission tickets may be purchased at the gate. No advance tickets are available. Admission to varsity games will be $5 for adults and $2 for students. Junior varsity and junior high admission prices will be $4 for adults and $2 for students. The Blizzards will host the first home game on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. against San Saba.

The last drop

Hot and dry conditions continued in August with temperatures reaching the century mark and over in Runnels County, forecasters at the National Weather Service in San Angelo reported.

No rain was reported in Ballinger, Winters and San Angelo during the past week, but that may be about to change.

A cold front is expected to move through the area increasing the chances for rain beginning Friday evening with a 30 percent chance and moving to a 50 percent chance of rain Saturday and Sunday, the NWS reported. Plus, cooler temperatures are in the forecast with highs reaching 93 on Friday and down to 90 degrees for Saturday and Sunday.

So far this year, Ballinger has received 17.56 inches of rainfall, with 16.71 inches reported in Wingate and 22.72 inches received in San Angelo.

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Daniel L. Dreisbach is a scholar adviser to the Faith & Liberty Discovery Center coming to Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, a professor at American University in Washington, and the author of “Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers.” He wrote this for The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

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