Event cancellations due to Hurricane Harvey

Austin PRIDE holds Stonewall Rally at Texas State Capitol on June 28, 2017. (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The forecast forced organizers of Austin’s Pride Festival to postpone Saturday night’s parade. The annual parade draws thousands of participants and spectators each year to downtown Austin. Organizers say they’re working with the City to determine new dates for the festival and parade.

The Lower Colorado River Authority closed Lake Bastrop and Lake Fayette because of dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Harvey. New Braunfels Police Chief Tom Wilbert ordered closures on the Comal River and the Guadalupe River inside the city limits of New Braunfels until further notice.

Several schools and colleges have announced cancellations and changes due to the weather.

SCHOOLS

University of Texas – The university will no longer use UFCU Disch-Falk field as the centralized check in location for Saturday’s Mooov-In. Instead, the university posted a list online of new check in locations, based on residence hall.

Austin Community College – All campuses and centers will close Saturday and Sunday as a precaution. The ACC Student Services Information Call Center will remain open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help students via live chat and e-mail. Classes are still scheduled to start Monday, but registration has been extended through Tuesday, August 29.

Austin ISD – All field trips and athletic events for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have been canceled – including several high school football scrimmage games.

San Marcos CISD – Canceled all school activities for Sat. Aug 26, including SAT testing. It rescheduled its “Meet the Rattler” event for Thursday, Aug. 31. School is still set to begin Monday.

Del Valle ISD  – Canceled all events scheduled at its campuses after 3 p.m. Friday. This includes Meet The Teacher.

St. Edwards University – The campus is closed Friday and Saturday. The university will issue an advisory by 6 p.m. Saturday, regarding evens scheduled on Sunday.

Texas State University – Friday’s LBJ Picnic and Bobcats are Proud spirit rally has been canceled. Saturday’s New Student Convocation is also canceled. Shuttle services will be suspended. The university also canceled classes on Monday, August 28.

Manor ISD – all weekend events canceled due to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey.

New Braunfels ISD – The district postponed the first day of school, scheduled for Monday, August 28. The change is just for students. The district’s webpage says that NBISD employees are still scheduled to work on Monday. School is expected to start on Tuesday, August 29.

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