In anticipation of severe freezing temperatures forecasted for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, the Silver Sage Senior Center and Lakehills United Methodist Church have announced that they will serve as emergency warming centers.
The Silver Sage Senior Center, located at 803 Buck Creek Drive in Bandera, will open its doors at 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 14, and will remain accessible 24 hours a day until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17. Those seeking shelter can contact the center at 830-796-4969. The facility provides cots and blankets, and individuals are welcome to bring their own. Coffee, soup, chili, and breakfast will be available during the weather event, and well-behaved pets are allowed.
Similarly, Lakehills United Methodist Church, situated at 150 Avenue J in Lakehills, will open its mission hall as an overnight cold weather shelter from 6:00 pm to 9:00 am, starting Sunday night, January 14. The church plans to continue this service on Monday and Tuesday if temperatures align with predictions. For more information or to make arrangements to drop off supplies such as cots, air mattresses, or sleeping bags, individuals can contact the church at 830-751-2404.
Residents are encouraged to check the Bandera County Emergency Management Facebook page for updates and instructions regarding the emergency warming centers.