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Eclipse fever hits Texas towns as residents and officials prepare for a crush of visitors

Llano residents are told to stock up on groceries. A Sulphur Springs church is renting its parking spots. And everyone’s watching the weather forecast ahead of Monday’s eclipse.

Hundreds flock to Mission San José in South San Antonio on Oct. 14, 2023, to witness the annular solar eclipse as the moon’s shadow swept across Central Texas.

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Prepping in Llano

In Junction, worries about I-10 congestion

In Eagle Pass, a chance to change the subject

In Sulphur Springs: a parking space and a plate for a fee

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