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A local bee expert says he's had over 200 house calls across Central Texas in the past 90 days. Keith Huddle has worked as a bee keeper for 7 years. He says during the summer's dry hot conditions, bees are somewhat restless, searching for food, and can become more aggressive...
The Coast Guard rescued six people today after their 20 foot sailboat capsized 10 miles south of Matagorda Island. The guard received a call from Rotor Craft Leasing about 5:15 p.m. that one of the company's helicopter crews had discovered the boat in the Gulf of Mexico,...
Gas pump prices aren't always what they appear to be. Sometimes that helps consumers, and sometimes it hurts them. A total of 5,778 pumps inspected by the state last year gave the wrong amount of gasoline or had other problems. That's about 5 percent of the 109,369 pumps...
Austin Police are looking for man they say may be on the run. APD Homecide detectives say it happened in the 1100 block of Harvey street early Thursday morning and a recent investigation and review of tapes from convenience store has cops looking for James Ancira. Det. Joseph...
A Central Texas man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of his 7-year-old neighbor has received an eight-year prison sentence. Jose Barrera Espitia told investigators he was target shooting in the backyard of his rural Hays County home in April...
The Austin Symphony Orchestra returns to Auditorium Shores tonight for the annual city-wide fireworks display. For the past few years, the symphony has held its free concert and fireworks display at Zilker Park because of on-going construction near Barton Springs Road and South...
The ban on Jet ski's and other personal watercraft on Lake Austin continues until dawn tomorrow morning. Sgt Jose Delgado says the city instituted the 4th of July ban over a decade ago. Delgado says Park police will be patrolling Lake Austin, along with Lady Bird Lake.
The latest figures released by the Texas Department of Transportation show 96 fewer lives were lost on Texas roads in 2007. That equates to a 2.7 % decrease in the number of traffic fatalities. Texas Department of Transportation Spokesman Mark Cross says that is certainly good...
At the half-way point of the summer travel season, Texans are still hitting the road, even with record high gas prices. Triple A's Rose Rougeau says while fewer people, about 2 percent less, plan to travel during this 4th of July holiday weekend, Texans are still taking summer...