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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...
People handling Austin's fireworks display are putting on the finishing touches in time for tonight's big show. The Austin Symphony Orchestra handles it and their Executive Director, Jim Reagan, says it's back to its normal home. He says parking is available at the Austin...
Record high gasoline prices are greeting Fourth of July travelers on Texas highways. AAA Texas on Friday reported the statewide average for self-serve regular was $3.96 per gallon, up three cents compared to last week. The nationwide gasoline price average rose three cents to a...
On this 4th of July weekend, officials at an Austin animal shelter say the fireworks you enjoy may cause your pet to panic. Amber Rowland with the Town Lake Animal Center says fireworks don't mean the same thing for your pet as they do for you. So she offers some tips to keep...
US Marshals are looking for a dangerous fugitive who escaped from the Gillespie County jail in Fredrickberg Thursday Night. Jose Rafael Guerra is a hispanic male, about 5-7, 150 pounds and he has a tattoo on his left arm Hector Gomez with the US Marshal Service says Guerra is...
About 20 convenience store clerks were arrested in Williamson county on charges they sold undercover officers drug paraphernalia. The 5 month long investigation randomly targeted 120 continence stores sell these so-called 'brown bag specials' containing glass tubes, steelwool...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says if you get an e-mail from his office, it’s probably a fake. Abbott’s picture is on the email as is the banner from the Attorney General’s state web site. The subject line of the e-mail reads: ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS. If you open it this...