DALLAS (AP) — Dallas is joining a list of North Texas cities that will use aerial spraying to combat the nation's worst outbreak of West Nile virus so far this year.
Mayor Mike Rawlings declared a state of emergency Wednesday and said the city would agree to the first aerial spraying of insecticide since 1966, when more than a dozen deaths were blamed on encephalitis.
Aerial spraying for mosquitoes could begin Thursday evening.
Dallas County officials authorized aerial spraying last week. More than 200 cases of the virus have been reported in Dallas County, and 10 people have died.
State health commissioner David Lakey has asked North Texas mayors to advise the state by Wednesday on whether they want their cities sprayed from the air.
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More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.