AUSTIN (KXAN) - State game wardens have issued 36 tickets so far this year for boating while intoxicated on Lake Austin and Lake Travis.
Most of the tickets -- 29 -- were written to boaters on Lake Austin. Because of the low water levels, activity is down this year on Lake Austin.
Last weekend, wardens issued seven BWI tickets on the two lakes and made six arrests on alcohol-related offenses.
Officers last weekend said the rules out on the water are so strict for boating while intoxicated because most times drunk boaters end up getting in their cars after they're done on the lake, making for an even more dangerous situation.
"People assume boating is separate from driving, but really it's the same thing you are operating a motor vehicle accidents can happen," said warden Chris Hunt. "It's not going to be a good time if by the end of the day something goes wrong."
The judge presiding over the trial to oust District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg ruled Wednesday that she'll stay in office.
The Austin City Council will take up billing errors and problems with the appeals process at Austin Energy during Thursday's meeting.
Mack Brown’s longtime friend and attorney said Wednesday that the veteran coach of the Longhorns has not yet made a decision on his future, but that it will come soon.
After hundreds of park-goers complained about a lack of off-leash dog space in the new design of Auditorium Shores, the Austin Parks and Recreation Board is hoping a compromise will alleviate any concerns.
The sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service was a faker who was waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said Wednesday.
County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the buyout of 23 homes in the Timber Creek neighborhood.