AUSTIN (AP) - A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it more difficult to use unmanned aerial drones in Texas.
Terrill Republican Lance Gooden wants to make it illegal to use a drone to monitor private property without express permission or a search warrant.
Gooden's proposed law would restrict drone operators from collecting not only images, but also sounds and smells.
Drones are best known for their military application in Iraq and Afghanistan. But federal law enforcement has begun using drones along the border with Mexico and the Texas Department Safety has started using drones.
Hobbyists have also begun mounting cameras on remote control aircraft, creating privacy concerns.
Those found guilty of using a drone illegally would be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor for every image they possess.
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Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
A 55-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash just after midnight Monday morning near Lakeway.
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.
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.