AUSTIN (KXAN) - With last summer's drought behind them, Central Texans are ready for the largest Independence Day celebration in the state -- happening in Austin's backyard.
The traditional Fourth of July concert and fireworks show will happen as in years past at Auditorium Shores on Wednesday.
The 36th annual event is planned, produced and performed entirely by the Austin Symphony and with the help of local sponsors.
The Texas National Guard Salute Battery and its 70-millimeter canons will join the massive event.
The orchestra is set to take the stage at 8:30 p.m., followed by "mile-high" fireworks around 9:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Check out a list of what else you can find to do around the area to celebrate the nation's birthday.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.