AUSTIN (KXAN) - Thousands of tourists means thousands of tons of trash.
The city of Austin installed 180- to 200 extra trash bins and increased the number of cleanup crews on the street.
They will be combing over a large area from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Interstate 35 to Cesar Chavez Street to Lamar Boulevard.
They are also covering areas east of I-35 from East Cesar Chavez Street to 12th Street from I-35 to Chicon Street.
Meanwhile, business and homeowner trash and recycling pickup will stay on schedule.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
Cold temperatures forecast for Saturday morning have prompted Georgetown officials to cancel the parade associated with the annual Christmas Stroll. The Stroll, however, will go on.
A Lago Vista couple faces child endangerment charges after authorities found their home covered in feces and garbage.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.