LAKE TRAVIS, Texas (KXAN) - The Gnarly Gar announced Tuesday it will have to close its floating restaurant because of the historically low lake levels.
The Lake Travis restaurant, bar, fuel dock and live music venue will close its doors on Sunday.
"The rain totals from last week, although welcome, was not enough to delay the closing," owner Todd Hynes said.
Hynes still has hope for more rains like the one the Austin area experienced last week, saying the restaurant has the option of reopening if conditions improve.
Last month, KXAN reported the business was struggling .
The lake had gotten so low, about 43 feet below average, that the distance between the restaurant and the parking lot is almost 1,000 feet.
Carlos'N Charlie's , a lakeside hot spot since 1995 and the first U.S. location of the international restaurant chain, shut its doors for good earlier this month because of the drought.
An armed robbery in South Austin set off a search for two men with guns early Friday morning.
Two school buses and a car crashed on eastbound Parmer Lane near Ranch Road 620 on Friday morning but there were no reports of injuries.
A local road project more than two decades in the making won't save drivers as much time as many had hoped.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
Patchy light rain is forecast in Central Texas Friday as an upper level disturbance moves across the state. Rainfall totals are expected to be very light, and showers will end by Friday night. Sunshine, but breezy and cool conditions are …