Steve Present is a one-man patrol out on Lake Austin, constantly monitor the pesky hydrilla that just doesn't seem to go away.
"We're starting to see that hydrilla grow again it's probably about a foot under the water," said Present, whose home is on Lake Austin. "And we've noticed the water temperatures warm up quite a bit ... so we expect it to bloom here shortly as we get in the summer months."
He's afraid the only solution could have a Catch 22, heavy prolonged rains that could help rip the weeds and send them downstream.
"I don't wanto to see a flood in my front yard but if that will fill up Lake Travis," said Present. "I just hope the LCRA can manage the water when that event does take place."
Hydrilla is a major problem, but so is lake erosion, said environmentalist Chuck Lesniak, who supports a new effort to set a 50-foot-wide wake zone along the entire lake's shoreline.
"The task force believes that by reducing the amount of wakes and size of wakes near the shoreline," said Lesniak. "That will help reduce erosion which both provides an environmental value but also protects peoples private property."
And with Lake Travis still hovering at 39 percent full, boaters are expected to crowd Lake Austin this summer once again, creating a whole other set of problems without clear solutions.
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.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
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.