AUSTIN (KXAN) - A power outage in the Hyde Park area has left more than 4,000 in the dark.
Austin Energy crews are assessing the damage, but 4,046 customers are without power early Monday morning.
An upper-level area of low pressure has thrown moisture in our direction.
This moisture combined with the instability associated with this low will develop another batch of rain, which has its eyes set on Central Texas.
In-Depth: Squirrels and power outages
Behind storm-related outages, squirrels are the biggest contributor to power outages for utility companies across the country where significant tree canopy exists.
Austin Energy customers now have 300-plus characters to blame for various power outages. That's according to a mid-June revelation by Austin Energy.
The public utility company says more than 300 squirrels are to blame each year for various system outages.
Agency officials said they are trying to combat the problem in various ways, including installation of pole-topping guards to deter the menacing squirrel population. AE says similar animal deterrents are readily used across the country by other utility companies.
Austin Energy says the problem occurs when a squirrel is touching a power line along with other pieces of equipment, creating a "phase to ground surge."
County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the buyout of 23 homes in the Timber Creek neighborhood.
Willie Nelson's nine-hole golf course in Briarcliff is up for sale and the asking price is $3 million, according to a local real estate website.
The lawyer for embattled District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg argued Wednesday that the civil trial aimed at removing her from office should be dismissed.
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff who won hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013.
When Dawn Erin decided to seek health coverage for the first time in two decades, she was prepared for the red-tape run-around.
Most of the crowd that poured into Austin City Hall on Tuesday night was disappointed with the Parks and Recreation Department's decision to approve a smaller off leash area at Auditorium Shores.