DRIPPING SPRINGS (KXAN) - More than 200 people got up early Sunday morning to participate in the 2nd annual Run by the Creek in Dripping Springs. The course crossed Onion Creek and wound around the hill country, with two courses for walkers and runners - one 5K and one 10K.
Another 80 people volunteered their time to put the event together. Early estimates are that more than $7,000 was raised.
The winners were:
5K Overall winner - Sarah Mark with a time of 20:06.
5K Men - Spencer Gnauck with a time of 20:30
10K Men - Daniel Merchant with a time of 39:05
10K Women - Jessica Randall with a time of 46:38.
The Dripping Springs Running Club (DSRC) and Pioneer Bank organized the race. Chuck Lemmond and Steve Mallett helped organize the first run last year to raise money for the Dripping Springs Educational Foundation.
This year, the money raised will go to the Dripping Springs Educational Foundation and also the Dripping Springs High School Cross Country and Track teams. Some of the money raised may also go to other groups dedicated to promoting running and healthy lifestyles.
Race directors were Chuck Lemmond, Chris Heinchon, Steve Mallett, Jennifer Timm, and Tim Kurpiewski.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
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.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.