AUSTIN (KXAN) - A 30-year-old tradition celebrating the Red River Shootout won't be happening this upcoming weekend due to the federal government shutdown.
A representative with the University of Texas Naval ROTC confirms that the University of Texas and Oklahoma University Naval ROTC’s annual fundraiser, Run to Dallas, has been canceled because the event is deemed non-essential.
As part of the tradition, the UT NROTC Battalion use a series of runners to carry a football 200 miles to Dallas. The OU NROTC Battalion does a mirror run from Norman, Oklahoma to Dallas.
Both squads meet in Dallas on Fridays to play a game of flag football.
While the run has been canceled, it is not clear if the Thursday passing of the ball from Coach Mack Brown to the UT NROTC will still happen.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.